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Microsoft plans to shuffle up the MVP program, and its for good!

Microsoft plans to move the consumer focused Product and Technology Service MVPs to a new influencer program that will be managed by the respective Product/Service teams. The Office-related MVPs, given their focus on Dev and IT Pro, will still remain part of the existing MVP Award program. Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is a mode of …

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Microsoft begins the Private Preview of SQL Server on Linux today

Today Microsoft announced their plans to bring SQL Server to Linux. A step towards making the industry-leading data management and business analytics platform available for any data, to run any application, anywhere. SQL Server on Linux gives developers the power to build and deploy intelligent applications on a single data management and business analytics platform. This will enable SQL …

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Microsoft acquires SwiftKey; Aims to leverage Predictive Technologies

Microsoft has acquired SwiftKey today. The valuation is marked at $250 million, reports Financial Times. SwiftKey is one of the most popular custom software keyboards for iOS and Android platforms. Microsoft has made some real good quality applications for iOS and Android devices. This acquisition adds to the company’s commitment to bringing its software and services to …

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