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Microsoft blog highlighting unique stories and news from across the US.

Your new summer jam is a click away thanks to Skype

Mainstream radio has a consistent rotation of the same artists and songs. Although we all love a hit...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 06/23/2014

Microsoft’s Global Classroom initiative supports small business owners

For most small business owners, two questions are nearly always top of mind, “How can I grow...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 06/16/2014

29,000 City of San Francisco employees head to the cloud

Do you ever find it difficult to collaborate with coworkers? If so, just think about how difficult...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 06/09/2014

Girl Scouts earn “computer expert” badge with help of Microsoft

Many women look back fondly on the scouting days of yesteryear, which were full of troop meetings,...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 05/27/2014

Microsoft sponsoring new MassChallenge prize for civic technology

As a founding sponsor of MassChallenge, known as the world’s largest startup accelerator,...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 05/14/2014

Microsoft moves into Detroit’s hip and high-tech M@dison Block

If you’re visiting the Motor City, there are tons of great landmarks to see – the...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 05/09/2014

Microsoft opens first U.S. Innovation Center in Miami

Today Microsoft announced the launch of its first-ever Innovation Center (MIC) in the U.S. But just...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 05/02/2014

YouthSpark momentum continues with Philadelphia event

If you want to prepare students for the jobs of the future, you have to start with science,...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 05/02/2014

Get out of the house and get your game on

Where can you find the latest gaming system, games, a comfy chair and a friend who shares your love...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 04/28/2014

Go Green and Clean with Apps this Spring

After a winter that included everything from dire droughts to a polar vortex, many of us can hardly...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 04/21/2014

YouthSpark Connections Event in New York Draws Attention to Education Gap

Would you be surprised to know that in the New York City metro area 71 percent of current job...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 04/11/2014

O365 Customer Series: Teaching a college class from an airport terminal

It’s frustrating being stuck in an airport terminal waiting on a delayed flight. Imagine if...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 04/04/2014

2 Million Jobs and $357 Billion: Why small business advocates like the Chicagoland Chamber are making SMB technology education a top priority

On April 2, more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, small business owners and members of the Chicago business...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 03/26/2014

The countdown is on - only two weeks to XP End of Support

By now, you’ve likely heard the news that Microsoft XP End of Support (EOS) is happening on...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 03/24/2014

DigiGirlz events work to dispel stereotypes and get more girls into tech

With the prevalence of technology in every aspect of our lives, it’s never been a better time...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 03/14/2014

Law Firms Find Security in the Cloud

When moving to the cloud, security is often a top concern for users at home and at work. When...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 03/06/2014

3 Reasons to Fall in Love With New Technology This Valentine’s Day

We’ve all had great relationships and not-so-great relationships. And Valentine’s Day is...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 02/13/2014

February 6 is Microsoft YouthSpark Day in Miami

It’s rare that a program has a large enough impact on a local community to have a day named...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 02/05/2014

Dallas YouthSpark paints picture of brighter future for local youth

The future is looking brighter for Dallas youth since the recent local launch of Microsoft’s...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 01/30/2014

Give Camp helps non-profits do more good

Building a website in a weekend is no easy task. And building 27 websites in one weekend is nearly...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 01/27/2014

Succeeding against the odds in Los Angeles through YouthSpark

In L.A., many young people share a common thread: immigrant parents, a language barrier, harsh...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 01/24/2014

Watch an interview with Seattle Seahawks mascot and Microsoft employee Ryan Asdourian

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 01/21/2014

Microsoft brand identity sets it apart from competition

New research has proven what Microsoft-devotees already knew: the brand is essential. According to a...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 01/10/2014

New App Helps You Get Dinner Done for the Holidays

As much as we look forward to gift giving, eggnog sipping and caroling this season, the opposite is...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/23/2013

Shorten the distance between you and your loved ones with Skype

Don’t let distance or the high cost of holiday travel keep you from seeing your loved ones...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/20/2013

Get Work Done on the Go During the Holidays

With presents to buy, cookies to bake and family to visit, no one wants to be chained to their desk...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/19/2013

Holiday Travel Made Easy With OneNote

As moms, dads and kids across the country load their cars and prepare to reconnect with aunts,...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/16/2013

Need Holiday Help? Bing It!

This holiday season, Bing lets you spend less time searching, and more time doing. With Bing search,...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/13/2013

DIY the Holidays

Want holiday gifting done right? Go the DIY route. Gone are the days of colorful macaroni crafts and...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/12/2013

Tech Days of Christmas

We’re getting into the holiday spirit on the U.S. Metro Blog by kicking off our “Tech...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/11/2013

CommVault Hockey Event Brings Smiles and Donations to Kids in Need

On a recent November evening, as 15-year old Kendall Theide was surrounded by a host of new friends...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 12/03/2013

YouthSpark event in Detroit: “We aim to find solutions for the skills gap”

Imagine that there are thousands of good paying jobs available for young people in the city of...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 11/19/2013

Don't wait! Try Xbox One in a store near you today

Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest Xbox One? Now, you don’t have to. Starting...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 11/08/2013

Office 365 Helping to Get It Done!

November 7 is Get It Done Day – a day to celebrate those who are getting things done whether...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 11/07/2013

New cybersecurity report from Microsoft details risks of running unsupported software

Today, Microsoft released a new Security Intelligence Report (SIR), detailing the risks of running...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 10/29/2013

Get your game on this holiday season with the new Xbox One

You’ve heard the buzz, now it’s your chance to get in on the action. One of the most...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 10/28/2013

Take Your Tech-Savvy Tot to an Event Near You

It seems that kids these days are born with one hand on a bottle and the other hand on a smart...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 10/28/2013

IT Academy Ignites 100,000 Success Stories in North Carolina As Part of Raleigh YouthSpark Connections Event

Sometimes, a program can only be described with two words – Huge Success. In just three years,...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 10/25/2013

Digital Yearbook captures YouthSpark year-one success stories

Heard about what young people are doing as part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative?...

Author: USMetroBlogs Date: 10/03/2013