Key Developments: Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)

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KPMG announces new strategic collaboration with Microsoft Corp
Monday, 30 Mar 2015 12:01am EDT 

KPMG:Announced an expansion of its strategic relationship with Microsoft to include a global collaboration to jointly deliver new suites of solutions and services in data and analytics (D&A), cloud compliance and transformation, and business solutions.Collaboration signals an important phase in the Microsoft and KPMG relationship, driven by shared certainty that clients are looking for business partners with solutions and services that combine technology, industry insight and thinking with excellence in managing complex global projects.  Full Article

Microsoft Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expand partnership
Monday, 23 Mar 2015 11:30am EDT 

Microsoft Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd:Have expanded their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers.Says Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of android devices and will deliver secured mobile productivity for businesses through a new Microsoft Office 365 and Samsung KNOX Business Pack.Microsoft is committed to reinventing productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.Says expanding its cloud-based services to customers in new ways and across platforms and devices is a big part of executing this strategy.Says in first half of 2015, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on select Samsung Android tablets.  Full Article

Polycom Inc and Microsoft Corp expand relationship through new series of video collaboration solutions for Skype for business
Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 10:00am EDT 

Polycom Inc and Microsoft Corp:Expands relationship through which Polycom plans to deliver a new series of video collaboration solutions purpose-built for Skype for business called Polycom(reg) RoundTable.Says first device in this new offering is Polycom(reg) RoundTable(reg) 100 and teams with Skype for business and Microsoft Lync 2013 to enjoy rich collaboration experiences, including voice, video and content collaboration, simply by logging into their Skype for business account.  Full Article

Cisco Systems Inc and Microsoft Corp extend relationship with new cloud platform
Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 08:00am EDT 

Cisco Systems Inc:Announces extension of its cloud and data center nofollow relationship with Microsoft Corp to include a new technology platform designed to accelerate service delivery and streamline journey to intercloud for cloud providers.Says integration between Cisco and Microsoft technologies will aim to enable cloud providers to realize unprecedented value.Says this collaboration will deliver pre-packaged policy management libraries that allow cloud providers to implement applications more quickly with consistent policy management.  Full Article

Microsoft Corp declares quarterly dividend
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 10:39pm EDT 

Microsoft Corp:Declared quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share.Dividend is payable June 11, to shareholders of record on May 21.Ex-dividend date will be May 19.  Full Article

Microsoft sues Kyocera over cell phones, seeks U.S. injunction - Reuters
Friday, 6 Mar 2015 09:17pm EST 

Microsoft Corp:Sued Kyocera Corp for patent infringement on March 6, alleging the Japanese company's Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier cell phone lines violate seven Microsoft patents - Reuters.Microsoft asked a Seattle federal judge to impose a U.S. sales injunction against Kyocera's infringing products, according to the lawsuit.In its lawsuit, Microsoft accuses Kyocera of using patented technology including location services and text messaging.  Full Article

Microsoft partners with N3 for innovative social media listening program
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 10:04am EST 

Microsoft Corp:Says N3 has been tapped by Microsoft for a multi-year contract to expand use of N3's social media services.Program monitors mentions of Microsoft and its products on social media channels, opening the door to direct engagement with customers.Program aims to engage with more than 40% of Microsoft's worldwide social content that is identified as a question, complaint, or sales lead.  Full Article

Microsoft Corporation announces debt offerings
Monday, 9 Feb 2015 07:26pm EST 

Microsoft Corporation:Announced the pricing of its offering of $10.75 billion of senior unsecured notes.The notes consist of $1.50 billion of 1.850 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2020.$1.50 billion of 2.375 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2022.$2.25 billion of 2.700 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2025.$1.50 billion of 3.500 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2035.$1.75 billion of 3.750 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2045.$2.25 billion of 4.000 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2055.Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, funding for working capital, capital expenditures, repurchases of capital stock, acquisitions, and repayment of existing debt.The offerings are expected to close on Feb. 12, 2015.The joint book-running managers for the offering are Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., RBS Securities Inc., and Wells Fargo Securities LLC.The co-managers for the offering are CastleOak Securities L.P., Drexel Hamilton LLC, Lebenthal & Co. LLC, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co. Inc. and The Williams Capital Group L.P.  Full Article

Toshiba and Microsoft launch new omni channel initiatives to transform retail
Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 12:43am EST 

Microsoft Corporation and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions:Announced the launch of a combined effort from Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and Microsoft Dynamics aimed to help retailers deliver leading customer experiences through true omni-channel customer engagements.Says this effort includes Toshiba delivering software and implementation services on the Dynamics platform as well as plans for the future global availability of a combined solution - TCxGravity powered by Microsoft Dynamics.Specifically tailored to deliver omni-channel transformation on the customer's terms, helping them provide seamless brand experiences to build lasting loyalty.  Full Article

VirnetX Holding Corporation and Microsoft Corporation settle pending patent disputes and agree to jointly petition to terminate IPR proceedings as to Microsoft
Friday, 19 Dec 2014 01:30pm EST 

VirnetX Holding Corporation and Microsoft Corporation:Says on Dec. 17, VirnetX, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation have signed an Amended Settlement and License Agreement.This agreement amends and restates certain terms of the original Settlement and License Agreement, dated May 14, 2010, between VirnetX, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.As a result of the agreement, the parties have settled their pending patent disputes.Under the terms of the amended agreement, Microsoft has agreed to pay $23 million to VirnetX to settle the patent dispute and expand Microsoft's license.Parties have also agreed to dismiss patent infringement case brought by VirnetX, Inc. before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and jointly move to terminate the pending inter partes review proceedings between Microsoft and VirnetX, Inc. as to Microsoft.All other aspects of the agreement were not disclosed.  Full Article


Microsoft hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations.

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