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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
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: Jan. 17th Edition— Microsoft devices and services open new doors at the National Retail Federation convention
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s presence at the National Retail Federation convention, the company’s partnership with GoDaddy and how Office 365 is among the services companies such as RCS MediaGroup and Coles are using to modernize communications...
17 Jan 2014
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
International Airlines Group chooses Office 365 for 58,000 employees
One of the world’s largest airline groups, International Airlines Group (IAG) – the parent company of British Airways and Iberia – has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its 58,000 employees, enabling its far-flung workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world....
7 Aug 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 4th – Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense Ink Comprehensive Technology Agreement
In an effort to modernize technology infrastructure, reduce costs and foster new levels of cross-agency collaboration, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) are expanding access to Microsoft solutions by entering into a transformative three-year Joint Enterprise...
4 Jan 2013
The Midweek Download: Nov. 14 Edition – Social Media in the Enterprise & HTML5 on Windows Phone 8
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on how Office, SharePoint and Yammer will transform the way we work, Internet Explorer 10 bringing HTML5 to Windows Phone 8, and how this year’s Imagine Cup winner has won again. Putting social to work. This week in Las Vegas,...
14 Nov 2012
Atten-hut! U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Marches to the Cloud with Office 365
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications , highlighting some of Microsoft’s recent cloud customer wins with Office 365. We’ve been kind of busy lately . With all of our recent news around Windows 8, Windows Phone...
13 Nov 2012
Putting Social to Work
The following is a post by Jared Spataro , senior director, Office Division , on the growing role social media is playing in business and how Yammer, SharePoint and Office 365 are coming together to offer a powerful, secure and integrated approach to social collaboration for businesses large and small...
12 Nov 2012
Accelerating Insights in the New World of Data
The following is a blog post by Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Business Platform Division . Mr. Kummert is keynoting at this week’s PASS Summit 2012, where he’s announcing new capabilities for Microsoft’s data platform that help businesses accelerate their...
7 Nov 2012
The Midweek Download: Aug. 1st Edition–Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the debut of Outlook.com, new Windows 8 devices from Microsoft Hardware and more. Introducing Outlook.com. Recently, we talked about how we've reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone . And we described new apps for...
1 Aug 2012
Microsoft Acquires Yammer to Accelerate Enterprise Social Networking
Kurt DelBene Last October, I posted a concept video showing Microsoft’s view on the future of productivity. The video envisions how mobile devices, social computing, interactive content, cloud computing and natural user interfaces will change the way we get things done at home, at work...
25 Jun 2012
Live@edu Tops 22M Users, Grows 100 Percent Year Over Year
Today, I’m pleased to announce that more than 22 million people now use Live@edu, representing a 100 percent year-over-year increase. That’s more than 27,000 new people signing up every day, making Live@edu the most widely used cloud productivity service for education. New schools using Live...
16 Nov 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 30th Edition–Windows Phone 7.5 Starts Rolling Out, Microsoft & Samsung Broaden Their Smartphone Partnership and Office Web Apps Launches New Features
The big news this week out of Microsoft was the start of the roll out of Windows Phone 7.5. However, the company also made significant announcements focused on a new, broader smartphone partnership with Samsung and the release of new features for Office Web Apps. Oh, yeah – Gears of War 3 is also...
30 Sep 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
The Midweek Download: April 20th Edition – Office 365 public beta released and Microsoft’s quest for greener data centers
This week’s Midweek Download covers the release of the Office 365 public beta, Microsoft’s efforts toward creating a greener data center and a few other news tidbits. Office 365 hits public beta. Microsoft announced Sunday that the public beta of Microsoft Office 365 , the company’s...
20 Apr 2011
Productivity Applications and the Cloud
Microsoft blog editor
What a week! Just days ago in New York, we launched Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to business customers worldwide . The response to this epic release has been nothing short of amazing. With more than 8.6 million people already using the 2010 set of products in our beta program, it is clear there’s...
17 May 2010
Today’s Launch of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Microsoft blog editor
Today’s a big day for us. We’re officially launching the 2010 series of Office and SharePoint products in New York City this morning. Over at the Office 2010 Engineering blog , I share some behind-the-scenes insights from a recent conversation I had with Office engineering leader, Antoine Leblond. We...
12 May 2010
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