InternetWeek: Microsoft’s Next Net Awakening

“Microsoft is preparing to tie even more functions to
Windows, just weeks after a federal judge assailed the vendor for
its integration tactics.”

“With the introduction of its upcoming Next Generation Windows
Services planned for this spring, Microsoft is looking to remake
the company in the image of the Internet — or by some accounts,
remake the Internet in its own image.”

“NGWS is Microsoft’s effort to let e-business services built on
Windows 2000 to be accessed by multiple classes of devices, ranging
from smart phones to handheld computers to PCs. NGWS will be a set
of enabling technologies that allows seamless communication between
applications and server platforms from multiple vendors.”