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Reflecting on Microsoft’s 2006 Acquisition of UMT Innovation

Written by Ben Chamberlain on February 3rd, 2014 at 2:51 pm

The UMT360 team is enjoying a great first day at the Microsoft Project Conference in Anaheim, CA.  An energetic response to this morning’s keynote presentations from the GM for Microsoft Office Jared Spataro and the Director of Development for Project Server Ludovic Hauduc. Among highlights, talk about how these are days of rapid innovation and it’s time to look at how project and portfolio management fits in.

Also part of this morning’s conference opening was a look at Microsoft Project and the UMT-developed portfolio optimization capabilities that Microsoft acquired back in 2006.  Ludovic Hauduc commented on the 2006 acquisition recently saying, “What [the acquisition of UMT technology] did to the team was… to bring years of talent and expertise in the portfolio and project management area which to this day is something that is paying off in helping us understand the deep scenarios that allow customers to increase ROI, increase the value of their investment, and also continue delivering capabilities in the product such as Project 2013 which we released last year and Project Online which is available today as part of 365.”

Today, UMT360 is continuing to help Microsoft customers get more value from their PPM investments.  Visit us at Project Conference to learn more or email us at