This Longhorn demo focuses on ways that Indigo and WinFS help you build collaborative applications that blend peer-to-peer workflow with back-end system integration.

 

It shows how deploying a simple client app can make a complex datacenter project easier.  It used to be that every project that had to integrate lots of companies began with questions like: whose datacenter will host?  which database will we use?  how do we setup userids?  how do we administer authentication? authorization? …

 

We picked Loan Syndication in Banking only because it’s easy to understand and is analogous to other Financial Services scenarios like New Equity Issuance, Bond Research, and Reinsurance.  The demo depicts the kind of software I wrote about earlier.