My fellow ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley wonders why "Microsoft isn't calling the hosted versions of its Microsoft Dynamics ERP products 'ERP Live'."
There's a simple explanation. People at Microsoft evidently understand very well that taking an existing client-server application and hosting it in a data center is not enough on its own to turn it into an on-demand application. The only thing that's new about the hosted versions of the Dynamics family is a subscription licensing model. In all other respects these new hosted versions — just like the hosted version of CRM 3.0, released earlier this year — are just so much SoSaaS: Same old Software, as a Service. Gracing them with the Live moniker would be a travesty.