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Web services have become a very popular method for connecting distributed systems. The open standards-based techniques that Web services leverage provide many benefits in an enterprise computing environment, including cross-platform interoperability, simple firewall configuration, and limited software deployment requirements. However, integrating distributed transactions via Web services presents special challenges, especially in relation to interacting with established transaction coordinators. In this article, I'll examine some of the problems, and suggest architectural best practices to avoid or mitigate them. Challenges with Web Services Enterprise architects and developers who use Web services to integrate transactional systems need to be aware of the current Web service challenges. Ignoring or not intelligently planning for these issues can lead to poor system... (more)

The Largest WebApplication in the WorldIs this what .NET My Services will one day become?

One key area in which Microsoft must prove itself is in the security of the data stored by the .NET Services. Because Microsoft is a favorite target of hackers, and the personal, transactional, and payment data will be so valuable, this data store is sure to be plagued by people trying to break the security system. Passport has been shown to contain possible security vulnerabilities with cross-site scripting and automatic logins. In order to convince users and partners of the safety and privacy of their data, Microsoft will need to be vigilant against any possible threats. As pa... (more)