News
News
3/7/2006
02:32 PM
50%
50%

Microsoft Acquires Apptimum

Microsoft aims to use Apptimum's technology to ease the process of moving applications and settings from older Windows desktops to the Vista upgrade.

Microsoft has application migration features built into Windows Vista but is buying an ISV's tool to ensure a smooth upgrade cycle for customers.

Microsoft said Tuesday it plans to acquire Apptimum, the Sunrise, Fla.-based maker of Alohobob PC relocation software and the Migrate DT user state management engine. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Microsoft has improved the computer setup process in Vista and aims to use Apptimum's technology to ease the process of moving applications and settings from older Windows desktops to the Vista upgrade, which is due for release late this year.

A Microsoft-branded product based on the Apptimum technology is slated to be available as an optional download for Vista, the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant said. Future plans for the Apptimum product weren’t revealed. Microsoft also didn’t specify the release date for the download or other products.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014
Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.