Is Office exec Julia White the face of a new Microsoft?

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Thomas Kohnstamm, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. To say that a lot was at stake would be an understatement. The San Francisco launch event for Office for iPad was Satya Nadella’s first appearance as the CEO of Microsoft in the Bay Area tech industry and media epicenter. And…


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…


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…


A soulful singer’s ship comes in

Editor's note: The following is a post from Jennifer Warnick, a writer for microsoft.com/stories Here we go again with another one of those “a guy goes to Web design school, becomes a blues musician instead, takes a job in a cruise ship piano lounge, and is discovered on the high seas and recruited by Microsoft”…


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,…


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…


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….


“I’m deaf. I’m British. Be warned.”

Editor's note: The following is a post from Jennifer Warnick, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. Fight or flee. Sink or swim. Face the music or become a grocery clerk. Every life has its moments of truth, and one of Jenny Lay-Flurrie’s came in her twenties. She was working for an Internet company, and things were going…


Researcher danah boyd on the weird science of teen online behavior

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Emily Alhadeff, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. Remember “Weird Science,” the 1985 John Hughes comedy about two teen dweebs who use their computer, some wires and a Barbie doll to engineer their dream woman? After sparks and explosions, the dust settles and a partially clad Kelly LeBrock appears…


Weekend Reading: March 28th Edition—Office for iPad is one of many mobile-first, cloud-first releases

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we've got stories on the release of Office for iPad (as well as the Enterprise Mobility Suite and other mobile-first, cloud-first products), and Microsoft Azure being made available in China. Office arrives on the iPad. In San Francisco Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made several announcements, including the release…