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Hands-on games judging at Imagine Cup World Finals gives competitors advice and encouragement

While it was warm and sunny on Microsoft’s Redmond campus Thursday morning, inside the tents set up on the Commons’ soccer fields, it was cool and dark – perfect conditions for the continuing competition of the Imagine Cup World Finals – the hands-on judging round. Show More Summary

Taking charge: Chris Cortez’s journey from 2-star general to Microsoft VP

You could call him “General.” Thousands of Marines did during his 33 years in the Corps. But Chris Cortez, true to his roots – the son of a father who picked fruit in the fields of Northern California, and whose devoted mother could not read or write – does not put on airs. It is not his way. Calling him Chris is just fine. His appearance is neat, tidy, spare. … Read more »

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update details, with Cortana coming to new markets

This morning, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore announced details about the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which is being made available in preview form for developers next week. This update has new features for everyone around the world, and certain features customized for and by people in China. Show More Summary

For Imagine Cup finalists, Code is the common language

The 2014 Imagine Cup comes to Seattle this week and that means 34 teams will be competing in the World Citizenship, Games and Innovation categories. The finalists may come from around the world, but they speak a common language: code. Show More Summary

Microsoft kicks off //oneweek and you won’t believe the hacks!

There were “easier” projects that could have been done for //oneweek. Members of the Ability Hackathon: Eye Gaze team had a list of them, mulled them over and weighed their pros and cons. But Steve Gleason hadn’t asked the team about easy. Show More Summary

Game theory: A conversation with ‘Halo’ executive producer Kiki Wolfkill

Somewhere off the main drag of sleepy Kirkland, Washington, tucked away from the restaurants and art galleries that line the waterfront, rests a setback, sunken office building. From the street, this mass of concrete and angles looks unremarkable. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: July 25th Edition—Exploring Station Q, a hub for next-level computing research

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on potentially world-changing quantum computing research, the release of the Lumia 530 and a look ahead – and back – at the Imagine Cup. At Station Q, headquarters of potentiallyShow More Summary

Station Q: The quest for a quantum future

Station Q, headquarters of potentially world-changing quantum computing research, is located just past where the Pacific Ocean meets the sand, up through a grove of palm trees and across a bike path. (Do mind the shirtless college student...Show More Summary

Lumia 530 smartphone expected to roll out in August

The Microsoft Devices Group announced Wednesday the August rollout of the Lumia 530, an entry-level device for Windows Phone that delivers the latest Microsoft and Lumia innovations. The Lumia 530 will expand the reach of Windows Phone...Show More Summary

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station can now be pre-ordered from Microsoft

The Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, which supports multiple monitors and has up to six USB ports, is now available for pre-order from Microsoft. You’ll be able to run up to three screens with the docking station – the Surface itself and...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: July 18th Edition – Microsoft restructures, showcases the partner opportunity at WPC and unveils Project Adam at MSR Faculty Summit

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s announcement about its restructuring plan, the focus on cloud and mobile at the Worldwide Partner Conference and Microsoft’s acquisition of InMage. On Thursday, Microsoft...Show More Summary

Watch live as Satya Nadella, other key senior leaders, speak at the Worldwide Partner Conference on Wednesday

Several senior leaders, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, will speak from 5:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. PT Wednesday, as part of the Vision keynotes at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. The Vision keynotes will be streamed live online on the WPC 2014 site. Show More Summary

Microsoft provides one-year update on CityNext initiative at Worldwide Partner Conference

Exactly one year since launch, the momentum generated by Microsoft CityNext is significant and continues to grow. More than 200 partners have already signed on to Microsoft CityNext and are actively delivering more than 700 solutions worldwide – helping to build more modern, safer, healthier and educated cities. Show More Summary

At Worldwide Partner Conference, it’s mobile-first, cloud-first world front and center

Microsoft is integrating the cloud into the Microsoft Partner Network, with three new cloud-focused competencies based on performance for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure to be offered to better help partners serve customers. The announcement...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: July 11th Edition — A message from Satya Nadella, Lumia 930 on sale, Microsoft Azure StorSimple previewed

It may feel like the dog days of summer where you sit, but in this edition of Weekend Reading, we’re still going full steam ahead with an important message from CEO Satya Nadella and a busy July ahead. Check out how summer sizzles at Microsoft in Washington state, Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires InMage: Better business continuity with Azure

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity. Our customers tell us that business continuity – the ability to backup, replicate and quickly recover data and applications in case of a system failure – is incredibly important. Show More Summary

Satya Nadella to employees: ‘Bold ambition and our core’

In an email to employees Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft will “reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more,” and to that end, will find ways to simplify and move faster and more efficiently.

Microsoft delivers updates, innovations and expansions to meet cloud demand

Building on some of the incredible innovation already delivered by our engineering groups this year, I’m thrilled to announce some of the new technologies and services that we will highlight at the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference and...Show More Summary

Microsoft joins key industry groups to deliver on promise of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents an undeniable opportunity across a range of industries, a topic many of my colleagues have covered at length over the past few months. We believe that there is a critical set of work our industry...Show More Summary

Is Office exec Julia White the face of a new Microsoft?

To say that a lot was at stake would be an understatement. The San Francisco launch event for Office for iPad was Satya Nadella’s first appearance as the CEO of Microsoft in the Bay Area tech industry and media epicenter. And OfficeShow More Summary

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