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Skilling for the future: New investments in Microsoft Learn

At Microsoft, we’re building a “learn it all” culture where we aim to embrace curiosity, focus on being resourceful, and take our learnings and apply them for future success. In that light, learning is more important than ever, and our goal is to help make technical learning even more accessible to everyone who wants to …

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Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy

Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes. In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis. As societies reopen, it’s apparent that the economy in July will not be what it was in January. …

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Addressing racial injustice – The Official Microsoft Blog

An email from CEO Satya Nadella to Microsoft employees:  As I shared in our Employee Town Hall last month, and in my email earlier this month, we are committed to take action to help address racial injustice and inequity, and unequivocally believe that Black lives matter. Below you will see many of the steps we are taking. Over …

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Microsoft acquires CyberX to accelerate and secure customers’ IoT deployments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is providing breakthrough value to businesses across every vertical, from manufacturing, to energy, to agriculture, to real estate, to healthcare and more.  IoT provides real-time insights into assets, enabling businesses to reduce operational expenses, unplanned downtime and unnecessary servicing. While the benefits of IoT are well established and significant, one …

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Microsoft acquires ADRM Software, leader in large-scale, industry-specific data models

An example of one of ADRM’s 75 industry vertical schemas. In advancing our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft has been investing in the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI) to continuously innovate, influence and enhance customer experience and partner growth. Data and AI are the …

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Microsoft honors Pride through open dialogue, donations to LGBTQI+ nonprofits, actions for equity and visibility

Pride started because Black and Latinx transgender people stood up against injustice at Stonewall, New York in 1969. The systemic racism and violence targeted against the Black and African American community, especially transgender Black women, shows us that we don’t live in a truly equitable society. And global issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, are exacerbating …

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Change in ourselves helps drive change in the world  

An email from CEO Satya Nadella to Microsoft employees:  Seeing injustice in the world calls us all to take action, as individuals and as a company. Sometimes this action is personal – what do I do to change? Sometimes it is organizational – what changes do I need to make around me? And sometimes it is reflected …

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Microsoft Build 2020: Empowering developers to deliver impact today and tomorrow

For the past several years, developers from around the world have gathered here in Seattle, the original “Cloud City,” to meet, exchange ideas, hone or learn skills, build community. This year, we won’t be meeting in person, but the spirit of the event will continue as we move online – and the response we’ve received …

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Skills for the future start today — new resources for students

Our CEO Satya Nadella references a term from the education field that I think is particularly fitting and important during this unprecedented time in history. Satya talks of the importance of being a “learn-it-all” instead of a “know-it-all.” Learn-it-alls are curious, resourceful and willing to fail, understanding that insights from failure lead to future success. …

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Microsoft announces definitive agreement to acquire Metaswitch Networks, expanding approach to empower operators and partner with network equipment providers to deliver on promise of 5G

Today, we are announcing that we have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of virtualized network software and voice, data and communications solutions for operators. The convergence of cloud and communication networks presents a unique opportunity for Microsoft to serve operators globally via continued investment in Azure, adding additional depth …

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