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Microsoft's Excel team talks Visual Basic vs. JavaScript and Mac woes in Reddit AMA

Microsoft's Excel team takes to Reddit to answer questions and reassure users that yes, you can open up more than one Excel window at the same time.

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Microsoft tries social media again with Skype sharing and Sway blogging

Microsoft's social media track record is abysmal, but these subtler takes could ease users into using Skype and Sway as social tools.

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Intuit updates QuickBooks to help small businesses manage inventory and more

QuickBooks is getting new integrations and functionality to help retail and other capital intensive businesses do better.

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Believe it or not, likes are coming to Outlook -- "@Mentions," too

Microsoft has taken two features of social networking, Likes and Mentions, and have put them into Outlook.

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Tim Cook on Apple and Microsoft partnership: 'It's what customers want'

At the BoxWorks conference, the Apple CEO explained why the former foes could gain more by collaborating than by competing.

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Microsoft has big plans for its mobile apps: more sharing, more collaboration

Microsoft thinks users will want more powerful, connected apps in the future. Here's how the new generation of Microsoft mobile apps is becoming smarter and more interactive.

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Microsoft to discontine OneDrive Groups October 16th

If you use OneDrive's Groups collaboration feature, you have a little under two months to pack up your data and move to something else.

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FIS seeks to boost financial software portfolio with $9.1B Sungard acquisition

SunGard, owned for the past decade by a group of private equity firms, had been planning to launch an IPO

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Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy

Its efforts in the retail supply chain could get an especially significant boost

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Microsoft releases Sway presentation service and new Windows 10 app

A new tool makes it easier to create pretty and responsive online presentations

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Airbnb sharpens business focus with new software suite

A management dashboard and centralized billing aim to make corporate travel easier

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Oracle's new HCM Cloud adds an array of 'work-life' tools

Updated release also bolsters the software's analytics capabilities

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With fresh cash in hand, HackerRank wants to be the 'default resume' for coders

The site's coding challenges help the best programmers rise to the top

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Oracle extends cloud suite to cover entire order-fulfillment process

Two new additions flesh out the company's 'quote to cash' capabilities in the cloud

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Microsoft's Cortana Analytics aims to democratize big data

Cortana Analytics will unify a number of different Microsoft data processing technologies, such as machine learning and stream processing