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Microsoft continues to purchase small technology companies to help fill out its various services. Today, Microsoft revealed that it has acquired BlueStripe Software, a major provider of products designed to help IT workers monitor and manage applications

Founded in 2007 and based in Morrisville, North Carolina, BlueStripe's main product is FactFinder, a tool for managing business applications. In today's announcement on the acquisition, Microsoft said:

"BlueStripe's enterprise-class solution enables IT professionals to move from monitoring IT at the infrastructure level to gaining visibility into applications at the transaction level. The technology discovers and maps applications and dependencies, pinpoints problems for faster resolution, and helps maintain SLAs across complex underlying infrastructure. By mapping the structure of distributed applications, BlueStripe also helps in the process of updating applications to more modern platforms and migrating to the cloud."

The specific financial terms of today's deal have not been disclosed.

Source: Microsoft