Tuesday, June 03, 2014

What's really behind the Microsoft-Salesforce deal

  Microsoft baffled by fact one of its products keeps getting better | Windows 7 powers more than half of all PCs

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What's really behind the Microsoft-Salesforce deal
At first glance, it doesn't seem like there are many ways SalesForce.com and Microsoft should partner: They both offer competing SaaS services. But upon closer inspection, the deal that the leaders of these two companies spoke so highly of during a joint conference call on Thursday afternoon makes a lot of sense not just for these companies, but customers as well. Read More

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Microsoft baffled by fact one of its products keeps getting better
The snarky headline I could not resist. My Network World colleague Tim Greene has the actual story and it's quite interesting. Read More

Windows 7 powers more than half of all PCs
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Microsoft's translation app for Skype is seriously impressive
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ABM overcomes pro-VMware bias to adopt Microsoft's Hyper-V
Saving about $2 million was the primary reason international business-facility management firm ABM decided to convert its virtual infrastructure from VMware's vSphere to Microsoft's Hyper-V, but that came only after a period of having Microsoft prove that its virtual environment was ready. Read More

Asus adds 'laptop' to the shapes its Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt
Taiwanese PC maker Asus has added laptop to the forms that its latest Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt -- potentially taunting Microsoft and Google once again with the device's ability to run both Windows and Android. Read More

Microsoft reportedly working on a smartwatch of its own
While the iWatch at this point remains nothing more than a rumor, other companies aren't sitting by idly and watching what Apple may or may not do. Not only is Samsung on its second iteration of a smartwatch, but now comes word via Forbes that Microsoft is also planning to jump into the wearables market. Read More

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How to fix Firefox on Windows hanging on exit and not restarting
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Quip revamps mobile word processor with new publishing, search features
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