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.
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offering hosted application services. It provides a set of documentation, guidelines and best practices for developing and deploying applications in a hosted ASP environment. ISV Partners - Independent Software Vendors (ISV) that offer Windows DNA-based applications for hosting include Solomon, Shared Medical Systems Corp., Pivotal Corp. and many others. Operational support and management ISVs include Xevo Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Evidian and Full Armor Corp. Tools. Professional Services - Microsoft