Friday, April 18, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon Announces Kindle Service For Samsung Devices
Nokia Halts Sales Of Lumia 2520 Tablet
TSMC Reports Quarterly Profit
Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards
PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 7.0 Million Units
Google Reports Lower Than Expected First Quarter revenue
AMD Demonstrates Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux
Lenovo Introduces A to Z and FLEX 2 series Of Laptops and Desktops
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > OnLive ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, March 09, 2012
OnLive is Improperly Licensed, Says Microsoft


OnLive, a company that recently began offering hosted Windows and Office software remotely from its servers to iPad and Android tablet users, is in violation of Microsoft licensing rules.

"We are actively engaged with OnLive with the hope of bringing them into a properly licensed scenario, and we are committed to seeing this issue is resolved," wrote Joe Matz, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Worldwide Licensing and Pricing, in a blog post.

OnLive's Desktop and Desktop Plus are cloud services available for the iPad. According to Onlive, they offers its subscribers "a seamless Windows desktop experience and full-featured Office applications," as described by the company.

The analyst firm Gartner had raised questions regarding the compliance of these services last week, warning IT managers that it was unclear whether OnLive Desktop complies with Microsoft licensing agreements and to take precautionary steps before allowing employees to use it.

According to Matz, Microsoft's customers can have a partner host Windows 7 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for them, as long as they have licensed the software directly from Microsoft. "

Another valid scenario allows partners that have entered into the Services Provider License Agreement to provide some functionality to any customer, even those that haven't licensed the software directly from Microsoft. The software involved is Windows Server and Remote Desktop Services.

However, Microsoft's partners aren't allowed to provide Windows 7 as a hosted client or Office as a service through Windows 7.


Previous
Next
Samsung Showcases Angry Birds Space at SXSW        All News        Intel Provides Overview Of Ivy Bridge And Intel 7 Series Express Chipset at CeBIT 2012
Dropbox File-sharing App Abused by Spammers     General Computing News      Kaspersky Found Unknown Programming Language in the Duqu Trojan

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
China Approves Sale of Nokia's Business to Microsoft
Microsoft Announces New Cloud Tools
Microsoft Previews .NET Native Platform For App Developers
Microsoft Says It Won't Search Users' Emails For Stolen Property
Microsoft Unveils Office for Apple's iPad
Microsoft and Dell Sign Patent Licensing Deal
Microsoft Opens Source Code for MS-DOS and Word For Windows to Public
Nokia, Microsoft Deal Delayed
Microsoft Searched Hotmail Messages To Track Leak
SQL Server 2014 Coming April 1st
Microsoft To Release New Office For The Mac This Year
Microsoft Releases 2013 Law Enforcement Requests Report

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .