• 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.
  • Skype Mingo Aims to Be 'Your Ultimate Communications Hub'

    Skype Mingo Aims to Be 'Your Ultimate Communications Hub'

    Called Skype Mingo, it's available in alpha form to Android users through the Google Play Store.The experimental service—"your ultimate communications hub"—builds on existing Skype features, such as Internet video and voice calls, to provide native calling, contacts management, and SMS.
  • Pipedrive Attracts Funds for Global Expansion

    Pipedrive Attracts Funds for Global Expansion

    It will tap Atomico's expertise in helping companies grow on a global scale.For Atomico, the Pipedrive funding -- its first-ever investment in a company based in Estonia -- is something of a special deal.
  • AWS Unveils Chime Conferencing Service

    AWS Unveils Chime Conferencing Service

    Companies just have to download the app; they don't need to make upfront investments in hardware or software.Participants click a button on the Chime app to join a meeting instead of dialing a number then entering a PIN.
  • Microsoft Unveils Slimmed-Down 'Skype Lite'

    Microsoft Unveils Slimmed-Down 'Skype Lite'

    A new version of Skype built specifically for the Indian market is easier on smartphone batteries and data use and even works on 2G connections.Called Skype Lite, it went live on the Google Play store in India today.
  • WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat

    WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat

    The application programming interface, or API, gives companies a direct line of communication with WhatsApp users.Implementing a business chat feature "is trying to force-fit into a business purpose a tool that was designed to address a very different problem," said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.
  • Genesys Launches G-Nine CX Framework

    Genesys Launches G-Nine CX Framework

    The capabilities of the bots customers choose to bring in will blend seamlessly with native Genesys AI and machine learning systems to offer a deeper understanding of customer interactions across channels, te Booij noted.The advantage of next-generation engagement "is in the digital channels blended back to traditional ones," he suggested.
  • Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker

    Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker

    It is powered by Apple's A8 chip, the same one that is used in the flagship iPhone.Customers with Apple's HomeKit can use the HomePod to control lights and thermostats, open garage doors and secure door locks.
  • Skype Adds PayPal Integration, Lets You Make Payments While Chatting

    Skype Adds PayPal Integration, Lets You Make Payments While Chatting

    Should you be on a Skype call or in a chat and need to send over some cash, you can now do that using your PayPal account without ever leaving Skype.Of course, you’ll need to attach your PayPal account, but that should be simple do and may only require a quick sign-in.
  • Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report

    Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report

    The enterprise Software as a Service market grew 31 percent year over year, totaling almost US$15 billion in revenue in Q2 2017, according to Synergy Research.The SaaS market will double in size over the next three years, showing strong growth across all segments and all geographic regions, the firm predicted.