Subject: WS-Management vs WSDM from MSFT view
From http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2004/oct04/10-08WSManagement.asp PressPass: What are the differences between WS-Management and the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) specification? Hamilton: Fundamentally, the WSDM model for managing distributed services suggests a solution that's geared for datacenter environments that can afford to maintain a large system and all that goes with it: an expensive protocol, network bandwidth, experienced IT staff, and high-end management systems. We're taking a different approach. With WS-Management, we aim to make management using Web Services something useful to everyone, however disconnected or challenging their IT environments might be, however small or large the devices on their network are.