Stories by Tim Greene

Microsoft Lync to play nice with Cisco, Android

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.

Satya Nadella and Bill Gates's apron strings

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.

Save millions, don't renew Microsoft Enterprise Agreements

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.

Microsoft to buy Parature to bulk up Dynamics CRM

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.