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  • Surface rolls out next phase of business channel availability in 17 new markets

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 16 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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  • 9th BizSpark European Summit spotlights the region’s entrepreneurship

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 24 June 2013

    2013 marks the 9th year of the BizSpark European Summit, for.  For those of you who do not know the event,  it is an annual  brings together some of most influential people in the entrepreneurial and investment community worldwide, plus of course, a selection of the very best start-ups across the continent.

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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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  • Czech SME develops technology that helps save lives everyday

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 27 Feb. 2013

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  • Ideas from the Nordic Lighthouse

    Nanna-Louise Linde Associate General Counsel, Microsoft, Northern Europe - 18 Feb. 2013

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  • GameIn - the new approach to games

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 01 Feb. 2013

    Most students graduate facing the challenge of getting a job, but for Chai Botta, the CEO of GameIn this isn’t a problem.  He and his co-founders are already running their own successful start-up, with a fast-growing game in the Windows 8 store, even though some of them are still in full-time education, including Chai. 

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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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  • Italian company makes digital publishing fast and easy through the cloud

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 18 Dec. 2012

    Publishers are keen to take advantage of the mobile revolution and get their content available on smartphones and tablets, but this can be a laborious, time-consuming and expensive process. With Paperlit’s cloud-based service, publishers only upload content once to make it available to millions of tablet, smartphone and Facebook users.

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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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  • What can a little flexibility do for your business?

    Don Grantham President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - 08 Nov. 2012

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  • No compromise experience with Windows 8

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 26 Oct. 2012

    Today Windows 8 really comes to life as our customers are able to choose from more than 1,000 new Windows 8 devices across a variety of form factors that offer them a no compromise experience.

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  • How will Windows 8 boost European businesses?

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 25 Oct. 2012

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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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  • Story of an entrepreneur: Sindhu Joseph on fast track from student to success

    Sindhu Joseph CEO and Founder, CogniCor - 10 Oct. 2012

    CEO and founder Sindhu Joseph took time out of her busy schedule running her very successful business to tell us her story, talk about working with Microsoft, winning Tech All Stars and what it’s like being an entrepreneur in a tough economy.

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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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  • Fighting cyber threats you can’t see coming

    Futures - 14 Sept. 2012

    Berlin’s Trifense, an EIT Entrepreneurship Award winner, takes a new approach to Internet security – and starts to gain traction in the market.

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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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  • What economic downturn? European tech start-ups flourish in the storm

    Futures - 17 Aug. 2012

    Victor Henning, co-founder of Mendeley, an online service that helps academic researchers organise and share the mounds of documents they collect, hardly looked up from his computer screen when Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. He was immersed in the day-to-day routines of his start-up, including getting more users and securing the next round of venture capital.

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  • Start-ups use cloud to create online communities of Olympics fans

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 08 Aug. 2012

    It is Olympics time again and how fast the world of technology has accelerated in four years since the last Games. In 2008, social media still felt relatively new, now it is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, including how we talk and track sport.

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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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  • Seizing the opportunity to build a brighter, more competitive future for Europe

    Niels Soelberg Vice President,Public Sector Sales, Microsoft EMEA - 07 June 2012

    With economic headwinds buffeting Europe, governments are confronted by many difficult challenges. But in these unpredictable times, one thing is certain – that Europe has to embrace change, to do things in a better, more efficient and innovative way.

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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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  • The story continues for Italian BizSpark start-up winners

    Bindi Karia VC/Emerging Business lead, Microsoft UK - 30 May 2012

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  • BizSpark: realising the full potential of start-ups in Europe

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 16 May 2012

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  • Irish cloud-based solution helps make the internet a safer place

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 07 May 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Global Business Register (GBR) and their cloud-based solution that aims to make the internet a safer place.

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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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  • Cloud: Enabling SMEs for a stronger European economy

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 04 April 2012

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  • Efficient legislative network for prospering European SMEs

    Per Werngren CEO, Idenet AB - 30 March 2012

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  • European businesses dream big in 2012!

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 19 March 2012

    Most successful entrepreneurs are naturally enthusiastic and optimistic people.  They have to be, because they have to believe in their potential to turn dreams into reality.  And this positive attitude is pervasive, even in these tough economic times.  Why?  Because an increasing number of start-ups and other small businesses know that turbulent times create opportunities.

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  • IAMCP European Leadership Summit 2012

    Events - 16 March 2012

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  • Long-term Prosperity – Business leaders get their heads in the cloud

    Klaus Holse Andersen VP Western Europe - 07 March 2012

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  • Social Computing: social networks for productivity and learning

    Cornelia Kutterer & Fabien Petitcolas Senior Policy Counsel & Director for Innovation, Europe - 22 Feb. 2012

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  • A new way of working boosts productivity in the City of Barcelona

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 21 Feb. 2012

    In this case study, you can read about how Barcelona, a city with a reputation of being a premiere location for business conferences, has developed a “new way of working” for its citizens and tourists through cloud computing.

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  • Cloud computing brings job-hunting into the 21st century

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 21 Feb. 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Zartis, a company bringing job-hunting into the 21st century with cloud computing.

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  • Encouraging disruptive innovation

    Juliano Tubino Worldwide Director, Innovation and Emerging Business, Microsoft - 13 Feb. 2012

    I had the pleasure to attend TEDx in Athens, Greece, and present a topic that is dear to my heart: disruptive innovation.

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  • The Vikings are coming!

    Anette Nørgaard Developer Evangelist, Microsoft in Denmark - 13 Feb. 2012

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  • Building an innovative and competitive environment for SMEs in Europe

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 03 Feb. 2012

    As always on our website, we try and bring you a wide variety of opinion pieces from specialist guest bloggers from both the private and public sector.

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  • Getting the mice out of the operating theatres

    Futures - 03 Feb. 2012

    If doctors could use natural user interfaces, like gestures, surgery could be quicker and safer.

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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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  • Innovation means start-ups can ‘dream big’ from day one

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 27 Jan. 2012

    Look at the glass – what do you see?  Is it half full?  Is it half empty?  To a lot of start-ups, neither matter because they see a third way. Maybe they can do something totally different with the glass and on a big scale.  And it is this ‘out of the box’ thinking that is behind a whole new generation of start-ups, who if we give them a chance, could bring revenue into Europe and create jobs.

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  • Emerging markets - what’s in a name?

    Don Grantham President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - 20 Jan. 2012

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  • Outlook for 2012, fuelling the European economy

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 18 Jan. 2012

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  • Swiss innovation on a roll

    Futures - 17 Jan. 2012

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  • Irish airline and developers capitalizes on cloud to grow its business

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 16 Dec. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how  Aer Lingus scales up their operations with cloud computing and improves customer experience to drive revenue for the company.
     

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  • Belgacom gains holistic view of IT systems and stays competitive with cloud

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 16 Dec. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about Belgacom, a telecommunications company being able to focus on increasing competiveness after unifying its IT systems with cloud computing.

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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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  • The future of gaming in Europe - finding the “Angry Birds” of tomorrow

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 23 Nov. 2011

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  • Irish music industry gains transparency with cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 18 Nov. 2011

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  • The new world of 3D chat

    Futures - 10 Nov. 2011

    Online messaging hasn’t changed much since it was introduced more than a decade ago. But German start-up Cooee, based in Kaiserlautern, is seeking to liven up the chat experience with elements from computer gaming and social networking.

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  • The Heart of Bing Maps is in Europe

    Alexander Wiechert Business Director Microsoft, GM of Vexcel Imaging - 07 Nov. 2011

    Not too long ago the geospatial industry enjoyed a fair amount of anonymity. Those who worked in the profession drew blank stares at social gatherings when the topic of discussion took the inevitable “what do you do?” turn. “Mapping” was an easy enough response, though the impression left was that of the AA or Michelin Road Atlases.

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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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  • Cloud, the new playground for European SMEs

    Per Werngren CEO, Idenet AB - 26 Oct. 2011

    The world is changing. We now have something called cloud computing!

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  • European researchers switch from super computers to cloud computing

    Tuomas Eerola Partner, Techila Technologies - 24 Oct. 2011

    More than ever now, the European Commission needs to focus on building and growing the high-performance computing (HPC) market. High-performance computing (HPC) uses supercomputers to solve advanced computation problems and is a key enabler of ground-breaking innovation that creates high wage jobs and allows Europe’s competitiveness to be maintained.

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  • Spanish cloud service makes it easier for developers and designers to launch new products

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 12 Oct. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about a partnership between Microsoft and the Spanish company, Telefónica in creating a solution for software developers to minimise their business risk by simplifying revenue collection.

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  • Building a European cloud by and for SMEs

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 07 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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  • European innovations unveiled

    Niels Soelberg Vice President,Public Sector Sales, Microsoft EMEA - 30 Sept. 2011

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  • Video interview: innovation and funding in Europe

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 27 Sept. 2011

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  • Building the cloud market in Europe

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 14 Sept. 2011

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  • How to recruit innovation into Europe’s SMEs

    Nigel Gibbons Chairman of UniTech - 29 Aug. 2011

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  • Current trends in European funding for smart and sustainable growth

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 14 June 2011

    I’m glad to see that alongside the topic of sustainable cloud computing, a central theme at this year’s BizSpark Summit will be on funding solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMEs). It needs to be discussed.

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  • Ensuring cloud computing services for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 01 June 2011

    Cloud computing brings great benefits to Europe’s start-ups and SMEs in terms of cost benefits, ease to up-scale their businesses and efficient computing capabilities. Besides using the cloud power to operate their own business, SMEs also have the opportunity to widen their portfolio and innovate by building new applications and services on the cloud platforms.

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  • Size doesn’t matter: transforming small businesses in the cloud

    Klaus Holse Andersen VP Western Europe - 28 March 2011

    Size doesn’t matter anymore, the over-riding lesson we are learning worldwide is that a business that gets ahead of the curve is a smart one, not necessarily a big one.

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  • An Innovation Union for SMEs

    Máire Geoghegan-Quinn EU Research and Innovation Commissioner - 02 March 2011

    Small and medium-sized enterprises – SMEs – will be the powerhouse of the Innovation Union that the EU must become if we are to enjoy sustainable prosperity in the face of ever stronger global competition.

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  • Growing European SMEs

    Futures - 06 Jan. 2011

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  • President of the SME Union on what makes an innovative and entrepreneurial Europe

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 07 Dec. 2010

    We had the chance to chat to Peter Jungen, the President of the SME Union and Chairman of Economic Policy council of EPP at the European Parliament. He shared with us his view on European innovation and entrepreneurship.

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  • How can start-ups & SMEs benefit from the European single market thanks to the Digital Agenda?

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 27 Sept. 2010

    How can small businesses succeed in a market as internally varied as Europe? Will current EU regulation further help the growth process for businesses?

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  • Growing your business on Microsoft's cloud platform Azure

    Kim Nielsen Local Software Economy Lead - 11 Aug. 2010

    This video looks at the experience of entrepreneurs using the Azure platform. Aidan Gallagher, CEO Inishtech & Conor O’Riordan, CEO Tradefacilitate give us a quick overview to why they chose to use Azure for their businesses and the benefits cloud computing brings.

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  • Spanish views on the benefits of cloud computing for SMEs

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 01 July 2010

    In the second of our cloud computing interview series we hear from Juan José Amor Cazorla, Director General – Nextel who gives some insights into the benefits of cloud computing from a Spanish perspective.

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  • Going for Go

    Futures - 28 June 2010

    Go is a game so complex that raw computing power was never going to be enough to turn it into a competitive computer game. But two Cambridge researchers found a way – with a programming language used for analysing financial risks.

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  • French SMEs step around infrastructure barriers with cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 31 May 2010

    In this case study, you can read about the cloud solution developed by a French SME currently deployed to more than 3500 users in 300 offices around France.

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  • Inside the cloud

    Futures - 28 April 2010

    The cloud is one of the most popular terms in IT today but perhaps also one of the least well defined. FUTURES guides you through the how and the why.

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  • SMEs in IT and cloud: The engine of Europe’s growth

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 04 March 2010

    John Vassallo (Microsoft VP EU Affairs) outlines the crucial role small and medium enterprises active in the ICT industry play in strengthening the European Economy.

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