Weekend Reading: March 28th Edition—Office for iPad is one of many mobile-first, cloud-first releases

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we've got stories on the release of Office for iPad (as well as the Enterprise Mobility Suite and other mobile-first, cloud-first products), and Microsoft Azure being made available in China. Office arrives on the iPad. In San Francisco Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made several announcements, including the release…


A cloud for everyone, on every device

The following post is from Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. In my initial remarks as CEO, I spoke about how Microsoft is embracing the new “mobile-first cloud-first” world. I’ve gotten great feedback around this declaration from customers, employees and partners who are excited to see us communicate this commitment so emphatically. I’ve also…

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Microsoft Azure the perfect solution for on-demand video service blinkbox

Leave it to the cloud to make even movie viewing a better experience. That’s what Microsoft Azure did for blinkbox and the streaming service’s million monthly users. The United Kingdom-based company, owned by Tesco, the country’s biggest retailer, needed a way to ensure the on-demand content looked great on every device for its customers. Blinkbox…

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Microsoft becomes the first global public cloud provider in China with the general availability of Microsoft Azure in the region

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft. In May of last year, we announced that Microsoft Azure would be coming to China, launching a public preview to support the growing appetite for cloud services in this important region. Today, I am pleased to share that Microsoft Azure,…

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Microsoft makes source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to public

The following post is from Roy Levin, distinguished engineer and managing director, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley. On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows. With the help of the Computer History Museum, we are making this code available to the public for the first time. The…

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Jamming at the corner of Cloud and Mobile

Editor's note: The following is a post by Jennifer Warnick, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. No matter what generation she hails from, or whether you meet her on instant message, on horseback, or on stage speaking at a tech convention – Miranda Luna is a force. The 23-year-old, who typically dresses in jeans and a leather…

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Get to know Microsoft’s Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence

The following is a post by Thomas Kohnstamm, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. It only takes a few seconds in the presence of James Mickens to understand why he’s known as “The Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence” rather than his official title of “Researcher.” To talk to James is to step into a Technicolor world saturated…

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An update on Nokia Devices and Services acquisition

The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. We wanted to provide a brief update on the status of the regulatory process for approval of Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. We are nearing the final stages of our global regulatory approval…

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Weekend Reading: March 21st Edition – The Madness of March, SQL Server 2014 and a school in the cloud

Winter is supposed to go out like lamb, but here at Weekend Reading it’s proven to be more like a lion. Check out this roaring lineup … March means Madness — the kind that comes with back-to-back-to-back college basketball. It may be too late to use predictions from Microsoft Research’s statistician extraordinaire, David Rothschild for your…

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Microsoft is proud to bring We Day back to Seattle!

The following post is from Lisa Brummel, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Microsoft. Microsoft YouthSpark reporters Gabrielle, Delaney and Keilon joined We Day co-host Munro Chambers from the hit TeenNick TV show “Degrassi” at We Day Seattle 2013. We at Microsoft are inspired by today’s youth. We are amazed by their compassion and determination to…

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