Recap from Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting

Posted by John SeethoffDeputy General Counsel & Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft I want to thank the Microsoft’s shareholders who attended or voted at this year’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Nearly 84 percent of outstanding shares were voted. Microsoft shareholders: • Elected nine directors to serve on the Board of Directors until the…

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Needles in haystacks: The secret burden holding back our economy

Posted by Jon PalmerAssistant General Counsel, Microsoft There’s one rarely discussed burden on today’s economy: businesses are forced to search and store massive amounts of documents on the off chance they may become evidence in court. The cost for this unnecessary exercise hits businesses of all sizes at a time when our focus should be…

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Supporting US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Posted by Shinder DhillonSenior Global Diversity & Inclusion Director, Microsoft On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international treaty that affirms the equality of all people, without exceptions, due to their abilities, and seeks to promote, protect and ensure…

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The Innovation Act: An important step in patent reform

Posted by Horacio GutierrezDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Congress took an important step on Wednesday to curb abusive litigation practices that are harming business owners, America’s economy and innovation. The House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, and Microsoft is pleased to support it. We appreciate…

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Microsoft’s Allyson Knox testifies before Congress on the state of computer science education

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Nov. 15, Microsoft Education Policy and Programs Director Allyson Knox testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the U.S. The hearing, titled “Our Nation of Builders:  Training the…

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Get an exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new high-tech headquarters for the fight against cybercrime

Posted by Steve WiensEditor, Stories Call them “the zombies next door.” With terrifying speed and stealth, cybercriminals can infect millions of PCs with malware, turning them into a vicious zombie army mobilized to commit crimes like identity theft, financial fraud and worse. The scope is staggering. Half of online adults have been victims of botnets…

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Microsoft and Washington state partner to bridge tech skills gap

Posted by Carrie FranceySenior Director of Sales, Marketing & Programs, Microsoft Learning Experience On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Washington State Library to bring Microsoft’s IT Academy online training to more than 385 libraries statewide. The industry-leading technology training will be available to Washingtonians to help prepare them for success in a global…

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Online ‘safety’ as a state of being

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft We’re all very aware of people’s desires to be “safe” and “secure,” and to exist and engage in environments – both online and off – that are built on trust. To define these points as absolute states of being, however, is impractical and unrealistic. Rather, when it…

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Microsoft spotlights Expert Educators and Mentor Schools for 2014

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Thursday, Microsoft Vice President of Worldwide Education Anthony Salcito announced Microsoft’s 2014 Expert Educators and Mentor Schools. “These exclusive, year-long programs were created to recognize educators and schools who are on the leading edge of education innovation, paving the way for their peers in the use…

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Microsoft participates in U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues This week, Michael Robinson, Microsoft’s vice president of U.S. Health and Life Sciences, participated in the U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference held in Washington, D.C. The event gave Robinson the opportunity to connect with many leading hospital executives and health care visionaries to…

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