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Don’t be Scared of High Costs for Halloween Costumes - Bing Has a Solution
Halloween is just around the corner and costume planning is in full force. What are you dressing as this year? Perhaps a “ Jersey Shore ” cast member or the latest celebrity? According to a recent Bing -commissioned survey of Americans, nearly 40 percent of respondents indicated that they...
27 Oct 2011
Working without Walls: New study shows telework is a business imperative
In today’s evolving work environment, business is no longer solely conducted in a traditional office setting. Given technological advances, like smartphones, cloud computing offerings and other collaboration tools, that allow workers to stay connected 24/7 and the demand for flexible work schedules...
18 May 2011
Chicago non-profit receives grant from Microsoft Elevate America initiative
Microsoft today announced that it is awarding more than $5 million in cash and up to $10 million in software over the next two years to 12 non-profits in the United States that offer technology training to local communities. One of these organizations is the Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago , which...
3 Feb 2011
Microsoft Talks Cloud Computing on WGN-AM's The Garry Meier Show in Chicago
On Thursday, January 20, Microsoft’s Midwest General Manager Staci Trackey Meagher and Chicago Microsoft Technology Center Director Adam Hecktman will be appearing on the Garry Meier Show on WGN-AM . Staci and Adam will be speaking with host Garry Meier about a recent research study sponsored...
19 Jan 2011
Microsoft releases survey findings of most “cloud friendly” cities, including Chicago
Cloud computing is a term that many people may have heard and may not understand, while others are using the “cloud” without even realizing it. At Microsoft, we realize that people may be missing a business opportunity by not fully understanding the benefits of the cloud. How do we know...
12 Jan 2011
Microsoft Retail Store, Kinect Launch in Chicago
The first week of November was a big one for Microsoft Chicago! It marked the opening of the first Microsoft retail store in the Midwest in Oak Brook, Ill in the Oak Brook Center mall. The store will be the best place to shop for hundreds of products including the latest PCs running Windows 7 , Xbox...
9 Nov 2010
Take advantage of opportunities during a recession
A recession (and a high volume of facial hair) didn’t stop this crew from starting Microsoft. When times are tough, businesses may forget to continue to create and develop new ideas while they concentrate their efforts on staying afloat. But history has shown us that some of the most enduring...
7 May 2010
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