Microsoft is fiercely competitive, but the field is more challenging. Microsoft is competing with Google on search via its Bing effort and Apple in the mobile market. Meanwhile, the software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services. The company's two cash cows - operating systems and the Office productivity suite - are performing well.
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Microsoft continues to make progress on its plans to converge the Yammer enterprise social tools with SharePoint. By the end of November, all Office 365 customers will finally have the Yammer Enterprise access promised by Microsoft at the last SharePoint conference.
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