Microsoft has just published the presentations from their recent Reliable Messaging Feedback Workshop. The presentations on WS-ReliableMessaging make interesting reading, and, in conjunction with the joint briefing today by Gates and Mills, are clear indications of the momentum behind Web Services-based Reliable Messaging solutions.
An interesting point to note from the workshop’s attendee list is the presence of Fujitsu, IONA, NEC, SeeBeyond and Sonic Software. These companies represent some of the original proponents and co-sponsors of the competing standard, WS-Reliability. Is this to be taken as an indication that we’re moving towards the selection of a single specification for Reliable Messaging, or just a sign of vendors keeping their options open?