Microsoft has announced that it will rebrand its Lync corporate communications platform as "Skype for Business" and will release a new client and server app.
Microsoft announced this week that as of early next year, Lync will become Skype for Business. The software giant is scrapping Lync in order to leverage Skype's "hundreds of millions of users" in its voice and video conferencing. But don't worry, this new offering is actually a hybrid of the two.
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The smartwatch reportedly being developed by Microsoft will be integrated into Outlook, Lync and other enterprise products, Pascal Koenig of the Zurich-based Smartwatch Group tells VentureBeat.
Microsoft is warning about attackers targeting a zero-day vulnerability in a graphics component that impacts Windows, Office and Lync and issued an interim "Fix-It" workaround until a comprehensive solution is ready.
Microsoft will make Lync 2013 mobile apps available for Windows Phone 8 and iOS devices in early March, and will have mobile apps for Android the following month.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) had a tough day Wednesday when one of its data centers conked out, knocking out the Office 365 Exchange servers and leaving users without email for about three hours. Around
Web content management company Ektron announced July 26 the release candidate of a new version of its flagship product, Ektron 8.5. The latest release focuses on improving the software's architecture
Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion this week (regulatory approval pending) could result in a promising enterprise offering, if the Redmond, Wash., software giant plays its
Office 365 has entered public beta, and reviews of the service once known as the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) have started to arrive. To the uninitiated, Office 365 is a comprehensive