All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft’

Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

Microsoft has sued the IRS in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. The company wants information related to an IRS investigation into its tax records as it conducts an audit. The audit focuses on a fee charged between Microsoft’s subsidiaries, or transfer pricing, used between 2004 and 2009. Specifically, the company wants details on a contract and proposals …

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Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via Skype from your desktop computer or phone. “The Office Online real-time co-authoring feature makes it easy for you to work …

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Bing Launches Homepage Improvements

Microsoft announced that it will now feature high-definition images on its home page, as well as new image captions, customization features and quick access to Office Online. The daily homepage image will be wide-screen and HD (1920×1080 pixels). “We get a lot of feedback about the homepage image, whether you’re trying to figure out where or what the image is …

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Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not be an easy feat, but she’s doing everything she can, it would seem, to cement Yahoo’s brand back into search …

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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples of where this might come in handy. “With a beautiful user interface and intuitive content management options, Office 365 Video …

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an open letter to the U.S. Senate as the USA Freedom Act comes up for a vote. The companies say the …

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Skype for Web Lets You Skype From Your Browser

Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. You can use it from skype.com. Just sign in, and you’ll see all your contacts and latest conversation history. This will obviously be helpful for users who are at computers that don’t already have Skype downloaded. It should be an ideal …

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Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac

Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack, and expanding .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS. The company also released Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a free edition of Visual Studio that provides access to the core toolset. “With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different …

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Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business

Microsoft announced that the next version of Lync will actually be Skype for Business, which the company says brings together “the familiar experience and user love of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance, and control from Lync to create the most loved and trusted communications platform for doing things together.” Skype for Business will come with a new client experience, …

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Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated]

Update 2: Asked for additional comment or further clarification on Stefan’s comments, the spokesperson says, “We have nothing further to share.” Update: The initial headline to this article was “Bing Abandons Hope Of Competing With Google (In ‘Pure’ Search)”. Bing apparently takes issue with this. A spokesperson says it’s a “misrepresentation of Bing’s position, as well as Stefan Weitz’s statement. …

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Bing Ads Get Targeting Changes, App Extensions

Microsoft rolled out tablet-related device targeting changes for Bing Ads last month, putting PC and tablet targeting together across campaigns. Now, device targeting is changing some more. Bing is eliminating explicit mobile device targeting. Microsoft’s Gyan Trivedi explains, “Advertisers will be able to leverage bid modifiers on Mobile. We will continue having the bid modifier on Tablet as well. Once …

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Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS

Earlier this year, Microsoft finally launched its Microsoft Office apps for iPad. Expanding on the offering, the company has now announced the apps for Android tablets, updated iPad apps, and new Office iPhone apps. iPhone uses are getting new apps for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, which offer the same experience as those on iPad, but optimized for iPhone. These three …

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