Microsoft has completed its Hotmail.com to Outlook.com migration and now is claiming 400 million active Outlook.com Web mail accounts.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for more than 25 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
Microsoft has released to the Web the final version of its latest free WebMatrix tool bundle, which includes tighter Windows Azure integration.
Microsoft is believed to be building a Windows Azure-hosted desktop virtualization service that could be available on a pay-per-use basis.
A new version of the official Facebook app, plus Skype video messaging for Windows 7 are now in the testing pipeline, according to Microsoft officials.
Microsoft now has seven $1 billion businesses that are part of its Server and Tools unit.
In its quest to go head-to-head with Amazon on the cloud front, Microsoft is adding even more enterprise networking capabilities to its Windows Azure cloud platform.
Microsoft bought Yammer last summer and already has deployed the technology widely in-house as part of the company's Intranet makeover.
Microsoft is poised to launch an app-comparison program designed to sway Android phone users that Windows Phone 8 is worth another look.
What do Azure and Yammer have to do with how Microsoft is changing the way it is developing, testing and delivering its Office products? More than many think.
Microsoft is broadening availability of its Surface Pro PC/tablet hybrids during May and June, officials are saying.