Living with the New Normal

According to Drew Gude, Microsoft’s director of U.S. High Tech & Electronics, “The cloud is central to all elements of the new normal.” This was said during a recent interview with Desktop Engineering’s Kenneth Wong, looking at trends and themes from the 2011 Microsoft Global High Tech Summit. The conversation explored the overall impact of…

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Video: Microsoft Global Energy Forum Opening Keynote

As we’ve shared on the blog, the 2011 Microsoft Global Energy Forum was a great success, with approximately 800 oil and gas industry thought leaders converging in Houston to learn about industry best practices and new technology trends. During the event’s opening keynote, Craig Hodges, Microsoft’s general manager of U.S. manufacturing and resources, discussed the results…

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Financial Services Technology Showcase LIVE FEED

**This concludes the live blogging. Stay tuned to this site for videos and recaps from tonight’s event.   UPDATE: 2/24, 6:15 p.m. Colleen Healy concludes her remarks to the audience and opens the reception to mingling and conversations.   UPDATE: 2/24, 6:11 p.m. Colleen Healy retakes the floor and introduces the four themes that Microsoft…

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Powering Partner Relationship Management

This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner Accenture. As the Microsoft Global High Tech Summit comes into view, it becomes increasingly apparent that there are fundamental changes taking place in the High Tech sector.  Businesses today face unprecedented challenges and opportunities. In particular, we are seeing a drive amongst leaders in the electronics and…

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Global High Tech Summit 2011 LIVE FEED

**This concludes our live blogging from the Global High Tech Summit 2011.  Thank you for following along and let us know what you thought of the event on Twitter at #MicrosoftHTS UPDATE: 2/10, 4:55 p.m. Microsoft’s Drew Gude summarizes the discussion from the Global High Tech Summit today and lists the resulting calls to action: Today…

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Microsoft Milestone: One Year Anniversary of Microsoft Windows Azure Platform

We’re excited to announce the one year anniversary of the general availability of Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform this week.  The Windows Azure platform has enabled users to innovate in a timely fashion with solutions that are cost-effective and reliable.     In the past year, we’ve seen companies across key vertical industries leverage the Windows…

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A Look Back at Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2011: Collaboration, Communication and Cloud Computing

This year’s Microsoft Global Energy Forum was a great success, with approximately 800 oil and gas industry thought leaders converging in Houston on Tuesday, January 18, to learn about industry best practices and new technology trends. Craig Hodges, Microsoft’s general manager of U.S. Manufacturing and Resources, kicked-off the event with a morning keynote, introducing attendees…

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Global Energy Forum 2011 LIVE FEED

**Third keynote concludes – thank you for following along with the live feed from today’s conference. Participate in more real-time conversations as the forum comes to a close, on Twitter with #MicrosoftGEF** UPDATE: 1/18, 4:20 p.m. Addressing generational attitudes toward the oil industry and ongoing enagement with consumers, including social networking, are discussed as ways to elevate…

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