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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 April, 2014 08:23

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.

Microsoft beefs up Office Online

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 April, 2014 05:52

Microsoft is updating its Web-based Office Online suite, narrowing the features gap with the main Office 365 and Office 2013 suites installed on users' devices.

Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 April, 2014 05:05

Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.

Dropbox for Business exits beta as storage vendor sets sights on workplaces

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 April, 2014 04:09

Dropbox unwrapped the enterprise edition of its cloud storage and file sync service on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand its customer base from consumers to businesses.

Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft's love letter to desktop users

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 April, 2014 02:35

Microsoft is due to deliver the much-awaited update to Windows 8.1, and with it comes a packed goody bag of treats for laptop and PC users.

Windows XP: Chronicle of a death foretold

By Juan Carlos Perez | 08 April, 2014 07:51

When Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on Tuesday, a security sinkhole will likely open and gradually widen, threatening hundreds of millions of PCs worldwide in homes, companies, government agencies and schools.

Microsoft to give Windows away for phones, small tablets

By Juan Carlos Perez | 03 April, 2014 07:16

Hardware vendors making smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches will get Windows for free, the latest aggressive move by Microsoft to help its flagship OS improve its position in these devices.

Cortana, Microsoft's response to Siri, says 'Hello world'

By Juan Carlos Perez | 03 April, 2014 03:50

Microsoft has unveiled Cortana, its response to Apple's Siri and Google's Now, as it seeks to make its Windows Phone OS a stronger competitor to iOS and Android.

Windows can't keep partying like it's 1999

By Juan Carlos Perez | 02 April, 2014 08:52

Microsoft partners, developers and customers may get a clearer picture this week of how the company plans to keep Windows relevant now that its rock-solid position in the market has been shaken up by competitors, shifts in technology and the lukewarm reception of recent releases.

Google trumpets extra encryption for Gmail, but stays mum on other apps

By Juan Carlos Perez | 02 April, 2014 06:14

Google recently trumpeted that it now encrypts Gmail messages while shuffling them among its data centers, an extra security layer aimed at thwarting government and criminal snoops, but didn't say if it applies this protection to its other applications.

Nadella names Guthrie his successor to head Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise group

By Juan Carlos Perez | 01 April, 2014 04:30

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, has filled three important executive positions, as he continues putting his mark on the company he was chosen to lead about two months ago.

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 March, 2014 17:26

Microsoft has finally developed a version of Office for the iPad, a move many feel comes too late.

Report: Ankara court moves towards overturning Twitter ban in Turkey

By Juan Carlos Perez | 26 March, 2014 15:43

A Turkish court has sided with Twitter, whose microblogging service has been blocked in the country for almost one week following a government order.

Box to go public, hoping to raise $US250m

By Juan Carlos Perez | 24 March, 2014 21:59

Box, the eight-year-old company that has taken on industry giants to become a leader in cloud storage and file sharing, will seek to raise $US250 million by selling shares publicly for the first time.

Seagate CEO, who helped pick Nadella, leaves Microsoft's board

By Juan Carlos Perez | 20 March, 2014 21:52

After a brief but influential stint, Stephen Luczo, chairman and CEO of Seagate Technology, is leaving Microsoft's board of directors.

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