• Microsoft rolls out preview of plugin-free Skype for Web support in Edge

    Microsoft rolls out preview of plugin-free Skype for Web support in Edge

    The new functionality works anywhere you can use Skype in the browser: Skype for Web, Outlook.This means that when you’re using Microsoft Edge and want to use Skype, you no longer have to download anything or install a plugin.
  • Chatbots Drive Shopify's Kit CRM Deal

    Chatbots Drive Shopify's Kit CRM Deal

    The integration of Kit into Shopify's platform "is happening gradually and is in progress right now.Their sweet spot "will be in providing the ability to proactively personalize brand encounters by providing contextual innovation," he told CRM Buyer.
  • Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot

    Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot

    The Bing assistant sounds as though it will function similarly to the Google Assistant bot, which was announced at this week's Google I/O conference.News of the Bing Concierge Bot originally came from a recent Microsoft job posting, spotted by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.
  • Skype 7.0 Available for Android, Redesigned UI on Tablets and Better Multitasking

    Skype 7.0 Available for Android, Redesigned UI on Tablets and Better Multitasking

    0 is rolling out to Android users via Google Play with a ton of changes for users of the service.First thing you should notice immediately is a redesigned UI for Android tablets, bringing more of the Material Design hotness that Skype unveiled last year on smartphones.
  • Microsoft, Xiaomi Become Office Mates

    Microsoft, Xiaomi Become Office Mates

    The agreement calls for Xiaomi to ship Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets, which are among the leading brands in China and India, as well as in other global markets.The deal builds upon an existing relationship between the companies that put Windows 10 on the Mi Pad and Microsoft Azure on the Mi Cloud service.
  • 9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering

    9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering

    So popular, in fact, it has become the vernacular for "video chat" among many.Consumers often use "Skyping" as a verb, regardless of the service they actually use to connect.
  • Microsoft and LinkedIn Go All In

    Microsoft and LinkedIn Go All In

    The acquisition furthers Microsoft's effort to extend the breadth of its content portfolio and to integrate its offerings into its platform of cloud services.The companies jointly announced the deal: Microsoft will pay $196 a share in cash for LinkedIn, which will retain its brand, culture and independence under the new structure.
  • The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM Connection

    The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM Connection

    With its US$26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft may be setting itself up to tackle Salesforce head-on for CRM dominance.The purchase, announced Monday, also might help Microsoft compete more aggressively with other major CRM providers, such as SAP and Oracle.
  • Microsoft's Skype Meetings Aimed At Small Businesses

    Microsoft's Skype Meetings Aimed At Small Businesses

    To help you optimize security as you cope with complexity, InformationWeek is offering you an excl Microsoft is offering Skype Meetings, a free, pared-down version of Skype for Business.Anyone in the US with a business email address and whose organization doesn't already have Office 365 can sign up for free Skype Meetings.
  • Microsoft's Skype Meetings Aimed At Small Businesses

    Microsoft's Skype Meetings Aimed At Small Businesses

    This session will cover how organizations that are new to analytics or are expending their analyti Microsoft is offering Skype Meetings, a free, pared-down version of Skype for Business.Anyone in the US with a business email address and whose organization doesn't already have Office 365 can sign up for free Skype Meetings.
  • Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Although Pall's blog did not mention Microsoft's cloud platform specifically, he told ZDNet that most of Skype consumer will be migrated to Azure in the near future.2016, according to its Skype support page.
  • Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P

    Although Pall's blog did not mention Microsoft's cloud platform specifically, he told ZDNet that most of Skype consumer will be migrated to Azure in the near future.2016, according to its Skype support page.
  • Microsoft Launches Teams to Foil Office 365 Poachers

    Microsoft Launches Teams to Foil Office 365 Poachers

    It's trying to take that behemoth that's Microsoft and make it more responsive to the marketplace.The full gamut of Office tools is integrated into Teams, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve.
  • Anyone Can Use Skype Without An Account

    Anyone Can Use Skype Without An Account

    Microsoft is making it easier to use Skype anywhere in the world without downloading the app or entering a password.Simply join Skype as a Guest to quickly chat with friends or make a voice or video call to family "without any hassle," the company promised.
  • Aptean SVP Matt Keenan: CRM Needs to Be Intuitive

    Aptean SVP Matt Keenan: CRM Needs to Be Intuitive

    In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Keenan some of the issues surrounding intelligent automation.I personally believe that the CRM applications that will be the bellwether applications are those that truly are frictionless -- that make it is easy and seamless for someone to incorporate into their flow.