Posted by Bart Eppenauer & Jason AlbertChief Patent Counsel & Associate General Counsel for IP Policy & Strategy, Microsoft
Today is World IP Day, a day to celebrate how intellectual property fosters and encourages innovation and creativity. In honor of this day and the 2012 theme of recognizing “Visionary Inventors,” we would like to thank all the contributors to the company’s world-class Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
Microsoft Media and Entertainment Group Corporate Vice President Blair Westlake testified before the Senate Commerce Committee yesterday regarding the future of video. The hearing was titled “The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the Future?”
Posted by Tim RainsDirector, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
Today, we released the latest volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) containing a large body of new data and analysis on the threat landscape. This volume of the SIR includes:
· Latest industry vulnerability disclosure trends and analysis
· Latest data and analysis of global vulnerability exploit activity
· Latest trends and analysis on global malware and potentially unwanted software
· Latest analysis of threat trends in more than 100 countries and regions around the world
· Latest data and insights on how attackers use spam and other e-mail threats
· Latest global and regional data on malicious websites including phishing sites, malware hosting sites and drive-by download sites
Posted by Dan ReedCorporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft
Around the world, the demand for broadband is booming. This presents great opportunities, but also some challenges. Broadband fuels economic growth and enriches peoples’ lives, but unprecedented traffic levels mean the world’s communications networks are becoming increasingly congested. This is especially true for wireless networks, which use finite spectrum resources. (I discussed the implications of this in a blog post on Microsoft on the Issues last June).
Fortunately, solutions to these challenges are within reach. Governments, academics and companies have come together to develop and demonstrate technologies that use spectrum more efficiently, thereby reducing wireless network congestion. Today marks the successful completion of a 10-month trial in Cambridge, England using “TV white spaces” spectrum.
Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
Last week, in my “Earth Day 2012: A progress report” blog post, I was happy to report that, through a combination of energy efficiency measures and an investment in high-quality externally verified renewable energy and carbon reduction projects, Microsoft met its goal of reducing our carbon emissions by at least 30 percent per unity of revenue below our 2007 baseline.