Microsoft acquires FSLogix in bid to make Microsoft 365 virtualization easier

Laurent Giret

FSLogix, an Atlanta-based company with an expertise on desktop virtualization is now a part of Microsoft. This latest acquisition will help Redmond develop its own virtualisation capabilities for Microsoft 365 customers, especially after Microsoft announced its new Windows Virtual Desktop platform back at Ignite 2018 in September.

Since its launch in 2012, FSLogix has specialized on software helping companies deploying virtual desktops, and the company already had close relationships with Microsoft. Office 365 container, FSLogix’s latest offering, has been specifically created to provide a better Office 365 experience in a virtual desktop environnement.

“With this acquisition, customers will benefit in a number of ways,” Microsoft said today. “Through customer engagement, we know that Microsoft Office applications are some of the most highly used and most commonly virtualized applications in any business. Office 365 ProPlus is currently the best Office experience, and, with FSLogix enabling faster load times for user profiles in Outlook and OneDrive, Office 365 ProPlus will become even more performant in multi-user virtual environments (including Windows Virtual Desktop),” the company added.

Microsoft didn’t reveal any financial or operational details about the acquistion today, but FSLogix co-founder and CTO Randy Cook said today that the company “will soon integrate with Microsoft and join the strength of its enterprise productivity solutions and global reach.”