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Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5B

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history. Buying Skype would give Microsoft a potentially valuable communications tool as it tries to become a bigger force on the Internet and in the increasingly… Continue Reading Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5B

SBA, Microsoft create tech tool

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The Small Business Administration has launched a technology tool for small businesses. The tool, Business Technology Simplified, could help small business owners grow and create jobs, by showing them how to connect entrepreneurship with technology. The SBA and Microsoft collaborated to develop the free guidebook, which includes fundamentals on the importance of technology and how it can be used to… Continue Reading SBA, Microsoft create tech tool

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Microsoft partners with Colorado DOL

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Microsoft is partnering with the state’s workforce centers to provide free training with its Elevate America program. The program is a public-private venture that will provide access to online training – to learn or enhance information technology skills –  for thousands of Coloradans. Gov. Bill Ritter said the program will give Coloradans valuable training to… Continue Reading Microsoft partners with Colorado DOL

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Microsoft Corp. is giving a select group of technology-savvy testers an early peek at Office 2010, but it’s keeping free new Web-based versions of programs such as Word and Excel under wraps a little while longer. Today’s launch of this “technical preview” indicates Office 2010 is still on track for release in the early part… Continue Reading Office 2010 test opens; free Web versions later

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