IT Forum 2004: Microsoft rolls out Windows-Based Hosting

Microsoft has announced general availability of Windows-Based Hosting Version 3.0, which is a platform for service providers to sell hosted offerings.

Features new to version 3.0 include support for faster deployment (using Automated Deployment Services (ADS) to shorten server build times and the three new hosted services components (Windows SharePoint Services hosting for team-oriented Web sites, database services with SQL Server and support for ASP.NET, SSL, FTP and e-mail with Internet Information Services).

‘According to our customers, operational efficiency and the ability to increase average revenue per user are must-haves in today’s highly competitive Web-hosting environment,’ said Pascal Martin, general manager for Microsoft’s Hosting Solutions. ‘We designed the Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting Version 3.0 with these critical goals in mind, and we are extremely excited to be delivering the latest version of our proven Microsoft hosting tools and tested best practices to service providers of all sizes.’

You can read more about the system at the /serviceproviders/hosting/ section of the Microsoft website.

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