Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli

Satya Nadella Whoops. Welcome to literal fait accompli.
A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today. Here’s what it looked like:

It led to the following URL:
In case you missed it, the URL slug says “Microsoft Acquires Acompli.”… Read More

Dropbox’s Mobile Apps Are Now Integrated With Microsoft Office

iOS-and-Android-version-1 Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership that would see Dropbox offer better support for Microsoft’s Office Suite, including the ability to edit Office docs from the Dropbox mobile app among other things. Today, those integrations have gone live for users of both the Android phone and iOS Dropbox applications. Explains Dropbox in a blog post announcing the… Read More

Two Rallies

microsoft-earnings Today Apple topped the $700 billion value market cap threshold during regular trading, a remarkable achievement. The company’s shares have since slipped some, but it’s impossible to deny the technology giant’s massive rally. Apple, a company that was once small enough to be dismissed whole-cloth is now not only the world’s most valuable technology company, it’s… Read More

Microsoft Updates How The Surface Pro 3 Handles Wi-Fi

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 11.02.46 AM Microsoft released a set of updates for its Surface Pro 3 tablet today,  including fixes for the tablet-hybrid’s Wi-Fi connectivity, a part of the device’s performance that some have flagged as problematic. I’ve had some Wi-Fi issues with my loaner Surface Pro 3, but haven’t been sure if they stem from Windows 10′s nascency, or the device itself. Paul Thurrott… Read More

For Windows 10, A Feedback Test

windows-101 Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is a large project, and one that is being built partially in plain sight. The software company, leaving behind its former ways, is working to integrate its community into the development process, even highlighting their feedback when it results in new features and changes that were sourced from people outside the firm. Such it was last week… Read More

Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

Screenshot 2014-11-17 09.20.29 Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

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Microsoft Buys Israeli Hybrid Cloud Security Startup Aorato In $200M Deal

aorato cloud Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Aorato, an Israel-based maker of security solutions co-founded by veterans of the Israeli defense forces, which only exited from stealth earlier this year. Aorato’s focus is on enterprise services in the cloud and in hybrid on-premise and cloud environments, using machine learning to detect suspicious patterns. The terms of the deal were… Read More