July 18, 2006

Microsoft Acquires Winternals / Sysinternals

As a long time fan of the great utilities from the Sysinternals website, I think the news of this aquisition is good news all round:

Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, that provides Windows-based enterprises with systems recovery and data protection solutions in addition to offering a freeware tools Web site called Sysinternals.

The addition of Winternals is a significant advance in Microsoft's promise to lower customers' total cost of ownership of the Microsoft Windows platform. Customers will be able to continue building on Sysinternals'advanced utilities, technical information and source code for utilities related to Windows.

Press Release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/jul06/07-18WinternalsPR.mspx

FAQ about the acquisition: http://www.winternals.com/Faq.aspx

Entry categories: Microsoft
Posted by Jorgen Thelin at July 18, 2006 10:19 AM - [PermaLink]