Passport, Microsoft changes – Macitynet.it
Microsoft continues to refine its .Net strategy: the Wallet service should debut this week.
The idea is to divide the services that distinguish .NET more precisely, which to date have been quite confusing for the end user; in the consumer scenario we therefore find the MSN portal, Passport (which will only maintain the authentication service function) and Wallet, a system for storing payment and shipping information.
With this division of tasks, Microsoft has satisfied the partners, who were clamoring for the distinction of authentication system and payment data.
The "old" Passport will continue to exist until March, so as not to create problems during the Christmas period, and the data will not be transferred to the new system; therefore users will be forced to register again to MSN wallet. (By Marco Centofanti)