This months guest speaker was Doug Turnure, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft and shared a great look at the "Vision" of Indigo and how we've moved from the start of object oriented programming to the service oriented models that are being put in place today. With the builds in flux as they are since PDC, Doug was unable to show us any live code, but it sounds like the Indigo team is on top of things. There was some good insight into the importance of standards and why Microsoft was waiting on some of them. (Microsoft waiting for standards? Haven't written that much in the past, but I think it's a great sign)
Some key points on Indigo:
Services Are Autonomous
Boundaries are explicit
Share schema, not class
If any of you know Doug, check with him next time you see him and verify if he really encrypted the notes he passed to the girls in school so the teacher wouldn't read them out loud and embarrass him!
It was a great presentation we look forward to seeing Doug back in the Triangle soon.
NOTE - The next MSDN event in Raleigh is on May 4th!
An audio replay of the WSV203 session from PDC that Doug referenced is available here and the powerpoint slides are available here. (If you're interested, all the PDC sessions are available here)