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Microsoft Acquisition of Genee to Accelerate Intelligent Experiences in Office 365

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A new release out of Microsoft written by Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President of Outlook and Office 365, states, “I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service. Co-founders Ben Cheung and Charles Lee, who plan to join Microsoft, started Genee in 2014 […]

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GE and Microsoft Partner to Bring Predix to Azure

By   /  July 12, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess According to a new release, “GE and Microsoft Corp. today announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses. The move marks the first step in a broad strategic collaboration between the two companies, which will allow customers around […]

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Will Microsoft’s Purchase of LinkedIn be a Data Privacy Mess?

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Ryan Phelan recently opined in VentureBeat, “A lot of people are giddy over the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion. Investors are thrilled at the hefty boost in the stock price, while salespeople dream of connecting their Outlook and LinkedIn accounts to make their jobs easier. Amid all the conversation, […]

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Microsoft is Buying LinkedIn for $26.2B, Expanding Its Big Data Reach

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Conner Forrest reports in TechRepublic, “On Monday, Microsoft announced that it will be purchasing LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for $26.2 billion. The all-cash deal will bolster Microsoft’s social media presence among professionals and could potentially give LinkedIn more analytics resources. In the official press release announcing the acquisition, it was […]

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The Top Internet of Things Patent Holders: Qualcomm and Intel

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Joon Ian Wong reports in Quartz, “Most of the innovation on the so-called Internet of Things is locked up in patents held by the companies that make the innards of sensors, routers, and other devices, according to a study by LexInnova, a consultancy. The study finds that the companies with the greatest […]

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Microsoft Moves Deeper Into the Internet of Things

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Todd Bishop reports in GeekWire, “Microsoft has acquired Solair, an Italian company whose technology is used by businesses to connect and monitor their equipment and devices — ranging from production lines to espresso machines — using cloud services. It’s the latest move by Microsoft into the Internet of Things and the concept […]

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The Companies that Made Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Business Intelligence News, Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting recently wrote in CRN, “Business intelligence has typically been an IT-led function, with the IT department using legacy software to prepare static reports for managers and employees. There has been a significant shift in recent years, however, with increasing emphasis on providing business users with self-service data preparation and discovery […]

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SnapLogic Offers Elastic Integration Platform in Azure Marketplace

By   /  April 7, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management News  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “SnapLogic, the industry’s first unified data and application integration platform as a service (iPaaS), today announced that its hybrid execution framework – the Snaplex – is available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace as Azureplex. Using the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, customers of the Azure […]

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How an Artificial Intelligence Headset Lets a Blind Developer See

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Adrian Bridgwater reports in Forbes, “Saqib Shaikh is a software developer from London, England who is currently working for Microsoft on the firm’s Bing search engine. Shaikh lost his sight when he was seven years old. In the pursuit of the freedoms that sighted people all take for granted every day, Shaikh […]

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Microsoft Introduces Several New and Improved Machine Learning Bots

By   /  April 1, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Michelle Fitzsimmons reports in TechRadar, “As someone on Twitter said, if ‘bots’ was on your Build 2016 drinking game card, you’d be long dead. But while Microsoft is all about getting developers to create intelligent app companions to make our lives easier, is there any impressive machine learning the Redmond firm is […]

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