NPD numbers: Xbox One is the fastest-selling console in the US in November

Xbox has seen record-breaking sales with the recent announcement of Xbox One selling more than 2 million units through to consumers worldwide since its launch. November NPD Group figures released Thursday revealed 909,132 Xbox One units were sold in the U.S. in the console’s first nine days, making it the fastest selling console on the…


Service Providers light up the Cloud OS

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft. Today, Microsoft introduced the Cloud OS Network, a worldwide group of more than 25 leading cloud service providers who have embraced our Cloud OS vision and will deliver hosted services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform, which includes Windows Server…


Xbox One sells more than 2 million units in the first 18 days; Sold out at most major retailers

Since its launch 18 days ago, Xbox One is proving to be the must-have gift this holiday season, with more than 2 million consoles sold through to consumers worldwide, averaging over 111,111 units sold per day – a record-setting pace for Xbox. The millions of fans around the world who have purchased Xbox One have…


First prize for Nobel Media’s scalable and reliable website, run on Windows Azure

Mattias Fyrenius, CEO of Nobel Media, and Richard Lind, director of Technology and Platforms at Microsoft Sweden, tell us more about the collaboration and future plans in the video above. With the Nobel Prizes awarded Tuesday, the Nobel organization’s website is being inundated with visitors from around the globe who want to read all the…


LeWeb’13 and ‘The Next 10 Years’: The digitization of nearly everything

The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. On Tuesday at LeWeb’13 in Paris, I joined Om Malik on stage to talk with thousands of entrepreneurs, startups and large companies about technology and where we’re headed as an industry. The theme of this year’s conference is The Next 10…


New security features added to Microsoft accounts

The following post is from Eric Doerr, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Account. We’re excited to announce that over the next couple of days we’re rolling out a few new capabilities – based on your ongoing feedback – that give you more visibility and control of your Microsoft account. Last April we announced the release of…


Computer Science Education Week begins Monday – Join us in an ‘Hour of Code’

The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an important moment for everyone, especially youth, to learn how the ability to code can open doors to future careers in unexpected ways. One of the activities I am most excited about is the…


Reforming government surveillance

The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. It was originally published on Microsoft on the Issues. Today, we are joining AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Yahoo in calling for reforms of government surveillance. Since Microsoft was founded, we’ve believed technology is a…


Students everywhere count down the hours to ‘Hour of Code’

It’s just one hour. But it’s an hour that could change young lives forever, and help guide them to a better future. That’s why Microsoft is challenging as many young people as possible to participate in the “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 9-15. “Hour of Code” is an introduction to computer…


Weekend Reading: Dec. 6th Edition – Microsoft stands up for customer privacy

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s role in protecting customer data, how 150,000 students, administrators and staff members in Canada have started using Office 365 and Microsoft Research’s first Artist in Residence. Brad Smith, general counsel and executive vice president of Microsoft’s Legal & Corporate Affairs, wrote about how “many…