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Using Azure DevOps to Manage Global team

how to use DevOps from a project management standpoint describing a project management aspect of an iterative process with Agile characteristics.

Acompli Acquired by Microsoft

E-Mail: Microsoft buys Acompli to enhance Outlook for iOS and Android. About 108 billion work e-mails are sent each day, according to one Research Group. Over the past year, Microsoft has been extending its Office set of office productivity software and services so they can be accessed on non-Windows devices. The company has released Office apps for the iPad and […]

‘Nadella Effect’ makes Ballmer $2.8B richer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's "devices and services" strategy may be in tatters, discarded by his successor, Satya Nadella, but Ballmer must be smiling all the way to the bank. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) documents, Ballmer owns more than 333 million shares in Microsoft. At Monday's closing price of $44.83, those shares […]

Lenovo Plans New Small-screen Windows Tablet

Lenovo has stopped sales of its existing small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S., but plans a new model for release by the end of the year. "We will continue to bring new Windows devices to market across different screen sizes, including a new 8-inch tablet and 10-inch tablet coming this holiday," the company said in […]

Microsoft to Cut up to 18,000 Jobs

In a move tout of the hardware business, Microsoft confirmed it will cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, part of the tech Company’s efforts to streamline its business under new CEO Satya Nadella. In a statement released last Thursday, Microsoft says about 12,500 of the professional and factory positions will be cut […]

Home Automation Creating Interest

Microsoft is interested in home automation and recently announced an agreement to work with an insurance company on home automation technology. Its Xbox gaming platform is seen as a potential hub or control center for home devices. With Apple, Samsung and others “still developing their own independent strategy, the industry is yet again poised to […]