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Microsoft hiring program opens more doors to people with autism

Kyle Schwaneke’s bank account was approaching empty. He’d been unemployed for a year and a half, since the indie game studio he’d been working for shut its doors. His parents, looking for ways to help while he job hunted, had paid the remainder of his apartment lease, but he’d reached the end of that, too. Show More Summary

Underwater data, Computer Science for All and the NFL of the future — Weekend Reading: Feb. 5 edition

This week at Microsoft takes us to the ocean floor, into classrooms across the nation, and onto the NFL football field for a glimpse of the hyper cool future of fandom. Never a dull moment, right? Topping this week’s inventory of awesome is some big news: turns out the cloud is waterproof. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires SwiftKey in support of re-inventing productivity ambition

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SwiftKey, whose highly rated, highly engaging SwiftKey software keyboard and SDK powers more than 300 million Android and iOS devices. In thisShow More Summary

Future of Work, advancing AI on GitHub and Bing’s predictions for upcoming primaries and caucuses — Weekend Reading: Jan. 29 edition

This installment of Weekend Reading leads off with a new website that focuses on workplace culture, a research toolkit tied to artificial intelligence and Bing’s Election 2016 experience. The Future of Work explores how the role of an organization’s leader may be changing, but is more important than ever. Show More Summary

First-ever Hack for Her Summit champions gender inclusiveness for the benefit of everyone

Just a couple of decades ago, we had relatively few technology product choices; the focus of technology was making things possible. Fast forward to today, and choices are plentiful as well as ubiquitous. But we want products and services that fit our lives. Show More Summary

A $1 billion cloud computing donation, ‘Minecraft’ heads to the classroom and editing genes with machine learning — Weekend Reading: Jan. 22 edition

Late January may be the dreariest stretch of the year, but it has been a downright exciting week at Microsoft. Here’s our latest edition of Weekend Reading with an overview of the company’s news highlights over the last days. Yes, you read it correctly in the headline. Show More Summary

How we’re putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good

As Satya Nadella announced today, we’re committed to putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good. That’s why Microsoft Philanthropies, with support from Microsoft Research and Microsoft Business Development, will donate $1 billion in Microsoft cloud services to nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years. Show More Summary

Why we need a public cloud for the public good

Today Microsoft Philanthropies, the recently-announced expansion of our commitment to global giving, is making a big statement. We will donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next 3 years to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide. Show More Summary

Microsoft invests in new and expanded version of ‘Minecraft’ for the classroom, opens public preview of Learning Tools for OneNote

We all walk to our own beat and there’s no exception for the way we learn – no matter our age or where we live. Students tell me all the time – and I see it in action whenever I get to visit a classroom – that they learn best when given the freedom to learn at their own pace and in ways that are familiar to them. This could … Read more »

Microsoft showcases the future of unified commerce at NRF 2016

Microsoft is in New York City for the National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2016, the annual showcase for everything new in retail. This year, it’s all about the customer, and I’m excited to highlight innovations that keep customersShow More Summary

Bing’s NFL playoff picks, Skype’s big milestone and the new Microsoft Envision event — Weekend Reading: Jan. 15 edition

Bing’s sports predictions, beautiful murals around the world and a photographer’s Great Barrier Reef adventure are just a few reasons to take a look back at the week’s news at Microsoft. We’ve rounded up some of the highlights in this latest edition of Weekend Reading. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires management, reporting and analytics technology from Event Zero to enhance Skype for Business Online

Today I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired technology assets underlying the UC Commander product suite from Event Zero, a leading provider of management software for Skype for Business Online. This acquisition will allow...Show More Summary

Introducing Microsoft Envision, our new event for business leaders

Today, I’m excited to announce Microsoft Envision, our new flagship event for business leaders. Microsoft Envision is designed for CxOs and their senior department and functional leaders who are driven to shape their own future and position their organizations and business for success in a mobile first, cloud first world. Show More Summary

Expanding access to prenatal care in Africa, connecting cars in Vegas and making Windows 10 and Xbox history – Weekend Reading, Jan. 8 edition

Welcome to the first edition of Weekend Reading in 2016! From Africa to Vegas, Microsoft was busy making all kinds of news this week. Let’s take a look. Wubwub. Wubwub. Wubwub. The moment an expectant mother first hears her unborn child’s...Show More Summary

British adventurer stays connected with Microsoft devices on 600 day run

The Twitter handle of British adventurer Jamie Ramsay is @Jamieisrunning which is apt, as it’s what he’s been doing for the last 600 days. Ramsay went for a run in Canada and, 14 countries, two continents, 17 pairs of shoes and 17,000 kilometers later, he arrived in Argentina. Show More Summary

Automakers choose Microsoft as connected car partner

When Microsoft talks about mobility, our interest is the mobility of the person, not of any single device. After all, people now want their technology experience to move with them, from place to place and device to device, at home, at work, and on the move. Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires Metanautix to help customers connect data for business insights

Today I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Metanautix, an innovative company that is helping solve one of the biggest challenges in the world of data analytics: How can a company bring all of its data together for analytics...Show More Summary

Kids get latest high-tech Santa tracking, Bing empowers U.S. voters, Microsoft doubles down on philanthropy and accessibility – Weekend Reading: Dec. 18 edition

This week brought a little something for every reader, whether it was kids tracking Santa in all kinds of new old-fashioned ways from Bing to Cortana or Kinect-enhanced electro pop. Before we delve into what was a deeply important and...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s affordable access initiatives — partnering for impact

Microsoft launched last month a new fund to help cultivate companies with solutions that bring affordable Internet access to underserved markets. The fund is part of Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative, which invests in new last-mile...Show More Summary

Microsoft deepens longstanding commitment to philanthropy with expanded vision, new organization

Today we’re announcing an expanded commitment to our corporate philanthropy around the world with a broader ambition and a new organization within the company, Microsoft Philanthropies, to make this ambition a reality. Our CEO, Satya...Show More Summary

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