Microsoft Connected Services Framework is an integrated, server-based software
solution for building and managing services using a service-oriented
architecture (SOA). For telecommunications operators and service providers,
Connected Services Framework allows them to aggregate, provision, and manage
converged communications services for their subscribers across multiple
networks and a range of device types. For media and entertainment
organizations, Connected Services Framework provides a service-oriented
infrastructure to manage how disparate applications work together to create,
manipulate, share, and distribute digital content. Connected Services
Framework can simplify how content owners and operators work together to
deliver fresh new content to a broad audience of consumers.
Using Connected Services Framework, collections of Web services can be
combined readily to create composite services. Connected Services Framework is
built on top of Microsoft Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 to addresses the
issues of identity management, profile management, Universal Description,
Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) integration, and service isolation.
This development guide introduces development with the following core
components of Connected Services Framework: Identity Manager, Profile Manager,
Service Catalog, and Session.