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Microsoft continues its Mac assault in new Surface Book ad highlighting pen + touch [Video]

Microsoft may have tried to make nice last Christmas with its ‘Peace on Earth’ performance in front of the 5th Ave Apple Store in New York City, but a new year means a new chance to target Macs and sell more Surface tablets. more…Filed under: Mac, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro, Mac,…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/09/microsoft-my-mac-cant-do-that-ad/

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Microsoft is bringing SQL Server to Linux

SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship relational database product, is now available on Linux in the form of an early private preview, with a full launch planned for mid-2017. Until now, SQL Server was strictly a Windows product, but as Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of its cloud and enterprise group, writes today, the company has decided that…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/07/microsoft-is-bringing-sql-server-to-linux/?ncid=rss

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Skype Brings Group Video Calls To Mobile Devices

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Skype announced today the launch of free group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 10 mobile devices. The feature has been available for a couple of years on the desktop, for both Mac and PC, but had yet to make its way to mobile. The addition, says […]

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/12/skype-brings-group-video-calls-to-mobile-devices/

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Samsung Partners With Microsoft For Windows 10 IoT Effort

Samsung has made its name in mobile as the world’s biggest maker of Android devices. But it looks like it has different plans in mind when it comes to connected devices and the Internet of Things. Today, the company announced that it will be working with Microsoft to develop IoT devices based on Windows 10, where […]

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/07/samsung-partners-with-microsoft-for-windows-10-iot-effort/

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Google To The Yahoo Rescue

Yahoo had a profit miss for Q3, causing shares to drop, but there was a gem in the release that should make investors very happy. The company says that it reached a search agreement this month with search giant Google, CEO Marissa Mayer’s old stomping grounds. It’s a 3 year, non-exclusive, agreement that covers both […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/20/google-to-the-yahoo-rescue/

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Apple tops Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable brands for 3rd consecutive year

Interbrand has named Apple as the world’s most valuable brand for the third year running, estimating that it increased its total value by 43% in the past year to hit $170B. The company bases its estimates on a mix of the financial performance of the company, its ability to influence purchase decisions and the degree […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/10/05/apple-worlds-most-valuable-brand-2015/

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Google And Dell Launch A Chromebook Built For The Workplace

During an enterprisey event at Google SF today, the company announced a brand new Chromebook for enterprise, built by Dell. The Google for Work team has been tailoring all of Google’s consumer software products for enterprise use. That means security, security and more security. Yes, to get computers blessed by a huge corporation, those things […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/13/google-and-dell-launch-a-chromebook-built-for-the-workplace/

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Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20

Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015), the latest version of the company’s integrated development environment, will launch on July 20.
This latest version greatly emphasizes cross-platform development, with support for targeting Windows, iOS and Android, in part through its support for the Apache Cordova project and Xamarin’s app development platform.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/29/microsofts-visual-studio-2015-will-launch-on-july-20/

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Microsoft releases ‘Halo: Spartan Strike’ top-down shooter for iPhone & iPad

Microsoft Studios is today releasing a new top-down shooter set in the Halo universe for iPhones and iPads (in addition to Windows mobile devices and Steam for PC). The game, developed by Microsoft Studios, 343 Industries, and Vanguard Games, is set during the timeline of Halo 2 and follows a Spartan supersolider on “30 challenging missions […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/04/16/microsoft-halo-spartan-strike-top-down-shooter-iphone-ipad/

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Microsoft Acquires Mobile Business Intelligence Service Datazen

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Datazen, a mobile business intelligence and data visualization service.
Datazen, which launched about three years ago, allows businesses to create mobile dashboards from data in Microsoft Excel, but also from other cloud and enterprise database sources. To run Datazen, enterprises need to run Windows Server, IIS and .NET behind their firewalls, as well as Datazen’s server software.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/14/microsoft-acquires-datazen/