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  • Skype to retire 5-month old editions for Windows, Mac

    Skype plans to retire older versions of its desktop Internet calling application, including versions on Windows and OS X launched as recently as January and February of this year.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 June 14 06:28
  • 7 Things You May Not Know About Microsoft Office

    This isn't your parent's Microsoft Office. Recent activity culminating with the SharePoint Conference 2014 shows that Microsoft is making its Office suite more social, more integrated with both home-grown and acquired Microsoft technologies, more analytical and more cloud-friendly.

    Written by Paul Rubens18 March 14 09:01
  • Snowden revelations raise interest in smartphone spyware for business

    As the world still reels over reports of U.S. government surveillance of privately owned smartphones, a spyware industry is growing that's focused on helping employers monitor the ways smartphones and tablets are used by their workers. Parents are also interested in the service to track their children's smartphone use.

    Written by Matt Hamblen13 March 14 19:12
  • Skype-based malware shows how 'peculiar' malicious code can be

    Malware often does strange things, but this one -- which looked like Skype installed on a corporate domain controller -- was most "peculiar," says Jim Butterworth, a security expert at ManTech International, whose security subsidiary HBGary recently found the custom-designed remote-access Trojan on a customer's network.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 March 14 21:13
  • Another executive shakeup at Microsoft

    Just a month after Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO the executive inner circle is being overhauled, with two key leaders leaving the company and a third assuming significant new power.

    Written by Tim Greene03 March 14 19:05
  • Microsoft Lync to play nice with Cisco, Android

    Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to connect any customers by voice, video, messaging and conferencing regardless of what device they use.

    Written by Tim Greene18 Feb. 14 17:19
  • Skype, Microsoft cleared in Luxembourg NSA investigation

    Luxembourg's data protection authority cleared Microsoft and its subsidiary Skype of data protection violations related to the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism spying program, the agency said Monday.

    Written by Loek Essers18 Nov. 13 15:41