Enjoy a friendly competition with your family and Summer Kinect Games at the Microsoft Store in Santa Clara

It has been almost a year since Microsoft opened its first Northern California retail store in Silicon Valley and the fun and events for families have not slowed since. This weekend, the Santa Clara Microsoft Store in Westfield Valley Fair Mall is featuring Summer Kinect Games for the entire family. Experts and research have concluded…

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Santa Clara County chooses Microsoft Office 365

It’s incredibly rewarding to find business synergies with our neighbors, which is why we’re happy to announce that the county of Santa Clara has selected Office 365 as its new communications and collaboration software for all 15,000 of its employees. The efficiencies of using a cloud-based platform will be far-reaching, when you consider that the…

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WebsiteSpark Gives Silicon Valley Web Designers and Developers a Jump-Start with Windows Azure

Sharing an announcement from the Windows Azure team. By Himanshu Singh WebsiteSpark is Microsoft’s program for small web development and design companies. WebsiteSpark gives web designers and developers a jump-start by providing the tools and resources needed to build great websites, free of cost.  Membership includes free access to software including Visual Studio, Expression, SQL Server…

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Our Giving is Growing!

Ever hear the saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world”? Microsoft employees live by it. Our employees demonstrated commitment to change in our communities with unprecedented levels of sweat equity during the past year. At the corporate level and on our Silicon Valley campus, employees outperformed collective giving efforts of previous years.  In…

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CES Keynote: Microsoft’s Momentum Moves into 2012

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), otherwise known as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, is wrapping up today in Las Vegas! Recently, CEO Steve Ballmer took to the CES stage for Microsoft’s final keynote presentation. And you may have noticed Microsoft did things a little differently this year – involving a surprise host, Ryan…

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Microsoft Silicon Valley Honored with Corporate Philanthropy Award

Microsoft Silicon Valley was honored this month by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards. Microsoft ranked sixth among the area’s top ten contributors, donating $3.5 million in cash donations.  The corporation’s three largest Silicon Valley contributions were made to the Tech Awards, DonorsChoose.org and the Hispanic College Fund. The publication…

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Microsoft Opens First Northern California Retail Store in Silicon Valley

More than 1200 customers stood in a line wrapped around Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, California last week to welcome the thirteenth Microsoft store and first retail location in Silicon Valley. Around 9:30 a.m., the first few fanatics in line watched Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president of strategic and emerging business development at…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula Celebrates the Grand Opening of a New Club Tech Center with Help from Microsoft

Imagine a place that provides academic and social programs to successfully increase high school graduation rates in neighborhoods where less than half the youth graduate from high school. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is a comprehensive youth development organization open to young people aged 6-18, located in seven of the most…

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