Dynamics Partners See Positives in Microsoft's Xamarin Acquisition
Another sign of the growing importance of mobile devices and applications can be seen in Microsoft's February announcement it was acquiring Xamarin, a platform provider for mobile app development. Xamarin has been used by more than 1.3 million developers, according to a release on the transaction. Business Insider recently listed it among "The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet."
Before the deal, Microsoft and Xamarin were already partners. Microsoft has incorporated Xamarin integration into Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and the Enterprise Mobility Suite.