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Microsoft Ushers In New Era Of Windows 10 Devices, Redefining The Ultimate Laptop

Story: Microsoft Ushers in a New Era of Windows 10 devices, that redefines the Ultimate Laptop.

At a New York event, Microsoft Corp. unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices, taking advantage of powerful and versatile hardware to unlock new Windows 10 experiences.

Showcasing the innovation possible with Windows 10, Microsoft also shared new details on HoloLens, the first fully untethered holographic computer.

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Soundbites

Satya Nadella, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft

Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group

Lindsey Matese, Senior Manager, Microsoft Band and Health

Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Surface

Vision:

Microsoft Surface Book
Features highlighted include the detachable screen, inking experience, Windows programs like Microsoft Edge, the phoenix pen.
Building on its track record of pioneering new categories, Microsoft is redefining the laptop with the new Microsoft Surface Book, a powerful, high-performance laptop with stunning craftsmanship and incredibly accurate and responsive pen and touch support.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Features highlighted include Windows Hello, Cortana, Microsoft Edge and One Note, the redesigned surface pen, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Microsoft also introduced Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the thinnest, lightest and most powerful tablet that can replace your laptop, alongside new Surface accessories. The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover features a redesigned mechanical keyboard with optimal key spacing for fast and fluid typing, and a new Microsoft Surface Pen packs 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity

Microsoft Lumia
Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550.
Features highlighted include: Windows Hello, Cortana, latest generation PureView camera, Continuum for phones
The company also reinforced its commitment to mobile with the introduction of Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, the first Windows 10 Lumia phones and the newest premium phones from Microsoft. Lumia 550, an affordable LTE smartphone running Windows 10, also joins the Lumia family. For people who value affordability, uncompromised quality and signature Microsoft services, Microsoft Lumia 550 combines super-fast internet with the best of Microsoft.

Microsoft Band 2
Features highlighted include: Continual heart rate monitor, Email, Cortana, Guided workouts and sleep quality.
Microsoft also announced Microsoft Band 2, the latest fitness wearable designed to help you live healthier and achieve more. Even more comfortable to wear, Microsoft Band 2 allows you to track your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn and sleep quality and stay connected with email, text and calendar alerts.

Microsoft HoloLens
Microsoft HoloLens is the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, powered by Windows 10. Starting today, the company is inviting applications for the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition.

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Oct, 07, 2015

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Visits Kenya As Part Of Windows 10 Global Launch

As part of the global launch of Windows 10, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, visited Nanyuki, Kenya to meet with students, teachers, entrepreneurs and local businesses to learn how technology is empowering people and organizations.

He visited the Gakawa and Burguret Secondary Schools where he met students, and helped upgrade PCs to Windows 10. At Gakawa, he and the students connected with students at the Zilla Parishad School in India via Skype.

Satya also met with the team from the Mawingu Networks Solar Cyber Center to hear how this innovative Internet café, a converted shipping container, powered by TV white space Wi-Fi technology is creating new opportunities for the community and is a proving ground for the wider deployment of this technology across Africa.

Microsoft is paying tribute to the spirit of Windows 10 through the Upgrade Your World initiative, designed to celebrate those who inspire and empower others. Microsoft will partner with 10 global and 100 local non-profits on projects and initiatives to upgrade the world through a combination of technology, a $10 million donation and the development of campaigns to raise awareness.

Microsoft and its partners are inviting people around the world to nominate the 10th global non-profit. Get involved and share how you’re impacting your community using #UpgradeYourWorld.

Starting today, July 29th, Microsoft’s newest operating System, Windows 10, is available globally. The free upgrade* provides a fast and familiar experience that is more personal and productive, automatically up to date and packed with new innovations.

Through the Windows Insider Program, more than five million partners, customers and Windows fans provided feedback that continues to help deliver new features and experiences including in part:

Eligible customers who haven’t reserved their download will see a notification in the taskbar on their device, alerting them the upgrade is ready to be installed or details on getting the upgrade through the Windows Store.

*Limited time free upgrade offer for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and 8/8.1 devices. Hardware and software requirements apply; see http://www.windows.com/windows10upgrade for details.

Jul, 29, 2015

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Windows 10 Is Here!

Starting today, July 29th, Microsoft’s newest operating System, Windows 10, is available globally. The free upgrade* provides a fast and familiar experience that is more personal and productive, automatically up to date and packed with new innovations.

Through the Windows Insider Program, more than five million partners, customers and Windows fans provided feedback that continues to help deliver new features and experiences including in part:

– Cortana, the personal digital assistant that makes searching and finding the right information easy.

– Microsoft Edge, the all-new browser that’s more personal, responsive and productive across all Windows 10 devices.

– An integrated Xbox app, which means consumers get Xbox titles, game streaming across devices, and the best of Xbox Live.

– The return of the fast and familiar Start Menu, providing quick one-click access to the functions and files that people use most.

Microsoft is paying tribute to the spirit of Windows 10 through the Upgrade Your World initiative, designed to celebrate those who inspire and empower others. Microsoft will partner with 10 global and 100 local non-profits on projects and initiatives to upgrade the world through a combination of technology, a $10 million donation and the development of campaigns to raise awareness.

Microsoft and its partners are inviting people around the world to nominate the 10th global non-profit. Get involved and share how you’re impacting your community using #UpgradeYourWorld.

Eligible customers who haven’t reserved their download will see a notification in the taskbar on their device, alerting them the upgrade is ready to be installed or details on getting the upgrade through the Windows Store.

*Limited time free upgrade offer for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and 8/8.1 devices. Hardware and software requirements apply; see http://www.windows.com/windows10upgrade for details.

Jul, 29, 2015

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Microsoft Announced Its Plans To Launch Windows 10 On July 29

Redmond, Washington, USA. Today, Microsoft announced its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29 with a new yearlong initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world, global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations and a new global advertising campaign. Available for the first time as a free upgrade, Windows 10 delivers a fast and familiar experience that is more secure and always up-to-date. Featuring new innovations like Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Xbox integration, Windows 10 is the best Windows ever.

“Windows 10 was built to enable a more human way to do. We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of Windows 10 with our fans,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Windows and Devices Marketing at Microsoft. “We’ll mark the launch of Windows 10 by celebrating the people and organizations who upgrade the world every day – and by helping them do more in their communities.”

Upgrade Your World is an initiative in which Microsoft will partner with 10 global and 100 local non-profits on projects and initiatives to upgrade the world, through a combination of technology, a $10 million donation and the development of campaigns to raise awareness. Participating global nonprofits include:

CARE

Code.org

The Global Poverty Project

Keep a Child Alive

Pencils of Promise

Save the Children

Special Olympics

Malala Fund

The Nature Conservancy

Beginning July 29, Microsoft and its partners will invite people around the world to nominate a 10th global non-profit to participate.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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*Free upgrade available for qualified devices. See windows.com/windows10upgrade.

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New Innovations & Partner Opportunities at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft Announces New Innovations and Partner Opportunities at its annual Worldwide Partner Conference

The following post is from Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft.

At our Worldwide Partner Conference today we showcased new technology innovations that demonstrate our ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud and create more personal computing. We also discussed investments the company is making in programs for our hundreds of thousands of global channel partners at the center of business transformation taking place in the industry. These innovations and investments will help Microsoft and our partners achieve our new mission together on a global scale, making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet.

Project GigJam: reinventing productivity and business processes

As part of the company’s ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced Project GigJam, an unprecedented new way for people to accomplish their business tasks and transform business processes by breaking down the barriers between devices, apps and people. GigJam empowers business workers to summon information from their line of business and SaaS apps, spontaneously divvy up the specific information and actions needed to get work done, keep track of each part, and bring it all to closure immediately. Visit www.gigjam.com to learn more and register for the upcoming preview.

Cortana Analytics Suite: building the intelligent cloud
We also announced the Cortana Analytics Suite, a fully managed and comprehensive set of services to help businesses transform data into intelligent action. The growing adoption of machine learning, big data combined with the power of unlimited storage and compute in the cloud presents a unique opportunity for organizations to anticipate what will happen and to automate business outcomes. Cortana Analytics Suite brings together leading technology infrastructure including machine learning, big data storage and processing with perceptual intelligence such as vision, face and speech analysis, extending predictive and prescriptive capabilities to businesses for a range of industry scenarios. Cortana Analytics Suite integrates with Cortana, Microsoft’s digital personal assistant. Cortana works with the Cortana Analytics Suite to enable businesses to get things done in more helpful, proactive, and natural ways. Availability will be this fall through a simple monthly subscription. For more from one of our customers, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Systems, check out the Business Matters blog.

Microsoft HoloLens: enabling more personal computing
The third area of innovation we showcased was around commercial momentum in response to HoloLens – the world’s first fully untethered holographic computing device powered by Windows 10. On-stage at WPC today, Satya showed how one of our partners, Autodesk, will use HoloLens to fundamentally change how design professionals and create, communicate, visualize and work. HoloLens is already making an impact across a number of industries, examples include the work we are doing to help architecture and construction industry professionals through Trimble, working on Mars exploration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and helping Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic transform teaching for the future. This is just the beginning of what holographic computing can help customers do more and achieve more.

Creating new partner opportunities across cloud and mobility
We know that many of our partners are investing in transitioning their businesses to the cloud, in part to take advantage of the types of cloud-based innovations as mentioned above. So, we’re making several partner investments to make their transition more seamless.

We are expanding the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program to help partners continue to build and grow profitable cloud services businesses using Microsoft Cloud. Beginning today, Microsoft will expand CSP to additional markets, bringing the total number of markets in which CSP is available to 131. Additionally, Azure and CRM Online will join Office 365, Windows Intune and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) as available services in the CSP.

In addition, as a result of the overwhelming interest from partners and positive feedback we’ve received from customers over the past two years, we are delivering on our promise grow the opportunity for more partners to sell Surface – taking the number of resellers from a few hundred to a few thousand globally in the coming months. Surface is an integral part of our Windows strategy, and the expansion of this program coinciding with the upcoming launch of Windows 10 creates exciting opportunities for partners. We’re also investing in helping partners unlock customer mobility opportunities with new competencies for Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) that will enable them to differentiate their expertise and grow their business.

Today we’ll share that we are introducing a new premium Office 365 enterprise suite called E5 before the end of this year. E5 will encompass the core value of Office 365 productivity and collaboration capabilities, as well as significant new innovations, including newSkype for Business services such as Cloud PBX and Meeting Broadcast; Power BI & analytics features, like Power BI Pro and Delve Organizational Analytics; and new advanced security features, such as eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, and Advanced Threat Protection. The E5 suite will provide a significant new opportunity for partners to build new service offerings around real-time communication and analytics, and to reach new customers with important new security features.

Microsoft’s partners have always been and will always be a driving force in business transformation, and our collective innovation has never been stronger for our mutual customers. That’s because they’re depending on us. In this mobile-first, cloud-first world, those businesses that embrace technology to reinvent themselves and their industries will thrive, and those who embrace status quo risk extinction. Its Microsoft’s hundreds of thousands of global partners that will bring about this transformation, help our mutual customers through this change and forge the next industrial revolution. So, I’m thrilled to come together this week at the 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference to talk about how we can collectively help businesses through the business transformation needed to be successful.

For more details on these and other investments we’re making in ensuring our partners can meet customer demands in this new world of business, visit our WPC News Center or check out my blog on the MPN site.

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Microsoft Empowers Windows, iOS, Android, Mac & Linux Developers To Reach Billions Of New Customers

At its annual developer conference, Microsoft announces the empowerment for Windows, iOS, Android, Mac and Linux developers with new toolkits, tools, cloud and productivity services designed to allow them to reach billions of new customers.
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Story: SAN FRANCISCO – April 29, 2015 – Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced new toolkits that will help developers bring their code for web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows 10. At its annual developer conference, Microsoft also announced new Microsoft Azure data services for intelligent applications; Visual Studio and .NET tools and runtimes for Windows, Mac and Linux; and APIs that enable developers to build rich apps with Office 365.
Windows 10 Offers Developers Unique Scale and Innovation OpportunitiesNew toolkits will enable more developers to reach Windows 10 customers, using one universal Windows Store and one codebase for all Windows 10 devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Microsoft HoloLens, Surface Hub, and, soon, Xbox One and Raspberry Pi. These toolkits will enable developers to bring their code for web, .NET, Win32, iOS and Android to Windows Store in Windows 10 with minimal code modifications.

 

Windows Store will offer a single unified experience for Windows 10 customers across devices and make finding great content easier than ever – across apps, games, music, video and other content. Transactions will take advantage of a range of popular payment options including; carrier billing through 88 mobile operator billing connections, credit cards, AliPay, gift cards and even Bitcoin. USA Today, WeChat, Disney, NASA, Netflix and Twitter are a few of the partners referenced in the keynote already building apps for the Windows Store.

 

The company also showcased innovations with the new Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge (formerly code named “Project Spartan”); demonstrated how Continuum will let people use their phones as PCs for productivity through easy connections to a mouse, keyboard, and monitor, or entertainment via connection to big screen experiences*; and announced Cortana integration into apps.
Showcasing the overall breadth of the Windows opportunity for developers, the company declared its ambition to have one billion active Windows 10+ devices in its FY18.

 
Microsoft shared the progress it has made in fewer than 100 days since unveiling Microsoft HoloLens – the world’s first untethered holographic computer powered by Windows 10 – and showcased how customers like Trimble, Case Western and Cleveland Clinic are using this innovative new technology.

 

Azure and Visual Studio Help Developers Build Intelligent Apps on Multiple Platforms and Devices

Microsoft previewed Azure SQL Database elastic databases which offer ISV’s and developers the ability to price and scale elastically across large pools of databases so they can cost effectively offset resource consumption.  To help developers manage massive datasets Microsoft released a preview of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, the industry’s first enterprise-class cloud data warehouse that can grow, shrink, or pause in seconds.  Microsoft also introduced Azure Data Lake, an open and massively scalable data repository that supports petabyte size files and provides high speed integration with Azure HDInsight, Azure Machine Learning, Cloudera and Hortonworks to quickly derive insights from vast amounts of data.

To help every developer be more productive, Microsoft announced new best-in-class tools and runtimes for multiple platforms and devices. In preview on Windows, Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code is a free code-focused editor optimized for web and cloud applications. Furthering its work with open source and .NET communities, Microsoft released a preview of the .NET Core for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate, which makes it easier for developers to build and deploy applications to Windows, Linux, iOS and Android platforms.

 

Office gives developers opportunities to reach more users and build intelligent solutions

Microsoft introduced more ways for developers to reach 1.2 billion Office users, including the new Office Graph API, expanded add-in capabilities for the iPad and Outlook, and unified APIs. The Office Graph API allows customers and developers to access, add to, and build with the Office Graph, an intelligent store of Office 365 user, service and relationship data. Unified APIs across OneNote, Outlook and OneDrive, combined with the Office Graph will enable developers to help consumers and organizations take advantage of some of their most valuable and useful data.

Shows: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 29, 2015) (WAGGENER EDSTROM COMMUNICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT – ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITES) (English) SATYA NADELLA, MICROSOFT, CEO, SAYING:
Bite #1 – “It is our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.”

Bite #2 – “Windows 10 represents a new generation of Windows built for an era of more personal computing, from Rasperi Pi to the Holographic computer, where the mobility of the experience is what matters not the mobility of the device.”

Bite #3 – “We are opening up the office user experience for all of your applications in fundamental ways.”

Bite #4 – (a demor on stage with Satya, not Satya’s voice here) – “So here is an add in that Uber has built that I can set an uber ride reminder to show up ahead of time and make sure I get to where I need to go.”

Bite #5 – “This fundamental platform shift of Office, where the users, the one billion plus users of Office are available for you as developers. The symantically rich graph that is available for you to consume and extend and to drive additional engagement through intelligence we believe is going to change the very fundamental nature of what Office is.”

Bite #6 – “At the core of our company is empowerment, empowering us all.”

2. (SOUNDBITES) (English) TERRY MYERSON, EVP, OPERATING SYSTEMS GROUP, SAYING:

Bite #1 – “Now the third technology I am announcing today will enable developers to reuse nearly all of the Java and C ++ code from an Android Phone app to create apps for phones running Windows 10.”

Bite #2 – “So today we are announcing that you will be able to compile the same objective c code that’s being used in iOS applications within Visual Studio or on Windows.”

3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOE BELFIORE, CVP, OPERATING SYSTEMS GROUP, SAYING:
Bite #1 – (sign comes up that reads Microsoft Edge) (clapping) – “Microsoft Edge is the browser built for Windows 10 and it will be available on the widest range of Windows 10 devices and for us the name refers to the idea of being on the edge of consuming and creating.”

4. (SOUNDBITES) (English) ALEX KIPMAN, TECHNICAL FELLOW, MICROSOFT, SAYING:

Bite #1 – “Windows Holographic embraces this notion of experiencing life in three dimensions, by mixing digital content right into your world right into your life.”

Bite #2 – (this isn’t Alex, it’s someone demoing on stage with him) – “So all I need to say is follow me , now wherever I go in my house my entertainment tags along.”

Bite #3 – (not Alex, same demo person) – “I simply place it and I can scale it as big as I want (clapping).”

Bite #4 – (not Alex, demo person on stage) – “B15 wake up, say hello to the real B15, because every Windows 10 device has APIs for human and environment understanding.”

5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SCOTT GUTHRIE, EVP, CLOUD AND ENTERPRISE GROUP, SAYING:
Bite #1 – “The opportunity to build applications that can change the world has never been greater. Each of you now has access to cloud resources that were unimaginable just a few years ago. There’s never been a better time to be a developer.”

6. B-ROLL

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