SaaS Sample Application Finally HERE!


It took us a bit more than expected, but a few minutes ago, we released Litware HR: our SaaS sample application.



The sample is a fictitious HR application, but what matters is not what it does, but how it does it. Architected as a single instance multi tenant solution, this application embodies many of the architecture principles we have published in our whitepapers [1] [2] and show how Microsoft technologies can be used for successfully build SaaS solutions.


 


But enough talking about it… and let’s move to the “goods”:

 


Repository of the code and related documentation (including webcasts):


 http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/saas/sampleApp


Community site where architects and developers can discuss in forums, report bugs, suggest and vote on new features, contribute code:


http://www.codeplex.com/litwareHR


Bonus material, “behind the scenes”, “deleted scenes”:



http://www.skyscrapr.net/architects-in-action.aspx


 


Good place to start:



Demo Walkthrough: http://files.skyscrapr.net/users/saas/sampleApp/Videos/LitwareDemo.wmv



Architecture Webcast: http://files.skyscrapr.net/users/saas/sampleApp/Videos/LitwareArchitecture.wmv (this video is meant to be seen after the demo walkthrough)


 


Now that the baby is out of the door… time for me to start blogging again 🙂


 


See you on http://www.codeplex.com/litwareHR and let us know what you think!


 


P.S.


BIG THANK YOU to Wu Hao, Mandy, Marty, Tim as well as Alex, Ariel and all the Southies at Southworks without you this would not have been possible. I hope I have forgotten anybody, if I have, thank you to you too.

Comments (9)

  1. Matt's Blog says:

    The Architecture Strategy team at Microsoft just released a sample Software as a Service application.

  2. MSDNArchive says:

    Congrats! Looks great.

    – Mike Walker

  3. laurenbo says:

    good new step into the journey, GP & Al. I’m blogging about it – docs & videos are really helpful – btw is there a "live" site (like http://solutiondemo.net) where we could play around? and try not to mess around, promis!

    LB

  4. Back in June 06 we started this project with the Microsoft Architecture Strategy Team. Gianpaolo announced

  5. Gianpaolo Carraro and Fred Chong from the Microsoft Corp Architecture Strategy team have released the

  6. grauenwolf says:

    While I like the idea, I have to ask if requiring developers to have Windows Server 2003 on their development machine is reasonable.

  7. Gianpaolo Carraro and Fred Chong from the Microsoft Corp Architecture Strategy team have released the

  8. Unless you have been abducted by aliens a few months ago and just returned to earth I am pretty sure

  9. Unless you have been abducted by aliens a few months ago and just returned to earth I am pretty sure