Microsoft Manufacturing Toolkit

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The Microsoft Manufacturing Toolkit is a set of guidance documentation and working code samples that demonstrate the use of the Microsoft platform to build publish/subscribe (“pub/sub”), services-based architectures utilizing open standards for broad industry implementation. The toolkit focuses on the MIMOSA and OPC/OPC-UA organization specifications, and the working code samples demonstrate scenarios that might be implemented in a manufacturing environment. The design of the toolkit, however, is flexible and built on service oriented architecture (SOA) allowing it to be expanded to cover more standards than the ones covered now in the future; this flexibility will also allow the toolkit to be easily adapted to other non-manufacturing scenarios if needed.

Charles Fichter is a Senior Architect Evangelist in the Global Partner Technical team, within Developer & Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft. Charles’ core responsibilities include- working with Microsoft’s Global Partners in system architecture design & guidance, helping partners achieve technical readiness on Microsoft’s new and emerging application platform technologies and architecting reference applications. In the following video, Charles walks you through the architecture and various components within the  Microsoft® Manufacturing Toolkit.



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