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Few platforms saw their profile rise as high as Microsoft Teams over the past 18 months, as the solution became the enterprise go-to for keeping newly-homebound workforces connected during the pandemic. As of Microsoft’s most recent earnings call, Teams now claims 145 million daily active users, nearly double the users counted almost a year ago, and the 32 million daily...

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Microsoft made a massive investment into their healthcare cloud strategy this week by purchasing software developer Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion. The deal, which marks Microsoft’s biggest acquisition since purchasing LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016, is a logical next step for the company, as they’ve worked hard to define their vertical-specific cloud offerings over the past year. At the...

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As vaccine distribution increases and enterprises plan for a post-covid future, major tech companies are leading the way in establishing the path back to the office, albeit on an incremental and heavily hybrid basis. Microsoft and Uber reopened their respective headquarters on March 29, with the ladder moving up their previous back-to-office schedule from September 13. While Uber may be...

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We work with our customers everyday to provide proactive insight on the key apps supporting the business and best practices for addressing issues when they arise. Up this week is a great example of how having a continuous baseline of your cloud applications will help you take action before your users are impacted. On March 15th, saw an issue with...

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Bulletins and Milestones are the latest line-of-business tools added to Microsoft Teams’ Power Apps suite, giving users the ability to better communicate and collaborate via Microsoft’s Dataverse cloud service. Both apps function pretty much as their names suggest, with Bulletin’s giving team leaders the ability to broadcast announcements either company-wide or per department, while Milestones helps users keep track of...

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According to Salesforce, “the 9-to-5 workday is dead,” as the company’s chief people officer Brent Hyder announced that Salesforce will offer employees three styles of work once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; flex, fully remote, and office-based. Flex, which Salesforce expects the majority of employees to embrace, requires workers only to come to the office one to three days a week...

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While Microsoft has succeeded in dominating the burgeoning enterprise cloud software market over the past year, AWS continued to reign supreme when it comes to total cloud investments during Q4 2020, with revenues growing 28 percent year-over-year to $12.74 billion. Despite this growth, AWS’s total share of the cloud market slipped slightly from Q4 2019 from 32.4 percent to 31...

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When Salesforce recently scooped up Slack in a partnership deemed “the most strategic combination in the history of software” (according to Slack’s own CEO), other enterprise cloud providers wasted no time in securing their own blockbuster partnerships to merge cloud-based collaboration tools with larger enterprise software suites. The latest comes from SAP, who has expanded their existing partnership with Microsoft...

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With the pandemic forcing many businesses to adopt a work-from-anywhere posture, Microsoft has emerged as the enterprise go-to for scalable and agile cloud solutions, pushing the company’s Q2 quarterly revenue to a higher-than-expected $43.1 billion. This exceeds Microsoft’s quarterly revenue targets by almost $3 billion, as Microsoft’s stock was up 5 percent in after-market trading on January 26. “What we...

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Microsoft Teams has seen it’s popularity explode over the past year, establishing it’s position atop the highly competitive market for enterprise communication software in a time when remote collaboration has become essential. With integration and storage capabilities that, until recently, were unrivaled, it only makes sense that Teams would continue to see it’s adoption rise over the course of 2020....

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According to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, “the most strategic combination in the history of software” took place this week as Salesforce officially acquired Slack in an all-stock deal valued at $27.7 billion. The acquisition sets up a titanic battle between Salesforce and Microsoft, as Slack is considered the primary competitor to Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform, which has exploded in popularity...

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Despite competing in a market that has never been hotter, Microsoft Teams has never been more popular. But with Slack and Zoom planning big plays for a larger share of the market for enterprise unified communications as a service (UCaaS), Microsoft unveiled a mile-long list of upgrades to Teams that they hope will maintain its status as the go-to collaboration...

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Two giants of the enterprise cloud computing space made waves this week as Microsoft and Google each announced expansions to their respective Azure and Cloud platforms that are aimed squarely at fostering increased business flexibility and multi-cloud networking. During the launch at Microsoft Ignite, the company’s flagship annual developer’s conference, a greatly enhanced version of Azure was unveiled that expands...

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Microsoft Build, one of four tentpole developer conferences held annually, kicked off its first-ever completely virtual edition this week with a slew of announcements that confirm the tech giant is betting big on cloud – and not letting COVID-19 slow them down. With Facebook’s F8 conference postponed and Google’s I/O conference cancelled, Microsoft Build is the first major developer gathering...

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Social distancing guidelines have made UCaaS tools more than just business-critical solutions, as it seems like every parent and grandparent with WiFi access has been hopping on Zoom and other video conferencing apps to bridge the gap between friends and family in isolation. This has put unprecedented pressure on unified communication providers, whose products demand a higher share of network...

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In our 2020 Enterprise App Report Card, we touched upon the fact that Microsoft’s comprehensive Office 365 suite of enterprise productivity and collaboration tools is relatively unrivaled among AppNeta customers in terms of sheer users. But the software pioneer may soon be facing some stiff competition from another nearly-ubiquitous tech giant, as it was recently announced that Google is looking...

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Since the earliest days of Silicon Valley, competing tech companies have always been engaged in a virtual arms race for loyal users. Whether it’s PC versus Mac, or AWS versus Azure, there always seem to be at least two dueling behemoths involved whenever a new technology takes the scene. As we’ve covered in recent posts, communication software seems to be...

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