Now that Microsoft Corp. has quieted a good deal of discontent among financial institutions, it has a lot of restless software vendors' feelings to worry about.

At a recent Microsoft-sponsored conference on Internet-based banking and brokerage initiatives, software people and technology consultants posed the hardest questions and voiced the loudest misgivings about where Microsoft is heading.

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