On July 14, 2000, at the Fusion 2000 business symposium, Microsoft Corp. announced new tools and programs to support the growing application hosting market. Application service providers (ASPs) can take advantage of new technical resources, partnerships, licensing and certification programs.
the Windows DNA platform, Office 2000 and Exchange 2000. ASP Service Delivery Initiative : Microsoft announced an ASP Service Delivery Initiative, which brings together the hosting capacity provided by ASP enablers, the solutions developed by ASP aggregators, and the sales and customization skills of the Microsoft sales channel. Microsoft is working with ASP enablers, including DIGEX Inc., Data Return Corp., EDS, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Cable and Wireless, to empower ISVs, ASPs and MCSPs to enter the