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Can Microsoft vertically integrate while working with rivals in enterprise space?

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12 Jun
2014
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Something strange happened a couple of weeks ago, when Microsoft joined up with salesforce.com to better connect the customer relationship management company’s apps to its Windows and Office software.

Even the 800-pound gorilla, Microsoft, is realising that it needs friends who are also enemies. That deal must have ruffled some feathers in Microsoft, surely those who already work on similar offerings that rival salesforce.com.

But the bigger story is how Microsoft is trying to provide all the necessary components for a compelling answer to some of its customers’ problems.

It knows companies don’t buy everything from one vendor. Where it cannot integrate well with its own products, it now seems more willing than before to plug the gap with rivals’ offerings.

 
Tagged in: cloud, Enterprise, Software, Tablet, Azure, Bridgestone, Microsoft, Salesforce,  
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ships in Singapore end-August, costs from S$1,108

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21 May
2014
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For a change, the Surface Pro 3 that Microsoft impressed so many geeks with just hours ago will be in Singapore soon after its unveiling.

The new tablet cum laptop, now thinner, more powerful and with a bigger screen, will hit these shores from end-August. Pre-orders are open now, and the entry-level 64GB version costs an attractive S$1,108

 
Tagged in: Featured, PCs, Singapore, Tablet, Microsoft, Singapore price and availability, Surface Pro 3,  
 

Microsoft: hackers using deception to overcome improved cybersecurity

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16 May
2014
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Cybercriminals are ditching the old strategy of exploiting software vulnerabilities, choosing instead to rely on deceit and deception, according to a new security report released this week.

This shift in criminal strategy, revealed by Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report, has been attributed to improved cybersecurity and protection offered by newer products.

 
Tagged in: Internet, security, Software, cyber security, malware, Microsoft, Security Intelligence Report,  
 

Goondu review: Microsoft Surface 2

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12 Apr
2014
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If you were tempted to buy the original Microsoft Surface RT, but held back, the updated Surface 2 is now even more tempting with a lighter frame, sharper screen and a number of other enhancements to match the impressive design.

 
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Microsoft should offer home and business editions for Office for iPad

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30 Mar
2014
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It should come as no surprise that Microsoft’s Office for iPad apps topped the App Store charts shortly after their debut last week.

Clearly, there is a demand for Microsoft’s own Office apps that let you create documents, spreadsheets and presentations – even among folks who have been using third-party apps on tablets and smartphones.

However, while the Office iPad apps are free to download, you will only get to view documents unless you have an Office 365 subscription – from S$138 for five PCs or Macs, plus up to five tablets – to unlock the apps’ editing and creating features.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Enterprise, iphone, Software, Tablet, Microsoft, Office for iPad,  
 

Microsoft: Enterprises spend S$635bn annually combating malware

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23 Mar
2014
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Organisations worldwide are expected to spend nearly S$635 billion this year to deal with issues caused by malware-infected pirated software, according to a study commissioned by Microsoft.

 
Tagged in: Enterprise, Singapore, Software, enterprise security, malware, Microsoft,  
 

Surface 2 comes to Singapore with updated features

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13 Mar
2014
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Months after it first appeared in the United States, Microsoft’s updated Surface 2 tablet is finally making it way to Singapore tomorrow.

The 10.6-inch tablet now comes with a Full HD screen and sports a faster Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. There’s also a “dual-stage” kick stand, so you can adjust the angle of tilt, well, at least a little more than before.

 
Tagged in: PCs, Singapore, Tablet, Microsoft, Singapore price and availability, Surface 2,  
 

IDC: Android grabs 81 per cent share, Windows improves

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14 Nov
2013
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Android devices grabbed a huge 81 per cent of the smartphone market during the third quarter this year, while Windows Phone devices also gained a bigger slice of the pie, according to a report today by IDC.

The research firm said Android phones accounted for 211.6 million of the 261.1 million smartphones shipped in the quarter.

Pushing past the 80 per cent mark for the first time, and up from the 74.9 per cent share of a year ago, the Google operating system made significant strides as people sought out low-cost smartphones, said IDC.

 
Tagged in: android, BlackBerry, Cellphones, iphone, Windows Phone, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, IDC, Microsoft, worldwide smartphone market share,  
 

Nokia pushes out Lumia 2520 tablet, 6-inch Lumia 1520 and 1320 phablets

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23 Oct
2013
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After months of merely updating its Lumia designs, Nokia finally came up with a much-expected Windows RT tablet, as well as two 6-inch phablets that look to take the game to rivals such as Samsung.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Software, Tablet, Windows Phone, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520, Lumia 2520, Microsoft, Nokia, pureview, windows rt,  
 

Windows 8.1 update out now, lets you boot up to desktop

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18 Oct
2013
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PC users who have been driven to madness by the touch-friendly, but desktop-silly, interface in Windows 8 should check out the Windows 8.1 update out from today.

Among other improvements, it finally brings back the familiar desktop interface, so missed by those who just want to work on their regular PC monitors as they always have.

 
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