Chad Jones, SoftGrid Product Manager, reports that upcoming SoftGrid 4.5 will feature a lightweight version without Active Directory and SQL Server as mandatory requirements.
SoftGrid’s tight integration with Active Directory is at the same time one of the biggest constrains and one of the biggest values the product has. Having an AD-free version is a welcome news for smaller SMBs and enterprises wanting to deploy virtual applications inside DMZs and branch offices.
SoftGrid 4.5 is already available for TAP customers, will be in open beta by the end of October and may hit the market before summer 2008, as Microsoft itself detailed few months ago.
Thanks to InfoWorld for the news.