"It's unlikely than an organization will strictly choose one path or the other when it comes to SaaS and software services that are built in-house. Every organization will likely continue to have a mix of existing applications, SaaS subscriptions , and now through SOA, a collection of reusable components, Web services and business processes," said Sandy Carter, vice president of SOA and WebSphere strategy at IBM. “ But Google's offline approach also is a recognition that Microsoft is right in insisting that not all computing will take place in the Internet cloud. Microsoft's been touting a vision of "software plus services " that relies on Internet-connected desktop apps, and more enterprise software-as-a-service companies, such as CRM vendor RightNow, recognize the need for some client software.”
Software + Services Google CEO Says Software to Play a Bigger Role Software Services
Customer Managed Provider Managed Traditional Software Hosted or Outsourced Software as a Service Co-Managed Software, services & support offerings specifically designed for one-to-many delivery over the Internet Packaged software customized, deployed & managed by provider Packaged software deployed on-premise Application Management Who manages the app software experience, SLA? Software Delivery How is the end-to-end experience delivered?
Traditional Software Hosted or Outsourced Software as a Service Customer Managed Provider Managed Co-Managed Software Delivery How is the end-to-end experience delivered? Today’s In-House IT Outsourced IT, On-site Contractors, Asset Transfer, etc Co-Location Services Hosted Infra & Applications Amazon EC2, S3, Win+IIS+.NET Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services Salesforce.com, Office Live “ Building Block Services ” “ Attached Services ” “ Finished Services ” Application Management Who manages the app software experience, SLA?
Consistent, seamless experiences across multiple PCs and devices Choice of on-premise, partner-hosted or Microsoft-hosted delivery Federation between enterprises and cloud services Composition of multiple applications and services Enable multiple business models
Microsoft® Popfly™ is the fun, easy way for anyone to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts:
Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.
Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.
Enabling new markets for sharing and selling your games online (“the YouTube of games”)
Free for PC development, including IDE
Creators Club (for Xbox 360) – $99/year
XNA Game Studio Extends Visual Studio 2005 to create games using C# XNA Framework Cross-Platform game development framework and runtime .NET Framework for Xbox 360 Custom version of the .NET Compact Framework XNA Framework