Announcing the availability of Azure App Service

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In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, companies are using apps to connect with and better engage their customers, partners, and employees anywhere, and on any device. They are relying on developers to build those apps with increasing speed –that can connect to popular services and on-premises systems and autoscale as the business needs. Today, I’m excited to announce Azure App Service, a unique new service which helps developers deliver cross-platform, cloud-connected … Read more »


Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers

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When I joined Microsoft last September, it was evident I joined a company with bold ambitions and one eager to rethink business norms and foster a new culture of creation. This was motivating given my charter to drive business deals and strategic partnerships across various industries. In the past year, Microsoft has made a series of moves to win over the hearts and minds of customers. We’ve re-engineered many of … Read more »

Convergence 2015: big data, small patterns, better business — Weekend Reading: March 20 Edition

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Where to start this week? With so much going on at Microsoft’s annual Convergence business community summit, held this year in Atlanta, we could almost call this week’s edition: “Convergence CliffsNotes.” Let’s get to it. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella kicked off the premiere business event, Monday, with a keynote address highlighting how businesses can use data to help predict trends and better understand their customers, which can lead … Read more »

Windows 10 launches this summer in 190 countries around the world

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Windows 10 will launch this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world, Terry Myerson, Microsoft executive vice president of the Operating Systems group, announced Wednesday at the Windows Hardware Ecosystem Community (WinHEC) summit in China. Myerson also announced a diverse collection of strategic partnerships and initiatives with leading global companies across the greater China region, including Lenovo, Tencent, Qihu 360, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, Qualcomm, Xiaomi and … Read more »

Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band: The Next Step in Our Journey

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By Matt Barlow, General Manager of New Devices When we launched Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band, it was our first entry into wearable technology and just the beginning of a multi-year vision for the category from which we continue to build and grow. We were beyond excited about what we had to share – but we measured that excitement with a phased approach by launching exclusively in the United States … Read more »

Transforming your business in the Systems of Intelligence Era

Customers today have access to a massive amount of data. The challenge they face is gaining meaningful insights from that data and making it actionable for their employees. During his keynote at Convergence Satya Nadella spoke to attendees about the evolution of business systems, and how the business process transformation has gone hand in hand with advancements in technology. Today, we announced more tools that push the edge of what’s … Read more »

Microsoft cheers on girls who like science and the women they grow up to be – Weekend Reading: March 13th Edition

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Welcome to Weekend Reading, with stories about Microsoft encouraging girls – and women – in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), an exciting first partnership event with Real Madrid, and four creative folks who are helping design the future of Microsoft. In “Girls Do Science,” a video from Microsoft released for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we hear from young girls who like science – a lot. But … Read more »

Meet four people helping to design the future of Microsoft

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Behind the idea for any new piece of technology is a question: How do designers at the front end translate hunks of metal, plastic, wires, pixels and bits into a new human experience? Microsoft’s designers approach their products from their own unique angles: Kat Holmes (who is featured in the latest episode of the podcast “Next at Microsoft”) takes her fascination with messy, complicated love stories to Microsoft’s Cortana personal … Read more »

The community of fans: Real Madrid brings their supporters closer to the team

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In this digital age, the idea of community is changing rapidly. Online and social-based channels have created new ways of connecting with others who share similar beliefs, interests and passions. While some may be rightfully concerned that online social communications are not a substitute for human interaction, I continue to be fascinated with the ways people are finding to connect and share their passions. Last November, Microsoft announced a collaboration … Read more »

Microsoft wins big at Mobile World Congress 2015 – Weekend Reading: March 6th Edition

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Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, with stories about Mobile World Congress, the Game Developers Conference and the new preview of Office 2016 for Mac. At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft racked up 10 awards, including Best Mobile Tablet (Surface Pro 3), Best of Mobile World Congress 2015 (Lumia 640) and Top Pick of Mobile World Congress 2015 (Lumia 640 XL). Microsoft announced the two new, affordable Lumia phones … Read more »