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Federal Agencies Adopt Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Today, we announced several new customers who have adopted Microsoft Dynamics CRM to achieve cost savings, help preserve safety and security and streamline service delivery to improve constituent experiences. Tomorrow, at the Microsoft Federal Forum event in Washington, D.C., customers like the Department...
17 Apr 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
Oklahoma City Thunder Gives Customers the Full Court Press with Microsoft Dynamics
The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team has one of the fiercest fan bases and home court advantages in the NBA thanks to star players such as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. On game nights, more than 18,000 fans descend upon Chesapeake Energy Arena to support their hometown team. That’s...
20 Mar 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
The Midweek Download: Dec. 5th Edition – Create Cool Apps with the New TouchDevelop Web App
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we have stories on the TouchDevelop Web App for developers, market expansion and new game ratings in the Windows Phone Store and more. TouchDevelop in your browser. Are you looking for a little extra cash for the upcoming holidays? Then you might be interested...
5 Dec 2012
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: May 2nd Edition–Windows Phone Marketplace News, Kinect Wins a Design Award, a New Blog for Windows 8 App Developers plus Visual Studio Achievements & More
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on changes and improvements in the Windows Phone Marketplace, Kinect and Kinect SDK winning the Design of the Year award and a new blog for Windows 8 app developers. Changes and improvements in the Windows Phone Marketplace. In this...
2 May 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
Microsoft Dynamics Maps a Path to the Cloud at Convergence 2012
This week at the Convergence conference in Houston, Microsoft Business Solutions will lay out our roadmap for delivering Microsoft Dynamics ERP offerings in the cloud , delivering on the promise made at last year’s event. The roadmap reflects Microsoft’s customer focused approach, targeting...
19 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: Dec. 14th Edition–Microsoft Releases New Windows Azure Features, plus Dynamics CRM, SkyDrive and Internet Explorer
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories about new features and functionality in Windows Azure and a few other bits and pieces. Microsoft releases new features and functionality for Windows Azure. Earlier this week, Microsoft released new features and functionally for Windows...
14 Dec 2011
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
Weekend Reading: April 15th Edition – Kinect for Windows SDK unveiled at MIX and Xbox 360 stays in the pole position
Microsoft made lots of news at the MIX 2011 show in Las Vegas this week, including announcements regarding the Kinect for Windows beta SDK, the next version of Windows Phone – codenamed Mango – and a mind-bending prototype that combines the Kinect and WorldWide Telescope technologies. ...
15 Apr 2011
The Midweek Download: March 23rd Edition – News for Windows Phone 7 Developers, a behind-the-scenes look at IE9 and Ben the PC Guy
Welcome back to the Midweek Download! This week, we’ve got Ben the PC Guy, a few bits of news for Windows Phone developers and a few tidbits on LightSwitch and Convergence 2011, among others. Happy reading… PC personalization on a whole new level. Want to personalize your laptop beyond...
23 Mar 2011
MVP Global Summit Gives Microsoft Another Reason to Listen
Today marks the kick-off of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Global Summit, the largest customer event each year on Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond. It’s something I look forward to all year long. Why? In short, it’s a jam-packed week. Each year, I’m amazed...
28 Feb 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
Connections, Reflections and Projections at NRF 2011
Microsoft blog editor
Happy New Year! As we enter 2011, we look to the future with optimism and excitement. For those of us gathering this week in New York City for the National Retail Federation’s 100th Annual Convention and Expo, it’s time for both reflection and looking ahead. How did retailers fare in 2010...
11 Jan 2011
Microsoft at National Retail Federation’s 100th Anniversary Show – Winning the Tech-Savvy Customer
Microsoft blog editor
This year, the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show – now in its 100th year – will focus on the opportunities and challenges associated with engaging with today’s tech-savvy consumer. Today’s consumer comes to every buying decision armed with an arsenal of information...
10 Jan 2011
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