Innovation

Owning your own ‘satellite’ just moved a step closer

Catapult satellite kit with bbc micro:bit

A new experiment is set to be launched that could lead to the general public creating their own satellites. The project will see people from across the country capture information about the world around them such as location and mapping services, weather forecasting and measuring plant and crop health. This will then … Read more »

How one square mile of the UK has become a hub of creativity

WIndows, phone, tablet, surface

By Lee Schuneman With a rich history in arts, music, film, advertising, television and fashion, Soho has long established its reputation as the centre of creativity in London – and arguably the world. Now predominantly made up of media and technology offices, production and editing studios, Soho is still a … Read more »

Become part of a world of creativity with MØxSurface

Danish singer Mo working on Microsoft Surface laptop

Singer MØ has launched a global campaign with Microsoft Surface to showcase the creativity of her fans. The Danish star – best known for her collaboration with Major Lazer on the most streamed song on Spotify, “Lean on” – has asked her followers to share their thoughts and artwork online … Read more »

Intelligent Cloud lifts villages from water poverty

Cloud computing is helping villages in Africa

Jacob Katuva used to get up at dawn to cycle 12 miles from his village to collect water with his uncles and cousins when he was growing up in Kenya. Now he is part of a research team at the University of Oxford using cloud computing and mobile sensors to … Read more »

Microsoft extends Autism and Inclusive Hiring Programme to UK

Today Microsoft UK announced the rollout of a new pilot programme focused on hiring people with neurodiverse conditions, including Autism or Asperger’s syndrome, for full-time UK based Microsoft positions. Microsoft UK will initially be hiring for 10 roles. The UK programme will be modelled on the program that has been … Read more »

Cities Unlocked: A voyage of discovery

Gerald James

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 »

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 »

Cities Unlocked: A new journey

The Cities Unlocked partnership

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 »

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 »

Windows 10 Devices: a new chapter

It’s been an incredible few months for Microsoft. Since the launch of Windows 10 in July, we now have 110 million devices around the world running our new operating system. At an event in New York on 6th October, we announced the next chapter, unveiling a new era of Windows … 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 »

The shutter closes on Bing Originals, but who are our winners?

Last month, Bing.com, with support from Dazed Magazine, announced a photographic competition ‘Bing Originals’, in a bid to find up and coming photographic talent in Britain.  Candidates were asked to answer one question with an image.  ‘What makes you stop and think?’ Over the last 4 weeks entries have been … 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 »

Be Original. Be Bing.

To celebrate some of life’s standout moments Bing.com is on the hunt for the next big UK talent by challenging budding photographers to submit a snap into the Bing Originals competition. The Bing.com homepage has always been the place to find inspiring images from around the globe, and now it’s … Read more »