I would need a web-based(VB.NET) application that will allow a user to login as a user to a portal and be able to choose from a list of links that would take them to either an embedded version of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc....or, a desktop instance of one if these applications that actually resides on the server. So as different users gain access to this portal, they should all be able to gain access to an "instance" of an MS application. Basically, I would be looking for this website/portal to behave similarly to what citrix's technology offers today.
In addition, they should be able to save the file(s) created locally or remotely on the hosting server.
Depending on whether this is possible, the idea can certainly be expanded to other needed work to further develop this portal.
Initially we are starting out with a small budget, but it can certainly grow into greater opportunities if the initial demo is favorable. Looking forward to hearing back from you all with bids.