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Microsoft to Acquire Skype for $8.5 billion

“Microsoft   and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype. … Continue reading

Banking Software Gets to The Cloud

Temenos takes T24 to the cloud “Global banking software provider Temenos has launched Temenos T24 (T24) on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform, making it the first core banking system to go into production with customers on Azure. The combination of T24 and the Windows Azure platform, including SQL Azure, allows banks to remove the high … Continue reading

Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start Training Videos Released!

Extending the word from http://borntolearn.mslearn.net news Just after MMS 2011, Microsoft Learning hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event – “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals.”  This live online course broke two Jump Start records with over 2,300 people joining the three-day event and an overall NSAT of 168! We are thrilled to announce availability … Continue reading

Windows Phone 7 Market Share Dips in US: comScore

Windows Phone 7 Population in US still Dips to Q1 2011. Statistic shows from comScore, the global source of digital market intelligence and the most preferred measurement service: Top Smartphone Platforms 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2010 Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+ Source: comScore MobiLens Share (%) … Continue reading