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Weekend Reading: March 7th Edition—Customers shine at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 and SharePoint conference
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence and SharePoint conferences, profiles on five dynamic women in honor of International Women’s Day and the buzz building up to the March 11 release of “Titanfall.” The Microsoft...
7 Mar 2014
Delivering amazing experiences is the key to customer success
The following post is from Kirill Tatarinov, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions. Convergence, Microsoft’s premier business event taking place this week in Atlanta, is a celebration of business achievement and an opportunity to connect, engage and discover. We are pleased...
4 Mar 2014
Teams, customers and the cloud that connects them
The following post is from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft. One of the most interesting things about my job (and by extension, our company) is that I get exposed to a very diverse portfolio of innovations and experiences. One day I might be touring our...
3 Mar 2014
Weekend Reading: February 28th Edition — Microsoft’s 24-hour idea factory, and Windows Azure and Dynamics win a spot on the podium
Greetings weekend warriors! We’ve got some tasty tidbits to satisfy both the right and the left side of your brain this week. Check it out … What do some of Microsoft’s brightest minds do in their off time? They tinker. In the Garage. Discover this sanctuary for creativity and problem...
28 Feb 2014
Windows Azure, Microsoft Dynamics and Enterprise Services earn a place on the podium at the Winter Games
About 100,000 people visited Microsoft Technology Hall during the XXII Winter Olympic Games in the Olympic Park, featuring the latest Windows 8.1 devices for anyone to try. Many records were broken at the Winter Games, but Microsoft can claim some credit for helping to break at least one...
25 Feb 2014
Weekend Reading: Feb. 21st Edition — Your personal cloud is now OneDrive, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to add marketing capabilities
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about free cloud storage OneDrive being globally available, Microsoft Dynamics CRM adding more capabilities to deliver even better customer service, and new and updated Bing apps for Windows Phone. Who knew moving day could be so easy? Microsoft’s...
21 Feb 2014
Weekend Reading: Jan. 24th Edition – Kinect for Windows is helping stroke victims, Microsoft’s datacenter project will use fuel cells and Zippo chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Kinect for Windows helping stroke victims, Microsoft’s Data Center plant project in Wyoming looking to bring a power plant inside the datacenter, and historic company Zippo Manufacturing Co. planning for the future using Microsoft...
24 Jan 2014
Weekend Reading: Jan. 10th Edition – New Windows devices unveiled at CES 2014 and Xbox One sales hit 3M consoles sold
Gavin Gear, of the Extreme Windows Blog, with Panasonic’s 20-inch Toughpad 4k tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show. In this edition of Weekend Reading, we look at some of the exciting new PCs and tablets unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Xbox One...
10 Jan 2014
Former Microsoft executive tapped by White House to run HealthCare.gov site
Kurt DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, has been named senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and will lead and manage HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance website, in his new role. DelBene recently retired from Microsoft after two decades of leading...
17 Dec 2013
Is your business playing to win (or not to lose) with mobility?
The following post is from Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. Mobile technology first took off in the consumer market, and it wasn’t too long before IT managers were being asked to handle an influx of personal devices in the workplace. Mobile...
18 Nov 2013
State and local governments reap benefits of technology to transform cities
14 Nov 2013
Doing Some Good in The Big Easy
Life at Microsoft isn’t just about coming up with the next big technological innovation or writing software code. Case in point: Next week, more than 400 Microsoft employees, customers and partners from around the world will travel to New Orleans for the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence...
15 Mar 2013
Daily Update, Nov. 15th – Celebrating a Decade of Xbox LIVE
It’s a busy, busy day here at Microsoft! First, today we mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of Xbox LIVE , defined at the time as "the first comprehensive, online game arena fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences." Since then Xbox LIVE has evolved to become Microsoft’s...
15 Nov 2012
The Midweek Download: March 21st Edition–Get the Lowdown on Convergence 2012, an Update on New Markets in the Windows Phone Marketplace & Minnesota Moves to Office 365
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’re got stories on Convergence 2012, the Windows Phone Marketplace accepting submissions for new markets, the State of Minnesota moving to Office 365 and more. Convergence 2012. This week at the Convergence conference in Houston, Microsoft Business...
21 Mar 2012
The Midweek Download: Feb. 22nd Edition–Three from Building Windows 8, the Windows Logo Re-Designed, plus Windows Phone, Dynamics CRM & Internet Explorer
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories from Building Windows 8, the re-designed Windows logo, Windows Phone evangelists, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and more. Check ‘em out! Three from Building Windows 8. If you can’t get enough news on Windows 8, check out these three...
22 Feb 2012
The Midweek Download: Feb. 8th Edition–Power Efficiency in Windows 8, Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone, Marketplace Expands to Five New Markets & More
This edition of The Midweek Download has stories on power consumption in Windows 8, a new version of Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone devs, the expansion of the Windows Phone Marketplace to five new markets and much more. Here’s the latest from Building Windows 8. “Minimizing...
8 Feb 2012
The Midweek Download: Aug. 31st Edition–Two New Windows 8 Stories, What’s Next on Next, plus Windows Phone, Windows Azure Toolkit and Microsoft Dynamics
This edition of the Midweek Download has two new stories from the Building Windows 8 blog, a glimpse at what’s next on the Next at Microsoft Blog as well as developer news from Windows Phone, Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics. Don’t miss it! Improvements in Windows Explorer. In this...
31 Aug 2011
The Meaning of High Tech Whisker Wars
Today, we kicked off two marketing campaigns designed to clearly highlight the customer benefit of Microsoft products/services compared to the competition; one focused on our private cloud solution and the other on our Microsoft Dynamics CRM offerings . Both have some great content worth reviewing, and...
29 Aug 2011
The IBM PC is 30 Years Old – And We’re (All) Just Getting Started
In 1999, I was gobsmacked by reading the NY Times Magazine about top inventions – each article made me pause and say “of course,” none more so than the history of the wood screw. Without it, what would civilization be like? Less sturdy, for sure. And at the time, it was no doubt greeted...
10 Aug 2011
The Midweek Download: June 15th Edition–New Windows Phone Tools for Android Devs plus Windows Azure, HealthVault, IE9 and Dynamics CRM
This week in The Midweek Download, check out stories on how Windows Azure helps fight disease, new tools for Android developers looking to port their apps over to Windows Phone and a host of other news bits. Unfolding the protein mystery. Cloud computing is helping biologists uncloud one of nature’s...
15 Jun 2011
Charting Your Course to the Cloud
Today at TechEd North America, I had the opportunity to talk to thousands of IT professionals and developers about evolving trends in technology, the incredible changes in the device landscape and how Microsoft is helping them keep their skills fresh to manage through these changes. I shared examples...
16 May 2011
The Midweek Download: May 4th Edition – How businesses get more bang for their buck with Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft lands another Azure customer
It’s only Wednesday, but Microsoft made two big announcements this week. First, the company’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform nabbed another customer win. Then, Microsoft released a study from Forrester Consulting that shows how businesses can get a significant return on investment...
4 May 2011
Microsoft Announces Record Third-Quarter Results
Today, Microsoft announced record third-quarter revenue of $16.43 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2011, a 13 percent increase over the same period of the previous year. Earnings per share were $0.61 per share, including a $0.05 tax benefit primarily related to a partial settlement of an IRS...
28 Apr 2011
Microsoft Announces Global Release of Dynamics CRM Online 2011
Microsoft blog editor
Today, Microsoft announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2011. The new cloud service will be available in 40 markets and 41 languages and delivers familiar, intelligent and connected experiences to customers. For more information regarding the launch, read this feature...
17 Jan 2011
Family Ties: Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft’s Business Productivity Infrastructure
Microsoft blog editor
The old relationship between internal line of business applications and business productivity software such as Microsoft Office might once have been described as “second cousins once removed.” The two software applications often sat side by side on the same PC, but they seldom spoke to one another and...
12 May 2010
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