New Microsoft SOA targets telcos

InternetNews | at | by Mike

Microsoft announced a new service-oriented architecture today as part of its latest push into the telecommunications sector.

The Redmond, Wash.-based software vendor said the latest version of its Microsoft Connected Services Framework offers management of services across a wide range of networks and devices. The company is coordinating the launch of its new server software with the 3GSM 2005 conference in France this week.

The framework consists of a new server to manage common functions of service control and aggregation; common sets of interfaces and software logic for connecting to back end systems (based on TMF eTOM and SID standards); a Web services API for adding new services; and a software developers kit and developer environment for building new services.