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Microsoft acquires Solair, aims to enhance enterprise IoT offerings

Microsoft has acquired Italian Internet of Things company Solair for an undisclosed consideration. Solair delivers IoT services to a range of industries such as manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, and transportation.

Microsoft updates SharePoint, will release mobile apps starting this quarter

Microsoft is beefing up its document-sharing platform SharePoint to steal some spotlight away from collaboration platform companies like Slack and Box, and will be introducing iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile apps, according to an article at The Wall Street Journal.

Spotlight: Windows 10 user share to hit 20% by June

Windows 10 is expected to account for 20 percent of all Windows desktops by the end of June, according to data from Net Applications.

Spotlight: Microsoft expands bug bounty program to include Nano Server

Microsoft is expanding its bug bounty program to cover the Nano Server installation of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, reported ZDNet on Tuesday.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be generally available June 1, will come in 4 editions

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be generally available on June 1, 2016, in four editions, a blog post announced Monday.

Need an efficiency boost? Microsoft Flow may be able to help with that

Microsoft has released Flow, a service that automates workflow connections, similar to If This Then That, but specific to Microsoft software. It also released PowerApps, a service that aims to simplify building apps for specific needs.

Microsoft buys DNA for data storage that could last up to 2,000 years

Microsoft has agreed to purchase ten million long oligonucleotides – for those of you running to Google, it's a type of laboratory-grade DNA – from Twist Bioscience. Microsoft plans to use the synthetic DNA to encode digital data.

Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware are leaders in hybrid EFSS market, says Forrester

Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware were named leaders in the market for hybrid enterprise file sync and sharing platform market, according to the latest Forrester Wave market report.

Microsoft rolls out initial preview for Skype for Business Mac, but there's not much it can do yet

Microsoft continues to expand the capabilities of Skype for Business. It will soon be heading to Macs, as the vendor introduced the preview of the appropriately named Skype for Business Mac this week.

Microsoft's record-breaking Word Flow keyboard app now available on iOS

Microsoft released Monday its iOS version of the record-breaking Word Flow keyboard app to the U.S. App Store, including new features exclusively for Apple users.