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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Janet I. Tu.

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July 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

What does Apple and IBM’s partnership mean for Microsoft?

Apple and IBM announced today a partnership to create new business apps for the iPhone and iPad.

Specifically, the companies are promising to bring more than 100 industry-specific apps and IBM big data and cloud services (including device management, security, analystics and mobile integration) to iOS devices. IBM is also offering new packages for device activation, supply and management, while Apple is offering service and support more tailored to enterprise needs.

So what does the deal mean for Microsoft, which has a strong presence in the enterprise but is still battling to get its smartphones and tablets into the hands of more business users?

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May 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

IDC: Microsoft now among top 5 tablet vendors, thanks to Surface

Microsoft has landed among the top 5 tablet vendors worldwide for the first time, according to research firm IDC. In the first quarter of the year, Microsoft shipped about 900,000 units of its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets — most of those Surface Pro, according to IDC estimates. But “beyond the Surface products, Windows 8 and…

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