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May 15, 2012, 07:00 ET Feeding America Turns to Microsoft for Anywhere, Anytime Access

Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, left its support of Blackberry devices in favor of Windows Phone. The move...


Apr 30, 2012, 04:15 ET Essar Group Unleashes Power of the Cloud With Windows Azure

In an effort to offer its customers Web-based applications with high performance and scalability while maintaining low infrastructure and management...


Feb 16, 2012, 12:01 ET MSN Launches msnNOW to Keep You in the Know

Ever feel like you have to jump from site to site in order to piece together what's happening in the world? Good news for those who like to stay...


Jan 23, 2012, 03:31 ET States Choose Cloud-based Ballots for Voters Around the Globe

As the national spotlight turns to Florida's Republican Presidential Primary Election on January 31st, Florida voters living and serving overseas...


Dec 01, 2011, 03:01 ET Bing Unveils Magical Holiday Calendar Featuring Surprises and Free Offers

Bing today is launching the first-ever Bing Magical Holiday Calendar, offering eligible visitors a month of free offers, sweepstakes and inspiration...


Dec 01, 2011, 02:00 ET Eye on Earth Enables Cloud-Based Environmental Data Sharing

The European Environment Agency, Esri and Microsoft launch new online community and application development platform The European Environment Agency...


Dec 01, 2011, 02:00 ET Eye on Earth permite compartir los datos medioambientales basados en nube

La European Environment Agency, Esri y Microsoft lanzan una nueva comunidad online y plataforma de desarrollo de aplicaciones La European Environment ...


Dec 01, 2011, 02:00 ET Eye on Earth permet un partage des données environnementales dans le nuage

L'Agence européenne pour l'environnement, Esri et Microsoft lancent une nouvelle plateforme communautaire et de développement d'applications en ligne ...


Dec 01, 2011, 02:00 ET Eye on Earth ermöglicht die Cloud-basierte Freigabe von Umweltdaten

Die Europäischen Umweltagentur Esri und Microsoft starten eine neue Online-Communit- und Anwendungsentwicklungsplattform. Die Europäischen...


Nov 29, 2011, 03:01 ET Microsoft and AgreeYa Mobility Announce Protocol Licensing Agreement

At a joint customer and partner forum today in Beijing, Microsoft Corp. and AgreeYa Mobility announced a protocol licensing agreement that allows...


Sep 12, 2011, 09:00 ET Xbox 360 Announces Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) Charity Event to Raise Money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Xbox 360 today announced the upcoming Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) Xbox LIVE charity event taking place Saturday, Oct. 1, to benefit Extra Life, a ...


Aug 29, 2011, 08:00 ET Microsoft Dynamics CRM Launches New "Cloud CRM for Less" Offer

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq "MSFT") today announced a new "Cloud CRM for Less" offer that helps customers of Oracle, Salesforce.com Inc. and SAP switch...


Jun 06, 2011, 02:15 ET Xbox 360 World Premieres Biggest Blockbuster Games and Entertainment

Today, on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft Corp. premiered a spectacular lineup of new games, demonstrating that Xbox 360 ...


Jun 06, 2011, 02:15 ET Xbox 360 Gives TV a New Voice — Yours

What if you could find your favorite games, music, movies and TV shows, just with the sound of your voice? What if you could ask your TV to find...


May 05, 2011, 12:05 ET Healthy Tree Project Launched by Silicon Valley Companies

Microsoft, National Semiconductor, NVIDIA, REI, RHI, SanDisk and Yahoo are joining forces on Saturday to plant more than 400 trees in a single day at ...


Apr 25, 2011, 09:00 ET Customer Spotlight: LinkShare Chooses the Windows Azure Platform in Bid for Global Cloud Solution

Online performance marketing firm LinkShare Corp. announced today that it is using the Windows Azure platform for development of LinkShare Lightning, ...


Apr 14, 2011, 03:11 ET EL Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación (ICFES) subió su puntaje

Hasta hace muy poco los resultados del ICFES (Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación) llegaban al colegio en un carro de seguridad...


Mar 23, 2011, 11:30 ET Windows Intune Available to Businesses of All Sizes

At the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, Microsoft Corp. today announced new IT solutions to streamline PC and device management, empower...


Mar 18, 2011, 10:00 ET Loudoun County High School Teachers Bring Service-Learning Game Into Curriculum to Drive Student Success

Today, at the Council of Great City Schools and USA TODAY Unite to Make a Difference Forum, Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson...


Mar 14, 2011, 04:10 ET Fourth Annual Microsoft Government Contractor Summit to Feature Keynote by the Honorable Thomas M. Davis, III

The Microsoft Dynamics Government Contractor Solution Center today announced that the Honorable Thomas M. Davis, III will be the keynote speaker at...


Feb 15, 2011, 09:00 ET From Pre-Trip Planning to On-the-Road Driving Navigation, the Versatility of Microsoft Streets & Trips Helps Users Get the Most out of Their Travels

As technology changes nearly every aspect of our world around us, it's also changing the way we travel. These days, laptops are becoming an essential ...


Feb 08, 2011, 11:00 ET Health Systems Choose Microsoft HealthVault Community Connect to Improve Care Coordination, Engage Patients and Families

Brooks Rehabilitation, Mason General Hospital, Steward Health Care System and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Health Center are among the health systems...


Dec 02, 2010, 11:52 ET Norton Healthcare Enters Agreement With Microsoft Corp.

Norton Healthcare has entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to use its health solutions platforms, Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence...


Nov 24, 2010, 03:33 ET Turkeys, Touchdowns and InterroBANG Problem Solving

On Thanksgiving Day, Detroit area public school students will kick off a new version of InterroBANG—an interactive, student-centered problem-solving...


Oct 29, 2010, 07:23 ET Microsoft Partners in Learning Announces 2010 Worldwide Innovative Teacher Awards

Microsoft Partners in Learning today announced the winners of the 2010 Worldwide Innovative Teacher Awards at the sixth annual Worldwide Innovative...