Microsoft boosts virtualisation UX on Office 365 with FSLogix acquisition


Following Microsoft’s launch of a virtual desktop solution earlier this year, which allows users to run Office 365 and Windows 10 in the cloud, the tech giant has announced the acquisition of one of the project’s partners, FSLogix. 

 The virtual desktop start-up, which was purchased for an undisclosed sum, is a next-generation app-provisioning platform which aims to reduce the resource, time and labour required to support virtualisation.  

 Both companies are dedicated to enhancing the user experience of virtual desktop solutions for organisations choosing to move to virtual desktops, making a more formal partnership the perfect option. Microsoft hopes that by joining forces with FSLogix, it will be able to provide better performance and faster load times across its Office 365 offering – especially to its ProPlus customers.  

 Microsoft’s Office 365 enables companies to put the modern desktop experience at the heart of the organisation’s digital transformation plans, making it easier for employees to work remotely – as well as cutting down on IT time and money.  

 In a blog by Microsoft on the acquisition, the company stated that it looks “forward to the impact its technology and its people will have on our customers’ virtualization experience.”   

 The news also comes at an interesting time for Microsoft, as FSLogix formally announced last month that it is buying Xoxco, an Austin-based developer with experience in building conversational bots.