TDSP Lifecycle – Deployment

Microsoft in the News

Not that long ago, Microsoft deployed three business apps to supplement Microsoft 365 Premium.  They are:  Listings, Connections, and Invoicing.  In case you missed them, here is a brief rundown of what they do:


Microsoft Listings is a dashboard that allows you to manage your business information across Facebook, Google, bing, and yelp.  A single update in Listings is automatically deployed to all four.  Listings will also monitor views, star ratings, and reviews.


Microsoft Connections is an email marketing tool.  For your current customers, Connections will help you build professional marketing emails for newsletters, announcements, and just touching base.  There is also help with building your subscriber list with built in incentive builders where you can choose discount levels for both the referrer and the referred.  Finally, there is built in tracking to help you understand what kind of campaign works and what doesn’t.  Connections comes with a mobile app for both iOS and Android, so you can stay connected of course.


Like Connections, Microsoft Invoicing comes with a mobile app for iOS and Android.  This allows you to send your customers invoices from your phone.  Whether using it online or as a mobile app, Invoicing allows you to send a professional looking invoice in PDF format quickly.  You can view sales reports from within Invoicing, or synchronize it with QuickBooks.


TDSP Lifecycle – Deployment


Deployment means that you will now take the model you have been working on and put it into production.  You model must now deal with a real time data pipeline from current production.

The way you expose your model to the new data stream will depend on your business requirements.  You will need to determine if the predictions are to be made in real time, or on a batch basis.  Either way, you will supply data to the model via an open API interface.  This interface allows access to the model from a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Websites,
  • Line-of-business applications,
  • Back-end applications,
  • Dashboards, and
  • Spreadsheets



These are the deliverables for the Deployment stage:

  • A dashboard that will display key metrics and system functions,
  • A modeling report with deployment details, and
  • An architecture document detailing the final solution.

My next blog will talk about customer acceptance and is the penultimate blog on the TDSP series.

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