Microsoft Calls on Partners to Bridge Development, Operations - Page 2

Meanwhile, Macrovision announced that it will provide a bridge between Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System and Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) for distributed enterprise applications. The new technology, demonstrated during Muglias keynote, is based on Macrovisions InstallShield and provides the ability to quickly and reliably deploy applications via SMS across distributed systems that are designed and validated using Visual Studio Team System, Corrigan said.

The Macrovision technology enables enterprises to package applications for deployment directly from Visual Studio Team Systems SDM model, Corrigan said. By automating the translation from the SDM model into packages that can configure servers, Macrovision enables the creation of a repeatable flow from design to deployment, he said.

"Macrovisions expertise and understanding of automating complex, interdependent software configuration across large, distributed systems makes the company an excellent option for customers looking to extend the capabilities of Visual Studio 2005 Team System, which provides greater value to our many mutual enterprise customers," Rick Laplante, general manager of Visual Studio Team System at Microsoft, said in a statement. "In bridging the gap between the design of distributed systems and the deployment of applications across those systems, Macrovision is reducing complexity, streamlining the continuum between development and operations and providing an essential component in realizing the vision behind Microsofts Dynamic Systems Initiative."

Meanwhile, "The AVIcode .NET Management Pack enables operations managers to further benefit from Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, an important component of the Dynamic System Initiative," said Felicity McGourty, director of the Windows and Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft, in a statement. "With this new management pack, customers can gain valuable insight into the health and service level performance of custom .Net applications running in production."

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