Whatever happened to Building 6?

This post is by Mike Anderiesz. Back in 1998, Microsoft opened its first headquarters outside of the US, at Thames Valley Park. Starting with just a single building, the site expanded steadily with a 5th building opening in 2008 and a 6th considered all but inevitable within the next few years. So what exactly became…

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Unified Communications: Why ET no longer phones home

This post is by Mike Anderiesz. Sometimes it takes decades for an established technology to become obsolete, at other times the realisation sinks in all at once. Take the telephone switchboard; relied on the world over for the best part of century but now, like the landline itself, being replaced by a smarter, more environmentally-friendly solution. …

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2014 – The year Microsoft achieved carbon neutrality

This post is by Mike Anderiesz. The concept of carbon neutrality as a realistic business objective was only dreamed up in the late 90’s. Hardly surprising then that so few global businesses have so far reached this ambitious target. Nevertheless, in 2014, less than two years after committing to the principle, Microsoft is now achieving it.   …

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