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Safer Internet Day: Top 10 online safety tips

Today marks Safer Internet Day 2016 and Microsoft wants to help educate, engage, and inspire people to better protect themselves and others online. Here are some useful tips to make sure you’re staying safe on the internet. For further support and advice about internet safety, please visit: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016 Get support … Read more »

Microsoft donates $1bn of cloud services

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Can cloud computing change the world? Microsoft believes it can. Cloud computing has emerged as an essential resource for addressing some of the world’s biggest problems, helping to solve issues across a range of economic and social challenges. There are now plans afoot to expand the reach of the cloud … Read more »

Prime Minister David Cameron learns to code with Minecraft

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Microsoft’s partnership with Code.org, and the specially created Hour of Code Minecraft tutorial, has the bold ambition of helping millions of young people to start coding. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella went back to school in the US and here in London, the Prime Minister, the Education Secretary and a number … Read more »

Tomorrow is finally here today

Over two days in December (2nd and 3rd) we hosted the ultimate Windows 10 experience for fans and media. The event culminated in a product showcase – where guests had the chance to try out the latest and best Windows 10 kit, from phones to Xbox, as well as tablets, … Read more »

Microsoft mobilises Minecraft and BBC micro:bits to get kids coding

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By Hugh Milward, Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft UK Computer Science Education Week kicks off on Monday and we’re supporting events around the country with Microsoft staff, BBC micro:bits and even the phenomenally popular Minecraft franchise, all in an effort to enthuse kids about the world of computer science. We … Read more »

The moments that changed the world in 2015…

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As 2015 draws to a close it’s time to reflect on the moments that made it such a monumental year – from epic sporting achievements to political change, tragic world events and out-of-this-world space exploration, 2015 has been a year filled with moments that will go down in history. Bing … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Microsoft Lumia Phones

This month we’re bringing you some of the latest and greatest games to hit Microsoft Lumia Phones, and the ultimate apps for TV addicts. From the original and unique ‘Prune’, cartoon pirate fun with Munchausen and the return of Tiny Troopers, there’s plenty to keep gamers entertained this December.  And, … Read more »

Cities Unlocked: A voyage of discovery

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Research by Guide Dogs suggests that in the UK, 180,000 blind or partially sighted people rarely leave home alone. It should come as no surprise then that for these individuals, making any journey, let alone an unfamiliar one, can leave them feeling anxious and vulnerable. But what if we could … Read more »

An Office 2016 page-turner

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Back in September when we launched the brand new Microsoft Office 2016, we released a suite of tools that allow everyone from professional data crunchers to part-time poets to do more by working together and collaborating more effectively.   To put these new features to the test, we challenged award-winning … Read more »

The Power of Transformation

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By Michel Van der Bel, Managing Director, Microsoft UK As I reflect on a great two days at Future Decoded, I wanted to share my event highlights with you. Transformation was the word of the week at Future Decoded which showcased how our customers are transforming their organisations to change … Read more »

Rise of the Tomb Raider presents: Survival Billboard

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Eight contestants stand tall in an endurance test like none other’ To celebrate the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider, we are challenging eight people to channel their inner Lara Croft and survive 24-hours on a live action ‘Survival Billboard’ in central London. The eight contestants, made up of … Read more »

Cities Unlocked: A new journey

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As part of our Future Decoded event this week, Satya Nadella in his keynote highlighted the Cities Unlocked partnership between Guide Dogs and Microsoft as a powerful example of how we are helping people to achieve more. Take a look at our ‘Cities Unlocked: A New Journey’ video below, with audio … Read more »

Microsoft announces plans to offer cloud services from the UK

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a keynote session on Future Decoded at the The ExCel, London on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Photographer: Sebastian Devenish - Microsoft

Will deliver Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from a new UK data centre region; completes data centre expansions in Ireland and Netherlands; all part of the more than $2 billion spent on cloud infrastructure across Europe London — 10 Nov 2015 — Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella … Read more »

Decoding the future

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By Michel Van der Bel, Managing Director, Microsoft UK We live in a world of profound change and transformation, where the results of decades of research into sensors, robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud computing are coming together to reshape our world in ways unprecedented since the turn of … Read more »

Introducing “On The Up”: a Windows 10 and Dazed production

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Something quite exciting has happened today – the launch of “On The Up”, a dynamic online series created by Windows 10 and youth and culture powerhouse Dazed. The series will spotlight the next generation doing great things to push the UK’s creative scene forward – with technology enabling creativity at its … Read more »