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Microsoft Launches Free Hosting Program

Microsoft Launches Free Hosting Program

November 28, 2005 -- Software giant Microsoft ( announced on Monday that it had launched the Microsoft Hosting Program, a free service that provides Web hosts with technical tools and resources to help them manage and deploy Microsoft products.

The program gives hosts free downloads of the Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting and Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration platforms. Members also receive a monthly newsletter that includes technical information, product updates, case studies and marketing resources. Participation qualifies hosts for the Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement, a requirement for offering Microsoft-based hosting services and hosted applications.

"Hosting service providers represent an important channel for Microsoft," says Pascal Martin, general manager of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft. "We are making strong investments in technical and marketing solutions that help them rapidly deploy and profitably operate offerings that address the needs of their customers. The Microsoft Hosting Program announced today is vital in giving our service provider partners the solutions and additional knowledge, tools and community resources they need to successfully grow their business on the Windows platform."

Microsoft also recently announced the Hosting Solutions Specialization for the Microsoft Partner Program. Partners who earn the Hosting Solutions Specialization have proven their proficiency in delivering hosted services on built on Microsoft technology.


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  • Gravatar - paul
    paul 07:57, December 29, 2005
    and they will be out of business in 6 months or less.<br />
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  • Gravatar - mike
    mike 03:01, January 5, 2006
    what a joke. 25 employees and they use paypal ? cant they get a merchant account.<br />
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    they haven't even got their own ssl cert and used liquid web.<br />
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    why is such a good site like giving these scammers advertising .<br />
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    It's wannabe hosts like this who give hosting a bad name<br />
    what a joke
  • Gravatar - Richy
    Richy 03:10, January 5, 2006
    Uk Company should show £ as well as $. This company will not last long at all.
  • Gravatar - Upadesh
    Upadesh 03:23, June 5, 2009
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  • Gravatar - Heliguy
    Heliguy 11:21, July 30, 2009
    what a butch of fucking wankers 4 years on and strive is still standing strong. i know the guy who run the company hes called liam mulryan. it is now one of the least known but best hosting companys out there. try before you rant people

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