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In October 2010, Microsoft announced that it had acquired AVIcode, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary.  (blog post on acquisition)

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of AVIcode 5.7 !!



AVIcode is available exclusively in connection with the purchase of System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE), System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD), Core Infrastructure Server (CIS) Suite Enterprise, or Core Infrastructure Server (CIS) Suite Datacenter.  Any SMSE, SMSD, CIS Suite Enterprise, or CIS Suite Datacenter customer with active Software Assurance on or between October 5th, 2010 and October 30, 2012 is being offered AVIcode software from Microsoft’s AVIcode subsidiary at no additional charge. 

Come Get It !!

Evaluation software — as well as information on how existing AVIcode customers and SMSE / SMSD customers can gain access to the software – can be found on the NEW AVIcode product page at

For more specifics on the acquisition, you can also check out the Pathways site at

Thanks for reading.

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