HMC & MPS end-of-life?

Developer
Feb 25, 2009 at 5:17 AM
Hi All,

I received email this morning which had following information:

"Wave 14:
Microsoft will announce major upgrades to their hosted applications portfolio over the next 18 months. It's clear that "Wave 14" will significantly affect existing provisioning systems as MPS/HMC are end-of-lifed and base functions (such as multi-tenancy) are incorporated into the individual applications.  Regardless of their infrastructure implementation (MPS, HMC, CSF or completely in-house built), these service providers will incur huge expense in building and migrating to a new platform solution.  However, those who wisely chose Ensim Unify will be able to seamlessly add the new Wave 14 applications onto their existing Ensim Unify platforms and therefore focus their time and money on marketing promotion to increase revenue and successfully ride Wave 14."


Has anyone heard anything about HMC and MPS going away?

This would surely affect how to build ExchangeControl.

Regards,

Erkka
Coordinator
Feb 25, 2009 at 5:22 AM

HI There

Are a lot of rumours and discussions around about the HMC and MPS futures.

Most will be revealed at the hosting summit in Seattle Next week.

HMC as a term is dead nothing will be called HMC ever again so if there is a replacement it is under a different name.

MPS itself is not going to be part of wave 14 but there was suppose to be a replacement however according to the hosting team last year.

Until next week won’t know any real info so till then

Regards

Leon

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From: eliel

Hi All,

I received email this morning which had following information:

"Wave 14:
Microsoft will announce major upgrades to their hosted applications portfolio over the next 18 months. It's clear that "Wave 14" will significantly affect existing provisioning systems as MPS/HMC are end-of-lifed and base functions (such as multi-tenancy) are incorporated into the individual applications. Regardless of their infrastructure implementation (MPS, HMC, CSF or completely in-house built), these service providers will incur huge expense in building and migrating to a new platform solution. However, those who wisely chose Ensim Unify will be able to seamlessly add the new Wave 14 applications onto their existing Ensim Unify platforms and therefore focus their time and money on marketing promotion to increase revenue and successfully ride Wave 14."


Has anyone heard anything about HMC and MPS going away?

This would surely affect how to build ExchangeControl.

Regards,

Erkka

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Apr 26, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Hi,

Here is a response about the HMC system being decommissioned:

It is true that Microsoft will not be releasing a next version of the HMC (MPS) system. However, there is a new project that is being developed by a group that is geared to be the HMC replacement system. It will be based on the Application Server (code named Dublin), and ASP.net 4.0. It will use WCF and work flow parts to do what the HMC system does now. It will also seamlessly integrate with existing HMC systems, but will provision to the new Wave 14 releases. Once all the HMC products are released and added to the Application Server release, you will be able to turn off your MPS server.

Products like ExtendASP, that are a control panel that provisions to HMC, will fully support both products and will be able to provision to the older HMC system or to the newer Application Server based on the product and plan selected. Using ExtendASP will give a seemless experience and upgrade path to the wave 14 products. However, people who use the HMC system will also be able to use the new Application Server product to move past HMC for wave 14.

Regards,

Eric Hanig