Cindy Bates leads Microsoft’s efforts to help small business owners realize their full potential through the use of technology, and she draws from all kinds of successes for inspiration, including sports.
Several months ago, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson join Bates and her team at an annual All Hands team meeting. Wilson talked about his pursuit of excellence and his winning mindset. The team went on to win the Super Bowl.
By Steve Lipner, Partner Director of Software Security, Microsoft Corporation
For more than a decade, we’ve made significant investments in securing our devices and services. What people may not know is that we’ve also been involved in cross-platform activities for some time. See more >>
At the Accelerate Your Insights event last week, Satya Nadella introduced the new Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) as Microsoft’s solution for delivering “Big Data in a box.” The SQL Server Blog shares more details about how the program works, and also a video, shared here, to explain some of the basics.
Microsoft is continuing to work with hardware partners Dell, HP and Quanta to deliver APS as a turnkey appliance that also delivers the best value in the industry for a data warehouse appliance, the SQL Server Team writes.
Barbarian battling is on big-time with the release of "Duel of Fates," the third downloadable content package for "Ryse: Son of Rome,” now available for Xbox One.
The content features two new arena mode round-to-round maps in “Invictus” and “Barbarous,” and a survival map called "Island." Players will also be able to access two new gladiator skins for their combatants, both taken from "Ryse: Son of Rome’s" single-player campaign: Glott the barbarian chief, and "Ryse" protagonist Marius Titus.
Can you use a dose of stress alleviating happiness? Then check out Thursday’s Bing home page. When spring hits the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), in northeastern Alaska, it’s time for polar bear cubs to plunge in and practice their swimming skills.
Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $20.40 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $14.46 billion, $6.97 billion, $5.66 billion, and $0.68 per share, respectively.
Read the press release.
Use Windows PowerShell to display Windows Defender update status.
In this third in a five-part series, Jennifer Dorsey discusses true collaboration on the Your Dynamic Business blog.
“Today, successful companies need to evolve from simply sharing data to sharing ideas, creating a platform for communicating with every link in the supply chain,” she writes.
You can now download the latest update rollups for both System Center 2012 SP1 and System Center 2012 R2. These provide a cumulative package of fixes for each System Center component and are available from Microsoft Update.
The Indie Game Spotlight is a one-stop shop in the Windows Phone Store that shows off new games from a growing community of independent developers.
ID@Xbox is committed to helping independent developers bring their vision to Xbox One and now, developers can begin using Unreal Engine 4 for creating games.
Unreal Engine 4 provides a suite of tools for content developers including the Blueprint visual scripting system, a visual material editor, the Persona animation system and Matinee timeline-based machinima and cinematics system.
We recently finalized a commissioned Q&A with Amy Konary, IDC’s Vice President of Research on Software Licensing & Pricing. We asked Amy for her expert opinion about the key elements companies should consider to properly align the benefits of cloud based services with the associated licensing agreements.
Ultimately, IDC’s recommendation is “that IT buyers consider the ability of the vendor to support a range of licensing and deployment options across its breadth of products.”
The Microsoft licensing vehicle which best delivers on what are frequently hybrid scenarios is the relatively new Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE); a new enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that offers the best pricing for customers who make an installed, base-wide commitment to one or more of Microsoft’s server and cloud technologies, with automatic access to Windows Azure and simplified licensing management. You can read more about the SCE in a previous blog post which includes numerous links to additional resources.
The second annual International Women’s Hackathon, which begins Friday and runs through April 27, provides an environment to explore computing and is designed to encourage university women worldwide to become technological innovators and help solve global-scale problems.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, 1.4 million U.S. technology jobs will be unfilled. A study has shown that 57 percent of women earn undergraduate degrees, but only 18 percent of them graduate with a computer-science degree. For Rane Johnson-Stempson, principal research director in the Education and Scholarly Communication group with Microsoft Research Connections and co-organizer of the hackathon, the frustrating numbers of women studying computer science represent an opportunity.
The Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld operating system was recently released to Microsoft partners, as was the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld SDK to allow any enterprise or ISV (Independent Software Vendor) developer to build apps for Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld devices.
Designed to be easy to use, easy to lock down and easy to manage in the Windows environment, Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld devices make communication and collaboration easy for connecting with customers, collecting data or managing enterprise tasks. Applications written for Windows Phone 8.1 are fully compatible with this enterprise-ready platform.