Tags : Microsoft


Gartner: Tablet Sales to Double in 2012


[April 27, 2012]

Researcher projects by 2015 enterprises will account for 35 percent of tablet sales worldwide.

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Tags: Android , Microsoft , iPad , Windows 8 , tablet , Gartner , sales

Microsoft Redirects Certification Program at the Cloud


[April 26, 2012]

Vendor offers new certification framework with three skill levels based on cloud proficiency, knowledge.

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Tags: cloud computing , Cloud , Microsoft , certification , IT professionals , MCSA , MCSE , MCSD , MCSM

Microsoft Pays $1.1 Billion for 800 AOL Patents


[April 17, 2012]

Non-exclusive deal includes licensing 300 additional patents and patent applications.

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Tags: Microsoft , patents , AOL

Microsoft: Windows XP and Office 2003 Support to End in Two Years


[April 17, 2012]

Vendor urges IT departments to migrate now to Windows 7 and Office 2010, no longer providing mainstream support for Vista.

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Tags: Microsoft , support , Net Applications , Windows 7 , Windows 8 , Windows XP , Office 2003

Changing Consumer Preferences Confront Microsoft, PC Makers With New Challenges, IDC Says


[March 29, 2012]

Final global PC shipment data for 2011 shows 1.8 percent uptick, expected 5 percent growth in 2012.

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Tags: Microsoft , tablet , wintel , IDC , PC shipments

Cloud Computing Will Create 14 Million New Jobs Worldwide by 2015, Says Microsoft Study


[March 28, 2012]

An estimated $1 trillion in cloud-related revenue to drive business investment and job growth.

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Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , IDC , jobs , small business

Microsoft To Add New Small Business Competency


[March 28, 2012]

Goal is to help channel partners migrate small business customers to cloud solutions.

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Tags: Microsoft , small business , channel partner , competency , Microsoft Partner Network

Perficient, a Prominent Microsoft Solution Provider, Buys Another in PointBridge for $22 Million


[February 16, 2012]

Deal expands Perficient’s sales geographic sales reach, adds enterprise clients and technical, consulting, sales and support professionals.

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Tags: Microsoft , collaboration , business intelligence , acquisition , healthcare , solution provider , Perficient , PointBridge

Gartner Projects 42 percent of PCs Worldwide Will Run Windows 7 in 2011


[September 12, 2011] Researcher Expects 94 percent of new PCs will ship with Windows 7 by year’s end. Read More...

Tags: operating system , Microsoft , Windows 7 , Gartner , Apple Computer

Tech Data TDCloud Academy Adds Microsoft as First Vendor


[August 25, 2011] Distributor’s cloud education program now includes Microsoft Office 365 and Intune channel partners. Read More...

Tags: Cloud , Microsoft , Tech Data , TDCloud , TDCloud Academy

Avnet to Supply Virtualization Sales, Technical Expertise to Microsoft Channel Partners


[August 21, 2011] Distributor will assist vendor’s channel partners to set up and grow a virtualization practice aimed at SMB sales. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , virtualization , Avnet , channel partner

Tech Data Offers Dedicated Support to Microsoft Partner Association


[August 11, 2011] International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners is primary networking vehicle for vendor’s partners worldwide. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , Tech Data , channel partner , IAMCP

Microsoft to Add 75 New Retail Stores Within Three Years


[July 18, 2011] Top exec Kevin Turner tells attendees at Worldwide Partner Conference that first wave of stores have worked well prompting vendor to expand its number of outlets. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , retail , stores , Worldwide Partner Conference , Kevin Turner

Microsoft's Turner Lauds Partners for Cloud Transition


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Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , channel partner , PartnerNetwork , Worldwide Partner Conference , Kevin Turner

Microsoft Allots $5.8 Billion to Partner Tools, Training, Incentives for Cloud Solutions in FY 2012


[July 18, 2011] Vendor offers solutions, incentives and tools to reward partners for driving cloud growth, assists partners to transform business model. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , channel partners , Worldwide Partner Conference , incentive

iPhone Holding Fast Among Business Professionals, Intermedia Study Says


[May 18, 2011] iPhone Holding Fast Among Business Professionals, Intermedia Study Says Read More...

Tags: Google , Android , Microsoft , Apple , smartphone , Intermedia

Gartner Pegs Android Global Smartphone OS Market Leader by 2012


[April 23, 2011] Researcher forecasts 58 percent increase in worldwide smartphone sales to 48 million units in 2011. Read More...

Tags: Google , Android , Microsoft , smartphone , Gartner

Dell to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Cloud Computing Capabilities


[April 23, 2011] Vendor plans to build new cloud computing data centers, open solution centers, unveils new solutions and services and three-year strategic alliance with Microsoft. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , Dell , data center

Microsoft Channel Partners Generate $580 Billion in 2010, IDC Study Says


[March 29, 2011] Vendor’s partner ecosystem yields 8 percent growth from 2009, 22 percent in three years. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , IDC , channel partners , Microsoft Partner Network

More SMBs Will Pay for Cloud Services in the Next Three Years, Microsoft Study Shows


[March 29, 2011] Nearly 40 percent will pay for at least one cloud service by 2014 and many will be using more than three services. Most SMBs will purchase cloud services from a local service provider. Read More...

Tags: cloud services , Microsoft , SMB , SaaS , service provider

Microsoft Lands 16 New Cloud Computing Deals with Public Sector Clients


[February 27, 2011] Vendor counts 190 state and local government agencies and 10,000 educational institutions for its cloud services. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , education , government , public sector

Microsoft, athenahealth to Supply Cloud-based Info Sharing Services for Healthcare Providers


[February 25, 2011] Strategic alliance aims to improve information exchange, communication and access in various delivery settings. Read More...

Tags: Cloud , services , Microsoft , healthcare , athenahealth

Media Tablets and PC Tablets Will Combine for 242 Million Units Shipped by 2015 As Apple's Dominance Erodes, Researcher Says


[February 20, 2011] Media Tablets and PC Tablets Will Combine for 242 Million Units Shipped by 2015 As Apple's Dominance Erodes, Researcher Says Read More...

Tags: Google , Android , Microsoft , PC , iPad , Apple , media tablet

Satya Nadella, 19-year Company Veteran, to Head Microsoft Server and Tools Business.


[February 10, 2011] Muglia replacement seen as prod to cloud services business. New division president commands the strong engineering background chief exec Ballmer sought for position. Also, key senior exec for Windows Azure will depart company. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , steve ballmer , Satya Nadella , Bob Muglia , Server and Tools

Microsoft, Accenture Study Points to Increased Use of Social Media Tools by Oil and Gas Professionals.


[January 31, 2011] Microsoft, Accenture Study Points to Increased Use of Social Media Tools by Oil and Gas Professionals. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , collaboration , social media , Accenture , Global Energy forum

Global Revenue from Mobile Application Store Downloads Could Top $15 Billion in 2011


[January 29, 2011] Global Revenue from Mobile Application Store Downloads Could Top $15 Billion in 2011 Read More...

Tags: developer , Microsoft , mobile , Apple , application , download , Gartner

Microsoft Taps Evolve Technologies Chief Exec for Prestigious Award


[January 27, 2011] Microsoft Taps Evolve Technologies Chief Exec for Prestigious Award Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , SMB , MSP , managed service provider , Dave Sobel , Evolve Technologies , Microsoft MVP

Muglia To Depart Microsoft Server and Tools Unit


[January 17, 2011] Ballmer says time is right for change at the top of $15 billion unit. No successor yet named. Read More...

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , server , Ballmer , Muglia

Novell Gives Nod to Attachmate's $2.2 Billion Offer


[November 22, 2010] Vendor also plans to sell rights to 882 patents for $450 million to Microsoft-led CPTN Holdings. Read More...

Tags: Linux , Microsoft , Novell , buyout , Attachmate


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