The acquisition will add Release Management capabilities to Microsoft’s applications.
Microsoft signed a deal with the application lifecycle management (ALM) services provider, InCycle Software to acquire its InRelease Business Unit for undisclosed sum.
The transaction of the continuous deployment application, InRelease, is expected to add Release Management capabilities to Microsoft’s ALM and DevOps applications and also support customers to offer applications faster and more efficiently.
Microsoft Developer Division corporate VP, S Somasegar, said that the InRelease will automate the development-to-production release process from Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, helping enable faster and simpler delivery of applications.
"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," Somasegar said.
InCycle Software president Claude Remillard said: "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."
According to the company, the InRelease Release Management application was developed using the latest Microsoft technologies and integrated directly with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to offer a mechanism in which application components can be deployed automatically to various target servers in different environments.
InCycle Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, will remain a separate company.