Type your search and hit enter

Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Perceived missteps may have hit a tipping point for Ballmer

An accumulation of perceived missteps under Steve Ballmer's leadership may have hit a tipping point this year, leading to Friday's groundshaking announcement that Bill Gates' former right hand and heir, as well as Microsoft's fiercest cheerleader, will step down as CEO within the next 12 months.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez23 Aug. 13 16:14

Perceived missteps may have hit a tipping point for Ballmer

Steve Ballmer will retire as Microsoft CEO at some point in the next 12 months, the company said on Friday, a shocking announcement that comes weeks after he drafted a major business reorganization that's being implemented now.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez23 Aug. 13 14:59

Box swivels to SMBs with new subscription plan

After spending the past two years beefing up its cloud storage and file sharing app for use in large enterprises, Box has turned its attention back to small and medium-size businesses with a new subscription plan.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez21 Aug. 13 15:59

Outlook.com and Skype integration starts to roll out

Microsoft has integrated Outlook.com with Skype in several countries, including the U.K., the U.S. and Germany, offering users the ability to tap Skype functions and contacts from within the interface of the webmail application.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Aug. 13 20:58

Microsoft to ship Windows 8.1 in mid-October

The much-anticipated update for Windows 8 will begin shipping on Oct. 17, delivering a set of changes that Microsoft hopes will calm critics and improve sales of the tablet-optimized OS.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez14 Aug. 13 14:16

Samsung buys German OLED specialist

Samsung has bought German organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology developer Novaled, in a bet on the next-generation technology for digital displays.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez09 Aug. 13 14:44

Microsoft pushes its way Into crowded unified communications market

Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez09 Aug. 13 14:01

Box wants to be the teacher's pet

As a new school year approaches, Box is hoping to march into more campuses right alongside students and teachers with its cloud storage and file sharing application.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez08 Aug. 13 14:12