MaximumASP Teams Up With Microsoft

    June 9, 2006

A Kentucky-based business is going to be Microsoft’s first partner to offer free beta test accounts featuring Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 and Microsoft Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 2. The company, MaximumASP, is a top provider of Windows-based hosting services.

“MaximumASP is a natural choice to debut IIS 7.0 in a hosted environment. Throughout the evaluation and testing process, MaximumASP demonstrated excellent flexibility and technical skill, and has developed a strong relationship with the developer product groups at Microsoft,” said Bill Staples, the product unit manager of IIS 7.0.

“The IIS product is at the center of Microsoft’s Web platform strategy,” Staples continued. “IIS serves as the underlying hosting and management infrastructure for all of Microsoft’s Web platform technologies including ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation. Microsoft is excited to work with MaximumASP as an early adopter of IIS 7.0 and believes its commitment to quality hosting and excellent customer service will result in a fantastic opportunity for customers to evaluate IIS 7.0.”

At the other end of the deal, Chris Page, CTIO of MaximumASP, seemed equally enthusiastic. “We are very excited about the IIS 7.0 architecture and anxious to give users a sneak preview of how it will change management of hosted sites and Web applications,” he said. “MaximumASP continues to lead the hosting industry by giving our customers a competitive edge and enabling them to be first-to-market with new solutions.”

Users all over the world will be able to try out the new technology, which will be available in a hosted environment, for free. It’s likely that many people will take advantage of the opportunity to test-drive the long-anticipated “Longhorn.”

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