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Microsoft Acquires Calista

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Miicrosoft is excited to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Calista Technologies, a leading provider of graphic technologies for next-generation desktop and presentation virtualization solutions, located in San Jose, California. Calista Technologies now is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft.

Calistas software improves the end-user experience of 3D and multimedia delivery for Microsoft multimedia applications, virtualized desktop deployments, and server-hosted virtualized desktops or applications using Windows Terminal Services. Calista’s industry-first and patent pending virtual GPU technology enhances the end user experience for virtual desktops and increases the user density per server. Calista provides support for 100% of all file and streaming media types available for a modern Windows desktop experience without the need for dedicated hardware or software on the client.

Microsoft has been a leader in the presentation virtualization space for more than ten years with Windows Terminal Services. With the addition of Calista, Microsoft is striving to provide the best, broadest and most affordable virtualization technology portfolio for customers and partners.

“We are very excited to become part of Microsoft so that the employees of Calista can help shape the desktop virtualization technology and vision for the industry,” said Neal Margulis, founder and chairman of Calista Technologies.

Microsoft Corp.