Microsoft Honored at FCC for Accessibility Tools and Training Resources

Posted by Laura RubyDirector, Trustworthy Computing – Accessibility Policy & Standards, Microsoft Today, in a ceremony hosted by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski , Microsoft received a Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility in recognition of the company’s work in creating a set of Accessibility Tools and Training Resources. The awards were presented for the development…


Microsoft Releases New Index Gauging Online Behaviors

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group is today announcing a new tool to help gauge how consumers are meeting the challenges of today’s digital world. Microsoft’s Computing Safety Index (MCSI) is the product of research recently conducted in five countries: Brazil, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the…


Initiative 1125 is the Wrong Vision for our Transportation Future

Posted by Brad SmithExecutive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft Did you know that only eight states in the country have a higher percentage of functionally obsolete bridges than Washington? The fact is, over the past two decades, the Puget Sound region’s transportation infrastructure has failed to keep pace with the region’s population and job…

Closing the Justice Gap in America Through Pro Bono Legal Counsel

Posted by Brad SmithExecutive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft Editor’s Note: On Oct. 13th, Brad Smith was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” – a weekly White House initiative to highlight Americans making an impact in their communities. Last week, “Champions of Change”  featured lawyers dedicated to closing the justice…


Microsoft’s New Patent Agreement with Compal: A New Milestone for Our Android Licensing Program

Posted by Brad Smith and Horacio GutierrezExecutive Vice President and General Counsel & Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Today, Microsoft announced its tenth license agreement providing coverage under our patent portfolio for Android mobile phones and tablets. Today’s agreement is with Compal, one of the world’s largest Original Design Manufacturers, or ODMs….

Microsoft Shines a Light on Corporate Transparency in Politics

Posted by Dan BrossSenior Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Yesterday, I was pleased to participate in The Conference Board’s 2011 Symposium on Political Spending to discuss the principles and policies that guide Microsoft when we make political contributions. We recognize that our company, our stakeholders (employees, shareholders and partners) and civil society as a whole, are…


Microsoft Employees Raise the Bar with Fast Start to This Month’s Giving Campaign

Posted by Brad SmithExecutive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft Employee charitable giving at Microsoft takes place all year round. But October is a special time for us here at the company, when our offices across the United States are transformed by the hundreds of giving events that make up our annual Giving Campaign. In…


Corporate Governance at Microsoft: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Posted by John SeethoffVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft With the approach of Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting on Nov. 15th, I am excited to take a look back at some of the recent results of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to promote the long-term interests of our shareholders, as well as to maintain internal checks and…


Digital Crimes Consortium 2011: Turning the Tables against Cybercrime

Posted by Bill HarmonAssociate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit A recent report shows the global cost of cybercrime is greater than the combined effect on the global economy of trafficking in marijuana, heroin and cocaine. That staggering statistic underscores the need for the industry, academic community and law enforcement – those working to combat…


A Conversation with Gov. Mitt Romney on Trade and Intellectual Property

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President of Government Affairs, Microsoft Microsoft PAC (MSPAC) welcomed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to our Redmond, Wash. campus today. Since its founding in 1998, our employee political action committee has invited political leaders, policymakers, popular authors, celebrities and others representing a wide range of views to speak to Microsoft employees….