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E3 2018: Gaming for Everyone, a Conversation with Phil Spencer

June 18, 2018

E3 is always an incredible time to come together to appreciate the breadth of creative energy that abounds in our industry and to celebrate what’s ahead for gamers. At this year’s E3 Coliseum series, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox sat down with Tina Summerford, Head of Programming at Xbox, to discuss Microsoft’s approach to gaming, […]

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Microsoft expands commitment to military spouse community

June 18, 2018

Microsoft will launch a pilot program to provide spouses with technology skills training beginning in September. Today in San Francisco, Microsoft Military Affairs will join our partners from LinkedIn to each share new commitments to the military spouse community. Military spouses are an integral supporting force for members of our military, but face staggering 18 […]

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Welcoming Flipgrid to the Microsoft family – Microsoft EDU

June 18, 2018

If you want to see what a movement looks like, search #FlipgridFever on Twitter, or walk into any classroom that’s using Flipgrid. The enthusiasm radiating from Flipgrid’s community is a reflection of how the product began – in the classroom. Back in 2015, Dr. Charlie Miller, Jim Leslie and Phil Soran came together to envision […]

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What it means to really be seen: Clark Ly fights for transgender visibility

June 18, 2018

One employee uses the lessons he learned from his own journey becoming his authentic self to insist that others who feel invisible are seen and heard By Candace Whitney-Morris Eight years into his career at Microsoft, Clark Ly, who identified as a woman at the time, decided to transition to being male. His friends and […]

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Inside the private event where Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and other rivals share security secrets – GeekWire

June 15, 2018

Speaking this week on the Microsoft campus, L-R: Erik Bloch, Salesforce security products and program management director; Alex Maestretti, engineering manager on the Netflix Security Intelligence and Response Team; David Seidman, Google security engineering manager; and Chang Kawaguchi, director for Microsoft Office 365 security. (GeekWire Photos / Todd Bishop) REDMOND, Wash. — At first glance, the […]

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Microsoft making progress on quantum computer ‘every day’

June 15, 2018

Microsoft is “all-in” on building a quantum computer and is making advancements “every day”, according to one of the company’s top experts on the technology. Julie Love (above), Director of Quantum Computing, called the firm’s push to build the next generation of computer technology “one of the biggest disruptive bets we have made as a […]

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‘There’s nothing wrong who you are’: Michelle Chen’s journey to live more freely in her own skin

June 15, 2018

Surrounded for the first time by a supportive culture and a community of LGBTQ+ friends, this software engineer is unlocking the key to self-acceptance By Candace Whitney-Morris Michelle Chen knew she was gay long before she came out. Growing up, she found it hard enough to admit to herself, let alone to say it out […]

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Watch the ForzaRC 2018 Series 1 Playoffs

June 15, 2018

This weekend, June 16 – 17, Series 1 of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) 2018 heads into its final lap with the ForzaRC 2018 Series 1 Playoffs. Broadcast live from Seattle, home of Turn 10 Studios, some of the best drivers from around the world will compete for the title of Series 1 Champion, a […]

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AI powers Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout

June 14, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to be a key area of investment for Microsoft, and we’re pleased to announce that for the first time we’ve leveraged AI at scale to greatly improve the quality and reliability of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout.  Our AI approach intelligently selects devices that our feedback data indicate would […]

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E3 2018: Six Lenovo gaming PCs powered by Windows 10 announced this week

June 13, 2018

This week at E3, Lenovo announced six new gaming devices powered by Windows 10 that arrive with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, plus the latest in gaming technology from Intel and NVIDIA. With Xbox Play Anywhere, you can buy a game once and play it on both […]

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