Juan Carlos PerezAssistant News Editor, IDG News Service

Juan Carlos Perez covers e-commerce, Google, web-application development, and cloud applications for the IDG News Service.

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Exploring Office for tablets, Microsoft's massive missing piece

Halfway through the first quarter of 2014, Microsoft's 'touch first' version of Office is still nowhere to be found.

Is Microsoft rethinking its decision to build Office for iPad?

Comments from the company's marketing chief suggest Microsoft may be having second thoughts

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Box to enlist CIOs as it targets vertical industries

The first one to come on board is Manjit Singh, former CIO at Chiquita Brands and the Las Vegas Sands Corp.

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How effective will Gates be in his new tech advisor role?

Microsoft's co-founder hasn't been involved in the company's day-to-day operations since 2008.

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Nadella's challenges: Surface, Android, and oh, that Windows

They include the future of Windows, uncertainty over the Surface tablet, the Nokia acquisition and the One Microsoft reorganization.

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Report: Chatter about Nadella's appointment as Microsoft CEO grows louder

The Wall Street Journal says that Microsoft's cloud chief is negotiating the terms of his contract with the company's board.

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IBM to consolidate communication and collaboration wares into Connections suite

Connections' scope will extend beyond enterprise social networking to include email, productivity apps and video conferencing

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Asana adds calendars to its workplace task management app

Users will now have another option to visualize their tasks, besides the core list view

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Microsoft sharpens Windows Intune's cloud device management tool

IT admins will be able to configure email server access on devices and remove it remotely as well

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Partners get improved admin tools to manage customers' Office 365 environments

With the new admin console, Microsoft wants to help Office 365 resellers and system integrators provide better service to their customers

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IBM preps Talent Suite for human resources tasks

The new suite includes software from IBM and from Kenexa, which it bought in 2012

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How do you like them apples: Google, Samsung ink patent deal

The move will make it easier for them to collaborate, and is a defensive move against Apple

Report: Apple planning a move into mobile payments service

The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.

Gmail goes down, Google investigating the cause

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The outage appears widespread

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As Microsoft readies Q2 earnings report, non-financial questions swirl

There's uncertain over the future of Windows, Office for iPad, and the company's search for a CEO.