According to reports, the two tech giants entered into acquisition talks sometime in early spring, but apparently failed to reach a deal.
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Microsoft is bringing Outlook.com closer to Outlook/Office 365 with a bunch of new features and back-end platform changes that will be rolling out over the coming months.
Wall Street was looking for first quarter earnings of 14 cents a share on revenue of $1.5 billion.
While tech shares jostled a bit before the closing bell (see: continued rumors about a Microsoft bid for Salesforce.com), a few smaller players published first quarter financial results on Tuesday.
"We never comment on these kinds of things," the co-chief executive responded. "We've never had a deal leak."
"It's always hard for me to talk about Oracle because Larry Ellison is a good friend of mine," said Benioff.
Beginning this summer, Microsoft will offer free Windows 10 upgrades to hundreds of millions of PCs. A recent Windows Update contains details about how the Get Windows 10 (GWX) program will work.
After selling its smartphone business to Microsoft, Nokia is planning a return to the market. Google's Android software makes the most sense for the new phones.
Microsoft has purchased cross-platform, mobile business-intelligence vendor Datazen Software, a Toronto-based company, for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft is in Germany this week showing off how its software works with industrial applications of the Internet of Things.
Sales Cloud Engage is supposed to take customized ad campaigns a step further while also breaking down the borders for prospect and client data within the Salesforce platform.
Some Microsoft Outlook.com users are having problems syncing and sending mail.
The compromised website is redirecting all traffic to a Nuclear Exploit Kit targeting vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash, Oracle Java and Microsoft Silverlight software.
Austin-based Toopher uses smartphone's location-awareness features to fight off fraudsters
Salesforce.com wants to turn marketers into data scientists with its latest addition to the Marketing Cloud.
Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?
Microsoft is discontinuing Facebook and Google Chat integration in Outlook.com, and is advising users to use Skype instead.
Microsoft is rolling out the first major update to software and services for its Microsoft fitness Band, along with the first Band developer kit previews for Windows Phone and Android phones.
That was fast. Roughly 24 hours after news emerged that an unknown number of Lenovo PCs were infected with potentially dangerous software, Microsoft released a tool that automatically removes the offending code. [Updated]
The web-development platform for SMBs is now accessible directly from within SharePoint Online.
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