Topic: office 365

Microsoft earnings report: Cloud and hardware up, Windows down

Microsoft has announced its Q2 earnings for 2015, with revenue up 8% from last year to US$26.5 billion, narrowly beating analyst projections of $26.33 billion. According to the company’s report, the biggest growth came from its devices and consumer hardware business with an 8% growth to $12.9 billion in revenue, followed by its commercial cloud … continue reading

A year of change, and risk, at Microsoft

A change at the top, followed by a clearly defined focus, with an all-out embrace of open technologies and an increased update release cycle. Throw in a further commitment to consumer devices for good measure. One could argue that 2014 was the year of Microsoft. Or, at least, the year it remade itself. But it … continue reading

Xamarin offers a free platform for students; Microsoft unveils Office for Android and iOS—SD Times news digest: November 6, 2014

Xamarin announces free platform for students Mobile developer tool provider Xamarin has announced a new program to give students free access to Xamarin Studio. According to a blog post from Xamarin cofounder and director of developer relations Joseph Hill, Xamarin for Students is accessible to any student enrolled in a degree or diploma-granting course of … continue reading

Microsoft offers new APIs for Office 365

Microsoft today has made available new APIs for Office 365 that will enable developers to integrate mail, files, calendars and contacts into their applications. “We’re seeing millions of people using Office 365 every day, and they’re not all on Windows devices,” said Arpan Shah, senior director of Office 365. “Office 365 is [Microsoft’s] most strategic … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 24, 2014—iPhone 6 TouchID hacked, another Microsoft bug bounty

Apple’s Touch ID vulnerable to attack Lookout security researcher Marc Rogers warned that the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6 is vulnerable to attack, just as the iPhone 5s was. “When the iPhone 6 came out, the first thing I wanted to find out was whether or not there had been any changes to the … continue reading

Office 365: Will old developers learn new tricks?

“Mobile First, Cloud First” is the new Microsoft mantra. You can’t read anything about their strategy under new leader Satya Nadella without reading or hearing those words. A large part of this “Mobile First, Cloud First” world is Office 365. Now, for several dollars a month, the common man (or woman) has access to Exchange, … continue reading

Analyzing Satya Nadella’s Microsoft’s Q4 earnings call

Microsoft announced its fourth-quarter earnings last night, revealing an 18% revenue increase year-over-year to US$23.4 billion. The financial results were mixed but positive, with a decrease in overall profits along with the upped revenue. Microsoft benefitted from the continued and growing success of its Azure and Office 365 enterprise cloud services. In terms of devices, … continue reading

Microsoft releases ‘document conversations’ for Office 365

Yammer collaboration features are now in Office apps … continue reading

Bamboo Solutions releases Calendar Plus SharePoint App

The app for Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 allows users to share info related to display events, tasks and initiatives … continue reading

Where should you be with SharePoint?

To go to the cloud or not? Microsoft supplies some answers … continue reading

SharePoint Spotlight: Robert Bogue

The “SharePoint Shepherd” goes over cloud deployments and SharePoint components … continue reading

Live from SPC ’14

A list of new features for Office 365 in the cloud, plus some thoughts on technology from Bill Clinton … continue reading

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