Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations

The following post is from Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft. Your browser does not support iframes. It’s been an interesting evening here in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. at the inaugural Code Conference (#CodeCon) where @karaswisher and @waltmossberg are engaging Microsoft CEO @satyanadella in a more than hour-long onstage conversation.  …


Weekend Reading: Feb. 21st Edition — Your personal cloud is now OneDrive, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to add marketing capabilities

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about free cloud storage OneDrive being globally available, Microsoft Dynamics CRM adding more capabilities to deliver even better customer service, and new and updated Bing apps for Windows Phone. Who knew moving day could be so easy? Microsoft’s free cloud storage, OneDrive, became available this week….

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From unified to universal, the next stage for communications

The following post is from Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President for Lync & Skype Engineering, Microsoft. It’s great to be in Las Vegas today with almost 2,000 customers, partners and industry professionals for the first day of our second annual Lync Conference. This is my first public appearance since taking over responsibility for Microsoft’s…

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Weekend Reading: Jan. 17th Edition— Microsoft devices and services open new doors at the National Retail Federation convention

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s presence at the National Retail Federation convention, the company’s partnership with GoDaddy and how Office 365 is among the services companies such as RCS MediaGroup and Coles are using to modernize communications infrastructures and keep mobile employees plugged in. More than 30,000 retailers from…


Weekend Reading: September 27th Edition–Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are here!

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the debut of the next-generation Surface tablets, a major development for Lync 2013 and the Department of Defense and new social networking and business intelligence tools. The week started off with a first look at the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. You can hear…


Department of Defense employees now able to use Microsoft Lync 2013 to connect to information network

The following is a post from Victor Akinnagbe, Chief Architect of Department of Defense Sales, Microsoft Federal and Walter Nichols, Unified Communications Architect, Microsoft Federal Earlier this month, Lync 2013 added a new accreditation to the fold by achieving JITC certification for Voice, Video, and Instant Message & Presence (IM&P) at the Joint Interoperability Testing…


International Airlines Group chooses Office 365 for 58,000 employees

One of the world’s largest airline groups, International Airlines Group (IAG) – the parent company of British Airways and Iberia – has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its 58,000 employees, enabling its far-flung workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world. “Giving our employees the tools and freedom to achieve more in their day-to-day…


Weekend Reading: May 31st Edition–A first glimpse of Windows 8.1 and the design behind Xbox One

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Windows 8.1, Office 365 Home Premium surpassing 1 million subscribers, the design behind Xbox One and more. A first glimpse of Windows 8.1. Antoine Leblond, corporate vice president of Windows Program Management, on Thursday provided a “first look” at Windows 8.1 on the Windows blog….


Is your team properly ‘socialized’? New research shows the potential and power of social technologies in the workplace

Today, tens of millions of people use social technologies such as Facebook, Twitter and Yelp in their personal lives to stay in touch with friends, expand their personal networks and share ideas and information. So, it should come as no surprise that a similar trend is sweeping through the workplace, with social business technologies such…


Obama for America Selected Lync for Its Campaign Communications

Over the past few years, candidates for public office at all levels have sought to take advantage of the latest technology and communications tools to make their political campaigns run more efficiently. President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign was no different. Obama for America selected Microsoft Lync as its communications platform, keeping its hundreds of…

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