Building OSS with Microsoft System Center

The TM Forum’s Management World Americas event is next week, 7-10 December 2009, in Orlando, Florida.  One of the particularly interesting topics Microsoft will begin discussing at Management World will be next generation, customer focused OSS that can manage service delivery from the 3 Screens (desktop, mobile, and IPTV) through the data center and out…

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Eclipse Gets Enhanced Interoperability with Microsoft Platforms

In collaboration with the Eclipse Foundation and the broader open source community, Microsoft has improved interoperability between the Eclipse and Windows platforms. As a sponsor at the annual European Eclipse summit in Ludwigsburg, Microsoft announced this week new interoperability solutions across three major products that will make it easier for developers to create and deploy…

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Microsoft Professional Developer Conference

Microsoft PDC 2009 is coming up soon. November 17 – 19, 2009 Workshops November 16 Los Angeles Convention Center Here is the link:  http://microsoftpdc.com/

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Microsoft SolutionFrameworks.NET at the TM Forum

The TMF has been working on a new initiative called the Solution Frameworks Blueprint. The effort seeks to bring together the work of two distinct work streams. NGOSS Solution Frameworks used to help architect next generation BSS and OSS. Service Delivery Frameworks (SDF) & associated initiatives like IPsphere used to help architect hosted services /…

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Service Delivery Platforms vs Service Delivery Frameworks

What is a Service Delivery Platform (SDP)?  What is a Service Delivery Framework (SDF)?  The question came up again at the TM Forum’s Team Action Week held in Baltimore, MD this past week during a joint session with several representatives from ATIS. An SDP is a system that manages service delivery across a specific domain. …

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Momentum Shift – Microsoft Increasingly Credible for BSS/OSS

If you look at just the numbers, Microsoft is used by only a very small percentage of BSS and OSS systems.  In the true telecom BSS/OSS space, Microsoft can claim less than 10% market share today.  The other 90% is split between legacy Mainframe, UNIX, and some LINUX.  IBM IMS and DB2 predominate on the…

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Announcing the PHP SDK for Windows Azure

      Microsoft continues to enhance the interoperability of the Azure Service Platform with the announcement of the availability of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure. Announcing PHP SDK for Windows Azure… and much more! The goal of the SDK is to provide high-level abstractions that enable PHP developers to interoperate readily with Windows…

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The New York Times API Silverlight Toolkit Announced

  The New York Times has posted a blog entry about the availability of the New York Times API Silverlight Toolkit with links to the toolkit and background information over at the New York Times Open blog.  You can find the toolkit here created by my teammate Michael Scherotter.

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Microsoft a Service Provider FINALIST – TM Forum Best Practices Excellence Awards

Microsoft Online Services was selected as a Finalist by the TM Forum for this year’s Best Practices Excellence Awards 2009.  The awards were recognized at the TM Forum’s Management World event held in Nice, France from 6-9 May 2009.  Traditionally one might expect Microsoft to be entered in the category of a supplier rather than…

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Announcing the "WPF for LOB" Training Tour…

Jaime Rodriquez has announced on his Blog a new series of Windows Presentation foundations trainings for Apr/May/Jun optimized for building business applications.  The training should be well suited to those wishing to incorporate the latest Microsoft UI capabilities into their BSS/OSS applications. “This two day training is designed to teach developers how to create Line…

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