Microsoft, Softricity Team Up on Web Services
The pair announced an agreement to promote Softricity's solution for managing Windows applications as Web services.Microsoft Corp. and Softricity Inc. Tuesday announced an agreement to promote Softricitys solution for managing Windows applications as Web services. Under the agreement, the companies will promote Softricitys SoftGrid as an enabling technology to bring existing applications onto the .Net platform as XML Web services over corporate networks, the companies said. Boston-based Softricitys SoftGrid enables users to deliver applications as network services. Under the agreement, Microsoft will bring its .Net technologies to the SoftGrid platform to automate things like application discovery and provisioning and user authentication through Microsoft Passport to applications outside the firewall, SoftGrid officials said.
Essentially, the SoftGrid system works by delivering portions of application code over the network to the Windows applications, said David Greschler, Softricitys co-founder and executive vice president of marketing and strategy.