Partner services opportunities on the Live@edu platform?

I have been talking to a lot of Microsoft partners recently about the services opportunities that are available for them on our Live@edu platform.  As the platform is currently maturing rapidly, we are finding that customers are wanting to do more and more by way of end-user and architectural customization and also integration with existing on-premises solutions.

I started to document some of the potential services that a partner might offer… consulted with some folks internally… then documented some more.  I have included my musings below for your reference.  On a connected note, Microsoft Partners that are interested in engaging with us more deeply on this should know that we have a Live@edu partner community over on the Microsoft Education Partner Network, run by Michael Wegmann… go over and say “hello!”

Type Service Line Description More info
Deploy ILM/GalSync 2010 deployment to synchronize on premises Active Directory with LiveID/Outlook Live
  • Install/Configure ILM/ ELMA/ GalSync 2010
  • PCNS setup for password sync
  • Knowledge transfer to customer
  • Solution Documentation
  • Post install Support
Click Here
 

ILM/ELMA custom deployment to synchronize on premises Identity Services with LiveID/Outlook Live (OID, SQL, Banner, etc).

  • Install/Configure ILM/ ELMA/ Custom Rules Extensions
  • PCNS setup for password sync
  • Knowledge transfer to customer
  • Solution Documentation
  • Post install Support
N/A – essentially a custom ILM deployment
  Custom Account Provisioning/Sync.  This could be something bespoke based on PowerShell and integrating with some pre-existing on-premises IdM solution.
  • Extension of existing IdM  to include LiveID/Outlook Live provisioning and management through PowerShell.
  • Knowledge transfer to customer
  • Solution Documentation
  • Post install Support
N/A – but click here for a cmdlet reference
  Identity Provisioning in a Shared Address Space (no ILM)
  • Install/configure mail routing, etc, on customer infrastructure
  • Knowledge transfer to customer
  • Solution Documentation
  • Post install Support
Click Here
  Identity Provisioning in a Shared Address Space (ILM)
  • Install/configure mail routing, etc, on customer infrastructure
  • ILM installed to manage sync of mailbox/mailuser/mailcontact across on-premises and tenant domains.
  • Knowledge transfer to customer
  • Solution Documentation
  • Post install Support
Click Here
Integrate Web SSO implementation
  • Install/Configure Certificate components
  • Custom webpage development or existing website integration
  • Knowledge transfer to customer
  • Solution Documentation
  • Post install Support
Click Here
  Live@edu/SharePoint integration

Custom effort – but would involve things like:

  • Web SSO (above)
  • Using EWS to pull Outlook Live content into SharePoint webparts.
Click Here
  Moodle/Live@edu integration

Custom – but things like:

  • using EWS to pull Outlook Live content into a Moodle
  • LiveID authentication into Moodle
Click Here
Co-Brand Live@edu User Interface Co-Branding Build themes/banners/etc for Outlook Live and Live Services interfaces Click Here

 

So, there you have it… all these, and probably a lot more besides…

Enjoy!

Jonny

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: