Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software
This was the subject line of one of the mails that i got today morning from a senior colleague when i checked my mailbox. I was curious to open up the link that contained the news. So I did. I had heard a bit about Winternals. Now if you are not aware of what Winternals does, then you might not be able to understand the importance of this acquisition. In fact, Winternals is a leading provider of systems recovery and data protection solutions for Microsoft-based enterprises. Winternals products support IT professionals in numerous ways, emphasizing system repair and data recovery, and including system performance enhancement, system diagnostics and troubleshooting, and data accessibility solutions.
Hmm..thats indeed a huge set of solutions. Now i am really not surprised by this acquisition by Microsoft. The expertise Winternals, with their deep kernel-level expertise; brings to table can be really beneficial for Microsoft to come up with better and improved future versions of their Windows operating system.
Winternals is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft. So what does that mean to us? It means that the Winternals products and technologies might get integrated within Microsoft offerings so as to maximize customer value, which would be really great if you are a Microsoft customer.
Check out http://www.winternals.com/