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Softricity and Microsoft Terminal Server

Brian Madden reported a nice tid bit of information that came from the live chat hosted by the Microsoft Terminal Server Product Team.  Brian said there were a lot of great questions asked it seems like the answers came rolling in.  A full transcript of the chat session can be found on Brian's Web site.  But as far as virtualization goes, one of the interesting snippets is found below.

Softricity Acquisition

Microsoft's acquisition of Softricity has been a hot topic as of late and in yesterday’s chat the community was able to ask if there were any plans to incorporate Softricity specifically with Terminal Server. (Until now the rumor had been that Softricity would be incorporated with the SMS group.) While no specifics were released on how Softricity will be built-in to Microsoft products, Chandra Shekaran indicated that there will be involvements with Terminal Services. When asked specifically how the Softricity acquisition will affect Terminal Services in Longhorn, Chandra provided us with this insight:

In the medium term, one should expect TS Application Compatibility and efficiency of TS deployments to significantly improve. That said, we just closed on the acquisition and haven't finalized product evolution or announced licensing plans going forward. We will announce more details in the next couple of weeks.

It will be interesting to hear how Softricity may interact with Terminal Server in the future.

Read the entire article and the PDF chat session, here.

 

Published Thursday, August 03, 2006 6:41 AM by David Marshall
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