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  • Blog Post: Working with the White House to Make the “Smart Grid” a Reality

    Posted by Anoop Gupta Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy and Strategy Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a leadership dialogue hosted by U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to discuss the development of interoperability standards for a national...
  • Blog Post: Bridging the Standardization Divide

    Posted by Nasser Kettani Regional Standards Officer, Middle East and Africa This year’s celebration of World Standards Day (October 14) helped draw attention to the role that standards play in creating economic value and advancing innovation , but it also is a moment to reflect on the importance...
  • Blog Post: Open Government Doesn’t Equal Open Source

    Posted by Teresa Carlson Vice President of U.S. Federal Government Sales (Cross-posted from the Microsoft FutureFed blog) The term “open” has many different connotations across the federal landscape. According to the president, open government is the promise of transparency, public...
  • Blog Post: New Framework for Technology Collaboration

    Posted by David Rudin Senior Attorney Here’s good news for everyone who appreciates technologies that play well with others: The independent Open Web Foundation has announced a new legal framework agreement that communities of Web developers can use in collaborating on new technology specifications...
  • Blog Post: Helping people protect their Hotmail accounts

    Posted by Walter Harp Director of Product Management, Windows Live Over the past few months, Windows Live has announced several new security features that will provide additional account protection for people on Hotmail, including Single Use Codes, Full Session SSL, SMS-based account recovery, and...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability: The Other Side of Our Settlement with the European Commission

    Posted by Dave Heiner Vice President and Deputy General Counsel On Wednesday the European Commission announced its decision to approve a resolution of its long-running competition law inquiry concerning Microsoft. Commissioner Kroes remarked that the decision has the potential to herald a “new...
  • Blog Post: An Important Week for Technology Standards in the Nation’s Capitol

    Posted by Craig Shank General Manager, Interoperability On Wednesday night, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced the creation of an interagency Subcommittee on Standards to provide leadership on critical standards-related issues. The Subcommittee will be co-chaired by Patrick Gallagher...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Support for Industry Standards

    Posted by Dave Heiner Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Standards Group & Antitrust Group, Microsoft Earlier today, Microsoft posted a statement concerning our commitment to industry standards. The statement sets forth Microsoft’s long-standing approach to patents that...
  • Blog Post: TV White Spaces Spectrum: An Update from Singapore

    Posted by Paul Mitchell Senior Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Earlier this year, the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) launched a significant pilot of wireless broadband using TV White Spaces (TVWS) . As part of the momentum of this pilot, the SWSPG convened a one day workshop...
  • Blog Post: Government and Industry Discuss the Future of Technical Standards

    Posted by Craig Shank General Manager, Interoperability I had the privilege today to represent Microsoft before a House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation hearing on technical standards and the future of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). The computing experience...
  • Blog Post: Google: Please Don’t Kill Video on the Web

    Posted by Dave Heiner Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Standards & Antitrust Group, Microsoft Earlier today, Microsoft filed a formal competition law complaint with the European Commission (EC) against Motorola Mobility and Google. We have taken this step because Motorola...
  • Blog Post: Through the WS-I, We Built a Solid Foundation for Achieving, Extending Interoperability

    Posted by Paul Cotton Partner Group Manager Roughly 10 years ago, a handful of hardware and software vendors met to discuss the concept of Web services interoperability. Outside of e-mail, the internet had yet to be adopted into mainstream use, but the industry recognized its potential as a...
  • Blog Post: Following Through on Our Commitment to Interoperability

    Posted by Tom Robertson Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Product announcements aren’t usually the subject of this blog, but I wanted to alert you to a product announcement we are making today that is the latest example of our commitment to help customers cope with today’s complex computing...
  • Blog Post: Realizing the “Buy Once, Play Anywhere” Vision for Digital Media

    Posted by Paul Mitchell General Manager of Policy & Standards, Entertainment & Devices Division Paul Mitchell The recent International Consumer Electronics Show was a showcase for how the media industry today is being completely transformed by new digital production technology and...
  • 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: Tear Down the Walls and Liberate the Data

    Posted by Peter Neupert Corporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group (Cross-posted from Neupert on Health ) In 1987, President Ronald Reagan gave one of his most well remembered speeches . Few of us could forget his words to Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall”—proving...