Xamarin acquires Microsoft!

Shock news to some, about time to others.

Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza said: "yeah, we kind of wanted to increase the horsepower of our VS team, so we thought we might just buy the whole company".

Xamarin CEO Nat Friedman continued: "And have you seen the hosting bills for Xamarin Test Cloud? It was far cheaper to just buy Azure. They threw Windows in at a great price, too. Now we just need to find someone to offload Sharepoint on... Anyone got Larry's number?"


In all seriousness, congratulations to the folks at Xamarin HQ. Hard to fathom it's only been 4 years since they split[1] from Novell and started Xamarin.

I an almost hear the corks popping in SF and Boston from here. And the other 40-odd cities around the world.


  1. or were dumped. Or kicked out. Or whatever. Best thing to happen. ↩︎