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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/22/2013

Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/22/2013

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Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s

Skype Breaks Records, Traffic Grows by 44 Percent
Skype now accounts for one-third of all global phone traffic.

Yammer Has 7 million Users as SharePoint Integration Continues
The Microsoft acquisition has been good for Yammer's sales, which nearly tripled from last year.

Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress vs. Gmail
Outlook.com now claims more than 60 million users, and Microsoft is hoping more Gmail users will defect.

Goodbye Hotmail, Hello Outlook
Microsoft starts to move its 300 million Hotmail users to Outlook.com and “for most of those people, that should be a good thing.”

Microsoft Plans to Bring Its Lync Enterprise Communications Platform and Skype Closer Together, Announces Lync 2013 Mobile Apps
Microsoft plans to enable Lync users to call Skype users by June. It is also launching a new suite of Lync 2013 mobile apps for Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android.

Microsoft Adds 100,000 Office 365 Users In Texas
The State of Texas chooses Office 365, saying it will “increase efficiency and help our agencies better serve the needs of citizens without compromising on security or privacy.”

Microsoft Azure Overtakes Amazon's Cloud in Performance Test
The Microsoft Azure cloud outperforms Amazon Web Services in a series of rigorous tests.

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