Cool Microsoft SA Toolset Gets Partner Push
Microsoft is marshalling some partner resources behind an interesting new licensing package that rolls together the fruits of a few of the software giant’s recent acquisitions.
The company announced the Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance last week.
Basically, Microsoft is presenting some slick new ways for Software Assurance customers to access four products that Microsoft now owns: Softricity Softgrid for dynamic delivery of virtual applications, AssetMetrix Asset Inventory Service, the Winternals IT Admin Pak for desktop repair and Desktop Standard’s GPO Vault for providing change management to Group Policy.
The pack is like a tour of Microsoft’s recent acquisition spree. Microsoft announced plans to purchase AssetMetrix on April 26, Softricity on May 26, Winternals on July 18 and Desktop Standard on Oct. 2.