News: Microsoft Smooths Road to Vista with Apptimum Buy

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 8, 2006.

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    Microsoft announced March 7 that it is has acquired application-transfer
    specialist Apptimum for an undisclosed sum.
    Formerly Eisenworld, Apptimum, based in Sunrise, Fla., began in 1998 and is
    best known for PC relocation products branded with the vacation-friendly
    moniker "Alohabob," named after the founder's father, who lives in Hawaii.

    Microsoft's plans for the acquired intellectual property and technology
    assets of Apptimum are focused on streamlining the application transfer
    process between older and newer computers, with an emphasis on Window's
    Vista migration.

    Read the rest here http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1935330,00.asp

    Interesting purchase, I thought originally that Microsoft was developing a
    migration technology in house for Vista. My reason for believing this was
    after seeing a demo presented at WinHEC 2004 by Microsoft Platform Group
    President Jim Allchin showing what had seem to be a prototype migration tool
    for what at the time was named Windows "codename" Longhorn.

    Alohabob has been around for a while, I first heard about it on TechTV as a
    highly recommended solution for migrating PC settings to a new computer. Its
    gonna be free for Windows Vista users, so you really can't beat that. What I
    think would be great is migration of registry settings, if Microsoft works
    migrating Registry settings to Vista from say.. a Windows XP computer, it
    would definitely be awesome.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 8, 2006
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