Microsoft to acquire Canadian provider of release management solutions,
extending its DevOps solutions that utilize Microsoft Visual Studio and
Team Foundation Server.
REDMOND, WA and LAVAL, QC, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Microsoft Corp. and
InCycle Software Inc. today announced that Microsoft has reached an
agreement to acquire the InRelease Business Unit from InCycle Software,
a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) services
and Release Management solutions on the .NET platform. The acquisition
of the continuous deployment solution, InRelease, will add Release
Management capabilities to Microsoft's ALM and DevOps solutions,
helping customers deliver applications faster, better and more
"DevOps is an increasingly important part of ALM and a growing area of
interest to chief information officers as businesses are pressured to
develop and deploy quality applications at an increasingly faster
pace," said S. Somasegar, corporate vice president, Developer Division
for Microsoft. "The InRelease continuous delivery solution will
automate the development-to-production release process from Visual
Studio Team Foundation Server, helping enable faster and simpler
delivery of applications."
InCycle Software's InRelease Release Management solution was developed
using the latest Microsoft technologies and integrated directly with
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to provide a mechanism in which
application components can be deployed automatically to various target
servers in different environments. This also enables all the
configuration information to be centralized, managing the deployments
as part of a business-driven release workflow that involves multiple
roles in the organization. A continuous deployment approach brings
together key stakeholders from across the build-deploy-test process to
ensure that the application delivers the highest-quality experience
across every operating environment to which the application is
deployed. This constant feedback loop also allows development teams to
bring applications to deployment at a much more rapid release cadence.
"InRelease was designed to build upon the existing features in Visual
Studio, and we're excited it will now be part of an integrated ALM
solution bringing value to Visual Studio customers everywhere," said
Claude Remillard, president of InCycle Software.
Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Microsoft will acquire the
business unit of InCycle Software that provides its InRelease automated
deployment solution. InCycle Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner, will remain a separate entity focused on ALM consulting.
Somasegar added, "InCycle Software will continue on as a valued partner
to Microsoft, and a great resource for customers evaluating ALM
solutions based on the InRelease technology."
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
About InCycle Software
Microsoft Gold partner since 2005, InCycle Software is the North
American leader in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) consulting
services that help .NET organizations go to the next level.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
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