All Microsoft articles – Page 2

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    BMW licenses Microsoft's exFAT technology


    BMW wants to transfer large amounts of data to and from the car (Photo: BMW) BMW has signed a patent licensing agreement that will allow it to use Microsoft's extended file allocation table (exFAT), a file system that makes it easier to transport large amounts of data. The premium ...

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    Dell to go private in $24.4 billion transaction


    Dell, which started out by making desktop computers, has a growing server business (Photo: Dell) Dell has agreed to be acquired by the company's founder, Michael Dell, and technology investment firm Silver Lake for a total of 24.4 billion dlrs. Michael Dell, who owns 14 pc of the shares ...

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    Increased ERP competition seen for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft


    SAP may face new competition soon (Photo: SAP) Despite their dominant market share in ERP systems, the top three software providers are facing new competion that may erode their strong positions. According to a benchmarking study by ERP specialists Panorama Consulting, the three companies together have a 47 pc share ...


    With Yammer acquisition, Microsoft to offer more cloud-based software


    Yammer provides an internal business communication platform for companies (Photo: Yammer) With the planned acquisition of the Yammer social-networking company, Microsoft plans to further expand its offering of cloud-based services. The US-based s0ftware group said it will pay 1.2 billion dlrs in cash for Yammer, which provides a business-oriented social ...

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    Nissan, Microsoft will build new dealer management system


    Nissan and Microsoft will jointly build a next-generation dealer management system for the Japanese carmaker. The two companies said they would cooperate to develop a system that would provide both dealer and customer relationship management and social collaboration tools. It will be based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM software and ...

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    Microsoft cites surge in Cloud solutions


    Microsoft announced new software features at its 2011 partner conference in Los Angeles (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft said partner offerings of its Cloud-based computing solutions have more than doubled in the past year. The US software group said 41,000 partners are offering its Cloud solutions, employing 300,000 specialists. At its global ...

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    Microsoft confirms it is buying Skype


    Microsoft confirmed Tuesday it is buying Skype for 8.5 billion dlrs in cash. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. "Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a press release. ...

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    WSJ: Microsoft nears deal to buy Skype


    If the acquisition takes place, it would be the biggest in Microsoft’s history The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Microsoft is nearing a deal to buy internet telephone company Skype for between 7 billion and 8 billion dlrs. The newspaper, citing sources, said the takeover could be announced as ...


    Microsoft and VW infotainment unit sign patent agreement


    VW hopes Microsoft’s new file system will improve its infotainment systems (source: Microsoft said it had signed a patent licensing agreement with, giving the Volkswagen group software supplier access to its new Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology. The new file system will help automakers integrate enhanced consumer ...

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    Microsoft to help Toyota build global cloud platform by 2015


    Microsoft is keen to partner with the world’s biggest automaker (Illustration: Microsoft) Toyota aims to build a "complete global cloud platform by 2015" and it is soliciting Microsoft's help to get there. The Japanese carmaker and the US-based software giant announced Thursday that they plan to jointly build a global ...

  • Neelie Kroes.automotiveIT

    EU's Kroes: "Let's aim high" with European cloud strategy


    EU Commissioner Kroes hopes EU strategies will help define global standards in cloud computing Neelie Kroes urged Europe's IT industry last week to "aim high" and help Brussels forge a truly European Cloud computing strategy. The European commissioner in charge of Europe's digital agenda said data protection, interoperability and standardization ...

  • Ford's Alan Mulally at NAIAS.automotiveIT

    Mulally to discuss Ford's European SYNC rollout at CeBIT


    Ford CEO Mulally, seen here at the Detroit auto show in January, will speak at CeBIT March 1 Ford CEO Alan Mulally will use a keynote address at the CeBIT high-tech trade fair next month to further highlight the US automaker’s in-car infotainment solutions. Ford said Mulally, who spoke at ...

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    A Cloud version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM software


    Microsoft has released the Cloud version of its Microsoft Dynamics CRM software outside North America. The software maker said Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will be available to customers in 40 markets in 41 languages. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement the software “is fully embracing the Cloud.” He ...

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    Germany’s A.T.U. to adopt Microsoft Dynamics AX in all operations


    A.T.U. repair shops will also use the same Microsoft IT A.T.U. plans to roll out Microsoft Dynamics AX across all of its 600 repair shops, in a move designed to improve efficiency and lower costs. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is a business management solution that works like familiar Microsoft software ...

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    Microsoft, T-Systems to jointly offer Cloud services


    Microsoft and T-Systems will cooperate to meet growing corporate demand for standardized Cloud-based services. The US software group and the German IT services provider said in a press statement that Cloud offerings are interesting to customers because they can use only what they need and pay accordingly. Customers also want ...

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    Interview: Microsoft executive sees “dominant role” for cloud computing in auto industry


    Caglayan Arkan is in charge of Microsoft’s activities in the manufacturing and resources industries. In that role, he is also responsible for the software maker’s automotive business. He spoke this summer to automotiveIT’s Ralf Bretting about cloud computing, Microsoft’s automotive platform and the company’s ambitions in the automotive field. Microsoft ...

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    Microsoft unveils updated automotive platform


    Microsoft’s new software platform will power the Nissan LEAF’s information system Microsoft this week unveiled the latest version of its software platform for cars, Windows Embedded Automotive 7. The platform will make communication, entertainment and navigation in cars easier to use and will spur the development of next-generation infotainment systems, ...