Posted by Dermot BarryManaging Director, Worldwide Public Safety, Microsoft
Now more than ever, technology helps governments and non-government organizations address some of the most pressing public safety challenges, from responding to disasters and managing significant events to protecting critical information and national security needs.
This week, Microsoft is hosting its third annual worldwide Public Safety Symposium (PSS), an event designed to increase awareness of how technology is used to address daily challenges and ensure governments can better protect their citizens. This year, senior operational staff, first responders, policy makers, IT strategists and Microsoft partners from more than 35 countries are on hand to discuss trends and public safety.
Posted by Claire BonillaSenior Director, Disaster Management, Microsoft
It’s just over a week since the heartbreaking events in Japan that caused such destruction. Over the past week, we’ve all seen the strength of the human spirit and the generosity of people around the world.
I’m incredibly proud of our people in Japan, who are working very hard to help government and nonprofit agencies with relief efforts and working closely with our local partners and customers to make sure they have the support they need. We have had a number of new developments, and want to make sure people and organizations are aware of the latest resources available to help them.
Posted by Richard BoscovichSenior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit
Just over a year ago, we successfully took down the botnet Waledac. Based on the knowledge gained in that effort, we have successfully taken down a larger, more notorious and complex botnet known as Rustock.
Posted by Sig BehrensGeneral Manager, U.S. EducationOn March 18th, Microsoft will come together with top superintendents from America’s largest urban K-12 school districts and industry representatives to tackle some of the biggest issues facing education today. The ‘Unite to Make a Difference’ Education Forum, hosted by USA TODAY and the Council of Great City Schools, and presented by Microsoft Partners in Learning, will take place in McLean, Va., and offer a day-long exchange of ideas aimed at improving education in the United States.Many people see Microsoft simply as a technology company, but we also invest a tremendous amount in education. Education is core to our mission as a company to help individuals reach their potential and the most important work we do. We believe it is important to be part of the ongoing discussion around advancements in education and the successes and challenges that schools face today, to create a sustainable economy and future for the U.S.
Posted by Lili ChengGeneral Manager, Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, Microsoft
Kodu Game Lab is a free application that enables kids as young as five to create new worlds and games without any programming expertise.