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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 enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will join the Microsoft Office Division, led by division President Kurt DelBene, and the team will continue to report to current CEO David Sacks.

“The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft. “Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.” (more…)

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Beyond Brick and Mortar: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail Launches Today

*Microsoft today launches its newest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail, software that will help businesses handle just about anything the changing world of retail can throw at them, be it rapid expansion, complex pricing and inventory, or evolving means of customer interaction.*

REDMOND, Wash. – Feb. 1, 2012 – Retail used to mean walking into a brick-and-mortar store, browsing the goods and displays, and hearing the ding of the cash register upon checkout, but things aren’t so simple anymore.

Microsoft can help. (more…)

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Century Payments Chooses Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Over Salesforce.com

*Company saves more than $300,000 and increases overall productivity*

REDMOND, Wash. — March 3, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) today highlighted how Century Payments Inc., an emerging leader in the electronic payments industry and recently ranked 11th on the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companies list, has saved more than $300,000 and counting since switching from Salesforce.com to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in 2009. Century Payments also helped increase end-user adoption and overall company productivity as a result of the switch.

“Given our exponential growth, we needed a solution flexible enough to both provide immediate short-term results and adapt to our growing business needs without the high licensing or development costs,” said Scott Harlow, vice president of information technologies and security at Century Payments. “We got that with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. We now have the freedom to change aspects of our solution quickly and on the fly, without the added time and expense of external developers and resources.” (more…)

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IGH Solutions Drives User Adoption Up by 246 Percent by Switching From Salesforce.com to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

*With new deployment, company increases ROI by 595 percent and resolves data entry issues.*

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 23, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today highlighted the benefits attained by IGH Solutions, a world leader in developing and delivering innovative solutions for specialty and dimensional printing, in three years since switching from Salesforce.com to Microsoft Dynamics CRM. They include an increase in sales-team productivity valued at $1.2 million, nearly $400,000 in reduced costs for licensing fees, a 246 percent increase in user adoption, and an ROI of 595 percent — all realized by establishing a cost-effective and standardized sales-force automation solution for use across the enterprise. 

With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, IGH Solutions also resolved integration and data entry issues that had plagued the company because Salesforce.com could not integrate with its Hagen ERP system. In addition, the company was able to capitalize on its existing investment in Microsoft business productivity software, including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft InfoPath and Microsoft SQL Server, because of the interoperability Microsoft Dynamics CRM has with these applications.  (more…)

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Microsoft Announces Forthcoming Availability of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 5, 2010Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) today announced that Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011, its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for midsize project-driven organizations, will be generally available in the second quarter of 2011 in English in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Availability of a Spanish version for Latin America will be announced later. (more…)

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Named a Leader by Two Independent Research Firms

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 4, 2010Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft Dynamics CRM has garnered recognition as a Leader from two leading independent research firms, Gartner Inc. and Forrester Research Inc. Forrester acknowledged Microsoft Dynamics CRM for offering a flexible customer service solution, earning a Leader position in The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites Customer Service Solutions, Q3, 2010 (July 2010) report, while Gartner placed it as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation (July 2010) report.


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Microsoft Awards Top Performing Partners at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

WASHINGTONAt the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) on July 14, 2010 in Washington, D.C., Microsoft Corp. honored the strongest performing Microsoft Dynamics partners for demonstrating significant customer impact by developing and delivering innovative solutions that help customers drive their businesses forward.


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