Skype for Business: When Skype meets Lync

If you've been in the online space for a while, then you'll be no stranger to Skype, the unified communications platform that appeared circa 2003. Acquired by Microsoft in 2011 for US$8.5 billion, Skype has grown steadily with over 350 million people using the service today on Mac, PC, Linux, game consoles and mobile platforms all over the world. Now, there's a new milestone --- Skype for Business --- a unique fusion of the much-loved features of the Skype we know, and the enterprise-grade features of Microsoft Lync.

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An afternoon with Microsoft Dynamics and Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team with Romain Grosjean

One weekend ago, I was given the opportunity to spend some time with the Microsoft Dynamics team and the Lotus F1 Team in Singapore – for the Singapore F1 GP race weekend. It couldn’t have been a better mash-up of interests for me – technology and auto racing. Seemingly poles apart in terms of verticals, and yet, as the Microsoft-Lotus F1 Team partnership has shown, two that share a similar performance-driven approach in operations and processes.

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