Microsoft with notification service
As part of the Microsoft .NET strategy, which is intended to influence almost all software areas of the company, another project has now entered the beta phase.
In general it can be said that part of the .NET strategy is a system of services that can be subscribed to via the Internet. The authorization system used here is Microsoft Passport and its further development, which is already used in MSN Messenger, which is called Windows Messenger with Windows XP or version 4.0. Also closely related to this is the new Microsoft Alert Service, which will use Windows Messenger structures. The 'portal page' of the Alert Service, which is supposed to start in August or September, can already be called up without any password hurdles at this address . However, due to the beta test, registration via Passport is not yet possible. Nevertheless, some functions are already listed on this website. For example, it will be possible, for example, to receive special information or, in other words, alerts from so-called alert providers, which will include MSN, UPS, American Express or eBay. A concrete example here is Microsoft's own MSN calendar service, where you can save appointments or birthdays for yourself. If an important appointment is pending, you will be informed about it via Windows Messenger, mobile phone or email. In itself a very nice idea, but one that could again attract Microsoft critics.