Introducing the Microsoft News Center

Posted by Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications For the past decade, PressPass has been the official voice of Microsoft to people who are interested in the company. This week, we’re launching a refreshed and renewed version of the site, with a new name (Microsoft News Center) and more content than ever –…


CES - Optimism About Technology Is More Than Just Fun and Games

Posted by Dominic Carr Director, Microsoft News Center For many people Las Vegas is glamorous and exciting year round. No matter what you think of Vegas there is no denying the energy and sense of optimism that permeates the city. There is always something new and usually it’s on a grand scale. Everyone seems to…


Television of the future isn’t just on your TV

Posted by Ted Malone Microsoft TV, Video and Music, Senior Director of Product Management You don’t need to look very far to see how radically technology has changed the way we do things. Take the area of personal digital entertainment. Just think about how advancements in hardware, software and cloud-based services have drastically changed the…


What could be more natural?

Posted by Dominic CarrDirector Microsoft News Center Earlier this week Steve Ballmer and Robbie Bach delivered the pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). If you missed it you can watch the entire keynote or view clips. Steve and Robbie covered lots of interesting ground, but one that is generating a lot of buzz is…


Happy New Year: Bing Wins Crunchie

Posted by Dominic Carr Director Microsoft News Center Here’s a nice way to start off the new year. Our friends over in Bing are celebrating tonight after being honored at this year’s Crunchies as Best New Startup or Product of 2009. A lot of great companies and products were nominated, so the team was excited to even…


Today’s kindergartners, tomorrow’s workforce

Posted by Anthony Salcito Vice President for Worldwide Education Today’s kindergartners will retire around 2075. They will likely look back at 2010 as a quaint time, the way many of us remember the time before VCRs, color television and the Internet. Now is an important time for us to think about their future: What kind…


Driving Better Retail Business Intelligence

Posted by Bruno Aziza, Worldwide Lead Strategist, Business Intelligence And Co-Author Of Drive Business Performance The economic crisis has reminded business leaders that developing a great strategy is not enough. They need to execute that strategy within an organization that empowers them to make the right decisions, better and faster. Doing so requires systems that…


HP, Microsoft and the Future of IT

Posted by Brad Anderson Corporate Vice President, Management And Services Division Today Microsoft and HP announced some great news for customers and partners of our infrastructure software and server applications: a $250 million engineering, sales and services partnership to advance cloud computing and help customers better use IT for business success. You can read the…


The Power of Technology to Transform Government

Posted by Steve Ballmer Chief Executive Officer Later today, I’ll join about 50 CEOs from some of America’s most innovative companies at the White House for a forum on modernizing government hosted by President Obama and senior members of his administration. It’s an honor to be invited to participate. I’m encouraged by this forum. It’s…


The Recent Cyber Attacks

Posted by Mike Reavey Director, Microsoft Security Response Unfortunately cyber crime and cyber attacks are daily occurrences in the online world.  We condemn these attacks and the recent attacks against Google and other companies. Based on our investigations into these attacks, as well as the investigations of others, we recently became aware that a vulnerability…