ASP pioneer TeleComputing today announced that its application provisioning and management platform TECOS integrates with and supports the Microsoft .NET Framework. Telecomputing, which is based in Oslo, Norway and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., provides private-label hosted business messaging, collaboration and productivity applications for service providers (SP).
TECOS 3.0 is designed to enable ASPs, independent software vendors (ISVs), network and Web service
providers to deliver and manage Microsoft .NET applications, Web services and other value-added services to their customers.
Using TECOS 3.0, SPs can deploy (the company says often in less than 30
days) hosted, value-added applications on top of their core network services. Those applications
include any Microsoft .NET application or XML Web service, as well as
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, SharePoint Team Services, Microsoft Office or
Microsoft Mobile Information Server.
“We are delighted that TeleComputing has dedicated resources
to the support and success of the .NET Framework, and architected TECOS 3.0 from
the ground up on .NET technologies,” said Mike
Culver, group program manager for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division
at Microsoft Corp.
TECOS 3.0 is available as part of TeleComputing’s private-label hosted Exchange
services for SPs. Those providers using TECOS then become essentially virtual ASPs, offering hosted Exchange to their customers. (TeleComputing is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for its hosted
According to TeleComputing, TECOS 3.0 will also let SPs move beyond
hosted Exchange to add new services and applications to their offering. A new
service, Telecomputing reports, can be added by plugging in a Service Configuration Object (SCO) that
automates the provisioning and management of that service. Working with
Microsoft, TeleComputing says it has already developed SCOs and supporting services for
multiple Microsoft .NET application services beyond hosted Exchange. TeleComputing is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for its hosted Exchange service.
Telecomputing, founded in 1997, was one of the first ASPs. It is currently listed as a Top 20 ASP by ASPnews.
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