Microsoft has many, varied platforms across the company. There’s the Windows platform, the .Net platform, the Xbox platform, the Silverlight platform, etc. But did you know there’s also a Microsoft “Living Room Platform”?
The Living Room platform seems, unsurprisingly, to be centered around Xbox and Xbox Live. It’s Microsoft’s platform for “multi-device entertainment,” according to a job posting I found this week.
“Our group’s mission is to enable applications and experiences to span multiple screens, including but not limited to the TV. We are a new team that is moving from incubation/startup into production,” the post said.
From what I’ve heard, Treadwell’s ISS Platform team is designed to bring togehter software and services engineering teams throughout IEB into a single entity. This team is said to be charged with creating a unified systems and devices infrastructure, dev/creation tools, unified security/identity system and some service implementations for specific devices for the expanding Xbox Live ecosystem.
If I’m reading the career-site tea leaves correctly, the Zune music/video service and the Zune digital-media marketplace may fit in here.
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