Microsoft Plans to Acquire Softricity. What does this mean to Citrix?: "Why did Microsoft acquire Softricity?
According to Alex Balcanquall, a Technical Product Manager for Terminal Services at Microsoft, it was for three reasons:
It compliments [sic] their overall virtualization strategy by bringing more virtualization technologies into their portfolio.
It helps lower client TCO by allowing applications to run on client workstations with less administrative work, deployment effort, and testing.
It helps lower Terminal Server TCO by allowing more application to be served from single servers, thereby reducing wasted overhead associated with building server silos and lessening the amount of time to deploy new and updated applications."