The Connected Services Framework

Connected Services Framework
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.