Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to connect any customers by voice, video, messaging and conferencing regardless of what device they use.
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As he starts work advising Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella on products, Bill Gates described his role to a Reddit chat group as also including agenda writing and setting performance standards, roles generally associated with the CEO.
Microsoft is issuing critical patches for flaws found in Windows 7, 8 and RT desktops as well as for the spam and malware filter for Microsoft Exchange server.
Multilingual engineer betting on the future of the Cloud
Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella will be spending a lot of time on the road over the next months meeting with customers, partners and investors to get a handle on what they expect from him and the company.
Newly minted Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, has risen steadily over his 22-year tenure to arrive at the top, but it doesn't look like he's getting a lot of autonomy to shake things up.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates may be out as chairman as part of the move to replace CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg is reporting
Businesses with large data centers stand to net big savings in capital, power, deployment and maintenance costs if they follow server blueprints being made public by Microsoft.
With Windows 9 rumored to be coming out early next year, there's little reason for businesses just transitioning off Windows XP to ever deploy Windows 8, experts say.
Datacentres are taking advantage of energy saving technologies to run more efficiently in order to be kind to the environment and the bottom line
Microsoft ends support for Windows XP in April, but it will keep updating anti-malware software for the operating system for more than a year afterwards.
Google has managed to let Microsoft customers get a taste of Chrome OS with a new version of its Chrome Web browser that is tailored for Windows 8.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally says he'll stay at the automaker until the end of 2014, putting him out of contention for the top spot at Microsoft, according to the Associated Press.
Renewing contracts for bulk licensing of Microsoft products may be costing businesses millions of dollars for products and services they likely won't need before the contracts run out, says an expert who helps customers negotiate the agreements.
Businesses customers of Microsoft's Dynamics CRM will be able to offer their customers more self-service options, at least that's the idea behind the company's plan to buy up Parature, which specializes in cloud-based customer engagement.