TechEd 2014: Moving customers forward in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

This week at Microsoft’s sold-out TechEd North America event conference in Houston, we announced several innovations to help enterprises realize the speed, scale and economics of a mobile-first, cloud-first world. These new technologies transform how we approach business innovation, creating an incredible opportunity for IT professionals, developers and technology users to drive value and boost productivity. But to do that, our customers need help breaking down barriers so they can embrace … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Oct. 18th Edition–Windows 8.1 is here!

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the release of Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Update 3, Microsoft Ventures’ first seed investment and major app news! Check ‘em out. Windows 8.1 now available! Global availability of Windows 8.1 is now here, bringing a variety of new features and improvements to Windows 8 that we think people will really enjoy. We listened to customer feedback and are delivering … Read more »

Weekend Reading: September 13th Edition– Microsoft donates Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on how Microsoft has taken a big step in helping nonprofits harness the power of technology by donating Office 365, the major achievements of the 10-year-old Partners in Learning program and the launch of the Xbox Music service to iOS and Android devices. Microsoft announced the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits through the Technology for Good program on Tuesday. … Read more »

Developers and IT pros: Download Windows 8.1 RTM, Visual Studio 2013 RC and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM now

Starting Sept. 9, Microsoft is extending availability of the current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 release to manufacturing (RTM) builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available through MSDN and TechNet for businesses later this month. Additionally, Microsoft is making available the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate, which you can download … Read more »

Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3.” Fans of the big and small-screen and live radio can now find apps like Redbox and iHeartRadio on Windows Phone 8, as well as a major facelift for … Read more »

Weekend Reading: June 28th Edition—Microsoft showcases developer opportunity for Windows platform at Build 2013

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, the Build 2013 conference showed off the Windows 8.1 Preview and a bevy of other major developments, TechEd Europe continued the momentum of Microsoft’s cloud progress and a new strategic partnership emerged with Oracle. Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference in San Francisco delivers a deluge of previews. Build 2013 opened Wednesday to a packed house of 6,000 developers and IT professionals and gave them a … Read more »

Build day one news recap: Windows 8.1 Preview, new Bing apps, Sprint’s new Windows Phone 8 devices and more

Microsoft’s Build conference for developers kicked off in San Francisco today, and this morning’s keynote was packed with major news announcements from execs Steve Ballmer, Julie Larson-Green and Antoine Leblond. Here’s a recap: You can now download a free public preview of Windows 8.1 and get a sneak peek at the latest features and enhancements coming later this year, including the return of the Start button, the ability to boot … Read more »

TechEd Europe: Big bets and big opportunities

The following is a post from Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Server & System Center at Microsoft. I am absolutely thrilled to be delivering the Day 1 keynote at TechEd Europe for the third straight year. This is consistently an amazing event with the very best and brightest companies and IT pros across Europe, not to mention some equally amazing products to highlight and demonstrate. There were some … Read more »

Weekend Reading: June 7th Edition – New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013

This edition of Weekend Reading gives you insights from COMPUTEX 2013 and TechEd 2013, the big scoop about a cybercrime operation that stole half a billion dollars and a first for the “Halo” franchise. New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013. COMPUTEX 2013 in Taipei is the second-largest computer exhibition in the world, drawing a large audience of hardware manufacturers and developers to showcase their latest technologies. … Read more »

Leading the Enterprise Cloud Era

The following is a post from Satya Nadella, President of the Server & Tools Business at Microsoft. Today, I sent an internal mail to Microsoft employees to kick off a wave of product updates we are delivering to our customers and partners at TechEd North America 2013. The purpose of my mail was to share both the progress we have made and encourage all of our more than 90,000 employees … Read more »