New Apps in Time for the Holidays 2015

This is a good time of year for new releases, (do you have your BB-8), and that momentum extends to new apps in the Windows 10 ecosystem.  The Universal Windows Platform provides developers with a comprehensive platform where it’s possible to write an app once and run it on a variety of Windows devices.  Many… Read more

The Official Wall Street Journal App for Windows 10 is Available Today

Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the official Wall Street Journal app for Windows 10.  We couldn’t be happier bringing the winner of 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism to our Windows ecosystem.  The Wall Street Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, health and more.  It’s a critical resource of… Read more

Azure Helps Browser-based Startup Grow Exponentially and Affordably

  Dealing with the challenges of scaling a small startup from 10,000 to 400,000 users is a great problem to have. But that doesn’t make the problem simple to solve, especially in an efficient and timely manner.  In a previous post I looked at how Microsoft Azure scaled to meet the needs of IMSA for processing… Read more

Inspire Students to Learn to Code with the Minecraft Hour of Code

This week is Computer Science Education Week, and it’s a great opportunity to tell you about the Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.  The Hour of Code is a free one-hour introduction to computer science (available in 40 languages), designed to demystify coding and show that… Read more

Scaling Across Platforms and Devices with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio

Last month, at the invitation of Sports Business Daily, I spoke to a crowd of influencers in the sports industry about the impact of technology on sports.  I profiled several thought-leading sports organizations that are applying technology in creative ways to transform their fans’ experience, how they compete and the sports business itself. Whenever I… Read more

Extending Office everywhere

Today more than 1 billion people use Microsoft Office, spending on average 2-3 hours a day in Office apps.  Developers are reaching this global Office customer base by extending the familiar Office experience across desktops, mobile devices, and the web, using their existing skills.  Given this, it isn’t surprising that we’re seeing momentum from the… Read more

Kicking off the 2015 MVP Global Summit

Today we open the doors to Microsoft’s 2015 MVP Global Summit, the largest technical community event in the world.  It’s something we look forward to all year, as it offers an unparalleled opportunity to sit down and talk face-to-face with some of the world’s most passionate, hands-on experts in our technologies. Attendance in this year’s… Read more

Transforming Sports with Technology

The world of sports is changing – not along the lines we are used to, like rule changes, or the increase in athletic prowess – but rather advancements of technology related to sports are driving a complete re-thinking of all aspects of the business.  Every industry today lives at the crossroads of transformation and disruption. … Read more

Moving into the next generation of the Microsoft MVP Award

For more than 20 years, MVPs have played a vital role in the advancement and adoption of our technologies. First, to all of the MVPs out there, I want to say THANK YOU! We could not do what we do without you. Through candid, trusted conversations with Microsoft engineers, MVPs not only provide early feedback… Read more

Dreamforce 2015: Strengthening the Microsoft and Salesforce Partnership

Salesforce and Microsoft have A LOT of mutual customers – millions of business users trust Microsoft and Salesforce’s industry-leading apps and platforms to run their businesses. These customers have long desired simple and easy to use integrated solutions from our two companies.  This week, at Dreamforce 2015, Microsoft and Salesforce showcased the significant progress we’ve… Read more