Microsoft introduces new technologies for education, including Windows 10 S, new Surface Laptop and Microsoft Teams for classrooms

Photo of a boy and girl working on a laptop in a classroom

Microsoft announced new innovations on Tuesday to empower students and teachers worldwide, including Windows 10 S, the new Surface Laptop and Microsoft Teams for modern classroom collaboration. Introduced at the #MicrosoftEDU Event in New York City, the new educational products and services also include Code Builder for “Minecraft: Education Edition” to teach and inspire students and new experiences in 3D and Windows Mixed Reality to spark creativity. Get details on … Read more »

Watch an easy guide to everything AI on ‘Explanimators,’ a new video series from Microsoft Story Labs

Who says that cartoons are for kids? Artificial intelligence (AI) kicks off the Microsoft Story Labs animated “Explanimators” series about big, important, cutting-edge areas of technology that remain mysterious (if not just plain confusing) to people who don’t have an engineering or computer science degree. While artificial intelligence is increasingly all around us, helping people do more, save time and work smarter – let’s be honest – it’s tricky to … Read more »

Keeping the milk fresh, speeding delivery of home stair lifts and making a Digital Difference – Weekend Reading: April 28 edition

Tetra Pak worker checking milk cartons on production line

Whether it’s keeping perishable foods from going bad, or designing customized home stair lifts, companies are using Microsoft’s technology to make their products better and their customers happier. Those were among the success stories we learned about this week at Hannover Messe 2017, the world’s biggest industrial fair, at Microsoft’s “Digital Difference” event in New York City, and at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. When one … Read more »

Making your digital difference

Photo of Widsteen, Lundberg and Althoff discussing digital transformation on stage

I am in New York City today, where we are hosting “Digital Difference.” More than a dozen forward-thinking companies joined us to showcase how they are driving digital transformation – and making a difference – for their businesses. It was exciting to share how UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, is driving its digital strategy with us, powering its risk management on Azure. Maersk, the largest shipping company in the … Read more »

Digital transformation in the media and entertainment industry

The digitization of content has completely changed how media companies think about the creation, production, marketing, distribution and monetization of content. As their audiences find new ways to consume entertainment, whether it’s through tablets, smartphones, connected TVs, PCs, gaming or mixed reality devices, the competition for attention has never been greater. This evolution has disrupted traditional business models and is driving organizations across the industry to identify new ways in … Read more »

New ways to drive your business forward in today’s digital landscape 

You don’t have to look far to find companies that are disrupting their industries by applying software and technology to transform customer experiences, improve operations and create new opportunities. As the rate of disruption increases, customers are looking to transform the very nucleus of their companies – the business processes and systems used to run operations, connect with customers and manage teams – to drive better business outcomes. But many … Read more »

Microsoft’s customers and partners demonstrate digital impact and leadership at Hannover Messe 2017

Manufacturers are embracing what’s recognized as “Industry 4.0” to redefine their businesses, even company cultures. They’re creating higher-quality products at lower costs. They’re building entirely new business models and service offerings. And most importantly, they’re conserving limited resources to bring their customers a more sustainable future. According to IDC, the intelligent factory is already a reality as 40 percent of operational processes will be self-healing and self-learning by 2022[1]. At Hannover … Read more »

4 employees who make every day Earth Day, a partnership to tackle water scarcity and using Microsoft Edge to combat poverty — Weekend Reading: April 21 edition

Sustainability is on our collective minds this week as we celebrate Earth Day and recognize a few of the people and technologies that are helping to preserve and protect our planet’s vital resources. Meet four Microsoft employees who work as environmental stewards, learn about a Microsoft partnership aimed at tackling water scarcity, and find out why our chief environmental strategist is hopeful that the world’s resource challenges can be addressed … Read more »