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What To Expect From Skype For Business

Back in November, Microsoft announced that Lync would become Skype for Business, and that it would come with a new client experience, new server release, and updates in Office 365. While Lync already gave users instant messaging and Skype audio calling, the new offering would add video calling and the Skype user directory, so you can call any Skype user …

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Internet Explorer Is Pretty Much Dead

Yes, this is a headline from 2015. You might think that Microsoft’s much-maligned web browser has been dying for years – and you’d be right. But now it’s seemingly official. Microsoft is abandoning the Internet Explorer brand. Microsoft has already announced its brand new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan. And we’ve had more than subtle hints that IE was on …

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Microsoft Office Gets New Storage Integrations On iOS

Microsoft just announced a new Cloud Storage Partner Program for Office, enabling third-party storage providers such as Box, Citrix ShareFile and Salesforce to connect their services to Office Online for document viewing and editing. This follows a previously announced partnership with Dropbox. The company also announced that integration with Office for iPad and iPhone is also available for third-party storage …

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Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign up for Bing Rewards. Don’t know what Bing Rewards is? It’s pretty simple. Bing Rewards offers credits for everyday searches, …

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Auction Insights Launched For Bing Ads In All Markets

Microsoft announced Auction Insights for the Bing Ads web user interface back in November. At the time, it was a U.S. only release. On Monday, the company announced that the feature is being expanded to all Bing Ads markets. The feature enables advertisers to see how they’re performing in comparison to other advertisers who are participating in the same auctions. …

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Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested in that. Do you think Apple should drop Google and go with a different search provider like Yahoo or Microsoft? …

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Microsoft Posts Tutorial On Running ASP.NET 5 Apps In Linux Containers With Docker

Last fall, Microsoft announced a Docker partnership and Windows Server and Azure integrations. The company recently put up a blog post about running ASP.NET 5 apps in Linux containers with Docker. It says it’s actively working on making apps written in ASP.NET 5 easy to desploy and ship in Linux and Mac OS X. Microsoft recently released its first official …

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Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which provides software and services for statistical computing and predictive analytics programming language “R”. Microsoft says it will use the acquisition to help companies take advantage of R and data science. The company intends to help reduce the data science and analytics skills gap in organizations in the financial, manufacturing, …

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Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a whole bunch of Windows 10 stuff. The fun continues on Thursday with the company showing off the next version of Microsoft Office. The Windows announcement included Office universal apps, which the company said would offer a touch-first experience across phone, tablet, and PC with new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Here’s a …

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Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, and other “tiny gadgets” to delivery that consistency. On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off a bunch of new Windows 10 stuff …

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Microsoft Expands Preview Of Office Apps For Android Tablets

Early last year, Microsoft finally launched its long-awaited Office apps for iPad. In November, the company announced their Android counterparts, making Word, Excel, and Powerpoint available in preview mode. Microsoft promised general availability of the apps in 2015. That isn’t happening just yet, but they did just expand the preview. In a blog post, the Office 365 Team writes, “Over …

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Microsoft Reportedly Working On New Browser

Microsoft has a new web browser in the works, according to a new report. ZDNet reports, citing more than one source, that Microsoft is building a new browser, codenamed Spartan, which is separate from Internet Explorer. Spartan, according to the report, would be part of Windows 10. Mary Jo Foley reports: Spartan is still going to use Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript …

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