There are believable rumors that Verizon may be phasing out the Lumia Icon Windows Phone. But so far, neither Microsoft nor Verizon is confirming.
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Mary Jo Foley
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 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.
Microsoft Research's FUSE Labs has built a free app that allows users to share photos across devices in a Snapchat-like way.
Microsoft is taking a step toward its promised Dynamics CRM Online push with a new promotion for a sales productivity bundle sold as a subscription service.
Microsoft may be poised to buy Israeli text-analysis vendor Equivio for $200 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Microsoft execs, including its chief executive Satya Nadella, are on tap to talk more about the company's cloud futures on October 20.
Microsoft has been busy forging new alliances with a variety of software vendors in recent months. But how much real substance is there in its latest partnerships?