Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals:
http://www.thechannelinsider.com/article/Microsoft+Buys+Tools+Vendor+Winternals/183636_1.aspx

Microsoft on July 18 announced that it has acquired Winternals Software, which provides security, recovery and management tools for enterprises as well as a respected collection of free Windows tools on the Sysinternals site.

The privately held, Austin-based company makes tools that assist in the recovery of damaged systems and lost data. Its new Protection Manager products provide greater control over privileges for users and applications than is standard in Windows.
Smart move on Microsoft’s part…
Now, I just need some more free goodness…    Hope it doesn’t diminish the contributions of Mark Minasi or Bryce Cogswell.
My real question is:  I wonder when they’ll integrate this technology into the OS? 

 

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