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  • 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: Continued Growth in Southern California

    Microsoft continues to expand its initiatives in Southern California. From philanthropic efforts within local schools and the surrounding community , to the upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference , the company is committed to building and maintaining a strong presence in the Southland. Recently in...
  • Blog Post: 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 rounds to see if you, too are a fan of Bing. ...
  • Blog Post: Safer Internet Day Coming to Los Angeles

    Today is international Safer Internet Day , an annual event dedicated to promoting responsible use of the Internet and mobile technology, particularly among children and youth. For the eighth straight year, Microsoft is supporting this day through a global campaign championing a healthy Internet for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces U.S. Finalists for Imagine Cup 2011

    Below is a guest post by Mark Hindsbo, vice president, U.S. Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft, who discusses the finalists for Imagine Cup 2011. Be sure to vote for your favorite team in the U.S. People's Choice Awards from now through April 9 and check out the local talent from right here...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 is Changing the Game for Educational Experiences

    Remember when you were a kid, and you wished that you could actually play with the characters on television? It is now possible with Xbox 360. Last week, Microsoft revealed how its “playful learning” experiences are revolutionizing interactive television, allowing children and their families...
  • Blog Post: Los Angeles Area Students Among the First Round of US Imagine Cup Finalists

    Microsoft recently announced the First Round of U.S. finalists for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 , a global competition of more than 325,000 students representing 100 countries and regions, who work in teams solve global issues through research, personal passion and technology. Two of the finalist teams...
  • Blog Post: The California Technology Community Journeys to Redmond for Annual MVP Global Summit

    The technology geek community runs strong here in Los Angeles thanks to the hub of innovative companies in the Southern California area. Earlier this week, however, the best and brightest in tech headed north to the Microsoft Redmond campus, which hosted the largest customer event of the year, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Tech Fans Excited For New Costa Mesa Store Location

    Today, Microsoft opened the doors of its Costa Mesa retail store location for anxiously awaiting customers at the South Coast Plaza shopping center. As Orange County's second Microsoft Store, the Costa Mesa location continues Microsoft's commitment to building and maintaining a strong presence in Southern...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Local Microsoft Partner, Perficient discusses upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference

    Each year, Microsoft partners around the world convene at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to learn about Microsoft’s technology roadmap, network and share best practices with peers and experience the latest product innovations. We’re thrilled that the City of Los Angeles will host...
  • Blog Post: Southern California Imagine Cup Teams Are Inspiring For All

    Guest post by Tyler Bryson, general manager Southwest District This year's Imagine Cup student technology competition is heating up! More than 70,000 students in the U.S. created innovative, tech-based solutions to solve global problems while learning valuable skills to prepare them as future IT leaders...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Donates $1 Million in Software to Los Angeles Unified School District

    Parents' engagement in academic progress is key to their children's future success, and Microsoft is committed to helping in this effort. Today, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner visited Garfield High School alongside Superintendent-elect Dr. John Deasy to celebrate Microsoft's announcement...
  • Blog Post: South Coast Plaza Microsoft Store to Open on March 24

    With Southern California anticipating the newest Microsoft retail store , we are excited to announce that the South Coast Plaza location will open its doors on March 24, 2011. Costa Mesa joins Mission Viejo as Orange County's second Microsoft Store and one of only eight stores in the world. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Local Business Realizes the Lasting Benefits of Upgraded Technology

    When a business upgrades the technology it uses every day, it has a dramatic impact on productivity, workflow and overall functionality. While a new Microsoft Dynamics or SharePoint implementation is life changing in the workplace, our Microsoft partners also know that it doesn’t need to be a major...
  • Blog Post: More Than 180 Children Attend Safer Internet Day in Los Angeles

    On Tuesday, February 15, more than 180 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles and the Brotherhood Crusade attended a Safer Internet Day event in Los Angeles. Hosted by Microsoft at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the event was a part of the worldwide Safer Internet Day initiative, dedicated...