Microsoft Acquires Xamarin: What it Means for the Windows Company

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Confirming swirling rumors, Microsoft purchased Xamarin, a cross-platform mobile software development company, in a quiet deal this week. With their expertise, Microsoft can expand mobile development and strengthen their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) technology, something they have yet to successfully perfect.

Because of Microsoft’s proprietary past, their developing team was not quite prepared to create mobile apps outside of the Window’s operating system. Microsoft’s Visual Studio tools were designed with Windows in mind. Xamarin brings with them the right tooling and ...

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