Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

Microsoft has tweaked the controls in SharePoint Online to let administrators make better use of storage resources allocated to SharePoint websites.

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Azure services down again

Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, wobbly for more than a week, is again experiencing outages and interruptions that are impacting multiple products in the US and abroad.

Microsoft preps Office 365 document management tool for lawyers

Microsoft has developed a document management add-on for Office 365 intended for lawyers, signaling a possible interest by the company in creating vertical-industry tools for the suite.

Azure cloud services have a rough week

Microsoft's Azure Cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world.

Clarizen improves charts, UI in social project management product

Clarizen has upgraded its social collaboration and project management software with improvements to its user interface, charting functionality, discussion forum feature and password administration.

Microsoft chooses home automation startups for accelerator program

Microsoft has chosen 10 home automation startups that it will support in various ways through an accelerator program, in the hopes of helping them develop their technologies and products.

Google packs Classroom off to school

Just in time for the new school year, Google has launched a tool called Classroom that aims to make teachers' harried lives a little easier.

Google tightens Gmail spam filtering

Google is boosting Gmail's ability to detect and block malicious emails from spammers and scammers that exploit similarities among Unicode characters to dupe users into clicking on bad links.

Igloo adds task management to enterprise social suite

Igloo's enterprise social networking suite now has task management features, the latest ESN vendor to make such a move.

Dropbox sharpens search on Android app

Dropbox has improved the search engine of its Android application, as well as given it a document preview feature.

Win Phone 7 users aghast Microsoft axed Skype for their phones

Owners of Windows Phone 7 smartphones are apoplectic that Skype no longer works on their devices.

Nadella leaves no doubt about who is in charge in first six months as CEO

Say what you will about Satya Nadella's first six months as Microsoft CEO, but no one can deny the man jumped in with both feet from day one and has led the company with decisiveness.

Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers.

How Nokia both helped and hindered Microsoft's earnings

Microsoft paid more than $US7 billion for Nokia's handset and services business, and the jury is still out as to what it means for its future. In the past quarter it boosted Microsoft's revenue but also ate into its profit.

Microsoft revenue lifted by Cloud sales to businesses

Strong sales of Cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft's revenue by 18 per cent last quarter, though its profits declined.