Despite their recent alignment in some areas, Microsoft now seems to be aiming square for Salesforce.com’s jawline with plans to bring Dynamics CRM to the government cloud in early 2015. Popular business social site LinkedIn is trying to reinvigorate its mobile side. The company has launched a redesigned app for keeping people connected, replacing its previous Contacts app. Industrial titans and technology startups are joining forces under the License of Transfer Network banner to slash patent troll litigation and stall the growing practice of patent privateering. The third enterprise release of the open source software company’s OpenStack offering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, which integrates with VMware, is officially available. Attention, all you SMBs out there. Microsoft has created three new Office 365 plans just for you: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium.
Another Month, Another IE-Focused Patch Tuesday Microsoft rolled out 59 vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer in June. But the IE-patching party is not over yet. Redmond published six new security bulletins on Tuesday; two, critical; three, important.