The app store approach has allowed Microsoft to invade iOS and Android. While the company would otherwise be wallowing in mobile irrelevancy, its war chest has allowed it to continually cherry pick some of the most popular productivity apps for acquisition as well as build out its own offerings.
Microsoft's cloud business was a bright spot in its quarterly earnings report and CEO Satya Nadella positioned the segment as one that could dwarf any business the company has operated in historically. "The enterprise cloud opportunity is massive," Nadella said during a call to discuss the results with analysts. "It's larger than any market we've ever participated in."
Microsoft continues to build a presence in the New York City market.
I've been trying out a lot of Microsoft's new products, like I do with products and services from many of the companies I write about, and have discovered that many of them stick.
Looks like you can add security-first to the mobile-first, cloud-first strategy that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is pursuing.
It seems there have been more and more instances this year of leaders of competitive companies appearing on stage together and today's appearance by the CEOs of Dell and Microsoft at Dell World continues that trend. The CEOs sought to show that they're friends, rather than fierce competitors.
Microsoft today released its Office 2016 productivity suite globally, which brings with it new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, namely Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. One of the most notable updates is co-authoring capabilities for the desktop versions of Word, PowerPoint and OneNote for documents that are stored on OneDrive.
Many CIOs and IT managers are awaiting the arrival of Microsoft's much ballyhooed augmented reality headset HoloLens. Redmond said it will be available for enteprrise customers "within the next year."
From the stage of Salesforce's annual conference, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella revealed ways that his company uses data to drive business decisions.
Microsoft has named longtime executive Brad Smith as its president.