Usually, Microsoft registers domain names related to a product ahead of the product launch. Recently, Jamie Zoch at Dot Weekly revealed that Microsoft has registered the Sway.com domain. Microsoft registering a single domain is not a big deal, but they have also registered several variations  of Sway.com like sway-CDN.com, sway-CDN.net, sway-INT.com and sway-INT.net. Right now, Microsoft has redirected all of these URL to Bing pages with search results for the terms. Apart from registering domain names, Microsoft has even registered a trademark for “Sway” with a description, covering computer software; computer application software; online computer software and software as a service. One thing is for sure, Microsoft is developing some cloud service in the name of Sway. Is it as consumer based service or enterprise based service under Azure umbrella? As expected, Microsoft didn’t comment on this story. via: TechCrunch Source: Dotweekly ...

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar and web hosting company has announced a partnership with Microsoft to provide Office 365 solutions to its customers. Any small business that uses GoDaddy for domain registration and web hosting can sign up for Office 365 services such as email, Lync, cloud storage and even other Microsoft productivity solutions such as shared calendars and online conferencing under different plans. The pricing will start as low as $3.99 and it will increase depending on the services you need. “Every small business is looking for solutions in one place, so we want to be able to provide that,” said Irving in an interview. “Rather than go to a lot of different places to get these services, this is part of combining them together to make it easier for them.” GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving commented that GoDaddy will be providing customer service for the offerings. Source: Recode ...

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