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Web Services: Using Microsoft Indigo Services as Building Blocks to Build Robust Distributed Systems

Speaker  Furrukh Khan and Steve Swartz

Affiliation  Ohio State University; Microsoft

Duration  01:13:18

Date recorded  18 July 2005

Web services are becoming the foundation for building distributed applications. Indigo is Microsoft’s unified framework for building service-oriented applications. It enables developers to build secure, reliable, transacted solutions that integrate across platforms and interoperate with existing investments. Indigo combines and extends the capabilities of existing distributed systems technologies to deliver a unified development experience spanning distance, topologies, hosting models, protocols, and security models.

This session of the 2005 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit explores the details of Indigo and how the Ohio State University Medical Center is using Microsoft Indigo framework and open specifications—such as WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-RM (Reliable Messaging), and WS-AtomicTransaction—to build interoperable, secure, scalable, reliable, and maintainable healthcare systems based on a service-oriented architecture and SOAP services.

Two systems are discussed: one for remotely monitoring, recording, and replaying the vital signs data being generated in the operating rooms of the medical center, and another for patient/resource tracking based on the existing WiFi infrastructure at the center. Technical details, lessons learned, best practices, and benefits of using these technologies are also discussed.

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