Microsoft participates extensively in industry standards specification.
Microsoft specifications described on this site:
- Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS)
- Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing)
- Web Services AtomicTransaction (WS-AtomicTransaction)
- Web Services BusinessActivity (WS-BusinesActivity)
- Web Services Coordination (WS-Coordination)
- Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery)
- Web Services Eventing (WS-Eventing)
- Web Services Metadata Exchange (WS-MetaDataExchange)
- Web Services Policy Framework (WS-Policy)
- Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-ReliableMessaging)
More information: Microsoft website.
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The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)
by Douglas K Barry with David Dick
This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.