Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.

The Windy City Teams with Microsoft on Cloud Strategy
The City of Chicago moves 30,000 employees to Office 365, joining a growing number of state and local governments that are taking advantage of the cost savings and efficiency benefits of the Microsoft cloud.

Seeking Productivity via Office 365
GAVS Technologies, a leading player in the global IT services and solutions delivery market, selects Office 365 over Google Apps for its “24x7 expert phone support, native integration between solutions, enterprise class reliability and the familiar Office user interface.

Microsoft Researchers Look Back at 2012
As 2012 wraps up, Microsoft Research New England summarizes its accomplishments over the past year.

Windows 8 Market Share Jumped in December
December was a good month for Windows 8, with Microsoft's new platform gaining ground at the expense of Apple's OS X platform.

C# Named Top Programming Language of 2012
Microsoft's C# programming language earns the rank of the No. 1 programming language of 2012.