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Display results by tag: European economy

  • How to Create Heat Maps in Native Windows Store Apps

    MS Europe - 03 April 2014

    Heat maps, also known as density maps, are a type of overlay on a map used to represent data using different colors. Heat maps are often used to show the data hot spots on a map. The data used in these overlays usually takes one of two forms:

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  • Celebrate Advertising Week Europe!

    MS Euope - 31 March 2014

    4 days, 115 events and over 103 seminars and workshops. Not just numbers, but the summary of what is to come while we celebrate the second edition of Starting today, ads experts Advertising week Europe!from all across the world will congregate in London to discuss and share insights on the latest trends of global advertising.

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  • How I turned my after-squash idea into a booming start-up

    Xavier Jeunejean Co-founder of Oh-Chef.be - 24 March 2014

    A handful of common passion. A pinch of mentoring. A good deal of work. These were the ingredients needed to launch Oh-Chef, a new online platform to organize culinary experiences at home by quality chefs!

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  • Webinar: Presenting and sharing docs on the go

    MS Europe - 20 March 2014

    You can’t get to your meeting in person, but if you can get online, you can still use Office to be an active part of it. At this webinar–broadcast from a coffee shop–we’ll show you tools in Office for remotely presenting a PowerPoint deck, sharing documents, and connecting with others while you’re on the go.

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  • GAC Business Solutions: Dutch SME Makes Global Business More Efficient

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 14 March 2014

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  • Enterprise Social and The future of work

    Adam Pisoni Co-Founder and CTO, Yammer - 14 March 2014

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  • Taking your app to the market!

    Taking your app to the market! - 05 March 2014

    You had a fabulous idea for a new app which you want to develop and make it ready to go out for millions of users to enjoy! The Windows store is waiting for you, yet how do you proceed? How can you make sure it is a flip and not a flop?

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  • Design principles for Windows apps!

    MS Europe - 05 March 2014

    You had a groundbreaking idea for an app and you can't want to see it published and ready to use! Still, how do you make it stand out from the rest? A friendly interface together with a clear and memorable design could certainly take your app to the next level! That's why Windows apps have a special language whcih is straightforward and catchy. You too can learn how to apply it!

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  • CSS3 and HTML 5 fundamentals

    CSS3 and HTML 5 fundamentals - 05 March 2014

    Tune in to learn concepts about web pages, CSS3 styles and HTML5 features.
    We'll walk you through web principles, writing codes and much more! Each concept is broken into its own video so you can search and focus on the information you need. Play and win points for your training program!

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  • Advanced Programming with Visual Studio Lightswitch

    MS Europe - 03 March 2014

    If you were looking for a way to quickly create data-centric applications for desktop in the cloud, you are at the right place! Get to know Visual Studio LightSwitch!

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  • Create, edit, and share! How Office 365 works for leading a small businesses

    Create, edit, and share! How Office 365 works for leading a small businesses - 03 March 2014

    Want to get started with your Business? Want to be efficient in your day-to-day tasks? Meet the new Office! Office 365 is Office meeting cloud.

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  • Tech Coaching Session for Small Businesses

    MS Europe - 03 March 2014

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  • A Small Business Owner's Guide to Social Media

    A Small Business Owner's Guide to Social Media - 03 March 2014

    Take your business to the next level by embracing the best options social media has to offer!

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  • EVENT: IAMCP Annual Summit

    Events - 25 Feb. 2014

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  • EVENT: European APPCUP 2014 competition

    Events - 20 Feb. 2014

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  • Big and Open Data in Europe: A growth engine or a missed opportunity?

    Pawel Swieboda President demosEUROPA. - 29 Jan. 2014

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  • Technology advancements and their impact on European business

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 08 Jan. 2014

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  • First prize for Nobel Media's scalabe and reliable website

    Rebecka Bjelfvenstam Keeling PR-manager Microsoft Sweden - 09 Dec. 2013

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  • Technology can boost growth for European SMEs

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 28 Nov. 2013

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  • Fingersoft Ltd: a mobile gaming phenomenon

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 27 Nov. 2013

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  • MIC Brussels BoostCamp final

    Pénélope Roux Operational Director at the Microsoft Innovation Center, Brussels - 18 Nov. 2013

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  • The technology of getting more done

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 08 Nov. 2013

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  • Microsoft invests in the future of South African SMEs

    Mteto Nyati Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa - 07 Nov. 2013

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  • Take app the challenge! European APPCUP is here!

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 25 Oct. 2013

    From increasing your productivity to finding that restaurant you love. The scope of apps is becoming broader every day. However, this is only one side of the coin, it should be noted that apps represent great opportunities for business. They create new grounds for entrepreneurs and ventures.

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  • Data, partnerships and innovation: building competitive cities in Central and Eastern Europe

    Joe Macri VP EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft - 18 Oct. 2013

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  • The transforming vision of Windows 8.1 for businesses

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 17 Oct. 2013

    Drumroll please, Windows 8.1 is now available to all commercial customers and partners! If you are looking to drive your business forward, boost productivity and kick off new opportunities, Windows 8.1 is specially designed for you. It comes with a flexible operating system, enhanced user experience, security and networking.

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  • GymRealm: SaaS designed especially for sport centers

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 11 Oct. 2013

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  • The Manifesto for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 08 Oct. 2013

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  • Festival excitement at Campus Party: Glastonbury for geeks

    Rebecca Moore Microsoft ambassador - 08 Oct. 2013

    Approximately 10,000 “Campuseros” from across Europe attended Campus Party Europe, hosted by Telefonica at the 02 in London on 2-6 September. Described as the Glastonbury for Geeks, Campus Party EU is the largest technology festival in Europe.

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  • Technology means growth: Lessons from SMEs

    Orlando Ayala Chairman, Emerging Markets - 07 Oct. 2013

    It is widely known that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the vitality of local economies around the globe. I was recently reminded just how important SMEs are as growth engines of our economies.

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  • European app economy – Microsoft driving innovation

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 18 Sept. 2013

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  • 10 Cool Ways Companies Use Skype!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 06 Sept. 2013

    Happy birthday to us! Here at Skype we’re lucky to have spent the past decade doing what we love: helping people do things together, whenever they’re apart. We’re proud to say that more than 300 million people around the globe use Skype to stay in touch with those who are most important in their lives, from friends, to family, to business connections.

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  • Trustev: A pioneer in using Social Fingerprinting technology to combat online e-commerce frauds

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 27 Aug. 2013

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  • Kinems – making learning fun and effective for children with autism

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 14 Aug. 2013

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  • Guest Blog: Why use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for your business?

    Guest Blog: Why use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for your business? - 09 Aug. 2013

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  • Italian SME develops a platform for creating live and pre-recorded radio shows

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 29 July 2013

    Spreaker is an Italian start-up that won the European BizSpark Summit which was held from July 4th to 6th and gathered the European entrepreneurial community, including, start-ups, investors (VCs and Business Angels), press and government representatives in Berlin.

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  • Imagining A New World for CEE Start-ups And Beyond

    Don Grantham President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - 12 July 2013

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft Windows Azure selected alongside partner Solidsoft for new European Medicines Verification System (EMVS)

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 04 July 2013

    European pharmaceutical sector will rely on Microsoft Windows Azure to power new EU-wide system in the fight against counterfeit medicines

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  • Is there an SMB Cloud Divide in Europe?

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 01 July 2013

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  • Lithuanian company enables mobile app developers to help each other gain popularity

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 28 June 2013

    AdDuplex has created a platform that helps other mobile app and game developers gain exposure and stimulate growth.  In an intensely competitive market for mobile apps and games, it is hard for new companies to gain enough popularity to make revenue.

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  • Announcing Microsoft Ventures for startups to build, innovate and grow

    Rahul Sood General Manager, Microsoft Startups - 26 June 2013

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  • Dutch company makes digital distribution in the Cloud easy across Europe

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 30 April 2013

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  • Europe’s online economy growing at more than 10% per year

    Siada El Ramly EDiMA Director General - 26 April 2013

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  • EU for high quality learning: Updates from the High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 04 April 2013

    You’ve all seen the figures over the past year and more that show high youth unemployment across some European Union Member States. But do people know that technology can have an enabling role in Europe and beyond? 

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  • Greek company reaching over 100 countries with educational apps

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 03 April 2013

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  • Careful steps toward an EU patent

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 March 2013

    The EU and, before that, the European Community, have been talking since the 1960s about the possibility of a single patent that covers its whole territory. As it stands now, only one aspect of getting a patent here is centralised: You can go to the European Patent Office and have your application examined one time rather than in multiple countries.

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  • Europe’s growth and renewal depends on its youth taking risks for innovation and entrepreneurship

    Kumardev Chatterjee Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum - 28 March 2013

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  • Mobile innovation coming out of European APPCUP 2013

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 07 March 2013

    One of the greatest opportunities in ICT right now is developing apps. Mobile innovation is no longer tied to things like hardware design but to app development.

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  • Office 365 heralds a new era in workplace collaboration

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 27 Feb. 2013

    Today we are celebrating a key milestone with the latest release of Office 365, which recognizes that the modern workplace is changing; that business success is now determined by how quickly people can connect, interact and share information; and that collaboration has a real business value.

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  • Czech SME develops technology that helps save lives everyday

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 27 Feb. 2013

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  • Ireland’s EU Presidency – Realising the Digital Agenda

    Eric O’Donovan Head of IBEC Europe - 18 Feb. 2013

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  • Swedish SME makes mobile publishing across platforms effortless

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 21 Jan. 2013

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  • fluxLoop - the new wave of interest in advertising

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 19 Dec. 2012

    The Nordic region has been providing many great examples of successful SMEs using cloud computing to develop and sell ICT services. This month, we will feature fluxLoop, a very young Norwegian company that chose to build their businesses on the Windows Azure cloud platform and who joined the Microsoft BizSpark Plus program, which supports thousands of IT startups around Europe.

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  • Innovating for Better Health: doing new with less

    Joe Macri VP EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft - 10 Dec. 2012

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  • Sharing views with MEP Parvanova on enabling high quality eHealth in Europe

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 04 Dec. 2012

    Due to challenges posed by Europe’s ageing population, we are now obliged to come up with viable solutions towards ensuring the financial stability and quality of our health systems. As we are strained by limited resources and high demands in delivering quality care and cure, we are compelled to “do new with less.”

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  • Polish company brings together the community of blood collection centers and donors

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 Nov. 2012

    Hilverse is a Polish company founded in December 2011 that runs a flagship project, LifeCircle+, which aims to revolutionise lifesaving methods by offering a comprehensive solution to existing challenges of the blood collection system.

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  • Across the spectrum: White Spaces are gaining momentum

    Jim Beveridge Director of International Technology Affairs - 23 Nov. 2012

    Everywhere you look from Europe, to Canada or Singapore, more efficient spectrum use is increasingly a global regulatory goal; with attention now shifting to what spectrum sharing can add to existing spectrum management options.

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  • French company with an edge in innovative design develops business analytics app for Windows 8

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 19 Oct. 2012

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  • Estonian-Croatian SME is revolutionising offline advertising with Kinect technology

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 28 Sept. 2012

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  • Irish SME creates solution that allows anyone to build their own app

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 Aug. 2012

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  • Belgian SME provides cloud solutions across the BeNeLux region

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 23 July 2012

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  • 2012 BizSpark Winner Provides eCommerce Solution on a Global Scale

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 June 2012

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  • Bringing customers to the forefront with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 31 May 2012

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  • Optimizing public sector services in the Azores Archipelago with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 30 April 2012

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  • Ideas Matter!

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 30 April 2012

    An exciting new initiative got underway in Europe yesterday called “Ideas Matter”.

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  • Transformative technology for active and healthy ageing

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 20 April 2012

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  • Stepping up the fight against cybercrime in Europe

    Bill Harmon Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit - 29 March 2012

    The use of the Internet, PCs, smart phones and tablets have become an indispensable part of how we study, work and interact with friends, and family. Unfortunately, technology has become an indispensable tool for criminals as well.

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  • The EU’s Proposed Data Protection Regulation: Microsoft’s Position

    Jean Gonié Director of Privacy, EMEA Policy - 16 March 2012

    On 25 January 2012, the European Commission announced a proposed General Data Protection Regulation.  The Commission’s proposal introduces sweeping reforms designed to modernise Europe’s 17-year-old data protection regime. Microsoft welcomes steps to strengthen and harmonise the data protection regime.

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  • The views of the European Privacy Association on the EU Data Protection Proposal

    Paolo Balboni Director of the European Privacy Association, Partner at ICT Legal Consulting - 08 March 2012

    More protection for EU citizens, but organizational costs for enterprises, with sanctions determined at the EU level – that, in a nutshell, is the EU Commission’s proposal for General Data Protection Regulation.

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  • SME uses cloud computing to innovate for real impact in Portugal

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 01 Feb. 2012

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  • Making privacy work for everybody

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 26 Jan. 2012

    A big question for governments and business at the moment, and indeed for users of the internet all over the world, is how personal data – a person’s identity, personal materials, financial or sensitive information – can be protected in a workable and effective way.

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  • Movies, Copyright and the Internet

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 14 Dec. 2011

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  • Should we protect jobs or the people?

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 01 Dec. 2011

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  • Danish company harnessing global potential with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 30 Nov. 2011

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  • Eye On Health in Germany with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 31 Oct. 2011

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  • Czech cloud innovator helping businesses save time and money

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 05 Oct. 2011

    I am coming back with another example of an innovative business that helps build the European cloud market, Cigler Software.

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  • Building the cloud market in Europe

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 14 Sept. 2011

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  • A 'cloud-friendly' EU

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 05 Sept. 2011

    Cloud computing is the crest of the wave of new and better computing possibilities – giving more efficient and cost-effective ways to run small and large organizations, and providing new applications and flexibility for individual and corporate users. As you may have seen our CEO Steve Ballmer say, “Microsoft is ‘all in’ for the Cloud”.

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  • Welcome to the Innovation Union

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 06 Oct. 2010

    What Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn released today should not be seen as business as usual to innovation in Europe, but exactly the opposite. The new flagship of the Europe 2020 strategy is a strong signal by the Commission to challenge the way research and development (R&D) is done  and an injection of new excitement to put us in Europe on the global and competitive stage.  

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  • Views on the European Commission Digital (Cloud Computing) Agenda

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 07 July 2010

     It’s a type of Rorschach inkblot test: two people could look at the EC’s Communication on the Digital Agenda for Europe and see interesting variations.

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  • Centres for innovation

    Futures - 28 June 2010

    Microsoft Innovation Centres around Europe aim to help harness great ideas and turn them into successful businesses while creating jobs, helping people and contributing to both Microsoft’s success and local European economies along the way.

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  • Máire Geoghegan-Quinn - new EU Commissioner for Science & Research

    Futures - 28 May 2010

    It’s been all change in Brussels, and innovation now has a new Commissioner. And Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has made it crystal clear that she intends to be her own woman.

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  • Hungry? Reach for the cloud…

    Futures - 26 May 2010

    Superbowl Sunday is big business in the US as people all over the nation tune in to watch the American football match of the year. Pizza deliveries soar on what is one of the highest days of food consumption in the US. This year Domino’s Pizza found a new way to cope with the sudden burst of demand on its computing resources: using “the cloud” for extra capacity.

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  • Video on raising awareness and strengthening privacy policies - a multi-stakeholder exercise

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 25 May 2010

    As our use of the Internet and related technologies evolves, so do our privacy needs and concerns – and possibly too the need to adapt the legal framework.   

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  • An interview with Bruce Greenstein, Worldwide Managing Director of Health at Microsoft

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 26 April 2010

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  • Revising the EU Data Protection Directive

    Thomas Myrup Kristensen Former Senior EU Policy Director - 01 April 2010

    Last week, Commissioner Reding re-stated her desire to reform and modernize the EU’s Data Protection Framework Directive (95/46/EC).

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  • In Steve Ballmer’s own words: DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS!

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 01 April 2010

    Developers are the lifeblood of Microsoft. I know, I know, it’s a well-worn Microsoft mantra but believe me, it’s never been more true. Today, the hunger for new technologies is only growing.

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  • Data Protection Day in Europe and around the world

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 05 Feb. 2010

    Last week turned into a seriously busy week as the Council of Europe and the European Commission celebrated the 4th Data Protection Day. We (Microsoft) were there too,   because we are deeply committed to engage on this important issue.

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  • THINK PRIVACY: And the nominees are …….

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 25 Jan. 2010

    This week, we will see a very busy Data Protection Day.

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  • Commission to propose Innovation Act

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    Is a European Innovation Act what’s needed to make Europe more innovative and strengthen growth and competitiveness in the EU? Policymakers, analysts and businesses are currently debating that very question as the EU considers what to do post-Lisbon.

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  • Time to get going again

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    When the new Commission is appointed, it will find a raft of proposals waiting for it – all aimed at putting research, development and innovation at the heart of policy.

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