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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Tech Talent for Good launches, Microsoft Garage unveils new apps, language diversity embraced – Weekend Reading: Feb. 27 Edition

A lot of news and feats happened this week, making today’s Weekend Reading a catalog of great ideas to inspire you. First up, Microsoft announced that its employees raised a record $117 million for nearly 20,000 nonprofits and schools in 2014. Show More Summary

Microsoft launches Tech Talent for Good as employees raise record-breaking $117 million

By Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs Every day, Microsoft employees have the opportunity to help people do more and achieve more through technology. Show More Summary

Diplomacy Everywhere: Microsoft donates cutting-edge technology to bring diplomacy to life for visitors of the U.S. Diplomacy Center

Today, I was honored to announce a $1 million in-kind contribution to build a high-tech interactive exhibit at the U.S. Diplomacy Center (USDC)—the first step in a partnership with the Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF).  Opening in 2017...Show More Summary

For language, technology is both the medium and the message

It has often been said that air travel shrank the world, bringing people closer together. While true, that change was nothing like the transformation brought about by information and communications technologies (ICT). ICT has transformed...Show More Summary

An ‘Uber for motorcycle taxis,’ beefed up Microsoft data services and the cloud gets bigger, and more secure — Weekend Reading: Feb. 20 Edition

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but there’s still love in the air: Love for technology that empowers. From the cloud to the classroom, to the streets of Uganda, this news is worthy of heart-shaped love letters. Read on! Sometimes the best ideas are serendipitous. Show More Summary

New Azure services help more people realize the possibilities of big data

By T. K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, corporate vice president, Data Platform and Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president, Machine Learning This week in San Jose thousands of people are at Strata + Hadoop World to explore the technology and business of big data. Show More Summary

NYC students get Office 365 for free, Microsoft welcomes Sunrise, soldiers schooled in civilian skills – Weekend Reading: Feb. 13th Edition

It was a week of honors, awards and an acquisition. It was a week in which one more group of soldiers completed training that will help them transition from military life to the world of civilian IT. And it was a week where studentsShow More Summary

Microsoft acquires Sunrise, creator of an innovative calendar app for mobile devices

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Sunrise, provider of a next-generation calendar app for iOS and Android. We are making this acquisition because we believe a reinvention in the way people use calendars on mobile devices is long overdue. Show More Summary

Big changes for education in the Big Apple

As a native New Yorker, I take special pride in the announcement made today by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her State of the City address. Today, 1.1 million students in the New York City Public Schools are taking...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s ads continue to inspire long after big game – Weekend Reading: February 6th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, with stories about empowering ads that debuted during Sunday’s big game, a very cool update to Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor and how cloud computing is being used to accelerate research that could lead to breakthroughs in treating cancer and other diseases. Show More Summary

For customers still using Windows Server 2003, now is the time to migrate

It’s hard to believe it has been 12 years since we released Windows Server 2003. Back in 2003, Windows Server 2003 was the first server operating system launched after the Trustworthy Computing Initiative was announced and it introduced server roles. Show More Summary

Office for Android, Outlook for iOS and Android, and new Power BI makeover – Weekend Reading: January 23rd edition

Before you throw yourself into chicken wings and football, here’s a quick look at this week’s highlights from Microsoft. Office continued to expand everywhere, with Office for Android coming out of preview, Outlook for iOS making its debut, and Outlook for Android releasing a preview. Show More Summary

Office everywhere: More great news for Office on iOS and Android

Last week, we saw the new experiences coming with Windows 10, including how Office universal apps for Windows 10 will deliver new touch scenarios for the smallest devices all the way up to Microsoft Surface Hub. This came on the heels...Show More Summary

Microsoft brings business intelligence to the mainstream with enhancements to Power BI

Today is an incredibly exciting day as we unveil the new Power BI – a service we believe will fundamentally transform the “business of business intelligence.” Power BI can help every company adopt a data culture with easy-to-use, accessible tools and innovative technology that lowers the barrier to entry, for all. Show More Summary

Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis

I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Show More Summary

Windows 10 revealed, World Economic Forum explores global complexity and Cortana gets personal — Weekend Reading: Jan. 23 Edition

This week, Microsoft introduced the next generation in more personal, more mobile and more intuitive computing with Windows 10. We also got the 411 on Cortana’s persona. Apparently, there was room for more excitement, following the Seahawks miracle win to return that that annual pro football championship. Show More Summary

Registration for Build is open – prepare for a Windows 10 deep dive!

Yesterday, we announced a new chapter for Windows, where we’ll be delivering a More Personal Computing Experience for end-users and a truly Universal Platform for developers. For users, Windows 10 will be even more of the Windows Experience they know and love. Show More Summary

Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub: The first team device designed to unlock the power of the group

Some of the most productive work happens when you can harness the collective knowledge and skills of a group. When you bring the right backgrounds and experience together, suddenly the most challenging problems feel like they can be solved. Show More Summary

Windows 10 is ‘the first step to an era of more personal computing’

On Wednesday, Microsoft shared more about Windows 10 experiences and how it will “inspire new scenarios across the broadest range of devices, from big screens to small screens to no screens at all,” writes Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Operating Systems, in a blog post. Show More Summary

World Economic Forum 2015 – technology vs. global complexity

The following is a post from Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International. The key challenge posed at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year is this: what can we do to kick-start economic progress amid global complexity?...Show More Summary

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