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skype outlookLast April, Skype debuted a preview of Skype for Outlook.com, a browser plugin (available for the “most recent versions” of IE, Chrome, and/or Firefox) that enables you to conduct Skype conversations via your browser from within Outlook.com, once you’ve …

SatyaNadellaatOneMic_PageAs was reported this weekend by Re/Code and then Bloomberg, Microsoft made a number of management moves within senior leadership today.  Former Skype CEO and Business Development and Evangelism EVP Tony Bates has left the company, as has …

onedrive for businessThanks in part to a lawsuit by BSkyB that forced a renaming of SkyDrive to OneDrive, Microsoft suddenly finds itself with a coherent set of services, all well named, and just in time for a new year full of new …

microsoft logoLast week, Microsoft announced the first of the Satya Nadella era changes to the Senior Leadership Team, and news is filtering out of more changes to come as early as this week.  With former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop set …

Yesterday marked the much anticipated rebrand of SkyDrive to OneDrive, but in a companion move, Microsoft also announced that Office Web Apps is now “Office Online”. Of course, if you’ve been reading LiveSide, you already knew the change was …

onedrive_white Microsoft just announced that SkyDrive is now officially OneDrive, and available in over 100 languages at www.onedrive.com or by logging in to your former SkyDrive account.  Last year, after fighting in court over European trademark rights to the SkyDrive …

Ever since Microsoft announced the deal to acquire Skype back in May of 2011 (closing the deal in October of that year), updates to Skype have fallen into the Microsoft cadence: that is – slow. While there has been undoubtedly …

Microsoft released a number of updates for Windows 8.1 RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2, and among the updates was something a bit unexpected: a SkyDrive update that brings back the sync icon in the taskbar and updates …

Last October, we caught a mention of a new team at Microsoft, the “Xbox Music, Video, and Reading” team, responsible for the currently available Xbox Music and Video apps, and apparently more than that. Now, thanks to a

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Microsoft has invested $15 million in popular location check-in service Foursquare, and has signed licensing deal with the New York based company:

In addition to an equity investment, Microsoft has signed

In choosing Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft, the company has not only chosen an accomplished technologist and administrator but what’s turning out to be a favorite son of his home country, India. Nadella’s appointment is front page news in …

Microsoft, in a press release this morning, has made the official announcement that Satya Nadella, a 22 year Microsoft veteran, becomes the third CEO in the 30 year history of the company, effective immediately

In addition, the company announced …

Back in 2007, Microsoft held what turned out to be a one-time event, called Searchification. Microsoft invited a number of media types down to Mountain View, California (to Microsoft’s offices there, where Live Search was headquartered at that time) to …

A trio of new rumors have been circulating the past few days, of course perhaps overshadowed by a fourth, that Microsoft is about to choose a new CEO. Last week, Bloomberg reported that longtime Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella could …

A pair of posts in the past twenty four hours, from Re/Code and Bloomberg, would have us believe that the next CEO of Microsoft could very well be an insider, Satya Nadella, and a decision could be coming as …

You know the story: Microsoft, at a time when they’re facing fierce competition from both Box and Dropbox, lost a European Union court battle with British Sky Broadcasting, known as BSkyB but promoting products under the “Sky” brand, rather than …

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the new name for its cloud storage service, having been forced to drop SkyDrive for OneDrive. Just a few hours later, word filtered out that another new change is in the works, a rename from Office Web …

Just this morning, Microsoft made official their new name for SkyDrive, it’s now “OneDrive” (see our post on the short history of the many names of OneDrive). Now, word is filtering out that OneDrive may not be the only …

This morning, Microsoft debuted the new name for SkyDrive, OneDrive, which it was required to drop after a lawsuit by BSkyB, who own the “Sky” brand and are using it for their own online services. The new name keeps …

Microsoft today announces the SkyDrive will become OneDrive. OneDrive.com preview site is available and titled “OneDrive is coming soon”. Users can sign up on the OneDrive site to be first to know when OneDrive is rolled out. And don’t forget …