Stijn Degrieck

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7 Factors to Help You Choose the Right Cloud Service Provider

The absence of a common framework for assessing Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), combined with the fact that no two CSPs are the same, complicates the …

Microsoft Wants to Change Everything You Know About Email

Microsoft is reportedly working on a next generation email app that will strip away subject lines, greetings and signatures, and display only the …

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Microsoft will replace Lync with Skype for Business in the first half of 2015

Microsoft today announced it will be replacing its enterprise-focused instant messaging app Lync with a new Skype for Business tool. The company is promising Skype for Business will remain an Office 365 service when it replaces Lync sometime “in the first half of 2015.”<p>Microsoft Lync, formerly …

Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Microsoft — a company most associated with Word documents and Excel spreadsheets — is getting a makeover.<p>Under new leadership, the software developer is analyzing vast troves of data about its users to create social tools for the workplace. They've got the goods — just think of all those Office …

Microsoft relinquishes the Nokia name for its low-cost Lumia 535

We were well aware it was coming, but today Microsoft finally says goodbye to Nokia branding for its Windows Phones. The first handset to omit the Nokia name is the new Microsoft Lumia 535, an entry-level device with two standout features: A 5-inch display and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. …

Microsoft is about to overtake Exxon-Mobil

The recent share-price surge set off by the departure of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer generated loads of value for Microsoft shareholders. In fact, since the end of 2012, Microsoft’s market capitalization has risen by nearly $181 billion. The company recently climbed above $400 billion in …

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