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Scale matters: Windows Azure, Windows Stores & Xbox One
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Scale is a word I come across frequently these days. In this era of cloud computing, system scalability is key. Satya Nadella focused on the significance of scale a couple of weeks...
14 Jun 2013
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
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
Weekend Reading: May 24th Edition – The world meets Xbox One, and Windows Azure heads to Asia
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the unveiling of Xbox One, Microsoft expanding Windows Azure across Asia, new HP Windows 8 PCs coming soon, plus Windows Phone apps for work and play. Xbox One, unveiled. On Tuesday, in an event live-streamed across the globe, Microsoft...
24 May 2013
Xbox One, Azure and the creative power of the cloud
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. It’s been another one of those weeks here in Redmond – equal parts exhausting and exhilarating, and one where I have to remind myself just how privileged I am to work with...
24 May 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...
22 May 2013
Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Now Available
The following is a post from Bill Hilf, General Manager of Windows Azure Product Marketing at Microsoft . I’m excited to announce that today Microsoft released Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. Windows Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud platform and Windows Azure Infrastructure...
16 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 12th Edition – New Games Arrive in the Windows Phone Store
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a great roundup of new Windows Phone apps and games, our agreement with Ericsson to acquire Mediaroom, two big Cloud customer wins and a cool Microsoft Research project codenamed GeoFlow. Windows Phone app roundup. The Windows Phone Store continues...
12 Apr 2013
Microsoft & NBC Sports Team Up on Digital Programming
Big news out of the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas today. Microsoft and NBC Sports Group announced they are partnering to use Windows Azure Media Services across NBC Sports’ digital platforms, including NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com and GolfChannel.com. Rick Cordella...
9 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 5th Edition – The Outlook.com Calendar Gets a Refresh
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the refreshed Outlook.com Calendar service, an update for Skype for Windows 8 and a major Skype milestone and an update to Visual Studio 2012. The Outlook.com Calendar gets a refresh. On Tuesday, we released a new, modern...
5 Apr 2013
New Class at Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Unveiled
Today, Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the Server & Tools Business, announced the 10 new teams in the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure , powered by TechStars : 1Track — Bellevue, Wash . 1Track enhances the consumer in-store shopping experience and drives sales for retailers...
1 Apr 2013
Looking Back and Springing Ahead
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft . Last week was the official start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. While some folks were out doing “ spring cleaning ,” we used the opportunity to look back a bit...
26 Mar 2013
The Midweek Download: Feb. 6th Edition – How to Get Your App Promoted in the Windows Phone Store & Windows Phone 8 Welcomes Alipay in China
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the growing Windows Phone 8 apps market reach in China, ways to expand your app’s visibility in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Azure news including a new sign-in experience and updated pricing for SQL Reporting Services. ...
6 Feb 2013
Toyota North America CIO Discusses Auto Giant’s Deployment of Office 365
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. and other affiliates in North America began the deployment of Microsoft Office 365 -dedicated cloud services as their exclusive environment in June 2012. In Japan and other overseas affiliates, Toyota will leverage a hybrid model, with on-premises editions of Microsoft...
4 Feb 2013
The Midweek Download: Jan. 30th Edition – How to Build Stellar Windows Phone Apps
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on building high-performance Windows Phone apps, winning apps from the Mobile Code Jam Challenge at CCNC 2013, plus new support to help get your Windows Store apps certified. Building high-performance Windows Phone apps. Mobile phone...
30 Jan 2013
The Midweek Download: Jan. 23rd Edition – Eight Tips for Designing Windows Phone Apps
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the latest release of Try F#, the Windows Startup Challenge, plus how to design, optimize and submit your Windows Phone apps – tools and tips you’ll want to use. Eight tips for designing Windows Phone apps. As part of...
23 Jan 2013
The Midweek Download: Jan. 9th Edition – 60M Windows 8 Licenses Sold
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows 8 momentum, Windows Phone 8 app development and NUI. Check ‘em out! Windows 8 – 60M licenses sold. On Tuesday at the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial...
9 Jan 2013
Weekend Reading: Dec. 21st Edition – Bing Puts the Spotlight on Images, Xbox Windows Phone Favorites on Sale and the Year in Review on MSN
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Image Search design in Bing, Windows Phone game deals, and some cool things Microsoft is doing to support global language and help preserve disappearing languages. Modern image search arrives on Bing. A few months ago, we launched...
21 Dec 2012
Daily Update, Dec. 19th – Better Watch Out, Better Not Cry… Microsoft Works with NORAD to Track Santa on Christmas Eve
Two stories out of Microsoft today: Looks like Microsoft made the nice list this year. The company is working with North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) to help power the annual Santa Tracker using NORAD’s powerful global radars and Microsoft technology, including Bing Maps, Windows Azure...
19 Dec 2012
NORAD Tracks Santa with the Help of Partners
Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Capt. Jeff Davis, U.S. Navy and Director, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Public Affairs. For more than 50 years, NORAD has helped children around the world track Santa during his Christmas journey, and this year Microsoft is partnering with NORAD...
11 Dec 2012
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
The Midweek Download: Nov. 28th Edition – Windows Azure Active Directory: 200 Billion Served & Auto Plant Robots Run by Microsoft-based Intelligent System
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In this edition of The Midweek Download, Windows Azure Active Directory authentication service hits BIG milestone, how Microsoft technologies help Jeep Wranglers coming off the line, and Windows Phone developer tools keep rolling in. Windows Azure Active Directory processes 200 billion authentications...
28 Nov 2012
The Midweek Download: Nov. 21st Edition – Global Customers are Adopting Windows 8 and Windows Azure Is on a Roll
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on customers who are setting their businesses apart from the rest using Windows 8 and Windows 8 apps, some great Windows Phone developer tips, and Windows Azure SQL Database being named an Enterprise Cloud Database Leader by Forrester Research...
21 Nov 2012
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
A Pretty Great Autumn – But The Votes are Just Coming In
Here in the States, we just wrapped up the elections. It’s an exciting time where you’re reminded of what a great thing it is to be part of a process and have a voice in your government. The time leading up to the elections is always very busy, with a flurry of activity from the candidates...
8 Nov 2012
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