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Microsoft acquires InMage: Better business continuity with Azure

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 07/11/2014

Satya Nadella to employees: ‘Bold ambition and our core’

In an email to employees Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft will “reinvent...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 07/10/2014

Microsoft delivers updates, innovations and expansions to meet cloud demand

The following post is from Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Channel,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 07/09/2014

Weekend Reading: July 4th Edition—ISTE conference shows off Office Mix, OneNote and partner apps

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on The International Society for...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 07/04/2014

Microsoft joins key industry groups to deliver on promise of the Internet of Things

The following post is from Kevin Dallas, General Manager, IoT, Microsoft. The Internet of Things...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 07/02/2014

Is Office exec Julia White the face of a new Microsoft?

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Thomas Kohnstamm, a writer for...

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 07/02/2014

Microsoft takes on global cybercrime epidemic in tenth malware disruption

Editor's Note: This blog post was updated with the following new information at 8 a.m. on July...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/30/2014

Weekend Reading: June 27th Edition – More free storage is on the way with OneDrive

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the greatly increased OneDrive...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 06/27/2014

Welcome, Cortana, part of Skype 2.19 update for Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8!

A Skype update now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 integrates Cortana,...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 06/26/2014

Xbox One holiday lineup: Already more than 25 awards, 60 nominations

Xbox One’s 2014 holiday lineup of nine exclusive games, announced at E3 2014 earlier this...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 06/26/2014

Mining for digital gold with Amir Netz

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Geoff Carter, a writer for microsoft.com/stories....

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 06/23/2014

Launch day: Surface Pro 3 is now available in the US and Canada

The Surface Pro 3 is now available at retail stores, online and through authorized resellers in the...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 06/20/2014

Weekend Reading: June 20th Edition—LA County moves 100,000 employees to Office 365

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the impact of Office 365 on the L.A....

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 06/20/2014

LA County brings its 100,000 employees together with Office 365

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Los Angeles County is moving more than 100,000 employees...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 06/18/2014

Microsoft and American Family Insurance launch startup accelerator for home automation

The following post is from Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Experience...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/17/2014

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning combines power of comprehensive machine learning with benefits of cloud

The following post is from Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Machine Learning at Microsoft....

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/16/2014

Weekend Reading: June 13 Edition — Xbox brings the big guns to E3, Bing maps favelas, soccer tournament mania

It’s been a long four years for soccer fans everywhere, but the wait is over. The...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 06/13/2014

E3: Lots of holiday Xbox One exclusives, including ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ and ‘Sunset Overdrive,’ are on their way

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, at E3 2014 in Los Angeles on Monday. Lots of great games are coming to...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 06/09/2014

Weekend Reading: June 6th Edition — Nearly 40 Windows devices and phones unveiled at Computex, and the Houston school district adopts Office 365

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the new Windows devices and phones...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 06/06/2014

Microsoft Azure now generally available in Brazil South region

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/05/2014

A soulful singer’s ship comes in

Editor's note: The following is a post from Jennifer Warnick, a writer for microsoft.com/stories...

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 06/04/2014

New ecosystem opportunity for Windows devices

The following post is from Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President, Original Equipment Manufacturer...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/04/2014

Microsoft Office 365 coming to 14,000 Houston students, 1,200 teachers

Texas’ largest school district is transitioning 14,000 students and 1,200 teachers to...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 06/03/2014

Microsoft helps FBI in GameOver Zeus botnet cleanup

The following post is from Richard Domingues Boscovich, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/02/2014

Microsoft hires Preston McAfee as chief economist

The following post is from Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Research, at...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/02/2014

The power of ‘and’

The following post is from Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/30/2014

Weekend Reading: May 30th Edition—Skype Translator introduced at inaugural Code Conference, Microsoft and salesforce.com announce strategic partnership

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Skype Translator app revealed...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 05/30/2014

Microsoft and salesforce.com announce strategic partnership

Microsoft and salesforce.com announced a strategic partnership Thursday to connect...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/29/2014

James Whittaker on the art of making truly killer presentations

Editor's note: The following is a post from Jennifer Warnick, a writer for...

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 05/29/2014

Spell e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n: Each spelling bee participant receives new Surface, Office 365 and Skype gift card

Yan Zhong, Skype program manager at Microsoft, far left, when she competed in the national spelling...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/28/2014

Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations

The following post is from Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft....

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/27/2014

Weekend Reading: May 23rd Edition – Surface Pro 3 unveiled and 8 million students in Thailand get Office 365 for Education

Weekend warriors, you’ve made it! In addition to the unofficial start to summer, and all of...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 05/23/2014

Explore the world of Microsoft in pictures

Satya Nadella on his first day as Microsoft CEO, February 4, 2014. Photo by Brian Smale. A few weeks...

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 05/22/2014

10 reasons businesses need a strategy for the Internet of Things now

The following post is from Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/21/2014

A tale of two countries: Education technology drives growth and transformation

The following post is from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft....

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/20/2014

Pre-order Surface Pro 3 now

Pre-orders for Surface Pro 3, introduced Tuesday at an event in New York, have begun. Surface Pro 3...

Author: Jennifer J. Chen Date: 05/20/2014

Surface Pro 3: Sleek, lightweight and the ‘tablet that can replace your laptop’

// 1|11 Surface Pro 3: Thinner, faster, lighter May 20, 2014 Surface Pro 3 has up to nine hours of...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/20/2014

Thin and lightweight Surface Pro 3 with 12-inch screen announced

The Surface Pro 3 – the most powerful, thinnest and lightest Surface Pro yet – was...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/20/2014

Watch now: Surface event live webcast is underway

Grab a cup of joe and join us for the Surface event live webcast from New York City. It started at 8...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/20/2014

Watch the Surface event live Tuesday at 8 a.m. PT

Join us at 8 a.m. PT Tuesday, May 20, when the Surface team holds a live event from New York City....

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/19/2014

Connecting Microsoft’s mobile and cloud solutions to the universe of data in SAP software

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/19/2014

Weekend Reading: May 16th Edition — New cloud services highlighted at TechEd North America and the Windows Store gets an update

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about new services announced at TechEd...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/16/2014

The return of Master Chief: ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ coming fall 2015 on Xbox One

“Halo 5: Guardians,” the next installment in the saga of the Master Chief, will launch...

Author: Jennifer J. Chen Date: 05/16/2014

Forecasting clouds – for everyone

The following post is from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft....

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/15/2014

Fans get more choices for Xbox One

Microsoft is bringing more value to Xbox Live Gold members and offering all Xbox 360 and Xbox One...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/13/2014

TechEd 2014: Moving customers forward in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

The following post is from Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Server and System...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/12/2014

Weekend Reading: May 9th Edition—Microsoft Office Mix reinvents PowerPoint presentations

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Microsoft Office Mix, the...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 05/09/2014

Microsoft cybersecurity report: 70 percent decline in severe security vulnerabilities, but criminals aren’t giving up

Microsoft’s latest cybersecurity report, released Wednesday, shows a 70 percent decline in the...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 05/07/2014

Find out how to build a LEGO robot with Microsoft tools

In a recent robotics competition called “Build for Good,” a handful of companies from...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 05/06/2014

Baltimore County Public Schools choose 150,000 Windows devices to transform teaching and learning

Baltimore County Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance, students, and teachers take the ultimate selfie...

Author: Jennifer J. Chen Date: 05/02/2014

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