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  • Blog Post: Research as a Service: Cloud Computing Accelerates Scientific Discovery

    Posted by Dennis Gannon Director of Cloud Research Strategy, Microsoft Research Over the past two years, we have seen growing interest from the scientific community in using public clouds for research. As part of the original Cloud Research Engagement Initiative in 2010, Microsoft partnered with funding...
  • Blog Post: The Road to Successful Health Reform

    Posted by Peter Neupert Corporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group From time to time over the last few months, the Washington Post has asked me to reply to questions posed by the Post’s Health Care Rx blog , which is tracking developments in the health care reform debate on Capitol Hill...
  • Blog Post: How Will Windows 7 Impact the Global Economy?

    Posted by Pamela Passman Corporate Vice President Given the large number of customers Microsoft serves around the world, and the many partners we collaborate with to maximize and deliver the benefits of our software, we have long sought to understand the economic impact of our work and our products...
  • Blog Post: New Paradigms for Scientific Discovery and Research Funding

    Posted by Dan Reed Corporate Vice President, eXtreme Computing Group and Technology Strategy & Policy Throughout the history of science, back to the days of the Renaissance, data has been scarce and precious. But today, riding the same technological economics that have given us inexpensive computing...
  • Blog Post: Building bridges at OSCON

    Posted by Tony Hey Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research Earlier today I had the opportunity to speak to many passionate members of the open source community at OSCON 2009 (short for ‘Open Source Convention’) in San Jose, Calif. While Microsoft was engaged in this event at many...
  • Blog Post: Ballmer to Congress: Act Now on Stimulus Agreement

    Posted by David Bowermaster Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues House and Senate lawmakers moved with impressive speed today to forge a final agreement on a $789 billion stimulus package designed to help revive the struggling U.S. economy. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who has been a vocal proponent...
  • Blog Post: Technology Is Enabling a Green Business Revolution in Europe

    Posted by John Vassallo Vice President, EU Affairs This week I have been lucky to be one of a handful of business executives speaking at the European Union’s Green Week conference in Brussels . A recurring theme among all attendees, whether from business, politics, science or non-governmental...
  • Blog Post: Why Earth Day Matters to Microsoft

    Posted by Rob Bernard Chief Environmental Strategist Earth Day and every day, we face significant environmental challenges tied to the way we live and use resources. Effectively managing our scarce energy resources while addressing climate change – even as the world’s population steadily...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hails Senate Passage of Stimulus Package

    Posted by David Bowermaster Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues If you’ve been reading this blog since we launched it last month, you’ve probably figured out that Microsoft is a big proponent of the stimulus package working its way through Capitol Hill. We have had one post highlighting...
  • Blog Post: A Celebration of World Standards Day

    Posted by Bill Harmon Global Standards Lead, Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs October 14 is World Standards Day , which has been observed for more than 40 years to highlight the economic importance of global standards and to honor the thousands of volunteers around the world who participate in...
  • Blog Post: Using Mobile Technology to Extend Health Care’s Reach

    Posted by Kristin Tolle Director, External Research and Programs At Microsoft Research we believe there are abundant opportunities for mobile technologies to improve public health, particularly in underserved communities. In areas short on health care facilities or medical staff, mobile phones have...