If you have been confused about all the Web services specs and how they fit together and what the bigger picture is, have we got a whitepaper for you.

Microsoft and IBM have just released a joint whitepaper “Secure, Reliable, Transacted Web Services: Architecture and Composition.”  This is a really awesome piece of work to explain why the Web services specs were designed the way they were, how they fit together, and exactly what each specs role is in the bigger picture.  Included is a demo scenario illustrating the concepts.

A “must read” for Web service folks.