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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:30:00 GMT
Tune in Thursday October 25 at 11:15am EDT/4.15pm BST/5.15pm CEST while we broadcast live from New York City and launch Windows 8, followed by a special Surface webcast where you can learn more about Microsoft Surface and how to purchase.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
The Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2012 conference provides European developers and IT professionals with the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions and services. Held from June 26th – 29th , the four day event in Amsterdam offers hands-on learning, deep product exploration and opportunities to connect with industry and Microsoft experts. Click through to access the virtual pressroom for Tech•Ed Europe 2012.
Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:00:00 GMT
Now in its 8th year, the BizSpark European Summit brings together thought leaders in the entrepreneurial community across Europe - investors, start-ups, journalists, government representatives, and Network Partners. The event provides a unique platform to debate the issues facing tech entrepreneurs in Europe and see some of the best start-ups in Europe. Panel sessions at the summit will be discussing The Future of Apps, The Business of Cloud and debating The Evolution of Tech Talent. In addition a Europe-wide Start-up Showcase will feature fourteen of the most promising BizSpark start-ups. After a rigorous selection process, these fourteen companies will pitch live in front of an audience of investors and panel of expert judges. Click through to find out more and watch the live streaming of the event.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:00:00 GMT
TV White Spaces trial, composed of 17 UK and global companies, provides foundation for Britain to lead in fast, reliable rural wireless broadband, better urban Wi-Fi access, and innovative wireless applications, and encourages Ofcom to complete enabling regulations.
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:00:00 GMT
Microsoft has shortlisted 27 employees from 12 countries (including six from Europe) as Microsoft Nexters for their use of innovative ideas to help our partners and customers be what's next. The goal of this competition is to provide staff with a platform for sharing their work and the chance for great ideas to be celebrated. Click here to explore their videos and vote for your favourite. The Nexter with the highest number of votes earns the title of the People's Choice Nexter. Voting closes on April 11.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:00:00 GMT
Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, outlines how Microsoft's major investments in Europe this week underscore the company's commitment to realizing individual opportunity and unlocking entrepreneurial talent. Microsoft has announced the company will award €1.5 million in cash grants to 17 European NGOs who help youth gain workforce skills, as well as the launch of a new AppCampus program in partnership with Nokia and the University of Aalto in Finland. Microsoft and Nokia will each invest up to €9 million in the latter program over the next three years to support innovation and growth among mobile startups.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:30:00 GMT
To drive innovation and business opportunities in Finland's mobile ecosystem and beyond, Microsoft Corp. and Nokia will each invest up to 9 million euros into a newly established mobile application development program at Aalto University during the next three years.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:30:00 GMT
Ten years ago this week, during a time when security problems were threatening trust in software products, Bill Gates sent a companywide memo to all Microsoft employees announcing the creation of the Trustworthy Computing (TwC) initiative. In marking the ten year milestone of the original Trustworthy Computing memo today, Microsoft recognizes that Trustworthy Computing has never been more important. Click through to learn about the history of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft and news at Microsoft News Center.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:45:00 GMT
For this year's CES, Microsoft has invited 14 trendsetting and student bloggers from across Europe to stay in a dedicated Blogger Haus in Las Vegas and enjoy the CES experience in style. Upon arrival, the bloggers will be equipped with the latest Microsoft technology to review and help them cover the CES action on their own blogs. They will also embark on an action packed Microsoft adventure immersing them fully in the Microsoft consumer experience– with Windows at its core. Click through to find out more about the project and what else Microsoft will be doing at CES 2012.
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:00:00 GMT
Microsoft Research marks its 20th anniversary with a series of symposiums—led by the managing directors of its research facilities in China, India, the United Kingdom, New England, Silicon Valley, and Redmond, and intended to provide a day when leading scientists, researchers, and students can discuss technological shifts that are dramatically changing the computing landscape. Join the worldwide celebration, see a sampling of our research and walk through history here.
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