Full support from Microsoft?

Topics: Usage Scenarios
Jul 2, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Is Microsoft planning on supporting and delivering MSE as a mainstream product, or will it continue to be an open source project?

Developer
Jul 7, 2009 at 4:41 PM

The MSE on CodePlex is intended allow the broader community to experience and provide feedback on capabilities Microsoft Services has been developing over a number of years to address the challenges that exist with service management.  We plan to continue to evolve this solution as additional Microsoft technologies are made available (i.e. Dublin, Oslo, .Net Services, BizTalk ESB Toolkit).  The MSE serves as the core for a Microsoft Services Solution Offering that provides more built-in functionality and is supported by Microsoft Services Premier Support.  This provides greater assurance to customers that are interested in using the capabilites of the MSE in production environments.

Beyond expressing our deep interest to continue to evolve this solution and align it with new Microsoft technologies and products, we can't comment on whether or not the MSE will become a product or become part of a product.