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Computer Science Education Week begins Monday – Join us in an ‘Hour of Code’
The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an important moment for everyone, especially youth, to learn how the ability to code can open doors to future careers in unexpected ways. One of the...
9 Dec 2013
Students everywhere count down the hours to ‘Hour of Code’
It’s just one hour. But it’s an hour that could change young lives forever, and help guide them to a better future. That’s why Microsoft is challenging as many young people as possible to participate in the “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 9-15...
6 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
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
The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy: A bridge from one great career to another
The following post is from Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft. Earlier this year, Staff Sgt. Adam Citterbart, a member of the elite U.S. Green Berets, found himself in the most intense firefight of his career. His unit, a Special Forces mountaineering team, faced...
4 Nov 2013
Microsoft’s largest scale education agreement will help boost skills for 4 million students in Sao Paulo state network
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
On Thursday, Microsoft announced an agreement with the Sao Paolo State Department of Education (SEE) to offer Office 365 free of charge to more than 4 million students from the state education network through the Student Advantage program. This joint initiative with the SEE represents an investment of...
1 Nov 2013
No victory lap: In education, we all have work to do
The following post is from Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. Every day, we hear about some of the many challenges staring educators in the face – budget shortfalls, an increasingly complex educational landscape, and the difficulty of preparing students for a...
30 Oct 2013
Join Microsoft in the 'Hour of Code' campaign
The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft. Abril Vela started her final year of high school like a lot of other seniors – giving a lot of thought to what she wants to do after she graduates. Thanks...
14 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
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
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
10 inspiring things you never knew about Partners in Learning
The following is a post from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. After only a decade, Partners in Learning (PiL) has reached millions of teachers and students, empowering them with technology and resources. The goal in 2003, when the program was first introduced...
10 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: August 23rd Edition–gamescom reveals Xbox exclusive titles and features
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll show you how Xbox wowed Europe at gamescom with a bevy of games and features, share the latest “On the Whiteboard” about an Oscar-winning visual effects company, and bring you a great development for Outlook.com – the worldwide availability...
23 Aug 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
Preparing students for the 21st century workforce: A new model of collaboration in New York City
The following is a post from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. As educators grapple with the kind of disruptive change that is prompting businesses in every sector to redefine “workforce-ready,” creative new approaches to public education are gaining...
15 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: July 26th Edition–Introducing the Nokia Lumia 625 and its big-screen appeal
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we show off the latest batch of devices available for Windows Phone 8 (including Nokia’s biggest screen yet for Windows Phone), programs from Microsoft that reward bug finders and game developers and a great slideshow of 10 cool tech tools for students. Windows...
26 Jul 2013
Championing student innovators
The following is a post from Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism at Microsoft. Many people know Microsoft as a world-leading global corporation. But at its heart, Microsoft is a student startup founded by a couple of passionate young innovators with...
9 Jul 2013
Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio
In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3." Fans of the big and small-screen...
5 Jul 2013
In Tough Times, U.S. Schools and Governments Turn to Technology to Get Lean
Microsoft announced a slew of Office 365 and Windows 8 education and government customer wins at the annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit today, reflecting a willingness of public sector organizations to use technology to get leaner and more efficient within a difficult budget environment. On the...
27 Mar 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov. 30th Edition – Surface with Windows 8 Pro Pricing and Availability is Announced & Microsoft Pledges US$250 Million to Education
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got the latest details on Surface with Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft’s continued support for the Partners in Learning program, plus news on Outlook.com, Xbox 360 and more fun with Windows Phone 8. Next up for the Surface family: Surface with Windows...
30 Nov 2012
11 Million Educators and Counting: Microsoft Renews Support for Partners in Learning Program
Microsoft blog editor
The following is a blog post from Laura Ipsen , Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector. Laura Ipsen Earlier today at the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague, in front of over 500 of the world’s most innovative educators, I was thrilled to announce an...
29 Nov 2012
Daily Update, Oct. 22nd – Lifting the Veil on Skype for Windows 8
Skype announced Skype for Windows 8 today , bringing together popular Skype features and the new design of Windows 8 . The release focuses on delivering an experience that is simpler, faster and easier to use. Skype for Windows 8 includes top Skype features like IM, audio and video calls. The Big Blog...
22 Oct 2012
Daily Update, Oct. 10th – Microsoft Releases its Annual Citizenship Report
Earlier this morning, we released our annual Citizenship Report , which provides an overview of our citizenship work over the past fiscal year, from July 2011 to June 2012. This is the third year in a row that we have released the Citizenship Report at the same time as our annual financial report . Together...
10 Oct 2012
Daily Update, Oct. 4th – The Nokia Lumia 920 & 820 Headed to AT&T
Windows Phone fans, have we got some news for you today. AT&T just announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are officially part of the carrier’s fall lineup . As Ben Rudolph tells you in a Windows Phone Blog post this morning, “You’re going to be able to get the Lumia 920 in-store...
4 Oct 2012
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