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Katherine Noyes
Microsoft's Dell Play: Smart Save or Nokia 2.0?
02/14/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1613 Words

... no secret that partnerships involving Microsoft tend to make Linux bloggers nervous, and given the lessons of history , it's not exactly any wonder, either. So FOSS fans will have to be excused for the anxiety with which they've watched Microsoft's deal...

Katherine Noyes
Microsoft's Bad Quarter and 'Lost Decade'
07/23/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1369 Words

... times, they are a-changin', as the old song goes, and nowhere is that more evident today than in perceptions of our old friend Microsoft . In fact, after years of being viewed by many as an unconquerable leader in the world of...

Jeff Kagan
Introducing the New Microsoft
06/28/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1376 Words

... don't realize it yet, but Microsoft is completely reinventing itself right before our eyes. It is expanding from software to hardware and even to the cloud, starting with tablets and wireless smartphones. It is fundamentally transforming the company we have all known...

Rob Enderle
The Death and Rebirth of Microsoft
06/25/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1274 Words

... week, Microsoft effectively ended the model that created it. This shouldn't have been a surprise, as the model hasn't been working well for years and, as a result, Microsoft has been getting its butt kicked all over the market by Apple .

Katherine Noyes
Microsoft Open Technologies: Same Old, Same Old?
04/19/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 955 Words

... the shock had barely worn off from the recent news that Microsoft is among the Linux kernel's biggest contributors when another mind-bending announcement was made on a closely related theme. The development this time? None other than Microsoft's declaration last week that...

Denis Pombriant
Microsoft: Turn the Corner, Connect the Dots
03/28/12 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 1453 Words

Note to self: Write something nice about Microsoft Convergence 2012 . They did a great job in Houston, and most importantly you can really see the CRM focus coming together with social, mobile , analytics , back office and a lot more. It's...

Erika Morphy
Gates Tells Jury Microsoft's No Bully
11/22/11 8:49 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 827 Words

... Microsoft's star witness, the company's chairman and former CEO Bill Gates, took the stand in a long-brewing antitrust civil lawsuit that pits Redmond against software maker Novell . The suit is based on an oft-repeated accusation against Microsoft: namely that it...

Rob Spiegel
Skype Embarks on Microsoft Adventure
10/14/11 11:19 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 686 Words

... of Friday, Skype , the popular video and voice service, is a division of Microsoft . The US$8.5 billion acquisition was announced in May, and the U.S. Justice Department quickly cleared the sale. Antitrust regulators in the European Union signed off earlier...

Rob Spiegel
Samsung, Microsoft Deal Tugs at the Rug Under Google's Feet
09/28/11 1:38 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 951 Words

... Microsoft and Samsung have signed an agreement to cross-license their patent portfolios, providing broad coverage for each company's products. Microsoft will receive royalties for Samsung's Android-powered mobile phones, and the companies have agreed to focus on further development and marketing of Windows-powered...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Battles for Sky Supremacy With Office 365 Launch
06/28/11 12:05 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 641 Words

... Microsoft on Tuesday launched its newest cloud service, Office 365, in 40 markets. The service consists of online versions of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Lync. Pricing runs from US$2 to $11 per user per month.

Microsoft's building up...

Rob Spiegel
Investment Firm Pres. Calls on Microsoft to Boot Ballmer
05/26/11 12:05 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 799 Words

Greenlight Capital President David Einhorn has reportedly called for Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, to step down. Einhorn spoke on the subject Wednesday at the Ira Sohn Investment Conference in New York City. Einhorn showed support for Microsoft in general, recommending the company's...

Rob Spiegel
Microsoft Musters $8.5B to Snatch Skype From Google's Jaws
05/10/11 12:02 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 838 Words

... "Glee" parlance, it looks like the football coach just sat down at the cool kids' lunch table. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Skype for US$8.5 billion in cash from an investor group led...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Could Muscle Back Into the Mobile Market
03/11/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1068 Words

... turmoil surrounding Microsoft's efforts in the mobile market last year and the spectacularly rapid changes in this sector has raised concern about the company's hopes of ever catching up to the competition. Product miscues and a loss of high-profile personnel have...

Maria Verlengia
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Lets Sales Pros Work in Familiar Territory
02/21/11 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 820 Words

... Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides customers with rich sales force automation capabilities in addition to marketing automation, customer data management, customer service and analytics , Bill Patterson, director of product management for Microsoft Dynamics, told CRM Buyer. It offers customers the choice of...

Maria Verlengia
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Aims to Amplify the Power of Productivity
12/13/10 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 808 Words

... Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides customers with a complete customer service solution, including marketing , service automation and sales capabilities. Microsoft currently offers Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 as either an on-premise option or a partner-hosted version; Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is a version...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft's Head Is in the Clouds
11/01/10 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1031 Words

... was pretty much all about the cloud at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, held last week at its Redmond, Wash., corporate campus. CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives spoke about how the software giant's latest developments span the PC, the mobile phone...

Jeff Kagan
Windows Phone 7: Will Microsoft Hit It Out of the Park This Time?
10/28/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1683 Words

... Microsoft has been trying to crack open the enormous opportunity in the cellular industry for a decade. CEO Steve Ballmer always says the company's software is terrific, but it has never seemed to move the needle. Could that be about to change?

Sidney Hill
Microsoft Defies Russian Government's Efforts to Stifle Opposition
09/14/10 10:47 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 635 Words

... Microsoft may find itself at odds with the Russian government after creating a new license permitting free use of its software by certain nonprofit organizations and small newspapers in more than 30 countries around the world. Plans for this new license were...

Rob Enderle
A View of Microsoft: Improved, but ...
08/02/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1253 Words

... week, Microsoft held its Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM). Companies hold these to showcase their offerings and initiatives to the analysts that take positions on the firm, and given how regularly Apple and Google have appeared to be kicking Microsoft around lately, it...

Katherine Noyes
The Things Microsoft Could Do to Make Up For It All
07/12/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1412 Words

... may be America's favorite pastime, but here in the Linux blogosphere, grumbling about Microsoft is surely the next best thing. "Microsoft is still paying for the bad old days of arrogance and dubious business practices," noted ZDNet UK's Mary Branscombe in a...

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