Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC): All About the Cloud.

Today, Microsoft kicks off its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) for 2010 and we are showcasing a really wide variety of Microsoft developer technologies and tools that cover a vast range of capabilities. This year, the focus is on the cloud. But what does that mean? Here at Microsoft we interpret the cloud in a broader and more far reaching way than most of the rest of the industry. For the … Read more »

Twitter Transition: New @MSFTNews handle

Thanks for taking a moment to check out two big developments regarding the @microsoft Twitter handle. For the past year or so, we’ve been tweeting about all kinds of Microsoft news on @microsoft. If you are one of our followers, thank you. On Wednesday, November 3, we are changing the name of our Microsoft news twitter feed from @microsoft to @MSFTnews. You will automatically remain a follower of our news feed, … Read more »

Shout from Cape Town: Microsoft Announces Global Technology Program for Teachers and Students to Address Environmental Issues

Sawubona! This week I’m in Cape Town, South Africa and lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most innovative education leaders, teachers and administrators in the world. We’re all gathered here for the sixth annual Worldwide Innovation Education Forum (IEF), the first time for the event ever to be held on African soil. Attendees of this event include more than 500 educators, school leaders and government officials representing … Read more »

Office 365 from Coast to Coast

Microsoft is helping organizations of all sizes realize greater cost savings, IT efficiencies, and increased flexibility with web-based productivity solutions. As adoption of cloud computing accelerates, we’re offering customers from coast to coast the world’s most utilized productivity solution, 365 days a year. Last week, we announced our next generation cloud productivity service, Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 brings together SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online and Office desktop software … Read more »

Who’s Next in Tech

How the Imagine Cup and the White House Science Fair are inspiring students to explore science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Earlier this week, two Imagine Cup finalists had the opportunity to participate in the first annual White House Science Fair. This isn’t your dad’s science fair though — no baking soda and vinegar volcanoes or solar system models were on site. The White House Science Fair brought together the … Read more »

New community for Business Intelligence and Analytics: BizIntelligence.TV

The issue that most organizations have with data today is not that they have too little but rather that they have too much. The average organization sits of terabytes of information that it could turn into an incredible competitive advantage, if only it knew how to capture it properly and how to provide it to its employees into a digestible and actionable set of insights. Over the last few decades, … Read more »

Opening Wikipedia to More Languages

Technology can be a great tool to help people share information. Today, we’re seeing that with the release of the beta version of WikiBhasha, a multilingual content-creation tool designed for Wikipedia users. With WikiBhasha, Wikipedia’s global community of users can find content on Wikipedia, translate the content into other languages, and then either compose new articles or enhance existing articles in multilingual Wikipedias. The WikiBhasha beta is available as an … Read more »

Talk to Me

My last two posts on LightSpace and More Like Us talked about the future direction for natural user interfaces (NUI), but there are plenty of examples of NUI products in the marketplace today, like Windows Phone 7, which launched this week. NUI is way more than just touch and gestures — context, location, speech and other technologies are all important elements that allow you to interact with your technology naturally … Read more »

Welcome to Convergence 2010 Europe

[Editor's note: We updated the information in this post about the timeframe of the promotion.] Hello from London! Today marks the opening of Convergence 2010 Europe, Microsoft Business Solutions group’s annual European conference where customers experience first-hand the innovations the Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP teams are delivering. This event also gives us an opportunity to directly engage with our customers and learn how we can help them be most productive … Read more »

EDUCAUSE 2010: The Next Generation Begins

Today, Microsoft education leaders and I are at EDUCAUSE 2010 in Anaheim, CA. While incredible theme parks are just a stone’s throw away, higher education CIOs and the IT Industry are in Anaheim to sharpen their vision and improve the business of learning.  There are big issues facing higher education that will shape the next 10 years and beyond.   From my viewpoint, the major themes for the modern CIO are … Read more »