January 7, 2014

Microsoft Buys Enterprise Software Firm Parature

Microsoft has purchased Parature, an enterprise software vendor, and plans to integrate its customer service knowledgebase into Dynamics CRM. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TechCrunch pegs the purchase price at $100 million, citing “sources close to the deal.” Parature offers its software on a SaaS basis and

Microsoft Partners with Facebook, Hortonworks for Hackathons

Microsoft has announced two upcoming developer events. First, it will co-host a social-focused hackathon with Facebook January 17-18. “A number of our engineers along with Facebook’s engineers will be there working with developers to show how easily you can deeply integrate across both the Windows and Windows Phone apps,” said