CIO Insights Article Published June 24, 2004
Pros: Close-knit support for public and private IM services, caches messages for 100% archiving reliability.
Cons: For some corporate environments, the Microsoft-only platform and database may be a serious disadvantage.
CIO Insights Article Published January 18, 2002
With many of the major .Net products scheduled for release in the first half of this year, Web services is on its way to being a business reality. Nelson King discusses some of the pros and cons of Microsoft's much hyped architecture and offers insight about what to watch for in the coming months.