Renewing contracts for bulk licensing of Microsoft products may be costing businesses millions of dollars for products and services they likely won't need before the contracts run out, says an expert who helps customers negotiate the agreements.
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Businesses customers of Microsoft's Dynamics CRM will be able to offer their customers more self-service options, at least that's the idea behind the company's plan to buy up Parature, which specializes in cloud-based customer engagement.
Windows 8/8.1 has topped 10% market share for the first time, apparently picking up a few users from among those who are finally leaving Windows XP behind.
Nobody bats a thousand, and Microsoft is no different. Here's a quick look at five things Microsoft did right in 2013 and five it did wrong.
The former head of Microsoft Office is being tapped to fix problems plaguing the HealthCare.gov Web site that is supposed to make it easy to sign up for Affordable Health Care coverage online.
Microsoft has waffled over the past few days about how long it will continue to sell Windows 7, initially stating that it had already stopped shipping the operating system to retailers and OEMs, but shifting the status over the weekend to "to be determined."
Enterprises sending email via Office 365 will be able to encrypt those messages starting next year at no extra charge, making it possible to send secure mail to people who are off the corporate email system.
Data centers powered by fuel cells, not the public power grid, could cut both capital and operational costs, improve reliability, pollute less and take up less space, according to Microsoft researchers.
It is 30 years old and dominates the word processing market, but Microsoft Word is now more than ever fending off challenges from the cloud where less expensive and even free alternatives pose new threats, experts say.
Microsoft’s 2nd generation products mean more responsive devices and more time unplugged.
Microsoft today unveiled Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the first major overhaul of its tablet/laptop lineup that now feature longer battery life and faster performance, both attractions for corporate customers.
Microsoft's Surface RT tablets have been in trouble almost since they became available last year, but it looks like the company is going to hang with them at least through the next version.
Even as it seeks more freedom to discuss how it turns over customer data to the government, Microsoft is revealing details that don't violate laws meant to keep such transfers secret.
At Microsoft periodic reshufflings of the players and the executive hierarchy are a way of life.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced a reorganization of the company around four areas: operating systems; devices and studios; applications and services; and cloud and enterprise.