Mining for digital gold with Amir Netz

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Geoff Carter, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. When you watch the video, you think, wow, the man is cool. Amir Netz is cool. The video in question, which is easily found on YouTube, shows Netz introducing Power BI for Office 365 to an audience of thousands at the…

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Launch day: Surface Pro 3 is now available in the US and Canada

The Surface Pro 3 is now available at retail stores, online and through authorized resellers in the U.S. and Canada. “Many of you have placed pre-orders for the new Surface, and those who ordered the Intel Core i5 versions will be receiving them directly,” writes Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Surface, in a blog post….

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Weekend Reading: June 20th Edition—LA County moves 100,000 employees to Office 365

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the impact of Office 365 on the L.A. County Fire Department and the city of Chicago, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and news coming from the Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity 2014. Los Angeles County, the largest in the nation, is migrating more than 100,000 employees…


LA County brings its 100,000 employees together with Office 365

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Los Angeles County is moving more than 100,000 employees working in more than 30 departments to Office 365. The county is the largest in the nation, and it’s decided to go with Office 365 to get all employees on the same platform and “on an even playing field,” said Richard…

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Microsoft and American Family Insurance launch startup accelerator for home automation

The following post is from Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Experience & Evangelism and Chief Evangelist for Microsoft. On Tuesday, we hosted a number startups at Microsoft’s Global Startup Day in San Francisco, all of which were from Microsoft accelerator and incubation programs. This event wasn’t just an excuse to celebrate the successful startups…

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Microsoft Azure Machine Learning combines power of comprehensive machine learning with benefits of cloud

The following post is from Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Machine Learning at Microsoft. Maybe you haven’t noticed it, but machine learning – a way of applying historical data to a problem by creating a model and using it to successfully predict future behavior or trends – is touching more and more lives every…

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Weekend Reading: June 13 Edition — Xbox brings the big guns to E3, Bing maps favelas, soccer tournament mania

It’s been a long four years for soccer fans everywhere, but the wait is over. The world’s premiere fútbol tournament is finally here! To celebrate, we’ve got a Weekend Reading guaranteed to make you shout “GOOOAAAAAL!” Also, on the list of big events this week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, where Xbox made a…

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E3: Lots of holiday Xbox One exclusives, including ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ and ‘Sunset Overdrive,’ are on their way

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, at E3 2014 in Los Angeles on Monday. Lots of great games are coming to put under the tree this holiday season with new, exclusive Xbox One titles including “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” “Sunset Overdrive,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Fable Legends” and “Dance Central Spotlight.” The games were announced at…

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Weekend Reading: June 6th Edition — Nearly 40 Windows devices and phones unveiled at Computex, and the Houston school district adopts Office 365

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the new Windows devices and phones introduced at Computex in Taiwan, and how students in Houston, the seventh-largest school district in the U.S., will use Office 365 to help in their education. Nick Parker, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division, at…

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Microsoft Azure now generally available in Brazil South region

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft. A few weeks ago, we announced that Microsoft Azure was in public preview in Brazil. Today, I am pleased to share that Microsoft Azure is now generally available in our Brazil South region. In Brazil, and our other regions around the…