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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Microsoft's Office team has a new approach designed to allow it to share more of Office's code across not just Windows, but also Android, iOS and the Web.
Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev/ops products, services and strategies at its Connect() event in New York in mid-November.
Microsoft's new unified enterprise tech conference has a name and is now open for registration.
Microsoft's HDInsight Hadoop-on-Azure service is getting Apache Storm real-time analytics support in preview form.
Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.
On this Microsoft Patch Tuesday, the ARM-based Surface 2 is getting a number of firmware updates. But Intel-based Surface Pro 3 users have more weeks to wait for more Wi-Fi fixes.
Microsoft and Xamarin are looking to broaden community involvement with the .NET Foundation, the group charged with overseeing a number of open-sourced .NET-related technologies.
Microsoft is rolling out its first version of a new, free video chat app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.
Microsoft and Salesforce are on their way to delivering on the jointly developed CRM apps and connectors the two companies promised earlier this year.
There are believable rumors that Verizon may be phasing out the Lumia Icon Windows Phone. But so far, neither Microsoft nor Verizon is confirming.
Microsoft is continuing its work on improving meetings using a variety of its technologies, including Perceptive Pixel, Kinect, Lync and Skype.
Newly available Microsoft desktop Skype clients for Mac and Windows include improvements to chat and file sharing.
Microsoft's latest public compatibility commitments regarding the Surface Pro tablet line refute new rumors that the company is planning to discontinue completely its Surface products.
Over the next month, Microsoft will be rolling out new file-sharing capabilities for its Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business products.
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