Today, Microsoft and AgreeYa Mobility announced the signing of a licensing agreement meant to offer the latter the possibility to interoperate with a series of applications and services from Microsoft, aimed at the enterprise sector.
Through the new agreement, AgreeYa Mobility will be able to come up with solutions for non-Microsoft mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, RIM and WebOS, to enable them connect to Microsoft enterprise back-end systems.
The new agreement will enable Microsoft’s enterprise applications and cloud services to reach a wider range of mobile devices, as well as tablet PCs.
“A very large percentage of enterprises are utilizing Microsoft applications and are demanding access to those applications on their mobile devices and tablets,” said Krish Kupathil, CEO of AgreeYa Mobility.
“By entering into this protocol licensing agreement, AgreeYa Mobility obtains the rights under Microsoft patents to implement Microsoft communication protocols.
“In addition, customers will gain access to applications and services that work seamlessly across Microsoft technologies, allowing for a compelling unified user experience on non-Windows mobile platforms.”
AgreeYa Mobility says that they plan on making use of the protocols licensed from Microsoft for coming up with a series of mobile solutions aimed at connecting to Remote Desktop Services, Windows Azure, Active Directory and SharePoint.
Partner companies already expressed their support for the agreement, noting that it should prove of great help for the interoperability features that they added to their applications for various mobile platforms out there.
Moreover, the deal is expected to provide enterprises with enhanced access to Microsoft apps required for their operations even through mobile devices.
“The consumerization of IT presents a challenge for our enterprise customers. This agreement demonstrates how technology companies can work together collaboratively for the benefit of their customers,” said Sandy Gupta, general manager, Open Solutions Group, Microsoft.
“We’re committed to helping create a vibrant technology ecosystem that addresses the need for interoperable cloud services and applications within mixed IT environments.”