Microsoft made its first official acquisition announcement of 2010 on October 6, when company officials said they had bought long-time Microsoft partner and application-performance-monitoring vendor AviCode.
Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. AviCode is becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft
, and its technology will be rolled into Microsoft’s System Center family of products over time, allowing customers to monitor on-premises and cloud applications, Microsoft officials said.
Microsoft’s pattern of acquisitions has been under the microscope, as of late. Microsoft has not announced any acquisitions since the end of 2009
, but officials have said Microsoft has still acquired some companies without fanfare in recent months.
One of Microsoft’s recent unannounced acquisitions is virtual-world vendor Vivaty
. Vivaty shut down in April, with its founders saying the company ran out of money.