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  • Last Minute Tech Gifts: Fun Gadgets for Valentine’s Day

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there are a multitude of possible gift ideas for your significant other. Every year, people wait until the last minute to figure out a thoughtful and well-received present. Often times, jewelry, chocolates...
  • Microsoft Holiday ‘Pop-Up’ Store Coming to Atlanta

    Attention Atlanta! Microsoft is continuing to expand its presence with the launch of more than 30 U.S. and Canadian pop-up stores for the holiday season- with Perimeter Mall being one of the lucky locations. Beginning October 26, the Perimeter Microsoft...
  • Welcome to the Microsoft Atlanta Blog

    Welcome to the Microsoft Atlanta blog. Here you will find posts, videos and news about Microsoft’s involvement in the Atlanta area. Microsoft has more than 350 employees in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area working at the Microsoft office...
  • Make Your Next Trip a Breeze with OneNote

    As the sun sets on summer, families across the country are trying to squeeze in one last rendezvous before the season officially comes to a close. For many, that means one last backyard bash, one last dip in the pool and one last family vacation before...
  • Robert Youngjohns Excites Morehouse Students about Technology Careers

    This week, Robert Youngjohns, President, Microsoft North America, addressed the top 50 science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., on how they can prepare for rewarding careers in the technology...
  • 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finalists Announced

    The world’s coolest student technology competition just announced who is making it to the next round! Microsoft just unveiled the 10 teams who will compete in the 11 th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals Demo Day on May 13 in Silicon Valley. Each...
  • YouthSpark Comes Alive in Atlanta

    By: Marietta Davis, General Manager, Microsoft’s Greater Southeast District Today, Microsoft Atlanta, along with Morehouse College, is hosting a YouthSpark Connections event in Atlanta. I am excited to take part in the conversation with prominent...
  • Hunger Games Cast Visits Microsoft Store in Lenox Square

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ve probably heard of the Hunger Games, one of the most anticipated movies of 2012. Based on the best-selling novel, the sci-fi flick takes place in the future and hits theaters...
  • Microsoft Takes Us ‘Back to the Future’

    Imagine a three-day road trip with the family, but without the kids getting impatient and irritable. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s possible with the new customized technology of the Ford Mustang. Microsoft teamed up with Ryan Friedlinghaus...
  • Attention Students: Purchase a Windows 7 PC and get a Free Xbox 360

    Microsoft is offering a sweet deal for students shopping for a new laptop! Purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC with a valid student ID, you get a Xbox 360 4GB console for FREE. Together, a Windows 7 PC and an Xbox 360 will provide the functionality...
  • Choose Your Favorite Photo in the Bing Hometown Homepage Contest!

    You’ve probably seen it – a beautiful picture on Bing’s homepage as you start your search for a hot new restaurant or breaking news on a beloved sports team. Now, those amazing photos could be from your hometown. Recently, Bing launched...
  • Great New Site Details Microsoft by the Numbers

    Pop Quiz: Three questions. 30-seconds. Go! How many students have participated in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition ? How many photos have been stored on SkyDrive to date? How many pizza slices are consumed in the Microsoft cafeteria every...
  • Office 365 Helps Nonprofits Do More Good

    As nonprofits across the globe work to meet the needs of those they serve, it becomes increasingly difficult to dedicate precious resources to the latest technology advancements. Microsoft is doing its part to assist their efforts through the Technology...
  • Microsoft Atlanta Hosts Girl Talk to Make a Difference

    Recently, Microsoft’s Atlanta office hosted the chapter meeting of Girl Talk, an inspiring student-to-student mentoring program where high school girls mentor middle school girls. The program helps girls deal with the triumphs and trials of the...
  • Thoroughly modern email with Outlook.com

    Innovation has a funny way of stoking our desire for even more innovation, no matter how thrilled we are with the original product. Remember how amazing the concept of Hotmail initially was? Indeed, it was amazing at its 1996 launch, when there had never...
  • The Hidden Dangers of Pirated Software

    We should all know there are many dangers that come with pirated software. In a recent blog post, Microsoft Vice President of U.S. OEM, Peter Han , takes a look at the dangers of pirated software, including how 78% of pirated software contains spyware...
  • Help us Celebrate Georgia STEM Day!

    This Friday, Microsoft Atlanta is proud to sponsor the first annual Georgia STEM Day. TAG Education Collaborative, the Technology Association of Georgia’s charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, has organized...
  • Discover What’s New at the Atlanta Microsoft Technology Center

    Located in Alpharetta, the Atlanta Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) provides local businesses access to innovative technologies and expertise that allow them to envision, design and deploy solutions that match their needs. With the support of local Microsoft...
  • Bing Partners with Anti-Bullying Documentary “Bully”

    Just in this year alone, more than 13 million kids in the U.S. reported being bullied, and each month 3 million-plus students have intentionally missed school because they felt unsafe. The shocking truth is that bullying affects millions of kids every...
  • Happy One Year Anniversary to Microsoft Office 365!

    Happy anniversary, Office 365! Just 12 months ago, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer introduced Office 365. Now one year later the flexibility and number of options are endless, and with more than 50 new capabilities added in the past year (average...
  • Microsoft Brings Fashion Week to Atlanta

    To bring a thread of Fashion Week to Atlanta, Microsoft is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s during New York Fashion Week to showcase the intersection of fashion and technology through transformed shopping experiences, and more natural technology....
  • Atlanta Microsoft Store Announces Midnight Launch of “Kinect Star Wars” on April 2

    Are you a Star Wars fan? Unleash your inner Jedi, dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and head to the Microsoft store in the Lenox Square in Atlanta on Monday, April 2, from 10:00 p.m. to midnight for the release of “Kinect TM Star Wars...
  • Team Microsoft Prepares for Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride

    Summer is here, which means it is time for Atlanta’s “Team Microsoft” to start preparing for the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride on September 15 th and 16 th at Callaway Gardens. The Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride is a two-day ride that benefits...
  • Take the Challenge and Bing it On!

    Bing is challenging the nation to “Bing it On” by selecting which web search results they prefer. After conducting an independent study, revealing that users preferred Bing search over Google, Microsoft wants to give you the chance to go five...
  • A Phone Built Around You

    An interesting phenomenon became apparent to Microsoft engineers and designers several years ago: consumers spent too much time learning their phones, when phones really ought to be learning consumers. Instead of building smartphones around icons, they...