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  • Blog Post: Experience //build/ Live!!!

    Today we kicked off the //build/ Conference in Seattle on the Microsoft campus. If you weren’t aware, you can watch a lot of the action live at Channel9.MSDN.com . Head on over and check out the Keynote sessions from Monday or tune into the Tuesday morning Keynote from Microsoft Server and Tools...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Data Privacy Day: Helping You Take Control

    To mark Data Privacy Day 2013 , Microsoft commissioned research to help better understand people’s online privacy perceptions and expectations. One big takeaway from this study is that people need and want more information about their privacy options and help controlling their personal information...
  • Blog Post: Create a Game Using F# and C# in a Windows Azure Cloud Service

    The Visual Studio F# Team has released a new tutorial that demonstrates how to use F# and C# in a Windows Azure cloud service to create an Internet game. The sample is a crossword game — called WordGrid, which is reminiscent of Scrabble or Words with Friends. This is an excellent primer if you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Busts Common Big Data Myths and Highlights New Tools

    With O'Reilly Strata underway, Microsoft has had a lot to say about Big Data over the past few days. Throughout the conference, the Microsoft SQL Server Team has been posting a series of articles looking at some of the myths and misunderstandings about big data that prevent many organizations from fully...
  • Blog Post: Texas Adopts Office 365 for More Than 100,000 Employees

    The Texas Department of Information Resources is adopting Office 365 for more than 100,000 employees in the largest state-wide deployment of e-mail and collaboration services in the U.S. The state will consolidate systems in an effort to improve its communication and collaboration capabilities across...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Store: New Add-Ons, Expanded Availability

    The Windows Azure Store makes it incredibly easy to discover, purchase, and provision premium add-on services—provided by our partners—for your cloud-based applications. You can, for example, setup a MongoDB database or quickly configure an analytics service for deeper insight into your application’s...
  • Blog Post: Introducing modern.IE: Test Your Sites for Internet Explorer Compatibility

    Today, Microsoft introduced modern.IE, a free set of tools and resources that make it easier for developers to test their sites on various versions of Internet Explorer. Additional tools are also available through a partnership with BrowserStack, a service that lets developers test their sites on any...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available!

    We are excited to announce Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, is now available. You can install it either from the download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section) or via the Extensions and Updates dialog in Visual Studio 2012. With this and future updates, we’re...
  • Blog Post: VMware Zigs then Zags

    Today’s news from VMware about a “hybrid cloud” future is just another example of how IT vendors have been rearranging the furniture to more effectively deliver what they already have on the shelf. You don't want to place your bets – and the future of your IT department –...
  • Blog Post: Migrating 150 Petabytes of Email in 6 Weeks

    Yesterday we announced that we've completed upgrading all Hotmail customers to Outlook.com. Coupled with the growing organic excitement for Outlook.com, this has pushed us to over 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available

    Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. This is a new set of tools that enable developers to build powerful apps for all current versions of Microsoft Office and SharePoint, including Microsoft Office 365. This new offering includes an...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer on Office 365: The Next Bold Step

    In October 2012, I wrote a letter to shareholders outlining how the full value of our software will be seen and felt in how people use devices and services at work and in their personal lives. This is a fundamental shift in our business that began several years ago and continues today with the release...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Symantec Take Down Harmful Bamital Botnet

    Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit , in collaboration with Symantec, has taken down the harmful Bamital botnet. In the last two years, more than eight million computers have been attacked by Bamital, and its search hijacking and click fraud schemes have affected major search engines and browsers, including...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Media Services is Now Available

    Want to use the same technology various broadcasters relied on to stream the London 2012 Olympics ? Good news. Microsoft is excited to announce that Windows Azure Media Services is now available and live in production. It is supported by a new media services dev center, backed by an enterprise SLA, and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Scale - By The Numbers

    From time to time Microsoft VP, Frank Shaw, likes to do a blog post that has some numbers to indicate the scope of what we do at Microsoft. We thought you might enjoy a few numbers around our Cloud services. If the graphic above is too small, go ahead and click it and the full sized version will be fetched...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Powers Halo 4

    The average gamer probably doesn’t think about the virtual machines, cloud services and other technologies that power their fun – at least not as long as everything runs smoothly. When “Halo 4” launches Nov. 6, millions of fans around the world will simultaneously push the game’s...
  • Blog Post: Major New Update to Microsoft Office 365 for Business now Available

    Today, Microsoft announced worldwide availability of the new Microsoft Office 365 services. This update includes new features designed for businesses of all sizes. In addition to updated Microsoft Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, and Microsoft SharePoint Online services, business users can now...
  • Blog Post: Outlook.com Leaves Preview, Gains 60 Million Users in 6 months

    Last summer, Microsoft released a preview of Outlook.com . It was a bold step for Microsoft, as the company built a brand new, modern e-mail service from the ground up. Since then, the adoption rate has been incredible with over 60 million people already actively using Outlook.com. This week, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Communications from the Living Room to the Boardroom

    Tony Bates, President of the Skype Division at Microsoft, delivered the keynote address yesterday at the Lync Conference . He wrote an accompanying blog post that outlines Microsoft's vision for the future of communications stating: "It’s about re-humanizing communications 'from the living room...
  • Blog Post: Skype and Messenger Are Coming Together

    Skype and Messenger are coming together. Millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype. By updating to Skype, Messenger users can instant message and video call their Messenger friends. This effort started with the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows a few...
  • Blog Post: New Office 365 subscriptions for consumers and small businesses

    With a single subscription, you can use Office across a wide variety of devices - everything from PCs and tablets to Macs. You can easily save to and access your documents from the cloud and personalize your experience with Office. We will update Office more frequently to support new scenarios, and subscribers...
  • Blog Post: Building Applications for Microsoft Office and SharePoint

    Today at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, we shared significant updates to these tools, with a range of improved support to make building new Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint Online in Office 365 more flexible and productive. Over the last few months we’ve been...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Update for Android Support, SQL Reporting Services, Active Directory, and More

    This past weekend, Microsoft rolled out a variety of enhancements for Windows Azure. These changes include support for Android devices, availability monitoring for cloud services, updates to the management portal, and many other features that enable more powerful metrics and management capabilities....
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Account Gets More Secure

    Over the next couple days we will roll out a major upgrade to Microsoft account, including optional two-step verification to help keep your account more secure. Microsoft has increasingly focused on delivering connected devices and services that are currently used by more than 700 million people around...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Inside the Office 365 Deployment at Toyota North America

    Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. and other affiliates in North America began deploying Microsoft Office 365-dedicated cloud services as their exclusive environment less than a year ago. (In other regions, such as Japan, Toyota will leverage a hybrid model, with on-premise editions of Microsoft Exchange...