On one hand, some archrivals (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle) are becoming strange bedfellows, while, on the other hand, the others (e.g., Microsoft and Sun) remain set on irreconcilable differences between their technology camps. What are users to do when torn between the hype/promise of Web services and the fear of being outrun by events?
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applications that provide .NET Web services, or both, cannot be answered that easily either. Confusion is further aggravated with the term .NET being associated with products like Enterprise Servers (e.g., SQL Server, Exchange Server, etc.). Nonetheless, in the .NET dictionary, software applications are also referred to as Web Services , in a fashion similar to the components of the 1990s. The .NET strategy is Microsoft's view of harnessing Internet based on XML, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP),