Partner Watch, August 16
Hosting.com offers users a chance to test out betas of Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005. Also, SyncCast develops a digital music kiosk with partner Mix & Burn.
unveiled last Tuesday its free ASP.NET 2.0 and
SQL Server 2005 hosting plans that allow customers to beta test
the new Microsoft products.
The free Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 hosting plan includes a $1 setup
fee, 200MB disk space, 10GB monthly data transfer and one FTP account.
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hosting plan offers options which
will allow users to focus less on repetitive administrative tasks
and more on effectively collecting data. The SQL Server 2005 plan
includes a $1 setup fee and 50MB of space.
For more information on the free hosting plans provided by the
Microsoft Certified Partner, go to Hosting.com's
Also in the latest partner news, SyncCast, a Microsoft Gold
Certified Partner, announced Aug. 8 that it and Mix & Burn will
debut the Digital Download Music Kiosk at this year's National Association
of Record Merchandisers, Insights and Sounds event.
The partnership combines Mix & Burn's Music Tablet in-store
kiosk with SyncCast's software-based technology, built on Microsoft's
Windows Media DRM 10. Customers will be able to download digital
songs directly to their Windows Media-compliant portable players
at the kiosks.
For more information, go SyncCast's
Here's what else is happening in the partner world this week:
Recent Partner Sightings
- AfterMail (Wellington,
New Zealand) - e-mail management solution; Microsoft ISV/Software
Solutions Competency; Gold Certified, Aug. 15.
- LightEdge Solutions
(Des Moines, Iowa) - managed data networking and business
services; Gold Certified, Aug. 10.