Microsoft at COP17: Working Together to Organize Environmental Data

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Microsoft is in Durban, South Africa, this week for the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP17. This year, Microsoft is teaming up with a number of organizations to demonstrate how data visualization tools can help transform our understanding of the world. I…


Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit Talks Cybercrime with “Worm” Author Mark Bowden

Posted by TJ CampanaSenior Program Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit I recently had the privilege and pleasure of joining author Mark Bowden and New York Times technology reporter John Markoff at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., where we spoke about Mark’s new book, Worm: The First Digital World War. Worm is an…


Brad Smith Statement on Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Budget Recommendations

Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brad Smith had the following statement regarding Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposed budget recommendations: “We’re pleased that Governor Gregoire has prioritized education in her budget recommendations, given the difficult choices she faced among the many programs funded by the state. As we at Microsoft experience first-hand, education…


Microsoft Voices Support for VOW to Hire Heroes Act

Posted by Bill KamelaSenior Policy Counsel, Microsoft Today, I was honored to represent Microsoft at the White House as President Barack Obama signed into law a critically important piece of legislation, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Joining the president at the signing ceremony were the First Lady, the Vice President and Dr….


Talking Cloud Privacy in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Susie AdamsChief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal Greater adoption of cloud computing is considered an inevitable trend by regulators and lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, according to my fellow panelists at Tuesday’s “@Microsoft Conversations on Privacy” at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. However, we all agreed that…


Microsoft Examines the Financial Harm of Software Piracy on Play Fair Day

Posted by David FinnAssociate General Counsel, Worldwide Anti-Piracy & Anti-Counterfeiting, Microsoft In addition to undermining the security of businesses around the world, pirated software robs businesses of the ability to compete. That is why we wanted to demonstrate the financial impact software piracy has on companies that use legal software, and why businesses and countries…


Microsoft Makes Digital Salute to Veterans

Posted by Scott PitaskyCorporate Vice President, Human Resources Talent & Organization Capability Group, Microsoft On the eve of Veteran’s Day, Microsoft made a permanent digital salute to mark the service of our employees who have served in the U.S. military. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and others revealed the “Wall of Honor” at our Redmond headquarters…


Microsoft Weighs in on Keeping Young Gamers Safer Online

Posted by Doug ParkDirector, Online Safety – Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft This week, I had the opportunity to join more than 400 educators, safety advocates and industry representatives at the Family Online Safety Institute Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The yearly event focuses on innovative ways to develop and advance safer and healthier online experiences…


Celebrating the World’s Most Innovative and Inspiring Teachers

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Public Sector Education, Microsoft I’m excited to be in Washington, D.C. this week among more than 700 of the most talented educators and school leaders from around the world at the 7th annual Partners in Learning Global Forum. This is one of my favorite weeks every year at Microsoft…


Attorneys General Commit to Using Powers to Tackle Pirated Software, Call on FTC to Use Their Powers As Well

Posted by Brad SmithExecutive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today announced that 39 attorneys general, representing both parties and from states across the nation including Washington, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas, Michigan, Florida, Colorado and Illinois, sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commissioners affirming their commitment…