Microsoft snaps up FSLogix to give Office 365 virtualization a boost

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Microsoft today announced that it has acquired FSLogix, a company focused on reducing the resources and labor involved in supporting virtualization. The goal, Microsoft says, is to use FSLogix's expertise to improve performance for businesses using Azure's Office 365 virtualization.

From Microsoft:

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).

Tapping into FSLogix's work should also reduce the support load on IT departments. All of this will come together with Windows Virtual Desktop, which Microsoft launched in September as a Microsoft 365 service that lets businesses deploy virtual desktops on Azure.

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