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August 5, 2006

Microsoft slashes Softricity pricing?

Posted by David Hunter at 12:24 PM ET.

(Via You may recall that Microsoft has just acquired application virtualization vendor, Softricity, and they haven’t waited long to put their own stamp on Softricity’s Softgrid product line – Exclusive – New Softgrid Pricing Announced: Drastically Lower: has received information on the new pricing Microsoft has put on the Softgrid products. This is really earth shattering!

Prices of the Softgrid products will be cut by as much as 85%

Follow the link for the list, but it’s tens of dollars per user.

This will make Softgrid affordable for everyone. I think this is a giant step towards application virtualization becoming a commodity.

The new prices are valid as of the first of August (so as of now) however the actual software will not be available until September the 29th.

This information still has to be announced officially but that’s just a matter of time.

Discussion of some of the effects on the Microsoft – Citrix relationship by following the link.

Filed under Acquisitions, Application Virtualization, Citrix, Coopetition, Microsoft, Virtualization

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One Response to “Microsoft slashes Softricity pricing?”

  1. Microsoft acquisitions rolled up into Software Assurance offering -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] In that regard, the Softricity products seem to have a life of their own and the press release calls out the fact that AssetMetrix technology is also available via Microsoft’s Systems Management Server, but there doesn’t seem to be an immediate alternative for the others.  In particular, one would think that the offered Winternals toolset would have much broader applicability for Microsoft customers than just those with a Software Assurance subscription and it doesn’t encompass all the former Winternals tools. Hopefully the other products and non-Software Assurance customers won’t be forgotten. Filed under Acquisitions, Servers, Virtualization, General Business, Licensing, SMS, Microsoft, Application Virtualization [...]

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