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List of acquisitions by Microsoft

This is a list of acquisitions by Microsoft, a computer software company founded on April 4 1975. Each acquisition is for the respective company in its entirety. The acquisition date listed is the date of the agreement between Microsoft and the subject of the acquisition. The value of each acquisition is listed in US$ because Microsoft is headquartered in the United States. If the value of an acquisition is not listed, then it is undisclosed. If the Microsoft product that is derived from the acquired company is known, then it is also listed.

Microsoft's largest acquisition as of April 2008 is the purchase of aQuantive, a digital marketing company, on May 18 2007 for $6 billion. The majority of the companies acquired by Microsoft are based in the United States. A total of 118 companies have been acquired as of April 2008.


Acquisition date Company Business Country Value (USD) Derived products References
Dynamical Systems Research Operating system $ Mondrian, a TopView clone
Forethought Graphics software Microsoft PowerPoint
Consumers Software Computer networking Microsoft Mail
Fox Software Database $ Visual FoxPro
Softimage 3D computer graphics software Softimage 3D
One Tree Software Revision control Microsoft Visual SourceSafe
NextBase Route planning software Microsoft Streets & Trips
RenderMorphics Reality Lab Direct3D
Blue Ribbon Soundworks Digital audio editor DirectMusic
Bruce Artwick Organization Personal computer game Microsoft Space Simulator
Vermeer Technologies Incorporated HTML editor $ Microsoft FrontPage
Colusa Software Object-oriented programming .NET CLR
Aspect Software Engineering Web applications Active Server Pages
EXOS Video game Force feedback technology for DirectInput
eShop Electronic commerce Microsoft Merchant Server
ResNova Software Web server Microsoft Personal Web Server
NetCarta Content management system $ Microsoft Site Server
Intersé Web analytics Microsoft BackOffice Server
WebTV Networks Internet television $ MSN TV
Dimension X Multimedia Microsoft Liquid Motion
Cooper & Peters Software framework $ Application Foundation Classes
LinkAge Software E-mail $ Microsoft Exchange Server
Vxtreme Streaming media $ NetShow 2.0
Hotmail Web-based email $ Hotmail
Flash Communications Instant messaging client Microsoft NetMeeting
Firefly Network Recommender system $ Microsoft Passport, P3P support in Internet Explorer 6
MESA Group Instant messaging client Microsoft Exchange Server
Valence Research Computer cluster Network Load Balancing Services
LinkExchange Advertising network $ MSN Advertising
FASA Interactive Video game Microsoft Game Studios
CompareNet Price comparison service MSN Sidewalk
Numinous Technology Computer graphics Microsoft Research
Indie Built Game development Microsoft Game Studios
Jump Networks Calendaring software MSN Hotmail Calendar
ShadowFactor Software DirectPlay Voice $ Microsoft Game Studios
OmniBrowse Mobile software $ MSN Mobile
Sendit Mobile Web $ Internet Cellular Smart Access Server 3.5
ZOOMIT Identity management Microsoft Metadirectory Services
STNC Enterprises Mobile Web Microsoft Mobile Explorer
Visio Corporation Diagramming software $ Microsoft Visio
Softway Systems POSIX subsystem for Windows NT Interix
Entropic Research Laboratory Speech recognition $ Microsoft Speech Server
Peach Network Interactive television Microsoft TV
Driveoff.Com Online Car Shopping MSN CarPoint (now MSN Autos)
Bungie Video game developer $ Microsoft Game Studios
NetGames USA Online game MSN Games
MongoMusic Media player $ MSN Music
Pacific Microsonics Media player Windows Media Player
Digital Anvil Video game developer Microsoft Game Studios
Great Plains Software Accounting software $ Microsoft Dynamics GP
Maximal Innovative Intelligence Information management $ Microsoft Outlook
NCompass Labs Content management system $ .NET Framework
iCommunicate Customer relationship management Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Ensemble Studios Video game developer Microsoft Game Studios
Navision Software A/S Enterprise resource planning $ Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Sales Management Systems Point of sale Microsoft Dynamics GP
Rare Video game developer $ Microsoft Game Studios
Vicinity Internet marketing $ Microsoft MapPoint
Connectix Virtualization Microsoft Virtual PC
PlaceWare Web conferencing Microsoft Office Live Meeting
RAV Antivirus Antivirus software Microsoft Anti-Virus
Creature House Graphics software Creature House Expression
ActiveViews Analytical software SQL Server Reporting Services
Encore Business Solutions Accounting software Microsoft Dynamics
Lookout Software Desktop search $ Windows Search
GIANT Company Software Anti-spyware Windows Defender
Sybari Software Antivirus software $ Microsoft Anti-Virus
En'tegrate Software Enterprise resource planning Microsoft Dynamics AX
Groove Networks Collaborative software $ Microsoft Groove
ContentGuard Digital rights management PlayReady
MessageCast Instant messaging client MSN Messenger
FrontBridge E-mail service provider Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services
Teleo Voice over Internet Protocol MSN Messenger
Alacris Identity and Access Management Active Directory
Unveil Technologies Speech recognition Microsoft Speech Server Voice over Internet Protocol Microsoft Office
FolderShare File sharing Windows Live FolderShare
GeoTango Web mapping Microsoft MapPoint
UMT Project management software Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server
MotionBridge Search engine technology Live Search Mobile
String Bean Software iSCSI Windows Server 2003
Onfolio Information management Windows Live Toolbar
Apptimum Software migration Microsoft Windows
ProClarity Corporation Business intelligence software Microsoft SQL Server
Lionhead Studios Video game developer Microsoft Game Studios
AssetMetrix Business intelligence software Microsoft Systems Management Server
Vexcel Satellite imagery Microsoft MapPoint
Massive Incorporated In-game advertising Xbox Live
DeepMetrix Web analytics Microsoft adCenter
Whale Communications Virtual private network $ Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway
iView Media Digital asset management Microsoft Expression Media
Softricity Application Virtualization Microsoft Application Virtualization
Winternals Utility software Microsoft Windows
Azyxxi Medical software Microsoft Amalga
Gteko Utility software $ Microsoft Research
DesktopStandard Group Policy Group Policy
Colloquis Instant messaging Windows Live Agents
Secured Dimensions Computer security Windows Live OneCare
Medstory Medical software Live Search Health
Tellme Networks Voice over Internet Protocol $ Windows Mobile
devBiz Web application Visual Studio Team System
ScreenTonic Mobile advertising Microsoft adCenter
SoftArtisans Reporting software Microsoft Office
aQuantive Digital marketing $ Microsoft adCenter
Engyro Interoperability System Center Operations Manager
Dundas Data Visualization Database SQL Server Reporting Services
Stratature Database management system Bulldog
AdECN Online advertising Microsoft adCenter
Parlano Instant messaging Microsoft Office Communications Server Reverse auction Live Search
Global Care Solutions Medical software Microsoft Amalga Location-based service Live Search Maps
Fast Search & Transfer Enterprise search $ Microsoft SharePoint
Calista Technologies Virtual device $ Microsoft Application Virtualization
Caligari 3D computer graphics Microsoft Virtual Earth
Danger Mobile software $ MSN Mobile
YaData Online advertising $ Microsoft adCenter
Kidaro Desktop Virtualization (VDI) $ Microsoft Virtual PC
Komoku Computer security Windows Live OneCare
Farecast Computer reservations system $
Powerset Search engine $ Live Search
Greenfield Online Online shopping $ Live Search

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