Microsoft and AgreeYa Mobility in a joint customer and partner forum today in Beijing, announced a protocol licensing agreement. "The licensing agreement will enable AgreeYa Mobility solutions to create solutions for non-Microsoft mobile platforms (including iOS, Android, RIM and WebOS) that connect with Microsoft enterprise back-end systems," revealed Microsoft.
The goal of the agreement is to expand the reach of Microsoft's enterprise applications and cloud services across a broad range of heterogeneous mobile devices and tablets.
AgreeYa Mobility will use the protocols licensed from Microsoft to create mobile solutions that connect to Remote Desktop Services, Windows Azure, Active Directory and SharePoint.
"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, gm, 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."
"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," said Kupathil.