Microsoft Executives’ views of now and the future

With time as they are, I always find it really interesting to hear from our executives on their views of how we manage now and what the future looks like Kevin Turner, our COO, said of how we should approach the next year that we should only focus on the things that we can have…

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Microsoft Investing in Environmental Sustainability for the future

After settling at my desk this morning and opening up my inbox to review my overnight email, the highlight of the list was an email from Steve Ballmer about Microsoft’s efforts with addressing global environmental challenges by focusing on three core areas: 1) Using Information Technology to Improve Energy Efficiency 2) Accelerating Research Breakthroughs 3)…

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Hot-lanta

Apologies for my silence last week…..I was at the annual Microsoft internal conference which took place in Atlanta This is my 3rd conference of this type and as cheesy as it sounds, I am still humbled to be in a room with over 12,000 peers and colleagues from around the world. Not to mention the…

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Windows Open Protocols

Microsoft is implementing four new interoperability principles and corresponding actions across its high-volume business products: (1) ensuring open connections(2) promoting data portability(3) enhancing support for industry standards(4) fostering more open engagement with customers and the industry, including open source communities.Read the full Microsoft PressPass article. The Windows Vista and Windows Server TechCenters have been updated…

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Microsoft makes strategic changes in technology and business practices to expand interoperability

  Microsoft Corp. today announced a set of broad-reaching changes to its technology and business practices to increase the openness of its products and drive greater interoperability, opportunity and choice for developers, partners, customers and competitors. Specifically, Microsoft is implementing four new interoperability principles and corresponding actions across its high-volume business products: (1) ensuring open…

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Microsoft makes bid for Yahoo

This has casued quite a stir in the office today! Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.’s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets. The offer of $31 per share, made late Thursday…

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Some announcements from IT Forum this week

TechEd 2007: Microsoft touts Dynamic IT Microsoft Announces New Virtualization Offerings, Windows Server 2008 … Microsoft’s Desktop Optimization Pack Sets Sales Record The first service pack for 2007 Microsoft Office system will be available in early 2008 Microsoft Offers Windows Server Pricing, Virtualization Details  

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Microsoft IT stats

I stumbled across this post yesterday on Bink.nu Blog about some really interesting Microsoft internal IT numbers: Microsoft internal IT:  600k connected devices10,000 Servers3 Datacenters 1 operations center11% is virtualized in Microsoft Datacenters330 of 385 servers run Windows Server 2008 (RC0) plus all 85 Microsoft.com servers11 clustered systems30,000 users in redmond domain (50,000 with vendors)NAP reporting 140K…

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MGX – I salute you Steve!

I have been back for several weeks now from my trip to Orlando, where we had a big Microsoft conference with Microsoft employees from all over the world. It is quite a sight to see 10,000 Microsoft employees in one place, and even more interesting to see the English reserve in comparison to the Russian…

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