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Microsoft acquires InMage: Better business continuity with Azure

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:17:00 +0000

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity. Our customers tell us that business continuity – the ability to backup, replicate and quickly recover data and applications in case of a system failure – is incredibly important. After all, revenue, supply chains, customer loyalty,...

Satya Nadella to employees: ‘Bold ambition and our core’

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:09:00 +0000

In an email to employees Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft will “reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more,” and to that end, will find ways to simplify and move faster and more efficiently. “We think about productivity for people, teams and the...

Microsoft delivers updates, innovations and expansions to meet cloud demand

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000

The following post is from Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Channel, Microsoft. Building on some of the incredible innovation already delivered by our engineering groups this year, I’m thrilled to announce some of the new technologies and services that we will highlight at the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference and over the next few months,...

Weekend Reading: July 4th Edition—ISTE conference shows off Office Mix, OneNote and partner apps

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on The International Society for Technology in Education conference, the latest schools to use Surface and profiles on Office exec Julia White and Tyler Schrenk, who overcame a life-changing injury with help from Surface Pro and Xbox. At the recent ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta, Microsoft...

Microsoft joins key industry groups to deliver on promise of the Internet of Things

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000

The following post is from Kevin Dallas, General Manager, IoT, Microsoft. The Internet of Things (IoT) represents an undeniable opportunity across a range of industries, a topic many of my colleagues have covered at length over the past few months. We believe that there is a critical set of work our industry must undertake in...

Is Office exec Julia White the face of a new Microsoft?

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Thomas Kohnstamm, a writer for To say that a lot was at stake would be an understatement. The San Francisco launch event for Office for iPad was Satya Nadella’s first appearance as the CEO of Microsoft in the Bay Area tech industry and media epicenter. And...

Microsoft takes on global cybercrime epidemic in tenth malware disruption

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:23:00 +0000

Editor's Note: This blog post was updated with the following new information at 8 a.m. on July 9: On Monday, June 30, Microsoft filed a civil suit in a Nevada federal court to disrupt Bladabindi-Jenxcus, a pervasive family of malware that put millions of customers at risk. Today both Microsoft Corporation and Vitalwerks Internet Solutions, LLC...

Weekend Reading: June 27th Edition – More free storage is on the way with OneDrive

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the greatly increased OneDrive storage space coming in the next month for those who have free or subscription accounts, Xbox One’s holiday lineup of exclusive games winning awards and nominations, and how you can now use Bing to search for tweets from your favorite folks...

Welcome, Cortana, part of Skype 2.19 update for Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8!

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:32:04 +0000

A Skype update now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 integrates Cortana, Microsoft’s new digital personal assistant. Now you can start Skype video and audio calls by simply asking Cortana something like “Skype, get Mom on the screen.” Cortana is currently available in the U.S. on Windows Phone 8.1. The Skype update...

Xbox One holiday lineup: Already more than 25 awards, 60 nominations

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:27:59 +0000

Xbox One’s 2014 holiday lineup of nine exclusive games, announced at E3 2014 earlier this month, has already received more than 60 nominations and 25 awards. Seven of the nominations are for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, leading the industry for 2014 games. “Congratulations to the creators who are receiving broad...