Category: Developer Life Cycle Tool
Macrovision recently discussed a bridge between Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System and Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) for distributed enterprise applications. The new technology, demonstrated at PDC05, is based on InstallShield and provides the ability to deploy applications via SMS across distributed systems that are designed and validated using Visual Studio 2005 Team System. The underlying data model used by Visual Studio 2005 Team System, the System Definition Model (SDM), provides a standard for modeling and describing complex distributed systems. By automating the translation from the SDM model into packages that can configure servers, Macrovision creates a repeatable flow from design to deployment, resulting in reduced implementation and maintenance costs.