Mark Michelet's Microsoft Platform Blog

Check out Snip from Office Mix!

Great tool I started using today. Designed to replace the snipping tool, it grabs screenshots but...

Author: markmic Date: 08/27/2015

Updated list of Free Microsoft eBooks posted

Thanks Eric!...

Author: markmic Date: 07/08/2015

Academics invited to create new Microsoft HoloLens experiences

From the Microsoft Research Connections blog yesterday:...

Author: markmic Date: 07/07/2015

Windows 10 Rollout plan

With about 4 weeks to go before Windows 10 General Availability, Terry Myerson just authored this...

Author: markmic Date: 07/02/2015

The future of End User Programming

The bar for creating your own applications keeps getting lower. Can you create a PowerPoint...

Author: markmic Date: 07/02/2015

Office 365 Deployment Center and Customer Success Center

Two more Office 365 resources I often point my customers to that they find useful: Accelerate...

Author: markmic Date: 07/02/2015

Office 365 Adoption Kit for Healthcare

This is a great resource for our Healthcare customers:...

Author: markmic Date: 07/02/2015

Preview of New Skype for Business Services in Office 365

In March, 2015, we announced our intention to deliver a full set of Skype for Business voice and...

Author: markmic Date: 07/01/2015

July Microsoft Technology Center Studio Virtual Events - The Trusted Cloud Series

You have questions. We have answers. Join us live in July. Cloud Services can help companies be more...

Author: markmic Date: 07/01/2015

Download Microsoft Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool from Official Microsoft Download Center

Great tool for folks evaluating IaaS workloads for Azure was released to web last week:...

Author: markmic Date: 08/11/2014

First Person Hyperlapse Videos

GoPro fans will love this goodness coming out of Microsoft Research. Interesting uses for this in...

Author: markmic Date: 08/11/2014

10 good Windows 8 tablets

Informative article by James Kendrick on ZDNet 10 good Windows 8 tablets

Author: markmic Date: 03/22/2014

Check Out This Video To Know About Power Of Windows RT For The Enterprise Users

Michael Niehaus gave a great overview at TechEd last week on how the improvements in Windows 8.1 may...

Author: markmic Date: 06/10/2013

Windows Server 2012 R2 bulks up on storage and networking

Author: markmic Date: 06/06/2013

New Video Takes You on a Tour of Windows 8.1

Check it out at:...

Author: markmic Date: 06/06/2013

Microsoft Demonstrates Immersive IllumiRoom Experience

This is pretty cool stuff. Starting in gaming (as we did with Kinect), but I can see applications...

Author: markmic Date: 04/30/2013

Great TechNet Wiki post on free ebooks:...

Author: markmic Date: 04/03/2013

Are you smarter than a 5th grader in creating Hyper-V virtual machine and installing Windows Server 2012?

Another video just for fun :)...

Author: markmic Date: 03/19/2013

Surface Pro Hijinks: The Video - Building Clouds

This is just plain fun :)...

Author: markmic Date: 03/12/2013

Surface Pro releases February 9th!

Announced today:...

Author: markmic Date: 01/22/2013

Acer Reduces Data Center Costs by $600,000 a Year with Hyper-V

Great Case Study from a VMware switcher:...

Author: markmic Date: 01/22/2013

Windows Azure Benchmarks Show Top Performance for Big Compute

This was an interesting read:...

Author: markmic Date: 11/15/2012

Disclosures from SQL PASS Summit 2012

New in-memory database capability (code named “Hekaton”) SQL Server 2012 PDW SQL Server...

Author: markmic Date: 11/14/2012

You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

Interesting take from Forrester on ZDNet:...

Author: markmic Date: 11/12/2012

Ford And Microsoft Deliver Their 5 Millionth SYNC-Enabled Vehicle

Big milestone this week with Ford:...

Author: markmic Date: 11/08/2012

The Register Takes Another Look at Windows Server 2012

The Register Takes Another Look at Windows Server 2012 and likes what they see with callouts about:...

Author: markmic Date: 11/05/2012

Windows 8 Brings Security, Collaboration Features for Health Care

Interesting read from eWeek for Health Care organizations:...

Author: markmic Date: 11/01/2012

Microsoft Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire StorSimple

Interesting news on the Azure Storage front. StorSimple created an appliance that you can drop into...

Author: markmic Date: 11/01/2012

My next phone :)

Author: markmic Date: 10/31/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8: What's new for business users

We launched Windows Phone 8 on Monday (right on the heels of Windows 8), and carriers will start...

Author: markmic Date: 10/31/2012

Here's another great link to a bunch of FREE Microsoft eBooks:...

Author: markmic Date: 10/28/2012

Windows 8 PCs review on CNET

This article does a good job reviewing a bunch of the new Windows 8 PCs in one place:...

Author: markmic Date: 10/28/2012

Microsoft 30th Annual Employee Giving Campaign

Microsoft celebrates their 30th Giving Campaign and announces that since the campaign began,...

Author: markmic Date: 10/19/2012

ZDNet: Windows 8 Tablets: The most successful tablets ever

Author: markmic Date: 10/19/2012

Microsoft Surface goes up for sale on the Microsoft Store!

Pre-ordered mine today :)

Author: markmic Date: 10/16/2012

Network World: You might be surprised at which Web browser aced this security test...

Author: markmic Date: 10/04/2012

CIO Magazine: Windows 8 Finally Makes 'Windows' Make Sense

Interesting read:

Author: markmic Date: 10/04/2012

Bing It On Challenge tops 5 million hits

In a blind test of search results, users preferred Bing over Google 2:1...

Author: markmic Date: 10/03/2012

Free Microsoft eBooks!

I ran across this post from Eric Ligman a couple of months ago that I thought could prove useful to...

Author: markmic Date: 10/03/2012

Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware

With Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V brings improved virtual machine scalability and performance,...

Author: markmic Date: 10/03/2012

Many Windows 8 Tablets Will Sport a Keyboard

Interesting article from the Technology Review at MIT:...

Author: markmic Date: 10/02/2012

Its Launch Season!

I've been delinquent on posts recently - it is a BUSY and EXCITING time for Microsoft and our...

Author: markmic Date: 10/02/2012

This is my next: Windows 8

David captures my sentiments exactly! (Except I don't have a Mac to replace :))...

Author: markmic Date: 08/16/2012

Skydrive Pro

I am really excited about where we are taking Office 2013. One of the most interesting pieces of it...

Author: markmic Date: 08/16/2012

Microsoft Gives Windows a Clean Sweep

Good overview of our Signature PC program from Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal:...

Author: markmic Date: 05/17/2012

Windows Server 8 review in the Register

I think this is my favorite Windows Server 8 quote so far: “Technologies that last year were...

Author: markmic Date: 03/15/2012

Windows Server "8" Beta

We are very excited for the Windows Server “8” beta release this week and the wave of...

Author: markmic Date: 03/02/2012

Windows 8 on ARM update

Very thorough and interesting post by Steven Sinofsky on the Building Windows blog yesterday...

Author: markmic Date: 02/10/2012

Windows 8 tablets on

This was an interesting read:

Author: markmic Date: 01/18/2012