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Thursday
Apr242008

SPLA Application Streaming likely to make a SPLAsh

An interesting turn of events that I've missed while being "heads down" in the establishment of Replicate Technologies is the impending Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA). This is a major breakthrough for desktop virtualization and promises to open up some very interesting business opportunities.

Microsoft Opens the Floodgates for Streaming Applications : VMblog.com

Endeavors Technologies, the pioneer in application streaming and virtualization technology, and its parent company, Tadpole Technology plc, today announced support for the Microsoft program amending the Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA). The new program allows service providers to stream Microsoft Office for delivery through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

"We've anticipated this change and are pleased that Microsoft now has a date for allowing service providers to stream Microsoft Office," said Peter Bondar, CEO at Endeavors. "We have completed proof of concept programs with a number of providers and have been waiting for the amended SPLA program to roll out new services. Through our partnerships with Partner Advantage and others, we are poised to take advantage of the new business opportunities on day one. We applaud Microsoft in taking this bold step." ...

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