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Jul 18 2014
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With Steve Balmer gone, it was bound to happen.  Microsoft Corp. today announced a restructuring plan to simplify its operations and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy. These steps will result in the elimination of up to 18,000 positions over the next year. Of the total, about 12,500 professional and factory positions will be eliminated through synergies and strategic alignment of the Nokia Devices and Services business acquired by Microsoft on April 25. The actions associ...
May 30 2014
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It was announced today that Microsoft and Salesforce.com have formed a global strategic partnership. You know Microsoft, and Salesforce.com (which I affectionally call the sales person firing tool), are a major presence in the enterprise market. With Microsoft having inroads into every aspect of the enterprise, and Salesforce.com the driving application in lead management. This deal is going to provide tighter integration into Microsoft Office and Windows with Salesforce.com

Microsoft announces 2014 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

May 27 2014
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REDMOND, Wash. -- On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners and finalists of the 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards celebrate top Microsoft partners that are solving customer challenges with creative technology solutions. Award winners and finalists, chosen from nominations from around the world, will be recognized at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place July 13–17, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Jan 07 2013
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Paul Thurrott has a good article explaining the lack luster sales of Windows 8 over the holidays, primarily being netbooks have driven the price of PCs down over the years making it harder for higher priced touch screen devices to sell. I think that may be part of the reason, but a bigger reason is Microsoft owns the enterprise and the enterprise did not roll out Windows 8. Too many IT managers I know will not roll out Windows 8 due to the major change in the user experience that the new OS provides. As an IT manager, they do not want their h...
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