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, and is based in Miami.

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Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption.

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Microsoft admits communications, tech problems during Office 365 outages

Lync Online and Exchange Online went down for hours in separate incidents earlier this week. Microsoft apologized.

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Cloud and on-premises Microsoft email faced off in LA County: Guess who won

The California county started deploying Exchange in house, until it took a good look at Office 365

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with unlimited cloud storage

It's called Drive for Work, costs twice as much as Apps for Business, and includes unlimited cloud storage for all users. Sorry, Microsoft.

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Microsoft fixes Exchange Online outage after almost 9 hours

The company pinned the blame on a networking infrastructure failure

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Exchange Online starts to recover from 6-hour-plus outage

An unspecified number of customers of Microsoft's cloud email service have been unable to send and receive email

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Tibco deepens Tibbr integration with SharePoint

The Tibco enterprise social networking suite is also being integrated with Outlook for the first time

Office 365 customers can sign up to get new features early

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Microsoft also launched a Web page listing current and upcoming enhancements for the cloud suite

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Box buys cloud storage startup for streaming technology

Box will incorporate Streem into its cloud and file-sharing service.

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New Apps security feature causes Google user confusion

Prompts to enter their mobile number for account verification caused an increase in support requests from puzzled users.

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Small businesses get umbrella tool for managing their Google presence

Google My Business also comes with an Android app, and soon one for iOS devices, for mobile management

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Badgeville aims to make child's play out of software deployment

The new Badgeville for Communities comes pre-configured for Yammer, SharePoint, Jive and Lithium

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Google gives Apps admins a deeper dive on usage info

The changes aim to simplify management and give IT pros a better view of app usage.

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Microsoft upgrades OneDrive photo management

The cloud storage service received photo-related improvements in Xbox One and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

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Siemens' Unify to cut staff in half

The layoffs come as the unified communications market shifts toward software and cloud based products