I know it’s a bit late, but Interesting: http://blog.avicode.com/post/2010/10/06/From-the-CEO-AVIcode-Acquired-by-Microsoft.aspx
… It is with great pleasure that I announce AVIcode, Inc. has today been acquired by Microsoft. Both AVIcode and Microsoft share a common vision about the evolution of application performance management and monitoring and the ever- growing need for organizations to gain 360-degree visibility into both application behavior and user experience.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft, AVIcode will continue to support our worldwide base of users. AVIcode will fulfill its commitments to these customers and assist them in the transition to Microsoft’s systems and processes. Moving forward, our customers and the larger application performance management (APM) market will benefit greatly from the strength of the pairing of Operations Manager with AVIcode’s technology. Critical datacenter applications and services will be more reliable and more available than ever before, driving business success and user satisfaction.
AVIcode is the leading provider of application monitoring solutions for the Microsoft .NET Framework. With its award-winning technology and innovative products, AVIcode delivers the industry’s most complete suite of application monitoring solutions used throughout the full application lifecycle.
AVIcode’s products are designed to protect software investments by simplifying maintenance and troubleshooting, dramatically reducing defect resolution time. Its flagship product, Intercept Studio, detects crashes, critical exceptions (both handled and unhandled) and performance degradations of production applications. These runtime event details and associated root cause information are collected immediately and presented to the personnel responsible for the health and management of production applications.