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Weekend Reading: April 18th Edition — Converting big data to ambient intelligence
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on creating a data culture, an Internet of Things service built on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research’s Silicon Valley TechFair. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, along with Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner and Data Platform Group...
18 Apr 2014
A data culture for everyone
The following post is from Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft. In a mobile first, cloud first world, one of the most fascinating truths is that data is not only consumed but also generated at accelerating rates and exponentially increasing quantities. As computing becomes...
15 Apr 2014
Weekend Reading: March 28th Edition—Office for iPad is one of many mobile-first, cloud-first releases
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we've got stories on the release of Office for iPad (as well as the Enterprise Mobility Suite and other mobile-first, cloud-first products), and Microsoft Azure being made available in China. Office arrives on the iPad. In San Francisco Thursday, Microsoft CEO...
28 Mar 2014
A cloud for everyone, on every device
The following post is from Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. In my initial remarks as CEO, I spoke about how Microsoft is embracing the new “mobile-first cloud-first” world. I’ve gotten great feedback around this declaration from customers, employees and...
27 Mar 2014
Weekend Reading: Feb. 7th Edition — New CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft will ‘move faster, push harder and continue to transform,’ and Windows Azure being used to live stream 2014 Winter Games
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, Windows Azure being used to provide live streaming and on-demand video of the 2014 Winter Games on NBC, and the fourth-largest school district in the U.S. planning to have 100,000 Windows 8 devices...
7 Feb 2014
Microsoft employees give new CEO Satya Nadella a ‘12th man’ welcome
On Tuesday morning, the Studio D building at Microsoft resembled a mini-version of Seattle’s Century Link Field, as hundreds of Microsoft employees swarmed around a small stage and craned their necks over three floors of balconies and stairwells, raising voices and clapping hands to welcome the...
4 Feb 2014
Introducing Microsoft’s new CEO: Satya Nadella
Microsoft today named Satya Nadella its next Chief Executive Officer. Formerly executive vice president of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group, Nadella led the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world. “The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to...
4 Feb 2014
Reimagining the “Other” Windows
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The following is a blog post by Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business , discussing how Windows Azure is providing the critical backend capabilities developers need to create amazing new apps for Windows and Windows Phone. There has never been a more exciting...
31 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: Sept. 5th Edition – Windows Server 2012 Launches & Kinect for Windows Heads to China
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the launch of Windows Server 2012, Kinect for Windows coming to China, new Windows 8 devices and the first wave of Xbox LIVE games coming to Windows 8. Windows Server 2012 is here...And so is the Cloud OS. Tuesday’s launch of...
5 Sep 2012
Microsoft’s Setting a Blistering Pace this Summer
Like many people, I’ve been enjoying the Olympics so far. Great opening ceremony, great competition… And watching the swimming, football, gymnastics is all a blast. But I have to say that as a runner, I’m looking forward to track and field getting started. And as a runner, it was inspiring...
2 Aug 2012
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
Weekend Reading: June 28th Edition—Microsoft showcases developer opportunity for Windows platform at Build 2013
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the Build 2013 conference showed off the Windows 8.1 Preview and a bevy of other major developments, TechEd Europe continued the momentum of Microsoft’s cloud progress and a new strategic partnership emerged with Oracle. Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference...
28 Jun 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
Microsoft Wraps up 2011 With Several Silicon Valley Events
As we gear up for the year ahead, now is a good time to look back at a few signature events that took place in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area. Many of the latest tech trends emanate from the Silicon Valley, and while Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond, Wash., it is important to keep in mind...
5 Jan 2012
Leading the Enterprise Cloud Era
The following is a post from Satya Nadella, President of the Server & Tools Business at Microsoft. Today, I sent an internal mail to Microsoft employees to kick off a wave of product updates we are delivering to our customers and partners at TechEd North America 2013. The purpose of my mail...
3 Jun 2013
The Business Opportunity with Windows 8
Below is a post from Steve Guggenheimer , Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism , announcing details around Build 2012 and the opportunity for developers with Windows 8. Today, we kicked off Build 2012 , and invited the developer community...
30 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: June 13th Edition–Focus in Kinect Innovator Alex Kipman & the Latest from TechEd North America
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Alex Kipman, general manager of hardware incubation in the Interactive Entertainment Business; the latest news from Tech North America; Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10. A career of thriving on ‘Impossible Projects’...
13 Jun 2012
A New Era Together: Partners and the Microsoft Cloud OS
Takeshi Numoto Here at the Worldwide Partner Conference, it’s exciting to hear the buzz about the opportunities that are in store for our partners and their customers in the cloud. Over the past year alone, we have delivered a number of new solutions to empower the transition to the...
10 Jul 2012
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
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
Windows Server 2012 is Here...And so is the Cloud OS
Today’s launch of Windows Server 2012 puts a spotlight on the transformational shift underway across the entire IT ecosystem. This transformation is being driven by an exponential growth of devices used for smarter, more personalized applications, which in turn create an explosion of data and the...
4 Sep 2012
Weekend Reading: June 7th Edition – New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013
This edition of Weekend Reading gives you insights from COMPUTEX 2013 and TechEd 2013, the big scoop about a cybercrime operation that stole half a billion dollars and a first for the “Halo” franchise. New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013 . COMPUTEX 2013 in Taipei...
7 Jun 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
Microsoft announces major expansion of Windows Azure services in Asia
The following is a post from Satya Nadella , President of the Server & Tools Business at Microsoft. As the worldwide demand for cloud computing continues to grow, so does Windows Azure. Microsoft is the only at-scale global public cloud provider to deliver a hybrid cloud advantage and we’re...
23 May 2013
Weekend Reading: Dec. 13th Edition – Microsoft introduces the Cloud OS Network
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s new Cloud OS Network, Xbox One sales and a gift guide for goodies under 100 bucks to help you get through the holidays. On Thursday, Microsoft introduced the Cloud OS Network , a worldwide group of more than 25 leading...
13 Dec 2013
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