SS&C Technologies, Inc unveiled the first phase of its XE (Cross Enterprise) application platform. According to SS&C, the XE development platform utilizes Microsoft’s Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) development strategy and Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) messaging services to deliver XML messages across a wide area, virtual private network (VPN) on the Internet. The XML messages contain workflow instructions, as well as content and schema description. MacLaughlin expects the Antares XE/CAMRA XE solution to be in beta by the end of the year.