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If Microsoft press conferences are always a matter of intense speculation and conjecture, the conference that has been announced for next Thursday (March 27th) in San Francisco will be, by anyone’s standards, an exceptional event — not least because it will be the first conference hosted by new CEO Satya Nadella.

Just after Google slashed the price of storage in Google Drive, Microsoft responded. It’s giving SharePoint Online a massive cloud storage boost. When all the sniping has been said and done, enterprises and business users are the big winners.

As we noted yesterday , Google upped the game in the ongoing battle for dominance in the productivity suite space by offering new add-ons as well as cash to users who switch to Google Drive. Now Google is slashing the price of storage on Google Drive.

Robert Scoble — aka The Scobleizer — works at Rackspace, where he’s building a community for people fanatical about the Internet called building43 . But that just scratches the surface. Scoble has been making a name for himself on the Internet for a while now. ” There’s a really excellent about page over on Wikipedia about me . I didn’t write a single word about it, but I do watch to make sure it’s accurate,” he told me. So let’s start there. He’s best known for his (late great) blog , Scobleizer , which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. It earned him a mention in the Economist in 2005, which noted Scoble had become a minor celebrity among geeks worldwide, who read his blog religiously. Impressively, he has also succeeded where small armies of more conventional public-relations types have been failing abjectly for years: he has made Microsoft, with its history of monopolistic bullying, appear marginally but noticeably less evil to the outside world, and especially to the independent software developers that are his core audience…

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One hit apparently deserves another. Just a few weeks

Microsoft’s messaging on e-discovery hasn’t changed much since it first launched the service two years ago, but some recent notable changes give it a better position for luring in new customers. If you’ve never seen the e-discovery platform on the Microsoft stack, start with