Mark me as confused on this one. Microsoft has just posted a sample application
to show how
Software as a Service (SaaS) works
. The Microsoft Web site explains that
"Software as a Service is a new delivery model where companies pay not
for owning the software itself but for using it."
I agree with this whole sentence, except for the word "new." Service
providers have been offering Microsoft software as a service for years, lots
of years. And so, to some extent, has Microsoft itself! I'm glad Microsoft is
serious about this model, and is throwing new technology and infrastructure
in this direction, but the concept is far from "new."
Posted by Doug Barney on 02/20/2007 at 1:15 PM