January 25, 2011 08:30 ET

OS33 Launches Latest Version of Its Cloud Platform and OS33 WebTop

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - OS33, a full-featured cloud-based IT delivery automation platform for MSPs, today announced the latest version of its Cloud Platform featuring major updates to its Cloud File Manager and OS33 WebTop. This new version provides easy access to corporate file systems and Sharepoint directly from any web browser, support for OpenSocial Gadgets from providers like Google, and an optimized Mobile Portal that is now accessible via most mobile devices including the iPad, providing users with an even-more powerful way to access all company resources from a single web-based interface.

The OS33 Cloud File Manager features unique new technology that provides users with the ability to browse the corporate file system directly from any browser-capable device without the need to use VDI, Citrix, or Remote Desktop Services. Built on top of Microsoft Office Web Apps and SharePoint 2010, OS33 Web Apps offers users the choice to download a copy of a document to their local computer; open the document in the hosted version of the corresponding application; or view, edit and save MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents directly from the OS33 browser-based WebTop. SharePoint integration enables WebTop User Groups to automatically provision their own SharePoint site, or sub-sites on any template that they choose. All access control and configuration is seamlessly handled by OS33.

"The latest functionality that OS33 has built into its WebTop is a huge plus for users with years invested in their existing Windows-based file systems," said Jeff Grace, President and CEO of NetEffect. "OS33 has developed a unique set of features that allows users to open documents in a browser window, make necessary changes and save it back to their cloud-based file system or to local folders. As the IT industry continues to move closer to the world of web applications, the ability to mix and match Citrix Hosting and SaaS offerings based on user preference and business practices is a huge game changer."

Users also can add OpenSocial Gadgets, such as stock tickers, calendars, Google search, to-do lists and more, directly to their OS33 WebTop for added functionality on users' workspaces providing a more user-friendly experience. Service providers can also write their own OpenSocial-compatible gadgets and make them available to their clients via the OS33 WebTop. Additionally, individual OS33 gadgets, such as My Programs, Help Desk and the Cloud File Manager, are readily available to be added to the iGoogle interface for increased accessibility.

The OS33 Mobile Portal is an even easier to use, faster, yet still fully featured version of the OS33 Portal available on mobile devices such as the iPhones, iPads, Android tablets, and many other devices.

Enhancements to the OS33 Platform also include support for hosting a company's email on Google's services. Providers can link Google accounts for users with the OS33 Portal automatically connecting to Google Gmail to show how many unread emails are available. Calendar and tasks also integrate into their Google equivalents.

"Thanks to the support and feedback we receive from our partners, we have been able to incorporate some extremely valuable features into the latest release of the OS33 Platform," said Jacob Kazakevich, OS33 President. "We are enhancing the OS33 experience as part of our long-term goal of simplifying IT. By enabling users to not only view but also work on cloud-based files directly from the WebTop without third-party controls, without the need to migrate the existing file system to SharePoint, without additional login prompts and without costly licenses, we continue to provide an enhanced cloud service experience to all of our global customers."

OS33's easy-to-use, yet powerful managed services software platform, allows providers to provision and deliver hosted IT solutions to thousands of end users, transforming raw computing resources from the OS33 cloud or the MSP's own private infrastructure into business-ready Web and Windows applications and desktop hosting for their customers. MSPs can add new clients in five minutes or less and provision them with hosted business applications from a catalog of software and third-party SaaS offerings, along with integrated collaboration tools. Utilization of OS33 tracking, billing and chargeback, ticketing and reporting ensures that the OS33 MSP partnership is profitable and makes good business sense.

For more information and videos on the latest version of the OS33 MSP software platform, please visit Interested parties can also sign up for a no-obligation demonstration of OS33 at

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OS33, the leading full-featured cloud computing IT delivery automation platform, has been tested and proven by thousands of end users. OS33 spun off from External IT, an MSP that provides turnkey cloud computing solutions that made OS33 the backbone of its business beginning in 2006. OS33 is based in New York City. For more information please visit

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