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  • Blog Post: Can’t make it to the ballpark to see the Rangers? 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: Welcome to the Microsoft Dallas Blog

    By: Lane Sorgen, General Manager, South Central District, Microsoft Corp. Welcome to the Microsoft Dallas blog. Here you will find posts, videos and news about Microsoft’s involvement in the city of Dallas More than 1,650 Microsoft employees live and work in the state of Texas, including...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Technology Will Play Key Role in Helping the Class of 2012 Find Jobs

    As college commencements have come and gone, graduates are polishing their resumes in the hopes of landing their dream job. With the increasing popularity of digital and social media, graduates will need to incorporate job hunting techniques that go beyond the traditional methods in order to be successful...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft supports Ryan Seacrest Foundation with $100,000 donation, helps launch new broadcast media studio at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas with Microsoft Surface

    Today, Microsoft joined the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), along with TV and radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, and Radio Disney artist Shealeigh for the opening of RSF’s opening of Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Microsoft’s $100,000 donation...
  • 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: Surface Windows 8 Pro: see more, share more and do more

    Have you checked out the Surface Pro yet? Now’s a great time to do so, with reporters and tech elites giving it high praise. In fact, check out why TechCrunch thinks the Surface Pro proves that the PC is back . In a nutshell, Surface Pro is a beautiful, powerful device that is simplifying...
  • Blog Post: Pop Quiz: What Does the Cloud Really Mean for North Texas?

    By: Lane Sorgen, General Manager, South Central District, Microsoft Corp. Which of the following statements about using cloud computing is true for North Texas businesses? A.) The cloud dramatically reduces technology costs. B.) The cloud is generating substantial new revenue for North Texas...
  • Blog Post: 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 before been personal email addresses, independent...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Takes Over Your TV

    With Major League Baseball in full swing and the season’s hottest TV shows ramping up, it’s time to hook up your Xbox 360 and take advantage of the interactive entertainment experience you’ve been waiting for. Xbox 360 is introducing three major entertainment apps ready for Xbox LIVE...
  • Blog Post: State of Texas Adopts Office 365 for Greater Communication, Collaboration

    Everything truly is bigger in Texas. The state recently announced that more than 100,000 employees will adopt Office 365 , an always up-to-date cloud productivity service that provides anywhere access to email, calendars, office web apps, instant messaging, conferencing and file sharing. This is...
  • Blog Post: Sharing the Possibilities of Cloud

    Cloud computing has arrived in a big way and will impact the way IT departments handle their business. To help prepare for the changes ahead, Cloud Fest is offering Share Cloud , a combined Microsoft Cloud and SharePoint conference on Tuesday, March 27 , right here in Dallas! The conference showcases...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Continues to Sponsor Fight Against AIDS and Promote Diversity

    As first profiled back in March, Microsoft is continuing its support of Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS , a local non-profit organization that provides necessary resources to organizations that assist more than 20,000 clients with HIV/AIDS. You’ll recall Microsoft is sponsoring the organization’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Supports Local Organization to Fight AIDS

    Lone Star Ride Fighting AID S" title="Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS">Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS , a non-profit organization in Dallas, is hosting its 12 th annual two-day, 180- mile cycling adventure through scenic suburban and country roads winding through and around Dallas/Fort Worth on September...
  • 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: 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: You have the power to be a good digital citizen.

    If you work in the business arena, you likely depend largely upon your IT department to handle computer security issues. If you’re a home PC user, you probably rely upon some form of security software to keep you protected from online risks. But did you know that you can actively combat cyber security...
  • Blog Post: 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 bullying affects millions of kids every single day. These startling statistics are the...
  • Blog Post: 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 needed to complete school assignments, as well as...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft takes gaming to the next level at E3

    What’s next in gaming and online entertainment? Find out at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which is now underway in Los Angeles! At Microsoft, we kicked things off on Tuesday by announcing a robust lineup of new Xbox 360 games, including a new installment of the blockbuster Halo franchise...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Event Coming Soon to a Cloud Near You

    Attention developers and IT executives and professionals, Microsoft’s “Cloud OS Signature Event Series” is coming to Dallas on September 18 and will give you the opportunity to engage with Microsoft’s product team experts and check out all the exciting products we’re launching...
  • 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...