Local Business Realizes the Lasting Benefits of Upgraded Technology

When a business upgrades the technology it uses every day, it has a dramatic impact on productivity, workflow and overall functionality. While a new Microsoft Dynamics or SharePoint implementation is life changing in the workplace, our Microsoft partners also know that it doesn’t need to be a major technology overhaul to produce remarkable benefits, especially…

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Take the Challenge and Bing it On!

Bing is challenging the nation to “Bing it On” by selecting which web search results they prefer. After conducting an independent study, revealing that users preferred Bing search over Google, Microsoft wants to give you the chance to go five rounds to see if you, too are a fan of Bing. Come and see for…

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Thoroughly modern email with Outlook.com

Innovation has a funny way of stoking our desire for even more innovation, no matter how thrilled we are with the original product. Remember how amazing the concept of Hotmail initially was? Indeed, it was amazing at its 1996 launch, when there had never before been personal email addresses, independent of one’s business or Internet…

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Xbox 360 is Changing the Game for Educational Experiences

Remember when you were a kid, and you wished that you could actually play with the characters on television? It is now possible with Xbox 360. Last week, Microsoft revealed how its “playful learning” experiences are revolutionizing interactive television, allowing children and their families to engage, interact and learn in an entirely new way –…

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Q&A: Local Microsoft Partner, Perficient discusses upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference

Each year, Microsoft partners around the world convene at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to learn about Microsoft’s technology roadmap, network and share best practices with peers and experience the latest product innovations. We’re thrilled that the City of Los Angeles will host WPC next week, from July 10-14. The conference is expected to draw…

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Southern California Imagine Cup Teams Are Inspiring For All

Guest post by Tyler Bryson, general manager Southwest District  This year’s Imagine Cup student technology competition is heating up! More than 70,000 students in the U.S. created innovative, tech-based solutions to solve global problems while learning valuable skills to prepare them as future IT leaders. We have such tremendously talented young competitors located right here…

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Microsoft Donates $1 Million in Software to Los Angeles Unified School District

Parents’ engagement in academic progress is key to their children’s future success, and Microsoft is committed to helping in this effort. Today, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner visited Garfield High School alongside Superintendent-elect Dr. John Deasy to celebrate Microsoft’s announcement of a major contribution to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Educational Foundation….

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Tech Fans Excited For New Costa Mesa Store Location

Today, Microsoft opened the doors of its Costa Mesa retail store location for anxiously awaiting customers at the South Coast Plaza shopping center. As Orange County’s second Microsoft Store, the Costa Mesa location continues Microsoft’s commitment to building and maintaining a strong presence in Southern California. Other locations include Scottsdale, Ariz..; Mission Viejo, Calif.; San…

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Microsoft Announces U.S. Finalists for Imagine Cup 2011

  Below is a guest post by Mark Hindsbo, vice president, U.S. Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft, who discusses the finalists for Imagine Cup 2011. Be sure to vote for your favorite team in the U.S. People’s Choice Awards from now through April 9 and check out the local talent from right here in Southern…

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Continued Growth in Southern California

Microsoft continues to expand its initiatives in Southern California. From philanthropic efforts within local schools and the surrounding community, to the upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference, the company is committed to building and maintaining a strong presence in the Southland. Recently in an article for the Orange County Business Journal, Microsoft’s Southwest District General Manager, Tyler…

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