Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Brings Affordable Computing to Classrooms Everywhere

We’re happy today to announce the global launch of Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, available for purchase by schools and educational institutions around the world.    We‘re seeing quite a bit of enthusiasm from our customers and partners around the world (you can watch some of them in the video below) for Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, a new Windows product that increases access to affordable computing in educational scenarios like classrooms, … Read more »

Reducing Energy Costs with Microsoft Hohm’s New ZIP Code Guide for the U.S.

Everyone wants to be smarter about how they use energy.  One great way to do that is with Microsoft Hohm, our online tool that helps consumers save energy and save money. In response to many requests from our community, we’re excited to announce the launch of Hohm ZIP code pages for every ZIP code (postal code) in the country—all  42,000+ of them. Today, we’re delighted to report that visitors to … Read more »

Weekend Reading for Feb 20/21: Windows Phone 7 Series called, and the world said…..

We’ve unveiled quite a few new products in recent months – Windows 7, Bing, and Natal to name a few. Monday, in Barcelona, we added another name to that list: Windows Phone 7 Series. At Mobile World Congress that day, Steve Ballmer, along with Andy Lees and Joe Belfiore gave reporters and others their first look at our new mobile phone operating system. And they had a lot to show. We … Read more »

MVPs Give Microsoft Reason to Listen

With the constantly growing and changing social Web, I get more and more excited each day about all the ways Microsoft leverages online properties to better engage with and listen to the technical community. The social web is fast changing the way we do business here at Microsoft. From online forums and blogs, to Facebook and Twitter, we draw on these sources to give us real-time insight into our customers’ … Read more »

The Browser Choice Screen for Europe

In December, the European Commission and Microsoft arrived at a resolution of a number of long-standing competition law issues. Microsoft made a legally binding commitment that PC manufacturers and users will continue to be able to install any browser on Windows, to make any browser the default browser, and to turn access to Internet Explorer on or off. In addition, Microsoft agreed to use Windows Update to provide a “web … Read more »

U.S., Europe Clear Search Deal with Yahoo!

Today Microsoft and Yahoo! announced that both the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the European Commission have given regulatory clearance to the search agreement announced in July. Now that the deal has been cleared without restrictions, both companies will work with advertisers, publishers and developers on a customized plan designed to make the transition as efficient and seamless as possible. There is more information in the Press Release Posted by … Read more »

What Do Ada Lovelace, Barbie and I All Have in Common?

The National Science Foundation reports that women currently make up only 19.5 percent of engineering bachelor degree recipients and 11 percent of professional engineering positions in the United States.  Those are unfortunate numbers. Not only do more and more of the world’s top jobs require science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) expertise. But few women enter engineering—a serious loss of a tremendous talent pool. We need to create more competent … Read more »

Microsoft Office 2010 Gets More Social

Back in November 2009, we introduced the Outlook Social Connector and announced our first partnership with LinkedIn. The Outlook Social Connector is a set of new features that bring together communications history, contact information, and professional and social networking information into the Outlook experience. Most importantly, it brings all of your friends, family and colleagues into one place, making it easier than ever to stay in touch with the people … Read more »

Windows Phone – Mobile World Congress Day 2

Yesterday was a great day for Windows Phones as we revealed Windows Phone 7 Series.  It has been a busy few months for the Windows Phone team.  Windows Mobile 6.5 represents a significant part of the portfolio family that is Windows Phones, and with over 50 phones on the market in last four months, we offer people the freedom to choose from among the widest selection of form factors and … Read more »

Introducing Windows Phone 7 Series

As you know, today we introduced Windows Phone 7 Series at Mobile World Congress. If you’ve arrived here looking for more information, you’re in luck – we’re pulling together a variety of resources to help you: Windows Phone on the Microsoft News Center Press Release An interview with Andy Lees, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business A video that goes behind the scenes of the Windows Phone 7 Series … Read more »