AllenPort Announces Strategic Alliance with Microsoft

PRINCETON, N.J. (PRESS RELEASE – April 29, 2009) – As part of its ongoing commitment to connect the Client and the Cloud, AllenPort(R) announced today a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. to provide access to Microsoft Office as a subscription service through the AllenPort Virtual File Cabinet, reducing the upfront cost of acquiring these most essential software applications. By using AllenPort, businesses now have the ability to subscribe to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Exchange, and Access on any PC. AllenPort’s hybrid Software as a Service “SaaS” model makes these applications and all the user’s data available even when the user is offline.

AllenPort provides a platform that mobilizes local applications, settings and data for businesses; providing an alternative to the significant capital expenditure associated with setting up a traditional business network or web based storage and services. “No one represents the power of the local client better than Microsoft, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them,” said Joel E. Allen, President of AllenPort. “The benefits of AllenPort to a small business or its IT professionals are significant and tangible. Adding Microsoft applications brings us one step closer to a true, mobilized computing environment that VAR and MSP clients can easily deploy.”

“An MSP can now setup the IT for a small office: assign users, choose the software each member will need, and remotely deploy the applications in a structured file management system for an entire office, all in less than 15 minutes. All file management requirements, including managed backup, file sharing, disaster recovery, remote access and managing user requirements are handled behind the scenes by AllenPort, all for a low monthly cost,” said Allen.

About AllenPort Co.

Founded in 2003, AllenPort provides a platform for mobilizing local applications and data. The AllenPort Virtual File Cabinet provides small and mid sized businesses, managed service providers and software publishers with a complete hosted solution for their file management and software subscription needs. AllenPort believes that as the client becomes more and more powerful, that power will be used by local software. The notion that our PCs will be web-terminals or thin-clients is not logical nor is it convenient for many users. Unlike other SaaS models, the AllenPort Virtual File Cabinet offers local applications and local data, with full disconnected functionality. For more information about AllenPort please visit our web site at, or view AllenPort founder, Joel Allen’s message to SMB’s at

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