Smart Client Software Factory

David Boschmans reports that a CTP of the Smart Client Software Factory is now available for download. He describes a bit about it in his post. My favorite statement:

"They present information coming from multiple and diverse sources through an integrated user interface, so the data looks as if it came from one back- end system."

I believe that this is the direction that enterprise-class applications are going to be heading. Business users demand much more out of a user-interface than the web can adequately and cost-effectively deliver. In addition, our information sources are dirty, bigger, and more wide-spread than ever before with the trend to only go more so in that direction.