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May 28, 2013
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Bring your own service: Employees want social tools at work, despite company restrictions and hesitation, reports new Microsoft survey

Global survey across 32 countries shows worker appetite for social tools is increasing, even if it means spending their own money and defying organizational policy to use the technology. REDMOND, Wash. — May 27, 2013 — Nearly half of employees … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
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TechForum Demos Reveal New World of ‘Intelligent Technology’

Get a behind-the-scenes look at futuristic technology demos showing how big data, machine learning and natural user interfaces are helping to bring about a new world of “intelligent technology.” REDMOND, Wash. – March 4, 2013 – Microsoft’s strategic and technical … Continue reading

June 25, 2012
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Microsoft to Acquire Yammer

Microsoft extends cloud services with best-in-class enterprise social networking. REDMOND, Wash., and SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp. and Yammer Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of … Continue reading

June 28, 2011
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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Globally

*World-class collaboration tools are now available for businesses large and small.* NEW YORK — June 28, 2011 — Today, at media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s newest cloud service. Office … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
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Microsoft to Acquire Skype

*Combined companies will benefit consumers, businesses and increase market opportunity.* REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will … Continue reading

October 19, 2010
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Microsoft Office 365: The Power to Think Big and Be Small, to Be Big and Act Fast

*Microsoft announces Office 365, a new service that brings familiar applications, including Office desktop software and Office Web Apps, together with SharePoint, Exchange and Lync in the cloud, for the first time.* REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 19, 2010 — With … Continue reading