Microsoft to Acquire Xamarin

Scott Guthrie:

As part of this commitment I am pleased to announce today that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a leading platform provider for mobile app development.

I expected this the moment Microsoft open-sourced .NET back in November 2014. I am actually surprised that it took them more than a year to do this. I think it’s a great move to expedite the adoption of .NET outside Windows. I suspect that Xamarin will be merged into the Visual Studio brand to avoid confusion amongst developers.