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Microsoft delivers new school supplies for class this year

The stores are chock-full of school supplies, buses are back on their routes, and anticipation is in the air: it’s back-to-school time again. And while parents and students are doing their part to be school-ready, teachers have been working behind-the-scenes to prepare for perhaps the most important job there is: educating our next generation. Show More Summary

Inclusive design isn’t just polite – it’s also good business, says devices exec Christina Chen

Sometimes, serving others can be a wonderfully self-serving experience. Take Christina Chen, a fast-rising star at Microsoft who was recently named by Business Insider as one of the “most powerful women engineers in the world.” She began...Show More Summary

Sparking learning at YouthSpark summer camps, 75M devices running Windows 10, and a regular cellphone turns into a 3D scanner — Weekend Reading: Aug. 28 edition

With summer waning, most students are just getting ready to head back to school. But there are some who decided to continue learning over the break, and specifically, to dive into the world of coding. Read on for this story and more from the week at Microsoft, where the phrase “summer slowdown” is an oxymoron. Show More Summary

Helping military vets build new careers, applauding a hands-on young researcher and ‘connecting’ cows for healthier herds – Weekend Reading: August 21 edition

It may be August and prime vacation time, but it was a busy week of interesting news at Microsoft. Let’s get started. The #GiveThem20 challenge raises awareness of the need to help returning military veterans transition to fulfilling civilian careers. Show More Summary

Another Ice Bucket Challenge answered, diagnosing disease with the cloud and Hackathon winner announced — Weekend Reading: August 14 Edition

Greetings weekend warriors. Step away from that barbecue! Or, at least sit down long enough to take in some inspirational and personal stories from the past week. Also, more to report on the Windows 10 front. … Read on! A Vancouver-based...Show More Summary

Microsoft Australia’s Pip Marlow talks feminism, ‘Mad Max’ and the path to a more equal workplace

It pleases me to say that I was the first person to tell Pip Marlow about the blockbuster film “Mad Max: Fury Road.” “I haven’t seen it, to be honest,” she said. “But I saw the original ‘Mad Max,’ years ago.” Presented with such an opportunity—to...Show More Summary

Sneak peeks at new games, more Windows 10 perks and Kinect-powered music — Weekend Reading: Aug. 7 edition

August seems to have crept up on us, and its first week has brought some exciting news for gamers, Windows 10 users, music fans, Microsoft employees and plenty of others around the globe. We’ve rounded up the highlights for this latest edition of Weekend Reading. Show More Summary

The employee experience at Microsoft: Aligning benefits to our culture

When I look at how rapidly the traditional workplace is changing, not just at Microsoft, but throughout business in general, I see a tremendous opportunity for companies to put a stake in the ground around what they believe in and what kind of culture they want to build together with employees. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires FantasySalesTeam, an innovative sales gamification platform, to help organizations increase productivity

I’m excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired Incent Games LLC, the developer and owner of FantasySalesTeam, an innovative sales gamification platform that’s helped hundreds of companies boost sales productivity, drive revenue and improve CRM adoption through collaboration and team based competition. Show More Summary

Satya Nadella crowns the 2015 Imagine Cup World Champions

For 13 years, Microsoft Imagine Cup has inspired and challenged student developers worldwide to master new skills, build strong teams and bring entire technology projects from concept to completion. As a company originally founded by...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Harry Shum discusses Hackathon and TalkEasy, which helps people with hearing impairment

Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Technology and Research Group, says the excitement at last year’s Hackathon inspired him to do his own hack this year. “I thought about what I want to hack on,” he says. “Very often,...Show More Summary

Windows 10 launches, //oneweek Hackathon exercises innovation muscles and Microsoft Imagine Cup winners announced – Weekend Reading: July 31 edition

Welcome to a jam-packed edition of Weekend Reading, a recap of a very exciting, busy week at Microsoft. Let’s get started! Windows 10 launched worldwide across 190 countries as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets, complete with global fan celebrations and a new #UpgradeYourWorld initiative. Show More Summary

Kenya and the ‘nomadic’ Internet open up future of possibilities

Before affordable Internet access came to Nanyuki, a town of 30,000 nestled near Mount Kenya 125 miles north of Nairobi, Red Cross representative Anthony Kuria had to close the office and walk hours to the nearest hot spot to send an email. Show More Summary

Need a reason to upgrade to Windows 10? Here’s 10 of them

From great apps to being able to game epically, there’s plenty to love about the new Windows – “the best Windows ever,” writes Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president, Windows and Devices Group. It has new innovations such as Cortana, the Microsoft Edge browser and Windows Hello, while being familiar and easy to use. Show More Summary

Your free upgrade is here: Windows 10 launches with worldwide fan celebrations, #UpgradeYourWorld and more

On July 29, Microsoft will make Windows 10 available, across 190 countries, as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. “We are excited to bring Windows 10 and its many innovations to the world,” Windows and Devices Group Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi said in a blog post. Show More Summary

Explore Hugh MacLeod’s illustrated guide to life inside Microsoft

Drawing for me is a way of processing thoughts,” said cartoonist Hugh MacLeod. “I use lines to join the dots in my mind.” Those dots he refers to cut to the core of office environments. They help capture, within a drawing, the essence of a company’s aspirations. Show More Summary

Building up to the Windows 10 launch, Special Olympics, //oneweek Hackathon and Imagine Cup – Weekend Reading: July 24 edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, where we bring you stories about Special Olympics athletes, the upcoming //oneweek Hackathon and Imagine Cup projects. Swimmer Andy Miyares and sprinter Matthew Pascoe are two of four...Show More Summary

A week to soar: Innovation on display at Worldwide Partner Conference, parties planned for Windows 10 release and Special Olympics athletes on the move – Weekend Reading: July 17 edition

It was a high-flying week at Microsoft, and if you blinked, you missed it. That’s why we’re here, to give you a recap of some of the week’s most important (and fun) goings-on, so let’s get to it: The Worldwide Partner Conference got down to business. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires FieldOne, global provider of field service management solutions for the enterprise

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire FieldOne Systems LLC (“FieldOne”), a world-class provider of field service management solutions that allow organizations to better manage and deliver service to their customers in the field. Show More Summary

Changing the face of coding

Ten days ago, the United States women’s national soccer team became the most successful team in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup by winning the top prize for the third time. However, despite the fact that soccer is not as popular in America as in the rest of the world, it is not surprising that the U.S. Show More Summary

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