MS focus on the term "ConnectedSystems?" (and its lack of commitment to the general EnterpriseServiceBus and opting for WindowsCommunicationFoundation) actually meant the firm is tightening up available interfaces into the Windows platform and locking in customers
MS clients with "deep commitments" will have to pay separately for enterprise wide SOA capabilities
SOA is the art of modeling .. business processes. Went on to say "Business ... processes are .. volatile, ... subject to the judgment and whims of the human actors ..."
My interpretation is that they are arguing for an adaptive (evolving architecture), whereas commonly people equate architecture with blueprint, and one does not generally change blueprint once construction starts. CommentsPlease?
Interoperability between services guided by the implementation of WS-* protocols