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Frustrated With Virtual Customer Service? Microsoft Tries to Help

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People who are forced to engage in online chats with virtual customer service agents–or who are passed from agent to agent without getting their problems solved–are likely to get highly frustrated and take their business elsewhere. Microsoft is trying to fix that. It has struck a broad-ranging partnership with a...
Frustrated With Virtual Customer Service? Microsoft Tries to Help

Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone roadmap reportedly leaks

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Images of Microsoft’s product roadmap for partners have leaked onto the web. The documents were posted on Twitter by Maartin Visser, who discovered the them on the Microsoft Partner Network. The purported roadmap reveals new details regarding the next versions of upcoming products, including Office 15, Internet Explorer 10...
Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone roadmap reportedly leaks

Brian Krzanich named CEO of Intel as headwinds hit PC market

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Brian Krzanich After an exhaustive months-long search, Intel has its new CEO. And the chip maker didn’t have to go far to find Paul Otellini’s replacement. Today, Intel announced that COO Brian Krzanich will take over the top slot at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on May 16. The 52-year-old, who...
Brian Krzanich named CEO of Intel as headwinds hit PC market

Leaked roadmap raises questions about Office 15, Windows 8 launch

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Earlier in the week Microsoft partner Maarten Visser published some pictures of a Microsoft roadmap document after he didn't realize that the unprotected document on a public Web server was intended to be covered under a non-disclosure agreement. Though the roadmap leaves many questions unanswered, it did pin down...
Leaked roadmap raises questions about Office 15, Windows 8 launch

Troubled Sharp boosted by reports of $378m Intel-Qualcomm investment, as shares jump 10%

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There’s been a rare ray of sunshine for troubled Japanese technology giant Sharp after computing giants Intel and Qualcomm were reported to be ready to jointly invest 30 billion yen (circa $378 million) into the debt-saddled company, which saw its credit rating crash to ‘junk’ status. Reuters reports that sources...
Troubled Sharp boosted by reports of $378m Intel-Qualcomm investment, as shares jump 10%

Ford, Microsoft partner on energy management for electric vehicles

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Microsoft and Ford this morning announced plans to expand their partnership with a "joint solution" to help drivers and homeowners deal with the energy demands of electric cars, based on the Redmond company's Hohm online energy management service....
Ford, Microsoft partner on energy management for electric vehicles
HTC denied Windows RT tablet development by Microsoft, Bloomberg says

Cisco: Microsoft's 'Windows first' strategy is increasingly out of touch

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Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Cisco’s John Chambers. On the eve of Microsoft’s first-ever Lync Conference, Cisco today launched a campaign questioning Microsoft’s strategy of making its products work “first and best” on Windows. Cisco, which makes the WebEx collaboration and conferencing service, cites the rise of Android and Apple devices...
Cisco: Microsoft's 'Windows first' strategy is increasingly out of touch

Microsoft confirms Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, OEM partners now have final code

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RTM. To the everyman, those three letters may not mean much. To those waiting with bated breath for Microsoft's next operating system, it's a huge milestone worth celebrating. Microsoft has today confirmed that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, enabling its OEM partners to grab the final code...
Microsoft confirms Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, OEM partners now have final code

Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

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It looks like Microsoft’s turn to impress the gaming world may come in April. That’s according to a report from computerandvideogames.com, who spoke with an unnamed Sony official that said Wednesday’s PS4 unveiling ”caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that “we definitely ruffled some feathers.” Sources said that Microsoft is planning on hosting...
Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

Microsoft snags StorSimple to pack more stuff onto Azure

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Well, lookie here– a storage company is acquired and EMC is not the buyer. Rather it’s Microsoft that’s snarfing up StorSimple, a cloud storage gateway company founded 3 years ago by Cisco veteran Ursheet Parihk and Guru Pangal. The move makes sense. Businesses use StorSimple to pump their data into public...
Microsoft snags StorSimple to pack more stuff onto Azure

Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (Microsoft photo) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is bordering on obsessive when it comes to Apple these days, or at least that’s the way he comes off in these excerpts from an interview with the CRN trade publication at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. “But...
Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

Microsoft Acquires InCycle's Release Management Service InRelease To Improve Its Team Foundation Server

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Microsoft has acquired InCycle’s release management solution InRelease, a tool for automatically deploying application components to target services in different environments. InCycle is a Canadian company that specializes in application lifecycle management (ALM) and release management solutions on Microsoft’s .NET platform. As Microsoft is only acquiring its InRelease business unit,...
Microsoft Acquires InCycle's Release Management Service InRelease To Improve Its Team Foundation Server

Microsoft partner says Office 365 app dev model to expand

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External developers will be able to build much more sophisticated applications and tools for Office 365 once Microsoft releases the next upgrade of that cloud-hosted communication and collaboration suite, according to a Microsoft partner. NewsGator, a company that makes enterprise social software primarily for SharePoint, finds Office 365's current application...
Microsoft partner says Office 365 app dev model to expand

HTC's February revenue nosedives 44%, lowest in 3 years

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HTC continues to struggle and took a serious hit in February, recording their lowest revenue in three years. Sales fell 44 percent compared to February 2012 to $380.4 million, which is also a 27 percent drop from January sales. HTC, which has its North American headquarters in Bellevue, is a...
HTC's February revenue nosedives 44%, lowest in 3 years

Microsoft Partner Acer Says Surface Will Sink

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Microsoft’s recent announcement that it would enter the PC hardware market with its own branded tablet was not well received by its longtime PC manufacturing partners. Most weren’t told of the company’s plans for Surface until the last minute, and on Monday they discovered like everyone else that Microsoft has...
Microsoft Partner Acer Says Surface Will Sink
Microsoft’s Hadoop play is shaping up, and it includes Excel

From iOS and Android to Windows 8: Bsquare launches app porting service

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Calling Windows 8 “probably the biggest porting opportunity in the history of the industry,” Bellevue-based Bsquare this morning launched a new porting service that will adapt existing iOS, Android and legacy Windows apps for Microsoft’s new PC and mobile operating systems. The service, which starts at $10,000, speaks to Microsoft’s...
From iOS and Android to Windows 8: Bsquare launches app porting service
HTC aims for 'iconic' Windows Phones with 8X and 8S

NYT: Windows 8 fails to excite, sales off to slow start

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Windows 8 has failed to draw the excited masses that some earlier versions of Microsoft’s (MSFT) PC operating system had attracted, according to a report published Sunday by The New York Times. Microsoft and its partners hoped the new platform would be a catalyst in a weak PC market, but...
NYT: Windows 8 fails to excite, sales off to slow start

Acer begs Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface tablet

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Chief of the Microsoft partner tells the Financial Times that the competition would have "a huge negative impact" for the computing ecosystem. [Read more]...
Acer begs Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface tablet

Cloud as job creator or destroyer? Microsoft says the former

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A new Microsoft-funded IDC report purports to show that the adoption of cloud computing will spark the creation of 8.8 million new jobs worldwide (1.1 million in the U.S.) in the next four years. That stat was met with silence from Microsoft partners and IT people who feel the number...
Cloud as job creator or destroyer? Microsoft says the former
NewsGator CEO JB Holston: at the center of the Yammer-Microsoft crosshairs

In Customer Service Push, Microsoft Invests In 24/7, Which Acquires Voxify

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People who are forced to engage in online chats with virtual customer service agents–or who are passed from agent to agent without getting their problems solved–are likely to get highly frustrated and take their business elsewhere. Microsoft is trying to fix that. It has struck a broad-ranging partnership with a...
In Customer Service Push, Microsoft Invests In 24/7, Which Acquires Voxify

Leaked Windows Blue build 9364 reveals multiple Live Tile sizes, same-width side-by-side apps

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Want to get a first-hand look at Microsoft's updated OS? You might be able to download the unreleased Windows Blue operating system on your own machine. Leaked build 9364 hit file sharing sites earlier today -- according to Neowin, the 32-bit edition is available for download as a 2.63GB...
Leaked Windows Blue build 9364 reveals multiple Live Tile sizes, same-width side-by-side apps

After Google, mobile tech firm Vringo sues Microsoft over search technology patents

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I/P Engine, a subsidiary of mobile technology and intellectual property firm Vringo, today announced that it has filed a patent lawsuit against Microsoft in the Southern District of New York. The Vringo company alleges that Microsoft infringed on its relevance filtering technology patents, more specifically U.S. patents #6,314,420 (entitled “Collaborative/Adaptive...
After Google, mobile tech firm Vringo sues Microsoft over search technology patents
Twilio and Microsoft partner to bring cloud communications to Azure developers

Agawi offers AGP Gold program to bring mid-core games, MMOs to Windows 8

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Game streaming startup Agawi is hoping to entice more mid-core and massively multiplayer online (MMO) developers to bring their games to Windows 8 with its new AGP Gold program. Short for Agawi Game Partner Program, the initiative will be an ongoing effort, but Agawi is sweetening the deal for early...
Agawi offers AGP Gold program to bring mid-core games, MMOs to Windows 8

Buying Palm Would Thrust HTC Into the Smartphone Spotlight

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Palm is reportedly seeking a buyer, and among the top potential suitors being named are HTC and Lenovo. Taiwan’s HTC would be the logical choice, as Palm’s innovative and intuitive webOS platform would make the handset maker a key player in the worldwide smartphone market, lifting it from its current role as supporting...
Buying Palm Would Thrust HTC Into the Smartphone Spotlight

Aviary debuts photo-editing SDK for Windows Phone

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Aviary, the photo-editing technology company backed by investors including Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, today rolled out its new software development kit for Windows Phone apps, aiming to establish a beachhead on Microsoft’s nascent mobile platform. The tools are free for Windows Phone developers to use in their apps. Aviary, which also offers...
Aviary debuts photo-editing SDK for Windows Phone
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