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As Skype has gotten to be a top hit across the Apple iOS world, its important that the product gets continual updates. With iOS 8 coming out this past week, on Monday, Skype came out with exciting new iOS 8 updates that many will find very nice.
The Office 365 system of apps from Microsoft has been a wonderful hit for individuals, corporations, and small businesses. But, Microsoft is eagerly going after the education market in a big way, and on Monday, made huge ways to make that happen for students with Office 365 updates.
OneDrive is one of the hottest and most successful cloud storage services, and Microsoft clearly has a hit on its hands with people using it. On Friday, Microsoft doubled the amount of storage for iPhone users, giving them 30GB of free storage.
The Office 365 product from Microsoft has become incredibly useful for individuals, small businesses, students, and large corporations. Microsoft has been retuning the Office 365 home page for sometime, and it finally came out with a great revision, that allows users to launch docs and start right away.
Microsoft earlier this year made the news with a large number of layoffs, as it let go of 12,500 employees. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest job cuts, which will leave 2,100 people without jobs, and the latest result of the Nokia purchase earlier this year.
Apple’s iOS 8 has hit the Apple servers for Apple users to download, and with it, apps are being updated in record numbers. Microsoft is like all the rest of the companies issuing updates, but gave its OneNote program a new set of tools, which will makes sharing much easier.
Microsoft has been a company going through a number of changes during the past year, and board changes and investor concerns are always at the top of investors concerns. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced board changes along with increased dividend changes that should please those that follow the company.
The Azure service from Microsoft seems to get news on a weekly basis, and that is a very positive thing for enterprise and business customers looking to build on its future growth. Wednesday was no different, as Microsoft announced the the Azure Active Directory service is available in general release.
Microsoft is known for its software and its hardware, but its keyboards and mouse products are used by millions around the globe as well. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a brand new keyboard that is geared towards the iOS and Android tablet market, showing its growth for non-Windows devices.
As word about Windows 9 has trickled throughout the tech world, screen shots and videos have been coming out at record paces. On Monday, Windows 9 got a lot more real. Microsoft issued press invites for the next version of Windows, and it could get very exciting.
As we had reported on Friday, Microsoft in a bold and surprising move purchased the game company Mojang for $2.5 billion. The Minecraft game maker, who is based in Stockholm, is the fourth non-US based purchase for Microsoft this year, and is showing Microsoft’s eagerness to expand into new markets, and spend its overseas cash.
SKype TX is a product that is mainly geared at professionals, but its a product that many amateurs and wannabe video makers will be finding very interesting. On Friday, Skype came out with its official partners for the product, which should please those looking for Skype TX soon.
In a surprise move for the company, news on Friday was all about Microsoft and its pending purchase of a game company. The news about Microsoft purchasing Minecraft Mojang might be odd to some, but focuses Microsoft’s attention to gaming.
Azure is a huge hit around the globe for its global storage and backup tools for small and large businesses. But on Thursday, Microsoft released Azure’s newest streaming and content protection tools, which should pleae many who are looking for that.
Microsoft has made Skype for Windows Phone a project and has updated it over the long run. That plus the Surface Pro 3 has been an ongoing product from Microsoft that gets a lot of attention. On Wednesday, Microsoft issued updates to both products, which both need updates.
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