Microsoft wins Pipeline Innovation Award for Best Ecosystem, 2012

We are delighted to see that Microsoft’s efforts in the communications space are being recognized. This week, Microsoft was honoroed with the Pipeline Innovation Award for Best Ecosystem, 2012. Pipeline’s prestigious Innovation Awards acknowledge thought leaders for advancements in technologies, products and deployments. The Best Ecosystem award is a proof point of Microsoft’s leadership in…


Nokia Launches First CDMA Windows Phone in China

Now things are really getting interesting. China Telecom and Nokia just unveiled the Nokia 800C, the first CDMA Windows Phone in China and the first Windows Phone on a major carrier there. The phone—a China-tuned version of Nokia’s popular Lumia 800—hits stores in April and comes in black and cyan. And Nokia is just getting…


Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV now available on Xbox Live

Today three major entertainment apps are now available for Xbox LIVE Gold members – Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV, all with Kinect integration. For more information, check out Major Nelson’s blog at:


Service Delivery Broker (SDB) Catalyst Demonstrates the 4th Cloud Layer

By Eric G Troup, Principal Architect Evangelist, Communications Sector, Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE). Microsoft and Portugal Telecom SAPO collaborated on and demonstrated the Service Delivery Broker (SDB) Catalyst for Management World Americas held in Orlando, Florida 9-11 November 2010. The SDB Catalyst was originally intended to test and validate the work of the TM…


Podzine on Business Intelligence

By Debbie van Leeuwen, Telco Marketing Manager, Microsoft Communications Sector For the first time ever, we’d like to bring you a podzine for your listening enjoyment. In this podzine from Telesperience on Business Intelligence (BI) for Telcos, our own Victoria Magaz, Industry Solution Manager for Communications Sector (from 25:04 – 35:00) focuses on usability and…


Microsoft and Qtel Sign Strategic Alliance

By Helen Hughes, senior marketing manager, Communications Sector at Microsoft   Today, Microsoft Corp. and Qatar Telecom (Qtel) announced the signing of a broad strategic alliance to bring together our respective assets and collective strengths to offer a range of products and services that help drive productivity while enabling customers to be more agile in…