Daily Update, Oct. 10th – Microsoft Releases its Annual Citizenship Report

Earlier this morning, we released our annual Citizenship Report, which provides an overview of our citizenship work over the past fiscal year, from July 2011 to June 2012. This is the third year in a row that we have released the Citizenship Report at the same time as our annual financial report. Together, these two milestones give our shareholders, customers, employees and many community partners a full view of Microsoft’s financial and non-financial performance across all business operations. Read more about it over on Microsoft on the Issues.

Also this morning, it was announced that the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EPHEC), a university college renowned for its business curriculum, is adopting Microsoft Office 365 for education. Office 365 for education provides secured, anywhere access to email, calendars, Office Web Apps, Web conferencing and file sharing. Because the cloud-based services run in datacenters owned and operated by Microsoft, which maintains the servers and the software on a day-to-day basis, EPHEC was able to free up the three IT personnel who had been supporting the email infrastructure to devote their time and attention to other activities.

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog