Microsoft's SCA Enhances Right Networks' Account Hosting Capability

By CIOReview | Friday, April 1, 2016
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HUDSON, NH: Joining Microsoft’s new Shared Computer Activation (SCA) program is the application hosting enterprise Right Networks. It is one amongst a privileged few corporations to become a part of the program. Right Networks is a provider of fully-managed application hosting for accounting firms and small to medium businesses. This move makes them the first officially authorized Quickbooks hosting provider to offer industry-standard financial accounting application in one integrated package with Office 365.

Microsoft initiated Shared Computer Activation (SCA) in Office 365 to enable access to ProPlus users on-premises, cloud hosted or Azure-based systems from multiple devices with a single license. This provides customers with the flexibility to harness existing Office 365 ProPlus, licensing investments when deploying to the cloud.

This link-up allows users to transfer their ProPlus, E3 or E5 Office 365 license into the Right Networks environment while remaining with their existing service provider. Each purchased user license can be used on utmost five devices, including one for the hosted Right Networks environment.

The offer is now available to both new and existing Right Networks customers, enabling them to provision Office 365 with QuickBooks or add Office 365 to an existing hosted QuickBooks Desktop subscription. Clients can exploit the benefits of Right Networks hosted desktop in a multi-tenant environment with cost-effective integration within one cloud workspace.

“This is an exciting step in terms of raising the power and flexibility of our hosted desktop solution,” says John Farrer, Co-Founder and CEO, Right Networks. “We are both proud and grateful to participate in this program, and pleased to extend these benefits to our growing customer base. Not only are we continuing to bring new features and innovation to our customers, this announcement further solidifies our position as a leader in the cloud solutions market.”