Service Delivery Broker Catalyst Demonstrates the 4th Cloud Layer

Microsoft and Portugal Telecom SAPO collaborated on and demonstrated the TM Forum Service Delivery Broker Catalyst for Management World Americas held in Orlando, Florida 9-11 November 2010. The Service Delivery Broker Catalyst was originally intended to test and validate the work of the TM Forum Software Enabled Services Management Solution (formerly known as the Service…

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Integration of Hyper-V into the OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft has announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com and will support OpenStack with the integration of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V into the OpenStack cloud infrastructure.  . OpenStack is an Open Source project, led by Rackspace and NASA.  As part of this project, Rackspace and NASA are contributing their own cloud computing code that…

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The “Software Enabled Service Management” Solution

The concept of a Service Delivery Platform is relatively simple provided the services are all contained within one well-defined boundary:  A Software Application Store or an SDP for one set of functions in a mobile operators network.  However, once service providers begin to meld together services from multiple domains, problems abound.  Setting aside service interoperability…

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Microsoft Windows Azure Platform Selected as FINALIST for TM Forum Business Innovation Excellence Award.

The TM Forum has selected Microsoft Azure Platform™ as a finalist in the upcoming TM Forum Excellence Awards 2010 in the category of Business Innovation.  The awards will be announced on May 18th in Nice, France. A part of Microsoft’s “3 Screens and a Cloud" strategy, Windows® Azure™ is Microsoft’s cloud services platform, designed to…

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Quest Software to Release Toad Extensions for Visual Studio 2010

Quest Software and the Microsoft Visual Studio product team are proud to announce that Quest Software will release Toad® Extension for Visual Studio 2010, a database schema provider (DSP) for Oracle.   Microsoft Visual Studio customers who are developing on Oracle databases should visit Toad Extension for Visual Studio to see the product in action with…

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OnLine Services Syndication a FINALIST for TM Forum Solution Excellence 2010 Award

The TM Forum has selected the “Cloud Services Syndication, BSS/OSS for Service Syndication” entry as a finalist in the upcoming TM Forum Excellence Awards 2010 in the category of Solution Excellence.  The awards will be announced on May 18th in Nice, France. As part of its “3 Screens and a Cloud" strategy, Microsoft implemented a…

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TMF WAVES Catalyst using Silverlight Analytics Framework

For phase 2 of the TM Forum Dynamic Content Delivery WAVES Catalyst the team will be utilizing the Silverlight Analytics Framework.  The Silverlight Analytics Framework will be used within the WAVES Catalyst to demonstrate how catalog offers can be dynamically altered based upon past user behavior.  It will also be utilized to enhance Revenue Assurance…

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Effective Solution Design Patterns for the Windows Azure Platform

One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns are discovered and not invented.  Nevertheless, it is important to have some guidance on what design patterns make sense early in the game.  Microsoft will explore this topic in…

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Upcoming WebsiteSpark Training Event

NaviSite & Microsoft Present: Win with WebsiteSpark – Training Event Get leads, free marketing, free software and tools to build websites, and discounted hosting.  WebsiteSpark™ provides you software, tools, support and training that helps enable you to provide your customers with competitively priced hosting solutions on the Windows Web platform. Are you a Web Professional……

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Convergys & Microsoft Form Strategic Relationship

In Press Release published today, Convergys announced: Smart Communications Suite powered by Microsoft. “Combining the power of two market leaders, Convergys in customer care and billing and Microsoft in technology innovation, the companies will be delivering the Convergys Smart Communications Suite powered by Microsoft.  Currently under development, the solution will provide a comprehensive next-generation business…

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