Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/6/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s

Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator Wins Best of Tech Ed Award
A first-of-its-kind solution developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies is Best of TechEd Award winner in the Cloud Computing category.

Vodacom SA, Microsoft SA in Office365 alliance
South African mobile network operator Vodacom announces an exclusive syndication partnership with Microsoft South Africa to offer Office 365 to South African businesses.

FOXit, Office365 – all-in-all great investment for Aurik
South African-based Aurik Business Incubator, enlists the services of FOXit, to improve communications and collaborations efficiency by implementing Microsoft Office 365. 

Wipro Enhances Employee Collaboration With Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Wipro Technologies migrates to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 for its ease of use and its single, simple-to-use user interface for real-time communication and collaboration needs

Windows Phone 8 May Be The Most Developer Friendly Phone On The Market
Windows Phone 8 Team details developer features needed to make apps for Windows Phone. 

Microsoft Shares Upgrade Details for Windows 8
Users running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 will be able to download an operating system upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for US$39.99 in 131 markets.