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Robust Cloud Demand Lifts Microsoft’s Fourth Quarter

Strong cloud momentum helps the software giant book strong revenue, but it’s not enough to avoid an earnings-per-share miss. Microsoft chalked up $23.38 billion in revenue during its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, slightly above Wall Street estimates of $23 billion, on strong sales of cloud services and business software. Profits failed to meet analyst expectations, however. The company reported net income of $4.6…

KDE 5 Delivers New Linux Desktop Environment

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is among the most popular and long-lived open-source desktop environments for Linux and Unix users. Dating back to 1996, KDE is one of the earliest Linux desktop environments, predating the GNOME desktop environment, which got started in 1999. KDE has gone through multiple evolutions, the most recent being KDE Plasma 5, which was officially released on July 15.…

Sprint Courts the Enterprise With Google Apps for Business

Sprint is adding its support services to Google Apps for Business, in a move to help customers adjust to shifting work styles. Google Apps for Business increasingly make sense for smaller companies and those needing to better support employees who need and want to work from anywhere, said Sprint, announcing the addition of Google’s cloud-based productivity tools to its portfolio, beginning Aug. 18.…