Microsoft is set to announce details of its pricing model for application service providers who want to rent software to users over the Internet. The pricing is part of Microsoft's ASP Delivery Framework, which consists of a set of products and services to help ASPs work within the company's .net strategy, writes Nick Enticknap.
Microsoft is not commenting on its plans ahead of the announcement. It is believed the company will charge for software in two ways - by the server and per user - both on a monthly basis. Pricing will cover Microsoft applications for both servers and clients.
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Details are likely to be flexible, and subject to change once Microsoft and its ASP customers become more familiar with the economics of ASP software rental.