(Published by S. Somasegar, senior vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, in his blog)

Development teams and organizations often have many different platforms and development environments, and interoperability between those heterogeneous environments is a major collaboration challenge.

Teamprise’s Client Suite addresses those interoperability gaps by enabling developers using Eclipse and Eclipse-based IDEs on multiple operating systems, including Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X to build applications that leverage Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.

I’m happy to announce today that Microsoft has acquired the Teamprise technology.

Microsoft is committed to the future of this technology and will be incorporating these tools into Visual Studio 2010.  This will be available as part of the Visual Studio 2010 launch wave.

The acquisition of the Teamprise technology is an important step in our continued commitment to interoperability and our dedication to enabling customers to achieve greater business results, regardless of their current development environment.

Details of the acquisition are available on Microsoft PressPass.

Namaste!