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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

Blog Post Archive

“The Interview” now available on Xbox Video

Today, in partnership with Sony Pictures, we announced that Xbox Video customers would have access to either buy or watch the movie “The Interview” starting at 10 a.m. PT today. The movie will be available to our customers in the United States who have an Xbox console, a Windows Phone, or a PC or tablet running Windows 8 or 8.1. Show More Summary

The cloud: making lives better, Bing predicts key events in 2015 and Skype Translator is unleashed — Weekend Reading: Dec. 19 Edition

Put down that purse! (Or man purse.) Weekend Reading is here to offer a much-needed break from the mall, and the cyber shopping, with some must-reads you won’t want to miss. … You’re welcome. For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make everyday audio and video communications possible. Show More Summary

Microsoft Business Predictions for 2015: IoT matures, cybersecurity bulks up, and machine learning gives businesses a big advantage

During my career I’ve been fortunate to work with organizations in both the public and private sector as they adopt cloud technologies to transform, become more responsive and achieve measurable business results.  Today companies inShow More Summary

Business, Media and Civil Society Speak Up in Key Privacy Case

Today represents an important milestone in our litigation concerning the U.S. Government’s attempt to use a search warrant to compel Microsoft to obtain and turn over email of a customer stored in Ireland. That’s because nine groups are filing their “friend of the court” briefs in New York today. Show More Summary

Inspiration, encouragement and hands-on learning drive Microsoft’s efforts during Computer Science Education Week — Weekend Reading: December 12th Edition

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we look at how Microsoft helped inspire and train students worldwide during Computer Science Education Week, and how the company plans to keep supporting them, as well as some great new games and apps...Show More Summary

Everyone Starts Somewhere…..

Every expert was a beginner at one time, and there’s no better time to remember this than right now – during Computer Science Education Week – when Microsoft is playing a lead role in supporting the Hour of Code campaign, spearheaded by Code.org. Show More Summary

Microsoft to deliver Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online from Australian datacenters

It’s exciting to see organizations around the world harness the power of the cloud to transform their business and increase their productivity so they can do more and achieve more. To help make this possible Microsoft is committed to delivering the cloud services our customer’s need – wherever they need them. Show More Summary

The Internet of Things fuels efficiency and improves patient care — Weekend Reading: December 5th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, where you’ll get stories on how the Internet of Things has transformed both the petroleum supply chain and nurses’ daily routines, the origins of #GivingTuesday and the first annual Biofabricate conference. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps for iOS and Android. This acquisition is part of our company-wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices.Show More Summary

Black Friday deals for Xbox One, PCs and tablets; and meet the energy sleuths — It’s (early) Weekend Reading: Nov. 26th Edition

Before you get too comfy in your chair on Thanksgiving, you’ll want to check out all the great Black Friday deals for Xbox One, PCs, tablets and more, as well as meet a passionate trio from Carnegie Mellon University who are using technology to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Show More Summary

Snapping photos of the future with Computer Graphics Artist Brian Townsend

Nearly everything about Brian Townsend’s job reads like science fiction. Put simply: He works in a room nicknamed “The Vault,” and he creates photographs of products that don’t yet exist. When Townsend does his job, you get a Surface tablet that’s real in every way but for one: It doesn’t yet exist in three dimensions. Show More Summary

Technology transforms soccer, pilots use Surface Pro 3 and a peek at Black Friday deals — Weekend Reading: Nov. 21th Edition

Gooooooal! This week welcomed amazing news for fútbol — and technology. But it didn’t stop there. In honor of a high-flying few days, with big news from around the world, we bring you Weekend Reading. Buckle up. Just in time for theShow More Summary

Seattle Sounders reach their goals with help of SQL Server and fitness-tracking technology

Behind the scenes of those intense workouts by the Seattle Sounders FC players, technology is tracking team members to make sure they’re playing at their best. A variety of devices worn by the players gather information on each athlete’s energy output, endurance, sleep patterns, nutrition and fatigue levels. Show More Summary

Office 365 cloud platform chosen by US Department of Health and Human Services

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving its email application and collaboration services to the Microsoft Office 365 solution that is hosted in a Government Community Cloud, it was announced Thursday. The move involves approximately 125,000 seats, writes Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft Federal, in a blog post. Show More Summary

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines choose Surface Pro 3 to equip pilots

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are equipping their pilots with Surface Pro 3 to make flight operations even more efficient, it was announced Wednesday. Lufthansa has purchased more than 5,000 Surface Pro 3 devices for pilots. Device rollout to pilots worldwide will be in February and March 2015 to pilots in all regions where Lufthansa flies. Show More Summary

Microsoft, Real Madrid C.F. partnership announced; will bring comprehensive online anywhere experience to fans

Real Madrid C.F. and Microsoft have signed an agreement that will accelerate the digital transformation of the soccer club through technology, it was announced Tuesday in Madrid, Spain. The alliance, through which Microsoft becomes the...Show More Summary

Changing the game: The digital transformation of Real Madrid futbol club

We all develop passions early in life that shape who we are. My love for soccer, or as we call it in my native Colombia, futbol, was a powerful force in my youth. For me, futbol was not just about kicking a ball into a goal, but about the power of community. In futbol, I was a member of a community that shared the same passions: an obsessive discipline to … Read more »

NFL sportscaster Daniel Jeremiah is a new breed of data-powered pundit

TV sports pundits tend to focus on the predictions they get right, while sweeping past blunders under the rug. But when I asked NFL draft expert and football analyst Daniel “DJ” Jeremiah his best call in a recent draft, he answered,Show More Summary

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ arrives on Xbox One — Weekend Reading: November 14th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, where you’ll get stories on the worldwide release of a much anticipated “Halo” collection on Xbox One, the latest addition to the Lumia line of Windows Phone devices and the story of a man with Down Syndrome who empowers students with disabilities through technology. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires Aorato to give enterprise customers better defense against digital intruders in a hybrid cloud world

I’m pleased to announce today that Microsoft has acquired Aorato, an innovator in enterprise security. We are making this acquisition to give customers a new level of protection against threats through better visibility into their identity infrastructure. Show More Summary

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