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About Microsoft Corporation

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft has redesigned their logo in August 2012, for the first time in 25 years.

Microsoft Products

Microsoft Windows Vista

Windows Vista operating system software was released in early 2007.

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is the tablet PC from Microsoft.

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Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 operating system software was released on October 22, 2009.

Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 from December 1, 2008. Some of the prominent enhancements in the release include:

-- Personalized Role Centers corresponding to 21 key job functions provide individual employees with tools, alerts and efficiency capabilities attuned to the needs of their particular role from within a single location, while other RoleTailored attributes make employees' jobs easier as their work takes them to other parts of the application.

-- Sophisticated business intelligence (BI) capabilities, based on the new Microsoft SQL Server database layer introduced in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, enable employees to drill into data, identify trends, generate business insights, and monitor how they're tracking against key performance indicators (KPIs).

--.NET Web Services allow partners and customers to integrate data and business logic from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 with other applications to support a wide range of scenarios. For example, businesses wanting to deploy credit check functionality to enable employees who normally do not have access to the ERP system to run credit checks on a new customer can easily create Web services that make the process simple and efficient in providing the employee with access to recent and accurate credit data.

Xbox One

Xbox One is a video game console from Microsoft Corporation. The gaming console went on sale in 13 countries on November 22. It was launched in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia on the same day. At the end of 2013, over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold. On 17 April 2014, Microsoft has announced that over 5 million consoles were sold so far.


2012 Fiscal First Quarter earnings

Microsoft has released its fiscal first quarter earnings which ended Sept. 30 on 18 October 2012. The net income dropped 22 percent to $4.47 billion compared to $5.74 billion for the same period last year. The Revenue was down 8 percent to $16 billion, from $17.37 billion a year before. In the after-hours trading, the shares of Microsoft fell more than 1 percent.

The revenue from its Windows operating system declined 33 percent to $3.24 billion and the revenue from the division that includes Office applications was down 2 percent. Analysts see that the slowdown is due to Microsoft unable to capitalize on the grown in mobile devices.

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General Employment Acquires Dallas IT & Professional Staffing Solutions Company Paladin Consulting, Inc.
General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) ("the Company" or "General Employment"), a provider of specialty staffing services and solutions, today announced that it has acquired Dallas-based information technology and professional staffing company Paladin Consulting, Inc. ("Paladin"), effective January 1, 2016

Metalogix ControlPoint 7.0 Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award
Metalogix, the premier provider of unified cloud software to migrate, manage and secure content across enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced its ControlPoint 7.0 security solution has been named a Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, by Cloud Computing Magazine

Arcserve Licenses Axcient's Application Awareness Technology to Better Serve Customer Needs
Axcient, the leader in cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) today announced that Arcserve, a leading provider of data protection and recovery solutions, has licensed Axcient's OEM-enabled application-aware granular recovery technology for Microsoft Exchange Server. Axcient Granular Recovery technology will be leveraged by Arcserve to best serve its mid-market customer base.

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel for Xbox Now in Stock at B&H Photo
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 22, 2015) - The Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel, one of the hottest, but currently difficult to come by, gaming wheels of the season, is still available in stock at B&H Photo.

Momentum Telecom Completes Merger With Alteva
Momentum Telecom, Inc. ("Momentum Telecom") announces today that it has completed the merger with Philadelphia-based Alteva, Inc. ("Alteva") effective December 21, 2015.

Qubole Appoints Jonathan Trail as Vice President of Customer Success
Qubole, the big data as-a-service company, today announced that it has appointed Jonathan Trail as Qubole's first Vice President of customer success. As VP of customer success, Trail will work closely with Jonathan Buckley, SVP of marketing, and Marcy Campbell, SVP of worldwide sales and business development

Zadara Storage Receives 2015 Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award
Zadara™ Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Zadara Backup to S3 (B2S3) as a 2015 Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award winner presented by TMC's Cloud Computing Magazine.

STEALTHbits Bolsters Cloud Support With Latest Release of StealthAUDIT
STEALTHbits Technologies Inc., a leading data security software company that ensures the right people have the right access to the right information, announced the latest release of its flagship StealthAUDIT product, continuing the extension of its industry-leading on premise capabilities to the cloud.

Nectar's Unique Unified Communications Management Platform Awarded 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Skype for Business Pioneer Award
Nectar Services Corp., a leader in the development and deployment of proactive network monitoring and management software for the Unified Communications (UC) industry announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded Nectar's Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) a 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Skype for Business Pioneer Award.

Ingram Micro Continues Asia Pacific Expansion With New Cloud Marketplace in India
As cloud computing continues to grow across the Asia Pacific region, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the availability of the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in India

Enhancing Enterprise Security, Collaboration and Agility: Announcing Code Rebel's New Software Platform, JSSD
Code Rebel Corp. (NASDAQ: CDRB), an enterprise software development firm, today announced its forthcoming enterprise scale JSSD (Joint Secure Services Depot) SaaS based software platform to address current enterprise market demands for more cross platform security, mobility and collaboration. The Company expects to launch the new product into the market during Q2 2016.

Invincea CEO Selected by Dell to Join Founders 50
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2015) - Invincea, the leader in advanced endpoint threat protection, today announced that the company's Founder and CEO, Anup Ghosh, has been selected by Dell to join its elite Founders 50

Zadara Storage Selected as Member of Dell Founders 50
Zadara™ Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) announced today it has been named to Dell's Founders 50. This prestigious group represents an exclusive list of companies identified by Dell as high-growth start-ups poised to become major disruptors and innovators in their specific industries

Cybersecurity Company GreatHorn Announces Partnership With Microsoft
GreatHorn, the world's leading cybersecurity platform for detecting and preventing spear phishing attacks, announced a partnership with Microsoft at today's Techstars NYC Demo Day, along with direct availability of their platform on the Azure Marketplace.

Wave Announces 5-Year Master License Agreement for Virtual Smart Card 2.0(R) With Leading Global Financial Services Company
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nFusion Welcomes Google, HERE, Sitecore and Others to Client Roster
nFusion, the agency partner for modern marketers, today announced strong company momentum during the second half of the year, new client wins, including Google, HERE and Sitecore, and the appointment of two key executives.

Qubole Ignites Apache Spark on Google Cloud Platform
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Lightower Named Authorized Vendor for Commonwealth of Virginia Data Network Services Contract
Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of all-fiber, high-performance networking solutions delivered over its own network, announced that it has been named an authorized vendor to the Commonwealth of Virginia for Data Network Services

Soul and Vibe Releases The Jungle Book Expansion Pack for Timeless Gems on iOS, Android, and Facebook
Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc. (OTCQB: SOUL), "The Company," a publisher of games, music, and books for digital devices, announced today that The Jungle Book content expansion pack for its innovative "match-3" game, Timeless Gems, has been released for worldwide audiences.

Analogix’s SlimPort Port Controller and High-Speed Switch ANX7428 Achieves USB Power Delivery Certification
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Ingram Micro Canada Promotes Mark Snider to Senior Vice President
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the promotion of Mark Snider to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Micro Canada.

Softonic Features Driver Support as Best-in-Class Driver Solution, a worldwide leading software download portal for Windows, Mac and mobile operating systems, dedicated its December feature to driver scanner providers and named Driver Support the best-in-class driver solution for Windows environments

AmbiCom Reached 330,000 Successful Trials in Consumer Software Testing
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Classical Conversations' Need for Speed Had Them Turn to MediaValet

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TM Forum Honors Three Catalyst Projects at Digital Disruption 2014
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Sphere 3D Enters Multi-Year OEM Embedded Agreement With Microsoft
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The Montpelier Foundation Chooses MediaValet to Secure Its Vast Collection of Historical Material

RedSky Technologies Releases Version 6.4 of E911 Manager(R) and E911 Anywhere(R)
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FIDO Ready(TM) Products at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show
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docSTAR Recognized by Nucleus Research in ECM Technology Value Matrix for the Second Half of 2014
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AMD Continues Its Legacy of Software Development Innovation With New CodeXL Tool Suite
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a significant update to its CodeXL unified tool suite for developers designed to accelerate applications running on AMD processors. CodeXL is AMD's primary developer tool for generating detailed information about the real-world performance of AMD Central Processing Units (CPUs), Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)

Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund November 2014 Update
Below is the November 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund (NYSE: USA).

IBC Content Everywhere and NHK Bring 8K Television to the Middle East
Visitors to January's IBC Content Everywhere MENA will be able to feast their eyes on Super Hi-Vision, the latest video technology from Japanese national broadcaster NHK, which features 16-times the resolution of currently available HD TV. The technology is set to be demonstrated in the Middle East for the very first time.

Non-Life Industry is Expected to Grow at 10-11% and Cross the Rs. 85,000 crore Mark in FY 2015
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DineDesk named “Hot100 Technology Company of 2014”
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India’s First National Corporate Badminton Tournament—CBL to go National
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Dealertrack Announces Cash Offer to Acquire International Automotive Retailing Software Provider incadea plc
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Toshiba Launches 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDD Models
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NSN's Jesper Ovesen to step down as Executive Chairman
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Sigma Designs Appoints Pete Thompson to Board of Directors
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Sigma Designs Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors Including the Appointment of Pete Thompson
Sigma Designs®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leader in connected media platforms, today announced that it has appointed Pete Thompson to its Board of Directors effective immediately.

SNS FiRe Conference Names NorthShore Bio a 2014 FiReStarter Company
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Jean Shih of AMAX Awarded as a Woman CEO of the Year in Annual 2013 CEO World Awards
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Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. and The Institute for Medical Leadership(R) Offer Chief of Staff Boot Camp(R)
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Servant Systems Upgrades Franchise Software for Mr. Handyman
Servant Systems (, the Ann Arbor, MI franchise software development specialist, has launched a new software release for Mr. Handyman, the leading national handyman service franchise and member of the Service Brands International family of franchise companies.

Hightower Raises $2.12 Million Seed Round With Mission to Modernize the Commercial Real Estate Industry
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Tallwave High Tide I Finalist Delivery-IT Wins Arizona Commerce Authority Innovation Challenge With Delivery Technology for the Retail Industry
Celebrating the success of one of its High Tide startup competition alum, Tallwave today announced that The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) selected Delivery-IT (formerly d.b.a. as a winner of the Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Mobile-Forms Software Company Executive Joins Enterprise Mobility Network
Mi-Corporation is pleased to announce that our Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Enterprise Mobility Network, as an industry thought leader and contributor.

Rosetta Stone to Acquire Fit Brains Creator Vivity Labs, Will Enter Fast-Growing Brain-Training Market

Imperial Tobacco Chooses QUMAS to Manage Quality Across Manufacturing and R&D
QUMAS, an Accelrys company (NASDAQ: ACCL), today announced that after an extensive evaluation process that Imperial Tobacco Group, a leading international tobacco company, has chosen the QUMAS Compliance Platform to manage quality content and processes across its manufacturing and research and development groups.

Hacker Fully Compromises Cloud Server in Under Four Hours
CloudPassage®, the leading cloud infrastructure security company, today released a report detailing the outcome of The Gauntlet, a recent capture-the-flag-style live server exploitation exercise aimed at understanding how vulnerable cloud environments are to motivated hackers

Payette Implements Newforma PIM Software to Improve Project Delivery
Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company integrating people, projects and processes to transform building and infrastructure project delivery, announced today that Boston-based architectural firm Payette is implementing Newforma software to improve client service, collaborate more productively with team members, refine designs and better manage complex projects.

Exclusive Teamstudio Partnership Brings GSX Solutions Products to Japan
Teamstudio (, the global leader in efficiency and mobilization tools which enable workforce productivity and flexibility, today announced an exclusive partnership agreement with GSX Solutions to bring GSX products to the Japan market

D&H Distributing Sees 11% YOY Growth in Q4 Thanks to Tablets, Mobility
D&H Distributing, the major North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, announces it is ending its 95th Anniversary Year with approximately 11% growth in its final quarter of 2013 over last year. This reflects significant increases in sales of tablets, mobility and servers. Tablets alone experienced 200+% growth in Q4 2013 year over year.

CareInSync Appoints Cheryl Cruver to Executive Team
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Use Microsoft SharePoint to Access Files on OpenText Content Server With Brava!
In large organizations, headquarters may keep important data and documents in OpenText Content Server while individual departments use Microsoft SharePoint for team collaboration. If this sounds familiar, you have probably encountered this problem: How can workers using different content management systems collaborate on the same content?

AppDynamics Opens for Business in Windows Azure Store
AppDynamics, Inc., the next-generation application performance management (APM) solution that simplifies the management of complex applications and infrastructures, today announced that AppDynamics Pro is available as an add-on in the Windows Azure store, making it easier than ever to try and buy the leading monitoring solution for Windows Azure applications.

Express Metrix 2013 Software Audit Report Challenges Conventional Thinking on Audit Landscape
Express Metrix, a leading provider of IT and software asset management solutions, today released the findings of its first annual benchmarking of software audit activity and its impacts on end-user organizations

Sigma Designs Integrates Microsoft Smooth Streaming Client Technology
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Cloud Solutions Company, 2nd Watch, Secures Venture Funding Led by Madrona Venture Group
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Nokia and RIM enter into new patent license agreement
RIM payments to Nokia settle all legalactions between the companies

American Academy of Physician Assistants Automates FP&A With Adaptive Planning

Venafi Predicts State-Developed Malware That Leverages Digital Certificates to Infect Systems Will Spread to Enterprise Environments, Leading to Security Breaches and Business Interruptions in 2013
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Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for December 20th: TGA, TGT, TKC, TS, TSYS, ULTI, UMPQ, VAC
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Notable Solutions, Inc. Earns Top Honors in 2012 Mobile Star Awards
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TiVo Announces Management Promotions
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InsideView Named CODiE Award Finalist for Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution
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Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund November 2012 Monthly Update
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AIIM Names 2013 Board of Directors
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Avanade Completes Acquisition of Azaleos
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Ingram Micro Supports the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area With Technology Center Equipment Donation
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2nd Watch Debuts 2W Insight Cloud Billing Application for Amazon Web Services Customers and Service Providers
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QUMAS and NetDimensions Announce Strategic Partnership
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BridgeSTOR Patent Application Published for Enhanced Data Security in Multi-Tenant Deduplicated Cloud Data Storage
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Microsoft India Launches Unique Contest - once-in-lifetime Opportunity to Meet King Khan and a Trip to the German Capital
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Experts Tout SUPERAntiSpyware(R) 5 to Augment Malware and Spyware Detection, Removal, and Protection on PCs® SUPERAntiSpyware® 5, the first major update in two years of the popular anti-malware software, is wowing experts in reviews who are touting it as an excellent product that augments malware and spyware detection, removal and protection on PCs. In related news, the company also announced that NASDAQ has purchased 4,000 licenses of SUPERAntiSpyware 5.

AMD Launches World's Fastest Single-GPU Graphics Card -- the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7970
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Avanade Announces Strategic Relationship With Microsoft to Deliver New SQL Server Appliance Solutions
Avanade®, a business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to develop and deliver business intelligence and data warehousing solutions for Microsoft SQL Server

ePals Corporation Completes Previously Announced Acquisition of Carus Publishing Company
ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN) ("ePals" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Carus Publishing Company ("Carus").

Avanade Builds on Microsoft Dynamics AX Leadership With New Offering to Optimize Supply Chain Operations
Avanade, a business technology solutions and managed services provider, today unveiled its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering to improve company efficiencies in order processing and warehousing, forecasting, pricing and rebate management

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USB-IF Announces Intel® 7 Series Chipset and Intel® C216 Chipset Family SuperSpeed USB Certification Achievement
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today announced the upcoming Intel® 7 Series Chipset and Intel® C216 Chipset Family host silicon has achieved SuperSpeed USB certification by the USB-IF

China, US working together to ensure Internet development, combat cybercrime: Official
China is willing to work with the United States to ensure the development of Information Technology (IT) and combat cyber crime, a senior Chinese information official has said.

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