Thursday, October 11, 2012

So Long, XMA

Per MSDN the XMA has been deprecated, after a long run of fun MA developments.  The new and improved framework, ECMA 2.0 is the way to develop connectors going forward.  Times have really changed since the XMA was first introduced, and while the new framework is way more complete, I sure had fun (and lost hair) banging on XMAs trying to extend Sync into other systems.

The new framework delivers features that make connector development more developer friendly, and a higher bar for IT Pros, but this IMHO is a good thing since the average IT Pro probably should not be developing connectors anyhow.  My opinion on that changes drastically when PowerShell is involved, which makes the PowerShell MA by Søren Granfeldt pretty exciting.

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