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Skype Video Messaging Service Becomes Generally Available

Mobile Enterprise: Skype Video Messaging

After a four month beta test run, Skype today announced that its video messaging feature will now be available for all users.

Microsoft Releases Office for iPhone, 365 Account Required

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After years of will they/won't they, Microsoft has finally released an Office app for the iPhone (usable, but not optimized for the iPad), finally bringing its platform agnostic play to Apple devices. 

Microsoft To Open 600 Mini-Stores in Best Buy, Continues to Poke the iPad in Adverts

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Microsoft is running with the "if you build it they will come" theme, by opening up 600 mini-stores within Best Buy shops to get people interested in new Windows products and the Xbox One console. On the way, it can't help but have a dig at Apple's iPad in its latest advert. 

Data Warehouse = Relic? What Cloudera, Microsoft, Pivotal, SAP, Teradata, WANdisco Have to Say

When there’s disruption in an industry, bold statements are made. And in an era of Big Data, we seem to be hearing them all the time.

Document Management Roll-up: Adobe EchoSign iOS Upgrades, Axceler Aids SP2013 Migration

There was a number of interesting releases this week. Axceler is preparing enterprises for SharePoint 2013, while Adobe has upgraded its EchoSign iOS app and Kofax added analytics to its data capture program. Meanwhile, KonwledgeLake has also upgraded Connect.

Business Intelligence Software Sales Hit Black Ice As New Players Threaten To Shatter Market

At the end of last week Gartner published two different statements that contain all kinds of interesting facts and figures that together show that sales figures for  business intelligence (BI) applications have taken a dramatic nose-dive. The market, it says, is being hit by the triple whammy of poor economic conditions, enterprise confusion over analytics and big data, and signs of market fragmentation caused by new entrants with funky new offerings.

How Worried Should You Be About the NSA's PRISM System Watching You?

How Worried Should You Be About the NSA's PRISM System Watching You?

To paraphrase The Police song (which is apparently the NSA's hold and dial-in teleconference music), "Every Key You Press, The Government is Watching You", as leaked documents show the NSA has full access to most social media and search sites. 

SharePoint Love So Big, EMC Documentum Cuddles Up Too

EMC Documentum SharePoint ReleaseGod knows people love SharePoint. In fact, if you Google “love SharePoint,” you’ll get 430,00 results. Among them, you’ll see images of t-shirts, teddy bears, coffee mugs and even a few tattoos emblazoned with the phrase “I ♥ SharePoint.” 

Composite C1 Releases Version 4

Composite C1 Releases Version 4Composite C1, the open source, .NET based CMS, has released version 4 of its main product after five public beta releases, and the system is now deployed on over 50 production websites running on a pre release version.

Microsoft Takes Users On A Video Guide Through Windows 8.1

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As the hype ramps up for Windows 8.1, Microsoft is preparing the road for new buyers and upgraders ahead of some good, and some controversial, changes. 

Is Microsoft Undergoing a Mid-Life Crisis?

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Will the Microsoft of a few years from now resemble today’s model? New reports suggest that changes are underway. 

Centrify for Office 365 Simplifies Deployment, Gives IT More Control

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Office 365 has been gaining momentum. Last week Office 365 Home Premium Edition passed the 1 million subscription mark. Before that it was reported that one in five of Microsoft’s enterprise customers have now subscribed to Office 365, up from one in seven a year ago. With more companies embracing Office 365, IT departments are likely to face additional challenges of deploying, supporting and managing access to cloud hosted versions of Office's server platforms. Enter Centrify for Office 365.

Office 365: 4 Big Reasons to Head for the Cloud

4 reasons to move to Office 365Microsoft released earnings for Q3, 2013 recently and the numbers for its online services clearly indicate that it pays to bet on cloud-based services.

Microsoft Office 365 Reaches 1 Million Subscriptions

It may be a newbie, but already Office 365 Home Premium Edition -- also known as Office 2013 -- has gained considerable traction in the productivity suite space, and has just announced that it has passed the 1 million subscription mark.

Skype, Microsoft Lync Connection Goes Live

Skype, Microsoft Lync Connection Goes Live

Skype and Microsoft Lync are now connected, and it means those who use the Microsoft communications network can now reach out to a wider audience of Skype users.

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