Microsoft Launches SaaS-Oriented Web Site

by admin August 17, 2006 at 2:05 pm

The latest MSDN Solution community site from Microsoft is for architects and designers interested in software-as-a-service (SaaS) development issues.

The community site is a little light on content at the moment but will expand with more articles on best practices and case studies, podcasts and eventually sample code and patterns, according to Microsoft.

The company is making a move to SaaS with Windows Live, and new chief software architect Ray Ozzie has made this his mantra at several public appearances.

Much of the early content will be based on Microsoft’s own experiences, said Gianpaolo Carraro, leader of the solutions architecture group in the Architecture Strategy Team at Microsoft.

“It’s no secret that SaaS is getting a lot of interest in the industry and one of the key aspects of understanding SaaS is having an application architecture that is in tune with a service delivery model. So it was important to provide guidance and best practices for how to architect SaaS,” he said.

Carraro said Microsoft felt it’s important to start the guidance effort because there was a customer interest to get the core thinking out.

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