GISUser posts an update on the GeoWeb 2006 conference coming up in July in Vancouver, BC. This appears to be the burgeoning spearpoint of SOA in the geospatial world, and an event that I would just love to sit in on, given some of the work I have recently been engaged in.
The interesting thing is that the article notes Microsoft will be lead sponsor for the event. Microsoft appears to be positioning itself ever more for providing tools and the IDE for OGC-based technology.
As I continue to watch the evolution of such things as CarbonTools, which is .NET-based. As a user and fan of .NET myself, and having developed a WFS service using .NET, it makes great sense to me. Will see what the competition has to say... Oracle will be there, but no sign of ESRI. Not a good sign.
Unfortunately I think I will probably not be able to attend...