Microsoft delivers updates, innovations and expansions to meet cloud demand

The following post is from Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Channel, Microsoft. Building on some of the incredible innovation already delivered by our engineering groups this year, I’m thrilled to announce some of the new technologies and services that we will highlight at the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference and over the next few months,…


Weekend Reading: June 27th Edition – More free storage is on the way with OneDrive

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the greatly increased OneDrive storage space coming in the next month for those who have free or subscription accounts, Xbox One’s holiday lineup of exclusive games winning awards and nominations, and how you can now use Bing to search for tweets from your favorite folks…

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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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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 Office 365 coming to 14,000 Houston students, 1,200 teachers

Texas’ largest school district is transitioning 14,000 students and 1,200 teachers to Microsoft Office 365 and HP Elitebook Folio 9470m Ultrabooks running Windows as part its PowerUp initiative, an effort to create transformative learning using digital tools. The Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest in the U.S, has a large majority of students from…

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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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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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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….


Connecting Microsoft’s mobile and cloud solutions to the universe of data in SAP software

The following post is from Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft. For more than 20 years, Microsoft and SAP have worked together to help customers who run their business on SAP’s mission critical software do so with Microsoft’s industry leading platforms and productivity solutions. Today, I’m excited to announce an extension…