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Windows 8 will ship in October

On Monday, Microsoft finally broke the news: Windows 8 will be launched commercially in October 2012. The much-anticipated operating system is intended to work seamlessly across PCs, tablets and smartphones alike. rnrnBut Windows 8 will have a split personality: the desktop version will be available as a software upgrade, while Windows RT, intended for ARM-based tablets and smartphones, will come embedded. rnrnMicrosoft called Windows 8

Microsoft’s Yammer and NewsGator’s future

Yammer is a competitor to NewsGator's Social Sites, an enterprise social collaboration add-on for SharePoint

Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 billion

The deal will boost the enterprise social networking capabilities in Office, SharePoint and other Microsoft collaboration products

Google Apps admins can now force two-step sign-in

The process demands both a password and a code texted to the user's cell phone. It's been available for two years, but most users found it cumbersome

Is Microsoft about to acquire Yammer?

It's not clear what Microsoft would do with Yammer and its staff if the rumored deal were finalized

Moxie integrates social, customer service software

An upgrade to its Spaces by Moxie suite is designed to let customer service reps tap internal company experts for issue resolution

NetBase adds new capabilities to social media analysis platform

The company now has a library of widgets that can be combined into custom dashboards

Study: Enterprise social networks failing expectations

Organizations aren't properly planning and executing the implementations of this type of software

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