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  • Blog Post: Track Santa’s journey with NORAD and Microsoft

    For more than 50 years, North American Aerospace Defense Command ( NORAD ) has helped children track Ol’ Saint Nicholas as he makes his journey to homes with his trusty reindeer and gifts in tow. This year, Microsoft is partnering with NORAD to make following Santa’s sleigh even easier. The...
  • Blog Post: 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. Bloomingdale’s store at Lenox Square will...
  • Blog Post: Win a Trip to the NCAA Finals by Demoing MSN for Windows 8

    Live for NCAA basketball? Who doesn't! MSN for Windows 8 , with its totally re-imaged interface, is the perfect resource for fans to stay up-to-date with the latest scores and schedules throughout the tournament season, without having to click through multiple websites. If you haven’t tried...
  • Blog Post: Bing it On to win a ‘Microsoft Box of Awesome'

    Bing it On already challenged the nation to select its preferred web search results but now the challenge has risen to a whole new level. It’s time to Bing it On with the holidays for a chance to win a ‘Microsoft Box of Awesome' for anyone participating in the U.S. And what’s a ‘Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Can’t make it to the ballpark to see the Braves? Download the MLB.TV app on Windows 8

    Grilled hot dogs, the smell of fresh roasted peanuts, and that glorious crack of a Louisville slugger hitting the ball out of the park- baseball season is upon us! Between work and busy schedules, it’s not always easy to make it to the ballpark to relish the baseball experience. Never fear, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate Data Privacy Day by Taking Control!

    Do you ever wonder how companies use the personal information you share online? Do you feel like you have control over your personal information on the Internet? If you said, “I don’t know,” you’re not alone. In recognition of Data Privacy Day , Microsoft just released new research...
  • Blog Post: HelpBridge: Helping You Connect, Donate and Volunteer During a Disaster

    When disaster strikes, what’s your first move? Many of us are focused on reaching out to those that are most important to us. To help connect people during these times, Microsoft partnered with FEMA and the American Red Cross to launch HelpBridge , a free mobile app that helps people connect with...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Brings New Sleek Accessories

    Thirty is the new 20! As Microsoft Hardware celebrates its 30-year anniversary , it is also announcing the launch of several new devices- all specifically design to use with the new operating system Windows 8 , which will be available this fall. Many of these devices are Bluetooth-enabled, pocket-sized...
  • Blog Post: Turn Big Data Into Big Insights

    This is the ‘ golden era’ of insight. The world holds twice as many bytes of data as there are liters in the ocean, and with the right technology tools, we are now able to replace hunches with insight and action. Think comparing utility costs with meteorological data to spot trends and...
  • Blog Post: Software price looks too good to be true? It probably is

    “I hate finding good deals,” – said No One Ever. Even if the bargain-priced shirt has loose stitch, or the recently-reduced loaf of bread is near the end of its prime, you’re saving money, and who doesn’t love saving a buck or two? Of course, some products are safe bets...
  • Blog Post: 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome

    Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology. The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess. Recent competitions have focused on technology...
  • Blog Post: Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth

    From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response. At Microsoft, we view our youth's potential with a similar perspective and are doing something to light...
  • Blog Post: 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 Store will offer shoppers the opportunity to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Employees Give Where They Live

    At Microsoft, we believe in the power of our people, partners and technology to help accelerate change and make the world a better place. October marks the 30 th Microsoft Employee Giving Campaign and yesterday we were delighted to announce that since campaign began, employees in the U.S. have raised...
  • Blog Post: 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 year? Give up? You can find the answers...
  • Blog Post: 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 leaders from education, government and civic...
  • Blog Post: 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 industry. “The technology industry is such...
  • Blog Post: 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 of the top teams will pitch their business to investors...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ranked #1 in Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, Continues Dedication to Citizens and Communities

    Who doesn’t like to get an award? Microsoft was recently named number one in Corporate Social Responsibility by the Reputation Institute for our philanthropy efforts. While this award is a wonderful validation, there is something much more important than recognition: the people and communities...
  • Blog Post: Freeing your files means freeing yourself

    We’ve all thought it – “I could be so much more productive if I were (insert cool place i.e., local coffee shop, mall, park bench, my living room in fuzzy slippers) instead of handcuffed to my desk or in the midst of yet another meeting.” Fret not. Microsoft has an app for...
  • Blog Post: With a Little Help From Your Friends: Bing Evolves the Search Engine Experience

    This week, Microsoft unveiled a major update to Bing that will transform the way you search the web. The new version integrates with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Quora to bring you the best information from across the web and social networks, presented in a way that weeds out the clutter allowing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft OEMs Reveal Sleek Windows 8 Devices

    Whether you’re looking for a PC that provides fast-paced office productivity, an all-in-one device to browse recipes in the kitchen, or a sleek touch tablet to surf the Internet while lounging on the couch, there’s a device out there that can fit all your needs. Microsoft’s Vice...
  • Blog Post: 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 should be built around people. This week, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Top 2012 Bing Searches: Gangnam Style, Kim Kardashian and babies galore!

    In only a few days, the clock will strike midnight and we’ll welcome a new year. As we embark on 2013, let’s look back at the hottest trends of 2012. From PSY’s viral hit “Gangnam Style” to the summer Olympics, Bing offers a glimpse of the most popular people, places and...