Indigo is Microsoft’s code name for the technology that will bring together the functionality in today’s .NET Remoting, Enterprise Services, Web services (including WSE) and MSMQ. Of course knowing what it is doesn’t necessarily tell us whether it is cool, compelling and exciting … or rather boring.
Ultimately beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Certainly the Indigo team feels a great deal of pride in their work and they paint this as a very big and compelling technology.
Many technology experts I’ve talked to outside of Microsoft are less convinced that it is worth getting all excited.
Personally, I must confess that I find Indigo to be a bit frustrating. While it should provide some absolutely critical benefits, in my view it is merely laying the groundwork for the potential of something actually exciting to follow a few years later.
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