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Add/Update your offerings

Updated: February 12, 2014

 

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The Publish tab is the starting point for adding offerings to the WAM and for updating your existing WAM offerings. When you create an offer you:

  • Make your data or app service available to others.

  • Set the conditions or limits as to how your offering can be used.

  • Define the costs one incurs for having access to your data or app service.

Currently publishing an app service is by invitation only. If you are interested in publishing an app service, contact us.

 

Section Description

1. Data Source Page (Data)

Provide the data needed for Marketplace to access your data offering.

1. Resource Provider Page (App Service)

Provide the data needed for Marketplace to access your app service.

2. Contacts Page

Provide contact information for Microsoft and your customers.

3. Details Page (Data)

Describe your data offering.

3. Details Page (App Service)

Describe your app service offering.

4. Pricing/Terms Page (Data)

Define pricing, terms, and markets for your offering.

4. Plans/Terms Page (App Service)

Define service plans, terms, and markets for your offering.

5. Status/Review Page

Review all the information you provided.

. Save & Close

Save any new or changed information and close the page.

To create a data offering, click Add Dataset. To create an app service offering, click Add App Service. Currently publishing an app service is by invitation only.

Use the Data Source page to enter the data needed for the Marketplace to connect to your data source. You can choose to either enter database credentials, or contact the Marketplace team about using a Web Service as your data source.

  1. From the dropdown, select the data source for this offering. (Figure 1)
    If the data source you need is not listed:

    1. Click + Add Data Source.

    2. Click either Connect to an existing SQL Server or SQL Azure Database or Connect to an existing Web Service.

    3. Complete the web form.

    4. Click Connect.

  2. Select the tables you want to include in this offering. (Figure 1.2)

  3. For each table selected, click Columns and select the columns from the table to include in this offering.

  4. When finished click any of the other tabs - Contacts, Details, Pricing/Terms, Status/Review, or Save & Close. Your work is saved whenever you leave the Data Source page.

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Figure 1: The Data Source Page

Use the Resource Provider to provide the endpoints for your service in the format:


<ResourceManifest>
   <ResourceProviderEndpoint>Your http(s) end point</ResourceProviderEndpoint> 
   <ResourceProviderSsoEndpoint>Your SSO http(s) end point</ResourceProviderSsoEndpoint>
</ResourceManifest>

  1. Enter the Resource Manifest in the text box.

  2. When finished click any of the other tabs - Contacts, Details, Plan/Terms, Status/Review, or Save & Close. Your work is saved whenever you leave the Resource Provider page.

Enter resource provider manifest

Figure 2: The Resource Provider Page

The Contacts page is where you provide contact information for your customers and Microsoft.

Production Support Information:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Phone Number

Business Contact:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Phone Number

Contact Information

Figure 3: The Contacts Page

The Details page is where you describe your data offering.

  • Offering Name
    The name you give your offering is how it appears in the Marketplace catalog.

  • Short Description
    A short, 500 characters or less, description of your data offering. This description is indexed and searchable in the WAM. It also appears in search results and on the offering’s Details page.

  • Description
    A longer, 1,000 characters or less, description of your data offering.

  • Offering Identifier
    A unique identifier for the offering. The identifier is incorporated in the service URL for this offering and should be unique among your Marketplace offerings. The identifier should be short and contain only uppercase letters (A-Z), lowercase letters (a-z), and numerals (0-9).

  • Support Phone Number
    The phone number to call when support is needed.

  • Support Website
    The URL of the support website.

  • Sample Images
    Between three and six images for the offering’s detail page to help illustrate and explain the offering. The image size must be 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high. The preferred file format is .png.

  • Links
    Links to samples and/or documentation related to your data offering.

  • Catagories
    One to four categories that best represent your offering. This is used to help consumers find your offering when they search by category.

  • Offering Logo
    The largest .png version of your logo that fits into a space 200 pixels wide by 150 pixels high.

Offering Details

Figure 4: The Dataset Details Page

The Details page is where you describe your application service offering.

  • Resource Type Name
    The name you give your offering is how it appears in the Marketplace catalog.

  • Short Description
    A short, 500 characters or less, description of your data offering. This description is indexed and searchable in the WAM. It also appears in search results and on the offering’s Details page.

  • Description
    A longer, 1,000 characters or less, description of your data offering.

  • Resource Type
    A unique identifier that is incorporated in the URL for this offering and its variants. The Resource Type should be short and contain only dot-separated groups of letters, numbers, and underscores. It cannot begin with a number.

  • Support Phone Number
    The phone number to call when support is needed.

  • Support Website
    The URL of the support website.

  • Links
    Links to samples and/or documentation related to your offering.

  • Regions
    One to four categories that best represent your offering.

  • Logos
    The largest .png version of your logo that fits into a space 200 pixels wide by 150 pixels high.

Details page for publishing an app service

Figure 5: The App Service Details Page

Define the pricing, terms, and markets for your offering. Any data offering can have multiple pricing options for the customer to choose from.

To begin creating offer variants, click Add Price.

  • Monthly Transactions
    The number of transactions the customer gets each month they are subscribed at the level. Specify a finite or unlimited number of transactions.
    A transaction is defined as 100 or fewer rows returned by a query.

  • Retail Price
    The monthly fee a customer pays for access to your data offering.

  • Number of Trial Transactions
    If you enable trial transactions, customer can freely access your data offering for one month or the specified number of transactions, whichever comes first. A trial subscription automatically becomes a paid subscription after one month unless the customer cancels it before the end of the trial period.

  • Require Promotion Code
    Indicate whether the purchaser must have a promotion code to subscribe to the offering.

  • Markets
    Select the global markets where your data offering is made available. Prices are in local currency and calculated from your US dollar rates.

  • Add Price
    Click Add Price to add a pricing variant. You can have multiple variants for any dataset.
    Before you add more pricing variants, click Save and Close or you lose the existing values.

  • Terms of use
    Text that describes the terms under which the subscriber may/may not use the dataset.

  • Privacy Statement URL
    URL to your privacy statement.

To save your entries for a pricing variant, click Save and Close before you leave the page or add another variant.

Data Offer Pricing and Terms

Figure 6: The Dataset Pricing and Terms Page - create an offering variant

Define the pricing, terms, and markets for your offering. Any data offering can have multiple pricing options for the customer to choose from.

To begin creating offer variants, click Add Plan.

  • Name
    The name of the offering plan. For example, “Basic.”

  • Unique Identifier
    An alpha-numeric string that identifies this plan. This identifier is use in API calls.

  • Description
    The description for this offer. This description, as distinguished from the descriptions on the Details page is for this particular offer variant, such as for the “Basic” offering.

  • Markets
    Select the global markets where your data offering is made available. Prices are in local currency and calculated from your US dollar rates.

  • Add Plan
    Click Add Plan to add a pricing variant. You can have multiple variants for any application service.
    Before you add more pricing variants, click Save and Close or you lose the existing values.

  • Terms of use
    Text that describes the terms under which the subscriber may/may not use the application service.

  • Privacy Statement URL
    URL to your privacy statement.

To save your entries for a pricing variant, click Save and Close before you leave the page or add another variant.

App Service plans and terms page

Figure 7: The App Service Plans and Terms Page - create an offering variant

Review all the information you entered for this data offering. If you find any places that need changes, click the appropriate tab for that information then make the changes.

Offering status and review page

Figure 8: The Status and Review Page

Whenever you want to save your information so you can return and continue later, click Save & Close to save your work and close the page. After you click Save & Close, you return to the Publish tab.

You do not need to click Save & Close when you move from one page to another. The information on the current page is saved before you move to the new page.

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