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The American business traveler’s guide to Europe on $5 a day (in smartphone charges)

How I spent two weeks on the road and avoided $50,000 in painful roaming charges just by swapping a tiny SIM card.

To connect more than 20,000 employees worldwide, Carlsberg Group chose Office 365

Since JC Jacobsen founded the Carlsberg brewery more than 160 years ago to serve the Danish market, it’s grown tremendously – especially within the past 14 years – and with Microsoft’s help, the company manages their operations around the world from a central base. Show More Summary

Microsoft invites media to meet the next version of Windows

Microsoft will show off some of the enterprise-focused Windows Threshold features at an invitation-only event in San Francisco on September 30.

How the next version of IE, codenamed 'Spartan,' might support extensions

The next version of Internet Explorer that will be included in Windows Threshold could get extension support, as well as task-completion smarts from Bing.

With Mojang, Microsoft buys its fourth non-U.S.-based company in 2014

Microsoft has acquired its fourth non-.U.S. company this year with its purchase of Mojang, the creator of the Minecraft game, for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft quietly launches Dynamics NAV ERP apps for iPad, Android, Windows 8

Microsoft has rolled out touch-first versions of its Dynamics NAV ERP apps for iPad, Android and Windows 8 devices.

Minecraft to join Microsoft

Microsoft has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Show More Summary

NFL hero Steve Gleason battles ALS with cutting-edge tech and the power of human spirit

Spokane’s 3rd annual Gleason Fest was billed as a “grassroots, indie music festival,” but everyone there knew something more profound was afoot. As I watched the sun set over the outdoor stage at Division and Main Street, Lukas Nelson (yes, Willy’s son) played to the crowd like a man possessed. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: September 12th Edition—Rebuilt MSN combines content from media outlets with personal productivity tools

As we head into autumn, we’ve got stories on a revamped MSN, the expanded availability of the Surface Pro 3 docking station and highlights of the YouthSpark program as it enters its third year. The new Web experience of the rebuilt MSN merges premium content from the world’s leading media outlets with personal productivity tools. Show More Summary

Microsoft takes its developer outreach beyond the traditional hackathon

Microsoft's developer outreach is taking a new turn in the new 'cloud first, mobile first' world with hackfests for enterprise developers.

Windows Threshold screenshot leaks: What's there, what's not

A leaked build of what Microsoft might distribute as its soon-to-be-released Windows Threshold Enterprise Tech Preview provides a snapshot of the next version of Windows.

Microsoft to drop Nokia, Windows Phone brands: Yet another report

Microsoft may be phasing out usage of both 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' in its advertising and marketing materials as soon as this holiday season.

It's official: Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage to support up to 10 GB files

Microsoft is removing the 2 GB file-size limitation from both consumer OneDrive and OneDrive for Business for customers worldwide 'in the coming weeks.'

Expanding technology education to turn the tide of rising youth unemployment

Despite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global Employment Trends report, “Risks of a Jobless Recovery,” the International...Show More Summary

Microsoft rumored to be poised to buy Minecraft creator for $2 billion

Microsoft may be ready to spend a sizable chunk of its offshore cash to buy the Swedish company behind Minecraft, according to new report. Here's why this deal would make sense for the Softies.

Microsoft starts rolling out Delve, its 'Flipboard for Office 365'

Microsoft is kicking off its multi-month staged rollout of Delve, a new Office 365 search and presentation application.

A first look at the new MSN

For nearly two decades, MSN has been a place where millions of us go every day to discover and connect with what’s important in our lives. Whether it’s a great article that sparks us to think differently or following our favorite sports team, MSN has always aspired to keep us in the know. Show More Summary

Microsoft to bring its Bing-powered MSN apps to iOS, Android

Microsoft is rebranding its Bing consumer apps as MSN apps and bringing them to iOS and Android devices. It also is revamping the MSN.com portal.

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