Eric Troup's Blog

Using Microsoft platforms and tools with Enterprise SOA best practices to design and build Telecom BSS/OSS and Service Delivery solutions.

The Cloud IS the Commodity with NFV

Have always thought the industry published a decent NFV white paper in October of 2012 and then...

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/20/2017

Growing Role of Platforms in Cybersecurity

Article originally published in "The Cyber Defense Review", Winter 2017 by U.S. Army Cyber...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/27/2017

Software Defined Cloud - Platforms and Tenants

Microsoft has contributed to the TM Forum Digital Ecosystem Reference Architecture (DERA) project...

Author: EGT75 Date: 09/23/2015

Microsoft Azure IOT Services and TM Forum Open Digital Framework

IOT can have lots of different meanings. One way to look at nearly any IOT scenario is as a digital...

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/07/2015

Transforming to a Digital Service Provider

“Digital Transformation” is a term often applied to the telecommunications industry...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/31/2014

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Switch

Software Defined Networking is becoming harder to define.   SDN used to be primarily...

Author: EGT75 Date: 01/29/2013

M2M - Ford And Microsoft Deliver 5 Millionth SYNC-Enabled Vehicle

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Author: EGT75 Date: 11/05/2012

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 11/05/2012

Running Windows 8 on a Lenovo X220 Laptop for Real Work

I have been running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Lenovo X220 Laptop. It installed quickly...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/15/2012

Final Release of Hyper-V Drivers for OpenNebula

OpenNebula has just announced the release of the final version of the Hyper-V drivers for OpenNebula...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/15/2012

Redknee TCB Benchmarked at 250 Million Subscribers on SQL Server 2012

The Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing (TCB) solution, built on SQL Server 2012, has been benchmarked...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/12/2012

Open Source Developments on Microsoft Windows Azure

Today Microsoft announced a series of updates to Windows Azure including a wide range of Open Source...

Author: EGT75 Date: 01/03/2012

Business Analytics Solution Powered by Microsoft Business Analytics Accelerator for Telecom (BAAT) Solution Achieves TM Forum Frameworx Conformance Certification

Microsoft Business Analytics Solution powered by the Business Analytics Accelerator for Telecom...

Author: EGT75 Date: 10/31/2011

Windows 8 Build Conference Highlights

The Microsoft Windows Build Conference highlights are available online.  At the Build Windows 8...

Author: EGT75 Date: 09/16/2011

PaaS Means Really Following Enterprise SOA Best Practices

Since the early 1990s, the telecommunications industry and its associated ecosystem of software...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/29/2011

Service Delivery Broker on Windows Azure

Microsoft, Portugal Telecom SAPO, and Telcordia will collaborate to take the TM Forum Service...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/18/2011

Windows Azure Starter Kit for Java now available as CTP

TheCommunity Technology Preview (CTP) of the Windows Azure Starter Kit for Java, was announced last...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/01/2011

Service Delivery Broker Catalyst Demonstrates the 4th Cloud Layer

Microsoft and Portugal Telecom SAPO collaborated on and demonstrated the TM Forum Service Delivery...

Author: EGT75 Date: 11/28/2010

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 10/24/2010

The “Software Enabled Service Management” Solution

The concept of a Service Delivery Platform is relatively simple provided the services are all...

Author: EGT75 Date: 10/16/2010

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/15/2010

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/08/2010

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/06/2010

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/10/2010

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/02/2010

Upcoming WebsiteSpark Training Event

NaviSite & Microsoft Present: Win with WebsiteSpark – Training Event Get leads, free marketing,...

Author: EGT75 Date: 02/14/2010

Convergys & Microsoft Form Strategic Relationship

In Press Release published today, Convergys announced: Smart Communications Suite powered by...

Author: EGT75 Date: 02/12/2010

Building OSS with Microsoft System Center

The TM Forum’s Management World Americas event is next week, 7-10 December 2009, in Orlando,...

Author: EGT75 Date: 12/03/2009

Eclipse Gets Enhanced Interoperability with Microsoft Platforms

In collaboration with the Eclipse Foundation and the broader open source community, Microsoft has...

Author: EGT75 Date: 10/28/2009

Microsoft Professional Developer Conference

Microsoft PDC 2009 is coming up soon. November 17 – 19, 2009 Workshops November 16 Los Angeles...

Author: EGT75 Date: 10/12/2009

Microsoft SolutionFrameworks.NET at the TM Forum

The TMF has been working on a new initiative called the Solution Frameworks Blueprint. The effort...

Author: EGT75 Date: 06/29/2009

Service Delivery Platforms vs Service Delivery Frameworks

What is a Service Delivery Platform (SDP)?  What is a Service Delivery Framework (SDF)? ...

Author: EGT75 Date: 06/29/2009

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 05/14/2009

Announcing the PHP SDK for Windows Azure

      Microsoft continues to enhance the interoperability of the Azure Service...

Author: EGT75 Date: 05/14/2009

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 05/13/2009

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 05/10/2009

Announcing the "WPF for LOB" Training Tour…

Jaime Rodriquez has announced on his Blog a new series of Windows Presentation foundations trainings...

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/06/2009

Nomination for TM Forum 2009 Service Provider Excellence Awards

A nomination for TM Forum 2009 Excellence Awards has been accepted under the Service provider...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/26/2009

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/26/2009

MSDN, Visual Studio, TFS Web Casts

Here is information on an upcoming Web Cast Series covering MSDN licenses, Visual Studio and Team...

Author: EGT75 Date: 02/25/2009

Using my new HTC Fuze

It's a new year and it was time to think about replacing my HTC Tilt with something new. I had...

Author: EGT75 Date: 01/20/2009

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...

Author: EGT75 Date: 11/25/2008

Focusing on an S+S "Management Framework"

For those of us thinking about the practical aspects of implementing and managing Software +...

Author: EGT75 Date: 10/15/2008

Microsoft Joins OMB

Microsoft has just announced joining the Object Management Group. As Cameron says, Steve Cook will...

Author: EGT75 Date: 09/15/2008

Microsoft Silverlight news for IBC 2008 - 12-16 Sep, Amsterdam

At IBC2008 (http://www.ibc.org), Microsoft will demonstrate an important new capability for...

Author: EGT75 Date: 09/09/2008

Moving Service Syndication Towards Commercial Reality

The GSM Association (GSMA) held its Mobile Innovation Marketplace — Americas event in Atlanta, GA...

Author: EGT75 Date: 06/09/2008

Microsoft supporting Four Catalyst Projects at TM Forum Managment World, Nice in May

I have written here before that Microsoft is a service provider as well as a software vendor....

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/02/2008

Office Open XML file formats receives necessary votes for approval as an International Standard

An important enabler of the Microsoft Software + Services (S+S) strategy are Office Business...

Author: EGT75 Date: 04/02/2008

MSDN Architecture Center adds new Software + Services Section

Software + Services (S+S) is a major initiative at Microsoft. S+S, as opposed to the more limited...

Author: EGT75 Date: 03/06/2008

Commerical Content Delivery is not a "Gimme"

Recently I seem to have been involved in multiple ongoing discussions that revolve around the impact...

Author: EGT75 Date: 01/03/2008

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