The end of August is vacation season and—while many Microsoft employees are currently away from their desks and computers—the company continues its drumbeat of exciting news. Join us for this edition of Weekend Reading and learn recent highlights from Microsoft far and wide. Speaking of late summer, it was in the the searing midday heat…
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Sky Yi didn’t expect to get a response when he wrote a letter to Microsoft President Brad Smith last spring. Sky penned it as part of an assignment from math teacher Ken Jordan, who asked his students at Silverland Middle School in Fernley, Nevada, to write letters to the businesses that they like. “I know…
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As customers continue to look for faster, more efficient ways to run their workloads, Cycle Computing’s depth and expertise around massively scalable applications make them a great fit to join our Microsoft team.
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No dog days of summer here. This week, Microsoft worked on enterprise technology, modern workplaces and new ways to improve productivity and gaming. And that’s not including teens who gave up part of their summer to work on digital civility. Let’s take a look. How can artificial intelligence (AI) make meetings less painful? This week’s…
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In the early morning hours of Aug. 5, 1888, Bertha Benz – yes, the Benz in Mercedes-Benz – and her two teenage sons rolled the first patented horseless carriage onto the drive outside their home in Mannheim, Germany. Unbeknownst to her husband, Karl, Bertha was taking his three-wheeled contraption on a 60-mile journey that would…
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“Anyone can drive change every day. Everyone can make an impact.” Who said it? The answer is to be found in this edition of Weekend Reading, along with news about the addition to Windows 10 of an eye tracker that will enable people to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard and text-to-speech experience using only their…
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Visionary minds melded near and far this week – from students imagining a cloud solution for diabetes management to the people reinventing their lives through “Minecraft.” Around the planet, Microsoft employees hacked big world problems. At home, Microsoft researchers created a new path toward machine reading comprehension. Meantime, an old invention has gone digital –…
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By Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft, and Charlotte Yarkoni, Corporate Vice President, Growth + Ecosystems, Microsoft At its core, Imagine Cup is all about empowering today’s brightest young minds to create the world of tomorrow through technology and teamwork. Since its inception 15 years ago, Imagine Cup has inspired nearly 2 million…
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In the latest .future podcast, “Minecraft: Beyond Just Building,” hear four stories from individuals around the world who used “Minecraft” to build themselves a new future. For some, the game helped them reinvent themselves; for others, it helped them heal and even empower their communities. The podcast is a Microsoft series about making the future…
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The deep chill of Wisconsin winters inspired a patent application – filed on this date 130 years ago – that changed the world and created a company that offers a warm tale of sustained innovation. Warren Johnson grew up on a western Wisconsin homestead in the mid-1800s and, later, became a professor at the University…
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