When Microsoft needed a new micro-site built on the Umbraco CMS platform, Umbraco HQ recommended they choose Vizioz as a partner to ensure the site was delivered within the tight time-scales.


oData.org Microsite


.net, Umbraco, Javascript, JQuery, Design, CSS


Microsite launched at Mix 2010


4 weeks


Microsoft needed a new website built to launch the oData protocol at the MIX 2010 developers conference held in Las Vegas.

The requirement was to build a new site dedicated to the oData Protocol to allow Microsoft to share information on the protocol with the development community.

The website had to be easy to update so that the oData project team could continue to populate the site after the initial launch. They also needed a way to allow documentation created using internal tools to be incorporated into the site.

The time-scales for the project were relatively short as they were limited by the launch during the MIX conference.


The solution was to build the site using the Umbraco CMS platform. The platform was chosen by the Microsoft project lead as they already had positive experience using the platform and felt it ticked the boxes for both flexibility and usability.

The majority of the site functionality was custom built by Vizioz with the exception of the Wiki module which a heavily modified version of the original Umbraco CMS Wiki.


The oData site launched on time for the MIX 2010 conference and was very well received by the audience.

Since the initial launch the oData team have continued to keep the site up to date using the Umbraco content management system which has allowed them to instantly make changes and add content without needing further support from Vizioz.