Because this happens once a quarter, this week’s edition of Short Takes looks exclusively at Microsoft’s earnings announcement and the information it provided to analysts after that announcement.
Because friends don’t let friends use Linux, this edition of Short Takes looks at Kroger’s Amazon problem, Salesforce’s CEO problem, the enterprise’s LinkedIn problem, Intel’s GPU problem, and all kinds of other problems.
Microsoft’s premier ERP software is getting several new features including AI, modular apps and deeper integration with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.
Because it’s that time of the quarter, this edition of Short Takes looks exclusively at Microsoft’s quarterly earnings announcement.
Microsoft has announced today that Dynamics 365 customers can now integrate with LinkedIn Sales Navigator and that they have a new product called Dynamics 365 for Talent designed for HR organizations.
As expected, Microsoft has cleared the final regulatory approval needed to complete its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.
A report claims that Microsoft has offered to open up Outlook to rivals in order to win European Union approval of its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. This change does not address the complaints of Salesforce.com, however.
Facing resistance to its largest-ever corporate acquisition, Microsoft has offered concessions to the EU’s antitrust agency.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is talking up the company’s cloud chops in artificial intelligence. Azure and Office 365 are chock-full of machine-learning facilities, he says. Over the past few days, he’s appeared on stage in Dublin and London, preaching the gospel of AI and FPGAs. And now Microsoft’s donated Azure credits to a UK research consortium that specializes in data science…
Microsoft announced today that it will make Adobe Marketing Cloud the preferred marketing service for its Dynamics 365 Enterprise offering. The new partnership will give customers a powerful, comprehensive marketing service for intelligent business applications, Microsoft says.
Microsoft’s cloud: ready for Germany. Two new data centers now open for Azure IaaS/PaaS, with Office and Dynamics SaaS coming soon. Germany is well known for its strict data-privacy laws. And it’s one of the largest economies in the European Union. So it was a sensible location choice after the UK DCs opened earlier this month…
HP buys 26,500 seats of Microsoft Dynamics, displacing Salesforce and Oracle. It’s a huge deal, cementing Microsoft as the SaaS leader, according to analysts. As goes SaaS, so goes IaaS and PaaS? Scott Guthrie certainly thinks so, arguing that only Amazon stands between Microsoft and the cloud top spot. Who’d a thunk it…
Microsoft has announced today that its Dynamics CRM 2016 spring wave has reached general availability that brings with it several new features that leverage previous acquisitions.