Weekend Reading: March 7th Edition—Customers shine at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 and SharePoint conference

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence and SharePoint conferences, profiles on five dynamic women in honor of International Women’s Day and the buzz building up to the March 11 release of “Titanfall.” The Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 in Atlanta showcased how customers are using Dynamics, such…


From unified to universal, the next stage for communications

The following post is from Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President for Lync & Skype Engineering, Microsoft. It’s great to be in Las Vegas today with almost 2,000 customers, partners and industry professionals for the first day of our second annual Lync Conference. This is my first public appearance since taking over responsibility for Microsoft’s…

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Weekend Reading: Jan. 17th Edition— Microsoft devices and services open new doors at the National Retail Federation convention

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s presence at the National Retail Federation convention, the company’s partnership with GoDaddy and how Office 365 is among the services companies such as RCS MediaGroup and Coles are using to modernize communications infrastructures and keep mobile employees plugged in. More than 30,000 retailers from…


Three things retailers need to do now to transform their businesses with technology

The following post is from Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. Next week at the National Retail Federation Big Show (NRF), Microsoft will show how technology is changing the retail industry and outline three things retailers need to do to take advantage of those technological innovations. While at NRF, we will…

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BNSF Railway Co. on track to move its mobile workforce to Office 365

BNSF Railway Co., one of the oldest and largest freight railroad networks in North America, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 so that more than 40,000 workers can share ideas and information via computers, kiosks and personal devices. “We chose Microsoft Office 365 as part of our Railroad 2020 vision for modernizing the productivity portfolio at…


Weekend Reading: September 27th Edition–Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are here!

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the debut of the next-generation Surface tablets, a major development for Lync 2013 and the Department of Defense and new social networking and business intelligence tools. The week started off with a first look at the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. You can hear…


International Airlines Group chooses Office 365 for 58,000 employees

One of the world’s largest airline groups, International Airlines Group (IAG) – the parent company of British Airways and Iberia – has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its 58,000 employees, enabling its far-flung workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world. “Giving our employees the tools and freedom to achieve more in their day-to-day…


Weekend Reading: June 28th Edition—Microsoft showcases developer opportunity for Windows platform at Build 2013

In this edition of Weekend Reading, the Build 2013 conference showed off the Windows 8.1 Preview and a bevy of other major developments, TechEd Europe continued the momentum of Microsoft’s cloud progress and a new strategic partnership emerged with Oracle. Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference in San Francisco delivers a deluge of previews. Build 2013 opened…


Microsoft and Yammer: One year in

The following is a post from David Sacks, Corporate Vice President, Yammer. One year ago today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Yammer. In just 12 months, we have made tremendous progress in accelerating the adoption of enterprise social, driving innovation within the Yammer service and beginning to integrate with Office 365. Today, we are providing…

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Weekend Reading: May 31st Edition–A first glimpse of Windows 8.1 and the design behind Xbox One

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Windows 8.1, Office 365 Home Premium surpassing 1 million subscribers, the design behind Xbox One and more. A first glimpse of Windows 8.1. Antoine Leblond, corporate vice president of Windows Program Management, on Thursday provided a “first look” at Windows 8.1 on the Windows blog….