The power of ‘and’

The following post is from Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft. A little over a year ago, we announced the general availability of Azure Infrastructure Services. Since that time, we helped customers realize the power of “and” with Infrastructure Services and Platform Services, Windows and Linux, Oracle, SQL and soon SAP…


Weekend Reading: May 30th Edition—Skype Translator introduced at inaugural Code Conference, Microsoft and salesforce.com announce strategic partnership

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Skype Translator app revealed at the first-ever Code Conference, a new strategic partnership between Microsoft and salesforce.com and how businesses like the Seattle Children’s Hospital and The Coca-Cola Company have chosen the Surface Pro 3 as their go-to choice to replace laptops. Soon,…


Microsoft and salesforce.com announce strategic partnership

Microsoft and salesforce.com announced a strategic partnership Thursday to connect salesforce.com’s customer relationship management apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows. “We are excited to partner with salesforce.com and help customers thrive in a mobile and cloud-first world,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a press release. “Working together we’ll deliver new solutions that…

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James Whittaker on the art of making truly killer presentations

Editor's note: The following is a post from Jennifer Warnick, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. It’s a Friday afternoon, and James Whittaker is sitting at Hi-Fi Brewing in Redmond. Laptop open, pint to the side, he’s working on his latest brainchild, a manuscript called “The Art of Stage Presence.” After spending his career leading various deeply…

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Spell e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n: Each spelling bee participant receives new Surface, Office 365 and Skype gift card

Yan Zhong, Skype program manager at Microsoft, far left, when she competed in the national spelling bee during her middle school years. Each of the 281 participants in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee got an extra boost from Microsoft Tuesday night to help them with their education, and to make sure the bonds they…

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Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations

The following post is from Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft. Your browser does not support iframes. It’s been an interesting evening here in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. at the inaugural Code Conference (#CodeCon) where @karaswisher and @waltmossberg are engaging Microsoft CEO @satyanadella in a more than hour-long onstage conversation.  …


Weekend Reading: May 23rd Edition – Surface Pro 3 unveiled and 8 million students in Thailand get Office 365 for Education

Weekend warriors, you’ve made it! In addition to the unofficial start to summer, and all of the backyard barbecues and beach picnics you’ve got on tap, this weekend promises an extra day to take in none other than Weekend Reading. Enjoy. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3. Envisioned as the tablet that can…

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Explore the world of Microsoft in pictures

Satya Nadella on his first day as Microsoft CEO, February 4, 2014. Photo by Brian Smale. A few weeks ago, the Microsoft Stories team noticed something. With every amazing person we meet, and every epic moment we cover, our family photo album gets a little thicker. In fact, it’s pretty much bursting at the seams….

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10 reasons businesses need a strategy for the Internet of Things now

The following post is from Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. The Internet of Things (IoT), one of the top enterprise trends of 2014, affects not only businesses but society at large. It is fundamentally changing the way we do business, it’s surfacing greater efficiencies, driving deeper customer connections and introducing…


A tale of two countries: Education technology drives growth and transformation

The following post is from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. Education reform can be frustratingly slow, held back by resistance to change, budgetary challenges and, oftentimes, a lack of conviction on the part of governments. So when any country makes a decisive commitment to transform its education system, it’s big news….