Microsoft hosts conversation addressing myths and realities of unlicensed TV white spaces

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Dec. 17, Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. assembled panelists from the New America Foundation, Texas Instruments, the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation and Lerman Senter PLLC law firm to offer insight into the current state of affairs in the field of unlicensed spectrum…

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University of Colorado Health adopts Microsoft Office 365 for its data privacy and security commitment

Posted by Dr. Dennis SchmulandChief Health Strategy Officer, U.S. Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft On Wednesday, University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), one of the state’s largest healthcare providers, announced its migration to Microsoft Office 365, a decision that was made in large part due to Microsoft’s long-standing commitment to data security and privacy and because…

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Making important progress on computer science education

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft This week, we have seen tremendous enthusiasm and excitement from more than 13 million students who are learning a new language. The language? Computer Science. Across the country and around the world, students have been celebrating Computer Science Education Week by…

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Raising the Bar: Exploring the diversity gap within the legal profession

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft By 2042, the U.S. population is projected to be “majority minority,” and no one race or ethnicity will any longer be the majority in America. While America increasingly reflects the extraordinarily diverse people and cultures from around the world, the legal…

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Microsoft, The Atlantic & National Journal Present “A New America: How Millennials are Sparking Change” town hall

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Dec. 6, Microsoft, in partnership with The Atlantic and National Journal, hosted the first in a series of traveling town halls to explore the opportunities, inclinations and impact of the millennial generation as it faces an increasingly connected world and competitive workplace. “A New America: How…

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Reforming government surveillance

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are joining AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Yahoo in calling for reforms of government surveillance. Since Microsoft was founded, we’ve believed technology is a powerful tool that can help people. In that belief we remain steadfast. But…

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Microsoft voices support for passage of the Innovation Act

Posted by Horacio GutierrezDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Thursday’s overwhelming bipartisan House vote to pass the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) marks a significant milestone toward enactment of common-sense reforms to curb abusive patent litigation. Abusive patent lawsuits create a heavy burden on the U.S. economy — slowing innovation,…

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A day of action to demand ECPA reform

Posted by Frederick S. Humphries Jr.Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft On Thursday, Microsoft joined a nationwide day of action to call for an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). We are asking Congress to codify what courts and service providers across the U.S. are already doing: require all law enforcement to…

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Privacy Models: The Next Evolution

Posted by Peter CullenGeneral Manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft We live in an environment where the amount of data being generated is increasing at a staggering pace. With it we see a corresponding growth in the potential for important benefits, both to us as individuals and as a society, based on using this information. However, in…

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