Data Management

Manchester City will win the Premier League, predicts Bing

The wait is nearly over for football fans as the 2016/17 Premier League season kicks off this weekend. Microsoft’s search engine Bing has predicted that Manchester City will win the league with 94 points, five  clear of local rivals Manchester United with 89, followed by Chelsea and Arsenal with 88 and … Read more »

Microsoft Pix gives the iPhone camera an artificial brain

By John Roach As a professional photographer shooting the Seattle Seahawks, Josh Weisberg dashed around the football field, constantly taking pictures in anticipation of the perfect shot. “If you see it happen and you aren’t already taking pictures, it’s too late, you missed the shot,” says Weisberg, who is a … Read more »

BBC micro:bit: pocket-sized codeable computer available to all

BBC micro:bit

A mini-computer that UK schoolchildren have turned into watches, stepometers and musical instruments has now been released for general sale across the country. The BBC micro:bit, which has been handed to 800,000 youngsters across the UK free of charge, can now be bought online. It is hoped the fully programmable … Read more »

Computational thinking, 10 years later

By Jeannette M. Wing, corporate vice president, Microsoft Research “Not in my lifetime.” That’s what I said when I was asked whether we would ever see computer science taught in schools in the United States. It was 2009, and I was addressing a gathering of attendees to a workshop on … Read more »

TruRating: helping customers to rate shops – as they shop

Shopper using TruRating service on chip-and-PIN handset

Answer the following questions truthfully: how many times have you left a restaurant after a great meal and vowed to write a positive review online? Or got so angry at poor service that you made it your mission to drag that company’s name through the mud using just your computer … Read more »

Microsoft donates $1bn of cloud services

Microsoft Cloud services

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 »

Michel Van der Bel: The Power of Transformation

Michel Van der Bel said transformation was the word of the week at Future Decoded

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 »

Microsoft announces plans to offer cloud services from the UK

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella announced plans to offer commercial cloud services from the UK

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 »

Michel Van der Bel: Decoding the future

Michel Van der Bel

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 »

Amos Miller lights up the world through sound at TEDx Glasgow

You may have seen or read about Microsoft’s Cities Unlocked project launched last November. Placing the individual rather than the technology at the centre of the experience, Cities Unlocked augments the ability of people with sight loss to employ their sense of hearing to navigate the world around them. The … Read more »

TV White Spaces helping us see the wood through the trees

Earlier this year Ofcom gave the go-ahead for the industry to start harnessing the benefits of TV White Spaces technology. With use cases of the technology set to become a commercial reality at the end of 2015, Microsoft continues to explore how this innovative use of wireless technology will impact … Read more »

Microsoft Band and Health arrive in the UK

We’re excited to announce that Microsoft Band has officially launched in the UK! Unique to the UK, Microsoft has partnered with fitness and wellbeing leaders Nuffield Health. Check out the video below, featuring Jay Brewer, Head of Clinical Wellbeing, Nuffield Health and Leila Martine, Director of New Devices, Microsoft UK … Read more »

Make sense of your health: Microsoft Band coming to the UK

17 March 2015 – Pre-orders start today with UK availability on April 15; Microsoft UK’s Director of New Devices, Leila Martine, shares her first-“wrist” experience. Following the successful introduction in the US last year, we couldn’t be more excited to introduce Microsoft Health and the Microsoft Band here in the … Read more »

Unlocking cities through sound

Imagine losing your sight and having to rely on other people to help you get out and about, or being restricted to the same four of five short routes that have taken months to learn. Or imagine being in a foreign country, unable to read the signs and unsure of … Read more »

Big data means big dividends for UK businesses

At its “Accelerate Your Insights” customer event in San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stressed the importance of a data culture – one that encourages curiosity, action and experimentation – for everyone, and every organisation. Microsoft also shared the results of new IDC research Infographic below) that shows that … Read more »