Tim Mangan directed me to an article from Mary Jo Foley where states that since the inception of the MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) Microsoft has sold 2 million licenses. Without argument, most of those sales were probably due to the SoftGrid acquisition (though I wouldn’t complain about getting the fantastic SysInternals tools too). While many people (including me) would like to see Microsoft separate SoftGrid from the SA requirement, it seems pretty clear that they are definitely driving value to the SA business through SoftGrid. Therefore, it seems unlikely that Microsoft would separate SoftGrid. In either case, this clearly demonstrates the demand for SoftGrid. Interesting times ahead.