microsoft corp (MSFT) Key Developments
Microsoft Releases More Details on Office 365
Jul 9 14
Microsoft Corp. posted an update on its official blog further describing the company's subscription-based Microsoft Office software service plan Office 365, which is a successor to Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite. Microsoft said it will release three new Office 365 plans on October 1, which are designed for use by small and medium-sized businesses. The three new plans, called Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials and Office 365 Business Premium, will replace the company's current plans for small and midsized businesses.
Microsoft Announces the New Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone
Jul 8 14
Microsoft announced that the new Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone will be on sale in the UK from 17 July, with contract prices from GBP 33 a month. It will be available from Vodafone, EE, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon. It will also be available across other UK High Street and online retailers in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green and black. Phones 4U will stock the Lumia 930 exclusively in white. From 17-31 July, all Lumia 930 smartphones purchased from participating retailers will include a free additional wireless charger, the MD-12 speaker plus a voucher for GBP 20 of free apps from the Windows store. This promotional offer is worth around GBP 130 in total.
Pasadena Independent School District Selects Microsoft Technology and Services
Jul 7 14
Pasadena Independent School District, or ISD, has selected technology and resources from Microsoft Corp. to transform the student learning experience in the classroom. After a two-year pilot at schools around the district, Pasadena ISD will give students and teachers 12,900 Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablets with Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 365 with OneNote.
Microsoft and Canon Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
Jul 2 14
Microsoft Corp. and Canon Inc. broadened their strategic alliance with the announcement of a broad patent cross-licensing agreement. With this agreement, Microsoft and Canon gain licenses to each other's highly valued and growing patent portfolios. This agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products. Microsoft and Canon have a long history of collaborating to bring high-quality, cutting-edge products to consumers, including color technology. Contents of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Microsoft Corporation Announces Executive Changes
Jul 2 14
Microsoft Corporation has appointed Pavel Betsis the new president of its Russian branch. Betsis was
previously responsible for the strategy of the company in the CEE states and earlier worked as head of the CIS
branch at Cisco. Betsis replaces Nikolay Pryanishnikov, who was appointed the vice-president for the CEE