Microsoft to give its enterprise apps a boost with Dynamics 365 and AppSource

Today's businesses rely on apps just as frequently as consumers; so why should consumers expect a simple, intuitive experience while employees are forced to stumble along? That was apparently the thinking behind Microsoft

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

LinkedIn courted Salesforce, Google, Facebook in addition to Microsoft, Recode reveals

It turns out Microsoft Corp. wasn't the only tech giant interested in acquiring LinkedIn Corp. A document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 1 reveals that LinkedIn approached

Published on: July 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce and Microsoft connect email and CRM with Lightning for Outlook

Sales people want to spend more time selling and less time doing the administrative tasks associated with it, and Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce say they want to help with a new feature for Outlook.

Published on: June 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

A non-Brexit post – Remember Microsoft and LinkedIn?

Remember when all we had to worry about was whether Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn was going to work? It still matters. And I am a cautious optimist that the deal is a good

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

7 brands making the Rio Olympics hi-tech

Published on: June 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Google Trends offers a vivid snapshot of post-Brexit U.K.

Few companies possess the ability to diagnose and articulate a nation's reaction to current events quite as well as Google Inc., with today's announcement that the U.K. would be leaving the European Union

Published on: June 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood


Huawei MateBook pre-order begins; offers cheaper Surface alternative

Huawei Technologies Co. announced on Monday that its own take on a Windows 10 hybrid PC is now available for pre-order and will go on sale in Canada July 11. The MateBook is

Published on: June 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

LinkedIn acquisition could help Microsoft – if its CEO knows what he’s doing

Experts are divided over whether Microsoft Corp.'s $26.2 billion USD acquisition of LinkedIn Corp., which the companies announced on June 13, is a good thing, with at least one Silicon Valley analyst saying

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion USD

Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant Microsoft Corp. announced on June 13 that it would be acquiring Mountain View, Calif.-based professional social network LinkedIn Corp. for $196 USD per share, or $26.2 billion USD. In

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Golf wearables more than just keeping score

Once upon a time about the only reason you wore a thing on your wrist was to tell you what time it was. It didn't know elevation, wind speed, water depth or the

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Charlie Teljeur

Microsoft effectively kills Nokia’s former mobile division, announces up to 1850 layoffs

Microsoft Corp. announced today that it would be "streamlining" its mobile hardware business, taking a write-down of approximately $950 million USD and eliminating up to 1,850 jobs, 1,350 of them at its Finland-based

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New Shutterstock plug-in helps your PowerPoint presentations reach the top

Designing a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation can be difficult enough without minimizing the program tray and conducting an exhaustive Google search to find the perfect picture. Enter stock photo giant Shutterstock, Inc., which released

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Free Windows 10 upgrade offer to expire this summer

Microsoft Corp. announced that Windows users have just under three months to upgrade their devices to Windows 10 for free. As of July 29, 2016 - the program's one-year anniversary - the company will

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood