Microsoft Wins 2011 “Best Multinational Workplaces” Award in Europe

The Great Place to Work® Institute today announced that Microsoft is the inaugural winner of the Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 in Europe award. This year, 1,380 companies participated in the study, representing more than 1.5 million employees, making it the largest study of its kind. More than 12,000 Microsoft employees participated in the survey across Europe. “Winning the top spot on our new European Best Multinational Workplaces list, on the … Read more »

Weekend Reading: May 27th Edition–Windows Phone Marketplace on the Web plus “Mango”, Internet Explorer 9, MSN, Xbox and Imagine Cup

It was a big week at Microsoft, what with the unveiling of the next version of the Windows Phone mobile platform, dubbed “Mango.” That wasn’t the only news from the company this week though. Read on to see what else happened at Microsoft this week. Windows Phone Marketplace on the Web. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it will launch a Web-based Windows Phone Marketplace with “Mango.” The Web version … Read more »

The Midweek Download: May 25th Edition–Windows Phone releases beta of “Mango” developer tools plus Windows Live Messenger, Office 365 and IE9

Yesterday, Microsoft made big news in New York City when it debuted the next version of the Windows Phone mobile platform, codenamed “Mango.” “Mango” will bring hundreds of new features to Windows Phone, including a new set of developer tools for creating applications that run on the platform. More on those new tools below. New beta “Mango” tools now available. The beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that … Read more »

Study Finds Information Workers Prefer to Work Without Walls

A new study by Microsoft shows that the ability to work from outside the office is no longer an employee perk; it is a business imperative. The study also finds that remote working offers real benefits to employers and employees alike. Called Work Without Walls, the study surveyed more than 4,000 information workers in the manufacturing, financial services, retail/hospitality and professional services industries. Among its findings: · Seventy-seven percent of … Read more »

The next version of Windows Phone has the sweet taste of “Mango”


Today in New York City, Microsoft unveiled the next version of the Windows Phone mobile platform, codenamed “Mango.” “Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Andy Lees, president of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “With ‘Mango,’ Windows Phone takes a major step forward in redefining how people communicate and use apps and the Internet, giving you better … Read more »

Small Businesses – Are your Mobile Workers Compromising your Security?

For many of today’s workers, using sites like Facebook and Twitter for personal communication has become second nature. Using these sites for work-related reasons is quickly becoming commonplace too, especially in remote working scenarios. According to a recent survey sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, when working remotely, 42 percent of information workers at small and midsized businesses (SMBs) use public social networking tools (Facebook, Twitter) to … Read more »

Weekend Reading: May 20th Edition–Verizon Joins the Windows Phone Family and Facebook Teams up with Microsoft to Fight Child Exploitation

Much of the big news out of Microsoft this week focused on our alliances with partners like Verizon Wireless, Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Read on for the details. The HTC Trophy comes to Windows Phone via Verizon. Verizon Wireless announced Thursday that the HTC Trophy, its first Windows Phone, will be available on its website starting May 26—and hit Verizon stores a week later … Read more »

500 million friends against child exploitation

Today marks a significant milestone in the ongoing fight against the abuse of Internet technology for the heinous sexual victimization of the most innocent in our society. As you may have read in the New York Times, Facebook is joining Microsoft in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s PhotoDNA program to combat child pornography. NCMEC’s program, using image-matching technology created by Microsoft Research in collaboration with Dartmouth College, … Read more »

The Midweek Download: May 18th Edition–Microsoft Reveals a Glimpse of the New “Mango” Windows Phone Update at TechEd

Windows Phone fans will be excited by the top item in this week’s edition of the Midweek Download. Earlier this week, Microsoft gave IT pros and developers a glimpse of some of the features included in the next major update for Windows Phone. Read on for that and a few bits and pieces of Microsoft news. The sweet taste of Mango. This week at the TechEd North America 2011 conference … Read more »