Announcing The MVP Reconnect Program & The 2016 MVP Global Summit

Once again, it is the time of the year when we have the privilege to host thousands of passionate technical leaders for our MVP Global Summit. This is far from a traditional technical conference. Next week our whole Redmond campus is dedicated to over 2,000 MVPs. Across 16 buildings and 55 of our largest meeting… Read more

Microsoft NYC Reactor Opening

Microsoft on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its latest Microsoft Reactor, based in New York City’s iconic Grand Central Terminal. This is the third Reactor where Microsoft is supporting the business, university, government, and entrepreneur communities. The NYC Reactor is co-located with the Hub @ Grand Central Tech, and occupies 4,000 square feet of… Read more

Bentley’s Cloud Solution is Instrumental to Europe’s Largest Construction Project

London is a dynamic city with over two millennia of history which span several eras of buildings and infrastructure. So it’s an ambitious undertaking to build a new subway line right through the center of it. The London Crossrail railway project is the largest construction project in Europe with a £14.8 billion budget. The project… Read more

Worldwide Partner Conference 2016 is Here

It is hard to believe that Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2016 has finally started. WPC is a great opportunity to network and learn—all with the goal of increasing your profitability and accelerating your business growth. Over 15,000 attendees will descend on the city of Toronto, Canada, between July 10th – 14th, 2016. We have a really exceptional… Read more

Creating Better User Experiences with Microsoft Cognitive Services

Computer scientists have been captivated by the potential of artificial intelligence to create human like experiences with computers for decades. Although we are not at the point of true human intelligence, we have seen great advances in vision, speech, language understanding and knowledge recall that will produce better human computer experiences. These advances were made… Read more

Winners of Microsoft Office Hackathon breaking through old paradigms of Productivity

The developer community is always driving to solve today’s problems with creativity, and engaging with this community is one of the favorite parts of my job. These days, we are seeing developers apply the hacking mindset to everyday business and productivity blockers – inside and outside the office. Many of us remember how email brought… Read more

Build 2016, Our Conversation with Developers

The world of technology has always been fast-moving, but in recent years the conversations we’ve been having with developers has been evolving into 3 conversations. The first conversations saw Microsoft embracing open-source technologies. The notion of a developer working with only one platform, be it “all Microsoft”, “all Oracle”, “all Linux” or “all Apple”, is… Read more

Build starts tomorrow

We are only one day away from Build and I’m looking forward to continuing our conversation with developers coming together from across industries and from around the world. Over the next three days we will be immersing developers, tech professionals and press in technical content and demos at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The… Read more

Coding from the classroom to the Space Station

Introduction Most kids have a fascination with computers and space, but very few have the opportunity to explore both. So in September 2015 when Danny Kim of Quest Institute met with JD Marymee of Microsoft for a routine visit, a great idea was about to be created. Danny discussed the work Quest was doing with… Read more

World’s Largest Arduino Maker Challenge

Makers have a passion for building things from things they just find interesting to solutions that make our lives easier. In support of that ideal we’d like to call all inventors, artists, hardware hackers, DIYers, Developers, and other builders of things that may one day end up changing the world, to show the world what… Read more