Source: internal email

Microsoft has acquired Opalis Software, a Toronto-based private company that is a leader in IT process automation software. Opalis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft. This acquisition will deliver great new functionality to the System Center family and will help win more datacenter deals by offering a more complete solution to our customers.

Check out these 4 demo videos of Opalis :
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Opalis-Solution-and-Component-Overview/
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Installing-and-Configuring-Opalis-Components/
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Writing-Opalis-Workflows-and-Utilizing-the-Databus/
http://edge.technet.com/Media/System-Center-Operations-Manager-to-BMC-Remedy-Integration-Pack-Demo/