Microsoft Buys Desktop Firm

DesktopStandard joins the portfolio.
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Microsoft

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picked up

DesktopStandard

on Monday, a maker of desktop management products for businesses.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"DesktopStandard products are already seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Group Policy and are completely complementary with Microsoft technology," Larry Orecklin, general manager, Microsoft's Windows Enterprise Management Division said in a statement. "This acquisition enhances our ability to meet customers' needs to perform Group Policy lifecycle management, consolidate the number of policy objects being managed, and increase desktop management functionality."

The Redmond, Wash., software giant is not buying DesktopStandard's PolicyMaker application security business. Such products will be sold through BeyondTrust (formerly a subsidiary of DesktopStandard).

Microsoft shares recently added 10 cents to $27.45 in light volume.