XDegrees ships p-to-p platform with .NET My Services

Peer-to-peer vendor XDegrees Inc. Monday released the first version of its p-to-p application-sharing platform and announced that it has implemented Microsoft Corp.'s .NET My Services, formerly code-named HailStorm, for a business application.

The XDegrees System lets users publish documents and data to other XDegrees network users via a URL (Universal Resource Locator) to facilitate information-sharing and collaboration. Aimed squarely at the corporate market, the XDegrees System includes security measures to encrypt communications and to authorize user access through firewalls.

"Instead of setting up a new VPN for business partners, which is giving access to your servers, you give them document or folder level access, rather than a drive. It's a better way to limit access with finer granularity," said Michael Tanne, chief executive officer (CEO) of XDegrees, in Mountain View, California. The software will also work with Microsoft's Passport user authentication service.

XDegrees has implemented other aspects of Microsoft's .NET My Services service. The product will leverage the Microsoft Messenger and Passport to give users alerts and secure access to documents through Messenger. For example, a product designer could receive an alert through .NET My Services that a large CAD (computer-aided design) file is available for viewing from a business partner and could discuss the file in real-time through Windows Messenger.

Adam Sohn, a product manager in the .NET platform strategy group at Microsoft, in Redmond, Washington, said that XDegrees' platform will enable some communications that get a boost from .NET.

"We think there is a benefit to applying these services within the enterprise as well as outside," Sohn said.

Indeed, Gartner, a consulting firm based in Stamford, Connecticut, predicted that Web services will gain early acceptance with the enterprise, then move outside the firewall by about 2005.

Initial installation cost for the XDegress System is about US$100,000.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?