WOSA


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WOSA

Windows Open Services Architecture

WOSA

(Windows Open System Architecture) An earlier umbrella term for a variety of programming interfaces from Microsoft designed to provide application interoperability across the Windows environment. WOSA provides a common denominator for front-end Windows applications to access back-end services. For example, any WOSA-compliant query program from one vendor can gain access to any WOSA-compliant DBMS from any other vendor. See SPI.

WOSA Interface       Provides Access To

 ODBC                 Databases
 MAPI                 Messaging systems
 TAPI                 Telephone services
 LSAPI                Software licensing
 Windows SNA          IBM SNA networks
 Windows Sockets      TCP/IP networks
 Microsoft RPC        Remote procedures
 Financial Services   Banking services
 WOSA/XRT             News, stocks, etc.
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Katie Morris, chief executive of Seal Communications, said: "We are thrilled to be working with WOSA.
South Africa's innovative approach to generic tasting has elicited widespread support among our export markets," said Sophie Waggett, a spokeswoman for WOSA.
WOSA is pushing research showing that South African winemakers are more competitive at the higher end of the price ladder, rather than trying to compete with big finance-led Australian companies that benefit from economies of scale.
WOSA estimates that more than half of South Africa's 500 producers and co-operatives will be involved.
WOSA can benefit substantially from his entrepreneurial passion, while his strategic, disruptive business philosophy could well unlock the true value of South African wines
For certain high-end applications, the companies will encourage ISVs to write to Win32, OLE and other WOSA APIs on OpenVMS to obtain 24x365 support, disaster tolerance and the greatest cluster scalability.
It will also be compatible with Microsoft SNA Server through its support of the WOSA (Windows Open Service Architecture) application programming interfaces.
Interfaces (ODSI), a set of WOSA APIs that will assist customers