The weekend before last (the weekend before Mix06) I attended the Microsoft ‘SPARK’ conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. SPARK was billed as chance to explore and discuss the issues in the evolving architectural landscapes of Web 2.0, SOA and Software as a Service (SaaS). The tag line behind SPARK was that it was ‘as much about understanding the questions as the answers’. And so it was too – I’m not sure we got too many definitive answers but we sure did raise a fair number of important questions, and developed models for looking at these issues that might prove useful…

http://blogs.msdn.com/dphill/articles/SPARK.aspx