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Garage projects break new ground, Minecraft links with learning and Microsoft shows Pride — Weekend Reading: July 2 edition

It’s a holiday week amid the lazy days of summer, but there’s still been plenty going on around Microsoft. Round out your weekend of barbecues, parades and fireworks with our quick guide to the week’s most inspiring news and tech highlights. Show More Summary

Bringing computer science to kids, Sway for iPad and Microsoft employees’ Pride in who they are — Weekend Reading: June 26 Edition

The summer solstice has come and gone, but our days are still long on news. Lots of great people stories this week. Check it out. “We are far from done,” is something you may often hear Microsoft’s Kevin Wang saying. The founder of TEALS...Show More Summary

Festive marches worldwide show Microsoft employees’ Pride in being who they are

Clark Ly landed a job at Microsoft almost eight years ago simply by applying online. As a woman who identified as a lesbian at the time, he came out gradually and enjoyed the feeling of “just being able to be me” at work. But Ly’s bigger revelation was yet to come. Show More Summary

Xbox E3 news, the pioneering new GIX partnership and big data analytics – Weekend Reading: June 19 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Weekend Reading, where we bring you the news Xbox announced during E3, the groundbreaking Global Innovation Exchange partnership to establish a new science and technology focused academic institute and a Next at Microsoft podcast about the incredible predictive powers of big data analytics. Show More Summary

The Global Innovation Exchange – a groundbreaking new partnership

Today the University of Washington and Tsinghua University announced a groundbreaking partnership to establish a new science and technology focused academic institute, the Global Innovation Exchange or GIX. Microsoft is a founding partner for GIX, and is providing $40 million in financial support. Show More Summary

E3: Hot lineup of Xbox One exclusive titles, backward compatibility for Xbox 360 announced

It was hard to catch a breath during the Xbox E3 briefing Monday: The news included the reveal of “Halo 5: Guardians” Warzone, an all-new, massive scale multiplayer mode where up to 24 players battle with AI characters joining in the...Show More Summary

Project Premonition aims to prevent major health disasters, solar-powered Internet access increases in Kenya and Surface Hub availability announced – Weekend Reading: June 12 edition

Just another regular workweek gone by, you say? Not at Microsoft. We’ve been busy, with mosquitoes, drones and disease prevention in our sights; working to increase Internet access in rural areas around the world; and providing a very big canvas for collaboration in the office. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires BlueStripe to help customers improve application visibility and management across the datacenter and cloud

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has completed the acquisition of BlueStripe Software, a leading provider of application management technology. BlueStripe’s solution helps map, monitor and troubleshoot distributed applications across heterogeneous operating systems and multiple datacenter and cloud environments. Show More Summary

Microsoft is gaining ground in the cloud with global expansion

IDC recently reported that by the end of this decade the total amount of data on Earth will be around 40 zettabytes – a zettabyte is a ‘1’ followed by twenty-one ‘0’s.[1] The need for all this data and the cloud applications that utilize...Show More Summary

Windows 10 launch date announced, new devices revealed at Computex and a Microsoft intern who proved the doubters wrong – Weekend Reading: June 5 edition

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading. It was a big week for Microsoft news, so let’s dig in. Microsoft announced July 29 as the launch date for Windows 10, which means in less than eight weeks, Windows customers will get a free upgrade to start doing great things across devices with help from Cortana, Windows Hello and Microsoft Edge. Show More Summary

Improving the Microsoft Services Agreement and Privacy Statement for consumers

What do Windows, Skype, Xbox Live and OneDrive have in common? One simpler service agreement and privacy statement from Microsoft. In a world of more personalized computing, customers need meaningful transparency and privacy protections. Show More Summary

Windows 10 enables ecosystem opportunity and new customer experiences

We’re thrilled to be in Taipei this week participating at Computex, the second largest technology expo in the world. It’s great to see all the new products and innovative technologies on display here, especially those from our partners. Show More Summary

Welcome 6Wunderkinder! Microsoft acquires Wunderlist

What’s better than completing that last important task on your to-do list? Doing so with a beautiful and useful productivity app. Today, I am thrilled to announce that Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder, the creator of the highly acclaimed to-do list app, Wunderlist. Show More Summary

Challenge for Change winners inspire, apps keep your devices in sync and Kinect powers a symphony — Weekend Reading, May 29 edition

Young people who just might change the world, apps to help you achieve more and a first-of-its-kind musical performance were just a few of this week’s highlights. Before you settle into a relaxing weekend, take a look back at the news and find some great reasons to feel inspired. Show More Summary

Microsoft expands cross-platform services strategy through agreements with additional device partners

In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, it’s devices that enable all the experiences to come together for consumers, businesses, developers and IT. Working with our partners, Microsoft has helped enable an amazing breadth of devices running...Show More Summary

Realmadrid App for passionate fans, tools to fight human trafficking and new research to keep data safe in the cloud – Weekend Reading: May 25th edition

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading. Microsoft technology and employees played big roles in many ways this week, from powering the passion of soccer fans to building a “lockbox in the cloud” to connecting students thousands of miles apart. Show More Summary

Powering fans’ passion: How cloud, big data and mobile technology are moving business beyond the pitch

I’ve written before about my own passion for futbol and how it was a powerful force in my youth growing up in Colombia. For me, as it is for sports fans the world over, the true power and relevance of sport is the community it creates. Fans of a team share the same passion, yet connecting to this shared community when one is not attending the live game or match … Read more »

Microsoft Hyperlapse releases, Windows 10 editions and Detroit entrepreneurs – Weekend Reading: May 15 Edition

This week saw the release of Microsoft Hyperlapse, a new set of products that create smooth, stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. For consumers, Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile turns any long video – from a bumpy bicycle ride to a family stroll in the park – into a short, distilled version easily shared with friends and family. Show More Summary

Microsoft Ignite lights up the modern workforce with new products and services – Weekend Reading: May 8 Edition

Ready to take a breath? Do it now before we dive into the news from this week, dominated by the announcements from Microsoft’s first Ignite conference. More than 23,000 attended in Chicago and thousands more watched online, learning how IT now means “innovation” and “transformation” – for all of us in the modern workforce. Show More Summary

Smash tests, fire suits and indoor tornados: How UL’s controlled mayhem makes the world safer

The Muppets have Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and UL has John Drengenberg. “Never put foil in a microwave,” Drengenberg said as he picked up a large, crumpled section of tinfoil and placed it in a white microwave. He set the timer for five minutes and hit start, triggering an impressive light show and sci-fi sound effects that made my fillings tingle. Show More Summary

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