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First Microsoft Innovation Center in the U.S. to Open in Miami

Visitors of the Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami get a sneak peek of the technology, tools, and...

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

Don’t fall for tech support scammers offering costly PC cleanup 'solutions'

The following post is from Kirsten Kliphouse, Corporate Vice President, Customer Service and Support...

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

Weekend Reading: May 2 Edition — Nokia joins the family, Xbox goes original, YouthSpark challenge winners announced

Hopefully your week has been as filled to the brim with excitement as ours. If not, Weekend Reading...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 05/02/2014

Updating Internet Explorer and Driving Security

The following post is from Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft. The...

Author: Jennifer J. Chen Date: 05/01/2014

Xbox One to launch in China in September

The Xbox One will launch in China this September, with the all-in-one games and entertainment system...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/29/2014

Microsoft looks to remake the mobile market with acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business

Microsoft finalized its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business on Friday. In...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/25/2014

Microsoft acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business finalized

On Friday, Microsoft finalized its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. Microsoft...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/25/2014

Weekend Reading: April 25th Edition — Office 365 is free for Brown University students, Microsoft’s energy-saving projects make every day Earth Day

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Office 365 being available free to...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/25/2014

Innovating toward greater sustainability - Earth Day 2014

The following post is from Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft. This week marks...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/22/2014

The Nokia Devices and Services acquisition close date

The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal &...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/21/2014

“I’m deaf. I’m British. Be warned.”

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

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 04/21/2014

Go behind-the-scenes of Cortana with Microsoft Research

Most of us can only dream of having the perfect personal assistant, one who is always there when...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 04/18/2014

Weekend Reading: April 18th Edition — Converting big data to ambient intelligence

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on creating a data culture, an Internet...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 04/18/2014

NPD numbers: ‘Titanfall’ for Xbox One was No. 1 selling game in March

“Titanfall” for Xbox One was named the top-selling game in March, according to NPD Group...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/17/2014

Microsoft and São Paulo government partner to release crime monitoring system

On Wednesday, Mariano de Beer, general manager of Microsoft Brazil, announced that Microsoft and the...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 04/16/2014

A data culture for everyone

The following post is from Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft. In a mobile first,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/15/2014

Researcher danah boyd on the weird science of teen online behavior

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Emily Alhadeff, a writer for...

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 04/14/2014

Weekend Reading: April 11th Edition – Nokia Devices and Services acquisition approved in China, plus two awesome robot stories!

The days are getting longer and the bees are waking from their long winter slumber here in Seattle....

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 04/11/2014

San Francisco City and County moving to Office 365 for cloud email

The City and County of San Francisco is upgrading its cloud email to Office 365 for 29,000 employees...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/10/2014

Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees

Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/10/2014

FIRST Robotics competition helps create next generation of engineers

What do you get when you combine life-size robots, giant rubber balls, alliances vying for victory...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/10/2014

Privacy authorities across Europe approve Microsoft’s cloud commitments

The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/10/2014

Chinese Ministry of Commerce approves Microsoft-Nokia deal

The following post is from David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/08/2014

FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device

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

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/07/2014

Weekend Reading: April 4th Edition — Cortana coming to Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft creates a cloud portal

This edition of Weekend Reading is all about the Build developer conference in San Francisco where...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 04/04/2014

Microsoft announces new cloud experience and tools to deliver the cloud without complexity

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

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/03/2014

Microsoft to developers at Build: You have the power

On Wednesday at the Build developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft outlined new...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/02/2014

Microsoft unveils updates to Windows and Windows Phone at Build 2014

On Wednesday, Microsoft took the wraps off of Windows Phone 8.1 and announced updates to Windows 8.1...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/02/2014

Tune in to the Build 2014 webcast

Build 2014 takes place from April 2-4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with keynotes on the...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/02/2014

Japanese banking company migrates 30,000 client terminals from Windows XP to Windows 8

Resona Holdings, Inc., which oversees the operations of Resona Bank and other group subsidiaries in...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 04/01/2014

Weekend Reading: March 28th Edition—Office for iPad is one of many mobile-first, cloud-first releases

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we've got stories on the release of Office for iPad (as well...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 03/28/2014

A cloud for everyone, on every device

The following post is from Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. In my initial...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/27/2014

Leave it to the cloud to make even movie viewing a better experience. That’s what Microsoft...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 03/26/2014

Microsoft becomes the first global public cloud provider in China with the general availability of Microsoft Azure in the region

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

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/26/2014

Microsoft makes source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to public

The following post is from Roy Levin, distinguished engineer and managing director, Microsoft...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/25/2014

Jamming at the corner of Cloud and Mobile

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

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 03/24/2014

Get to know Microsoft’s Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence

The following is a post by Thomas Kohnstamm, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. It only takes a few...

Author: Steve Wiens Date: 03/24/2014

An update on Nokia Devices and Services acquisition

The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal &...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/23/2014

Weekend Reading: March 21st Edition – The Madness of March, SQL Server 2014 and a school in the cloud

Winter is supposed to go out like lamb, but here at Weekend Reading it’s proven to be more...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 03/21/2014

Microsoft is proud to bring We Day back to Seattle!

The following post is from Lisa Brummel, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Microsoft....

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/21/2014

Data driven insights – bringing Big Data to 1 billion people

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

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/20/2014

North Carolina’s largest county saves $3.2 million with Office 365, Windows Azure and Surface Pro

The following post is from Michael Donlan, Vice President of State and Local Government, Microsoft....

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/19/2014

SQL Server 2014 released to manufacturers, will be generally available April 1

The following post is from Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Data Platform Group. Today I am...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/18/2014

Microsoft’s Leslie Lamport wins the Turing Award, the ‘Nobel Prize in Computing’

Leslie Lamport, a principal researcher with Microsoft Research, has been awarded the 2013...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 03/18/2014

Weekend Reading: March 14th Edition — ‘Titanfall’ makes landfall

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the launch of...

Author: Suzanne Choney Date: 03/14/2014

'Titanfall' now available on Xbox One

As the clock struck midnight on March 11, stores around the world began selling...

Author: Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center) Date: 03/11/2014

Weekend Reading: March 7th Edition—Customers shine at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 and SharePoint conference

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the annual Microsoft Dynamics...

Author: Athima Chansanchai Date: 03/07/2014

Meet five Microsoft women inspiring change in technology

It takes everyone to innovate. And in advance of International Women’s Day, March 8,...

Author: Aimee Riordan Date: 03/06/2014

Life in the digital crosshairs: Experience the untold story

On Saturday, July 13, 2001, Microsoft was alerted to a nasty piece of malware called “Code...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/05/2014

Microsoft highlights mobile and cloud technologies for government at Federal Forum

The following post is from Greg Myers, Vice President, Microsoft Federal. On Tuesday in Washington...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/04/2014

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