"SPARK is unique and something we have never really done before. As you are well aware, at the same time that the Web 2.0 wave is sweeping technology we are still trying to figure out how to make SOA and similar models a long term reality. Microsoft is developing a perspective – EDGE – that helps bridge the gap between SOA and Web 2.0. As part of that process we are gathering together 30 of the top thinkers on architecture, SOA, Web 2.0, business models, etc. and asking them to examine the state of the industry and help determine what matters most amongst all the opportunities..."
Norman and the SPARK folks will be presenting the output of SPARK in a session at MIX the next day, so if you're going to be at MIX, then make sure you don't miss the SPARK presentation!