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LibreOffice 4.2 better bridges the gap with Microsoft Office

The latest point revision of the popular OpenOffice.org fork, LibreOffice, is now available for download. Version 4.2 sports a good mix of improved existing features and some valuable new ones; here are some of the most crucial improvements and additions and what makes them stand out.

Better "round-trip" integration with Microsoft OOXML documents

Partners get improved admin tools to manage customers' Office 365 environments

Microsoft will roll out over the coming weeks enhanced administration tools for partners that manage their customers' Office 365 deployments.

The revamped Office 365 admin console has new and improved tools for resellers, systems integrators and other Microsoft partners hired by their customers to manage the email and collaboration suite on their behalf.

For starters, the console now will let partners view in a single page all the Office 365 environments they manage for their customers.

MailJet, e-mailing en mode SaaS, met le cap à l’international.

C’est une transition en douceur que MailJet effectue en termes de management. En pleine croissance, le spécialiste de l’e-mailing, rattaché à l’univers start-up d’eFounders, met le cap à l’international.

Le fournisseur de services Internet Strato (Deutsche Telekom) relance une offensive commerciale en France

Propriété du groupe Deutsche Telekom, le fournisseur de services Internet Strato relance une offensive commerciale en France avec une équipe dédiée. Le point avec ses dirigeants.

VMware acquires AirWatch to boost mobile device, application management

VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, as it aims let users manage desktops, mobile devices and applications using its products.

The acquisition of AirWatch extends VMware's product portfolio from data center to end-user devices, and strongly positions the company for an era where all devices run hosted applications, Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager at VMware's End-User Computing unit,wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

Verizon teams with Oracle to tackle Amazon in the cloud

Verizon is building up its cloud service to take on the heavyweight of the industry -- Amazon Web Services -- and says it took a big step toward that direction by partnering with Oracle this week.

Citrix buys Framehawk to give virtual desktops a boost

Citrix Systems has acquired Framehawk for an undisclosed sum, and will use the company's technology to improve the performance of virtual desktops and applications over wireless networks.

With the increased adoption of tablets and smartphones in enterprises, performance becomes an issue over Wi-Fi and cellular networks where access may be intermittent or poor due to congestion, high packet loss and or high latency, according to Citrix.

Dématérialisation: rapprochement Xamance et Home Bubble

Xamance et Home Bubble (comment archiver et gérer des documents en ligne) se rapprochent pour développer plus vite le business grand public mais aussi pro.

Xamance, éditeur français du service d’archivage et de gestion de documents Xambox.com, acquiert son concurrent Home Bubble. Le montant de la transaction n’a pas été communiqué.

Cisco teams with VMware, Citrix to counter Amazon's new cloud-based desktop

The trio of Cisco, VMware and Citrix are teaming up to provide a new cloud-based desktop as a service (DaaS) offering aimed mostly at service providers. The move comes just weeks after Amazon Web Services announced its foray into the DaaS market, and could signal a wave of new DaaS offerings in the market early next year.  

Salesforce.com joining OpenStack

Salesforce.com, the preeminent software as a service (SaaS) company, is reportedly joining the open source OpenStack project.

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