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LeWeb’13 and ‘The Next 10 Years’: The digitization of nearly everything
The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. On Tuesday at LeWeb’13 in Paris, I joined Om Malik on stage to talk with thousands of entrepreneurs, startups and large companies about technology and where we’re headed as an industry...
10 Dec 2013
Weekend Reading: Dec. 6th Edition – Microsoft stands up for customer privacy
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s role in protecting customer data, how 150,000 students, administrators and staff members in Canada have started using Office 365 and Microsoft Research’s first Artist in Residence. Brad Smith, general counsel and...
6 Dec 2013
Windows Azure Services coming to Brazil
On Wednesday, Microsoft announced it will invest in the development of a new Windows Azure region in Brazil. The investment represents an important step in the company’s cloud expansion strategy and its commitment to the country and Latin America. Worldwide, Windows Azure is currently available...
4 Dec 2013
Microsoft CityNext transforms the ‘digital architecture’ of residents’ everyday lives
In Denmark, where an increasingly aging population is straining the government’s health care resources, preventive care is becoming a must, not just a catch phrase on a white board in a meeting or in a binder on a bureaucrat’s desk. How do you get seniors to make sure they take care of...
15 Nov 2013
State and local governments reap benefits of technology to transform cities
14 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov. 8th Edition – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 now broadly available
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, how you can now use Office 365 Web Apps to collaborate with colleagues in real time and Microsoft’s huge commitment to green energy by using wind power. At its annual Convergence event in Barcelona...
8 Nov 2013
Microsoft and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, hello cloud!
The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. On Wednesday at Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) event in New York, I joined Cisco CEO John Chambers to announce an expanded partnership between our two companies. Microsoft...
6 Nov 2013
Microsoft shows green energy momentum with investment in Keechi Wind Farm
RES Americas developed and constructed the 343 megawatt Lower Snake River Wind Farm. The project, which began operating in 2012, is owned by Puget Sound Energy and is Washington State’s largest wind farm. From the time you wake up in the morning until you rest your weary eyes at night, you...
4 Nov 2013
Announcing Windows Azure HDInsight: Where big data meets the cloud
The following post is from Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President of the Data Platform Group at Microsoft. I am pleased to announce that Windows Azure HDInsight – our cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is now generally available on Windows Azure. The GA of HDInsight is an important...
28 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: Oct. 25th Edition–New phablets, tablets, apps and games unveiled at Nokia World
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new devices, apps and games announced at Nokia World, the retail release of the newest generation of Surface devices and inroads Office 365 has made with both private and public organizations. At Nokia World, the spotlight was on new...
25 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: October 11th Edition–Exclusive interviews with the folks behind big Xbox titles
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on interviews that shed light on top Xbox games, the launch of a new wave of enterprise cloud products and services, and major updates to apps for social networking powerhouses. The Xbox world was abuzz with interviews of people behind top...
11 Oct 2013
The Enterprise Cloud takes center stage
The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft. Today as we launch our fall wave of enterprise cloud products and services, I’ve been reflecting on how things change. A few years ago when I joined what was then the Server and Tools Business...
7 Oct 2013
Technology means growth: Lessons from SMEs
The following post is from Orlando Ayala, chairman of emerging markets at Microsoft. It is widely known that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the vitality of local economies around the globe. I was recently reminded just how important SMEs are as growth engines...
4 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: October 4th Edition–Delta equipping 11,000 pilots with Surface 2
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on customers such as Delta, which is giving 11,000 of its pilots Surface 2 tablets; an innovative collaboration between Xbox One and Microsoft Research; and Windows Azure cloud services achieving a critical federal security milestone. Monday’s...
4 Oct 2013
Windows Azure cloud services achieve critical federal security milestone
The following is a post from Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure was granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization...
30 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 27th Edition–Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are here!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the debut of the next-generation Surface tablets, a major development for Lync 2013 and the Department of Defense and new social networking and business intelligence tools. The week started off with a first look at the Surface 2 and Surface...
27 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 13th Edition– Microsoft donates Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on how Microsoft has taken a big step in helping nonprofits harness the power of technology by donating Office 365, the major achievements of the 10-year-old Partners in Learning program and the launch of the Xbox Music service to iOS and Android...
13 Sep 2013
Office 365 for Nonprofits is here to help organizations do more good with technology
On Tuesday, Microsoft took a significant step forward in its mission to help nonprofits harness the power of technology with its announcement of the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits through the Technology for Good program. Office 365 for Nonprofits is available today in 41 countries...
10 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 6th Edition – Microsoft acquires Nokia’s devices and services business
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we start out with some big news about Microsoft’s deal involving Nokia’s devices and services business. Then we take you to the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Germany, where new devices from Microsoft’s hardware partners keep rolling out fast...
6 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: August 16th Edition–Windows 8.1 rolls out Oct. 18
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the big buzz was the announcement of the Oct. 18 worldwide release of Windows 8.1. In New York, there’s great anticipation about the upcoming migration of 120,000 state employees to Office 365. And Sprint added a new smartphone to its lineup: the Samsung ATIV...
16 Aug 2013
New York to move 120,000 state employees to Office 365
New York State is the latest state government that has chosen Office 365 to consolidate their email systems, provide access to familiar Office applications, and place shared calendars in a cloud-based system for more than 120,000 employees who work for state executive agencies. “I’m continually...
13 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 9th Edition–Windows Store Only at Best Buy kickoff spotlights fitness apps
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Los Angeles for the nationwide opening of Microsoft’s new store-within-a-store (Windows Store Only at Best Buy), give insights on a couple of international customers who chose Office 365 and Windows 8 for tens of thousands of employees, and show...
9 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: July 12th Edition—Worldwide Partner Conference focuses on cloud solutions and Windows 8
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Houston for the Worldwide Partner Conference, then introduce the global CityNext initiative and the groundbreaking Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 device. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference showcased cloud computing and big data and updates...
12 Jul 2013
Partners in the cloud for modern business
The following is a post from Satya Nadella, President of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. Today, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), I am excited to announce new programs and services that are designed to help our partners and customers embrace the challenges and opportunities...
8 Jul 2013
Partners: Want higher profits and faster growth? Sell cloud solutions, new IDC study says
Today at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Microsoft released a new study from IDC that shows partners selling cloud-based solutions benefit from higher gross profit, more new customers, higher revenue per employee and faster overall business growth. The study also revealed customer buying...
8 Jul 2013
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