Microsoft may be ready to spend a sizable chunk of its offshore cash to buy the Swedish company behind Minecraft, according to new report. Here's why this deal would make sense for the Softies.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 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 is kicking off its multi-month staged rollout of Delve, a new Office 365 search and presentation application.
Microsoft is rebranding its Bing consumer apps as MSN apps and bringing them to iOS and Android devices. It also is revamping the MSN.com portal.
Microsoft is readying a barrage of both on-premises and cloud-only CRM deliverables, rolling out in Q4 2014 and Q2 2015. Here's the list of what's coming, by the codenames.
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Microsoft Office for iPad users now have the option to subscribe to Office 365 monthly and from inside Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
Microsoft is adding iOS and Windows Phone email-profile provisioning and IE 11 Enterprise Mode support to its Windows Intune device-management service.
Microsoft's updated OneDrive for Android cloud storage app now adds support for OneDrive for Business.
Microsoft is tweaking its Azure SQL cloud database pricing, guaranteed uptime and more ahead of making its new tiers generally available.