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  • Blog Post: Forester Says “running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure”

    According to a recent post by James Staten Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research “W ith the latest release of Windows Azure here at Build, Microsoft’s premier developer shindig, this cloud service has become a serious contender for the top spot in cloud platforms.” … “If you have...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Nomination for TM Forum 2009 Service Provider Excellence Awards

    A nomination for TM Forum 2009 Excellence Awards has been accepted under the Service provider category.  The winner of the award will be announced at Management World in Nice on May 6th. Microsoft used TM Forum standards such as the NGOSS reference architecture, Service Delivery Frameworks, Architecture...
  • Blog Post: TM Forum NGOSS Standards Fast Track BSS/OSS For Microsoft Online Services

    The TM Forum recently posted a Microsoft case study on how a BSS/OSS stack was rapidly designed and implemented to support www.Microsoft.com/online . Business Problem: To provide the speed and convenience of cloud computing services, Microsoft recently launched Microsoft® Online Services, a...
  • Blog Post: Just Back from TM Forum's Management World Americas

    Just came back from the TM Forum’s Management World Americas event in Orlando, Florida held 16-20 November 2008. The theme was Create, Deliver and Monetize Digital Services . For the past several years, we have talked about how Microsoft technology can help other service providers with Service Enablement...
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