Privacy by Design at Microsoft

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer New technology, powerful handheld computing devices, and inexpensive data storage have enabled a wide array of online services that help people connect, collaborate and get things done.  Today, more than two billion people use the Internet. That’s a staggering number, and it has doubled in the last five years….

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Baby Boomers actively seek technology to realize the digital lifestyle

Posted by Bonnie KearneyDirector of Marketing, Trustworthy Computing Baby Boomers—the 78 million Americans born in the wake of World War II (1946-1964)—have been called the most influential generation in history, and are recognized historically as trendsetters who have actively reshaped society at every stage of their lives.   Nearly a decade ago—about the time the youngest Boomers were…

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Empowering Families with Online Safety Tools

Posted by Caroline Curtin Policy Counsel, U.S. Government Affairs On Nov. 9 and 10, I had the opportunity to join more than 400 educators, safety advocates, and industry representatives at the Family Online Safety Institute Conference in Washington, DC. The annual event focuses on innovative ways to keep kids safe online. The theme of this…


Enabling Students of All Abilities to Realize Their Potential

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Education Thirty-five years ago this week, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, and the U.S. government  committed to “ensuring that children with disabilities have opportunities to develop their talents, share their gifts and contribute to their communities.” For more than 20 years, Microsoft has…

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A Tale of Two Cities: Prepare, Respond, Rebuild

Posted by Orlando AyalaCorporate Vice President, Chairman Emerging Markets This week in Cartagena, Colombia, Microsoft along with the Colombian Government is hosting the first National Security Leaders Forum.  The event brings together leaders in the public and private sector to discuss helping transform multi-agency operational effectiveness, reduce costs, and improve collaboration and information-sharing to tackle…

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Working Together to Prevent Bullying

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications – Privacy & Online Safety As a large technology company with a significant online presence, Microsoft believes it’s our responsibility to help make the Internet a safer place for people, including children, to learn, communicate, play and grow. Of the risks facing children online, cyberbullying is a growing concern…

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Dialogue on IPR Best Practices in China

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs This week in Beijing, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech on intellectual property rights best practices at the invitation of the United States Ambassador to China.  My talk was part of a half-day event entitled “The Ambassador’s IPR Dialogue” featuring government officials and…

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Bringing Veterans to Microsoft

Posted by Scott PitaskyCorporate Vice President, Human Resources Talent & Organization Capability Group (Cross-posted from Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential blog) Today, on Veterans Day, we take some time to celebrate, honor and remember our United States military veterans. At Microsoft, we are especially proud to recognize and thank our colleagues who have selflessly served our country…

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Economics of the Cloud

Posted by Rolf Harms, Director, Corporate Strategy GroupMichael Yamartino, Manager, Corporate Strategy Group Information technology is undergoing a seismic shift towards the cloud, a disruption we believe is as game-changing as the transition from mainframes to client/server.  This shift will impact every player in the IT world, from service providers and systems architects to developers…

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Women in IT – Why it Matters

This week, Linda Zecher participated in The Global Forum/Shaping the Future event in Washington DC, an annual event that dives into the economic, political and societal issues in today’s society. Linda, who leads Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector business, spoke in separate sessions on Citizen-Centered eHealth and Empowering Women in Technology. Following her participation at the…

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