After some additional testing to find the route cause of Integration Manager 2010 hanging, it seems the issue has been narrowed down to a glitch in one of the slides cycled by the Connect gadget on the home page, and not an issue with the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 as originally thought.
For those of you who follow closely on the community news through the Connect gadget, you may have noticed the service being down since last Friday - around the same time Microsoft Support started receiving reports on the issue. Sources tell me that this was done as part of the standard testing protocol to discart new functionality causing the problem.
The slide causing the issue was removed this afternoon and the Connect service has been restored. If you were getting prepared to apply a new hotfix or service pack, you will be glad to know there may be no need to do so.
Stay tuned for further updates.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP