The presentation layer in a distributed environment is often ignored due to its inherent complexities. Moreover, engineers often are limited to one or two technological platforms for implementing presentation logic or data visualization. Now, with the increasing demand for SOA governance, information presentation is gaining wider visibility and focus among the IT community. This session reviews the requirements for a presentation layer, including platform-independence and portability. Additionally, it will explore different presentation technologies, including JSR 168/286, SharePoint Web Parts, and simple HTML portlets, as well as the pros and cons of these technologies in meeting developers’ presentation layer needs.