Satya Nadella – A Big Step Into Some Very Big Shoes

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Apple’s Steve Jobs. Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson. Tesla Motor’s Elon Musk. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. And yes, Microsoft’s Bill Gates. All can be summed up in one word — influencers. Just what is an influencer? Even though the word itself doesn’t appear in WikiPedia or any online dictionaries, in an overview of the […]

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Microsoft and the New AV World Order

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Hot on the heels of the January 10th announcement by InfoComm International, many of us now know that Microsoft is coming to InfoComm 2014 as a Platinum sponsor. In the announcement, David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International said: “The decade-long conversation about the convergence of AV and IT technology has been […]

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FINALLY: Microsoft to Exhibit at InfoComm

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InfoComm International just announced that Microsoft will be a new exhibitor at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas. Microsoft will be a platinum show sponsor, occupying significant exhibit space, in the Las Vegas Convention Center June 18-20, 2014. “InfoComm has long been considered the ideal venue to showcase companies and products in the audiovisual and information […]

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Barco Adds Android App and Microsoft Office Support for ClickShare

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Barco has extended BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) support for its ClickShare product with the release of a new Android app. The app extends ClickShare support for mobile devices beyond Apple’s iOS – the iOS app debuted in the Spring. With ClickShare, Barco’s wireless meeting room collaboration system, users can present their content on the […]

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Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel

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At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto on July 9th, Microsoft Corporation’s CEO Steve Ballmer announced in his keynote speech the company would purchase privately held Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI). Perceptive Pixel makes multi-touch displays for collaborative applications, including its flagship product an 82-inch unit. The company also sells 27- and 55-inch multi-touch […]

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HP, Microsoft, Polycom: Bundling Against Cisco

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Last summer Polycom bought HP’s video and telepresence business, becoming the exclusive videoconferencing supplier for HP’s reseller and integrator businesses. Now they will launch the first integrated, all-in-one solution bundle to come from the two vendors that’s intended to be sold through the channel. There will also be more bundles in the future. Hewlett Packard […]

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Polycom and Microsoft Partner

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Polycom and Microsoft just announced an expanded agreement to deliver integrated end-to-end unified communications (UC) that will encompass Microsoft branded software, hardware, networking and services, and will enable customers to improve business productivity and reduce travel, telecom and IT operating costs. What Does This Mean for the ProAV market? According to Polycom, they’re partnering with […]

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CES Keynote From Microsoft’s Ballmer Outlines Opportunities for Technology Industry

A first-time keynote address from Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and cutting-edge product launches fueled momentum on the eve of the 2009 International CES. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2009 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, was held last week in Las Vegas. During a market research presentation on Tuesday afternoon, […]

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Is Microsoft Making A Play for CEDIA HomeAV?

In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, Nick Wingfield wrote about Microsoft’s big plans towards touch screen technology. Wingfield wrote, “While Apple Inc’s iPhone kicked off the craze for touch-sensing screens on mobile phones, Microsoft Corp. is pushing a similar technology for personal-computer screens that could eventually replace the computer mouse.” In fact, Microsoft is investing $24 […]

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