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Microsoft Corporation Announces Microsoft Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM Smartphones, with the Latest Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System
Nov 11 14
Microsoft Corporation announced that Microsoft Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM smartphones running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, bringing the latest Microsoft experiences to more affordable price levels. Offering five great included Microsoft experiences, a wide-angle 5 megapixel front-facing camera, and a spacious 5-inch display, all for an affordable price, Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM help people do more of what they want, for less: Make memorable Skype video calls, and seamlessly switch between voice and video with built-in Skype integration. Access, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks wherever user are, with the pre-installed Office suite. Save and sync photos, videos and Office documents securely with 15 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage. Experience Cortana, a truly personal virtual assistant that anticipates people's needs and makes tailored suggestions. Connect with work and personal e-mail while on the go, with Microsoft Outlook built in. Showcase photos and videos, or get even more productive with Office on the large, 5-inch qHD display. Fit more memorable backgrounds or add more friends into Skype video calls and selfies with the 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera. Never miss a call or text, and be reachable on both SIM cards at any time with Smart Dual SIM for maximum flexibility.
Microsoft Corporation Announces Board Changes
Nov 10 14
Microsoft Corp. announced that Lisa Brummel, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, will retire from the company after 25 years, and Kathleen Hogan will succeed her as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Hogan will join the company's senior leadership team beginning November 28, reporting to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. Brummel will assist in the leadership transition and remain with the company through December 31. Hogan has worked in a variety of roles at Microsoft over the past 11 years, most recently leading Microsoft Services.
Marketing Instincts, Inc. Enters into License Agreement with Microsoft's Xbox(R) and 343 Industries
Nov 10 14
Controller Gear, the retail consumer products brand of Marketing Instincts Inc. announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Microsoft's Xbox(R) and 343 Industries. As a licensee of video game accessories for the Xbox 360(R) and Xbox One(R) brands, Marketing Instincts will work directly with the video game giant to develop and execute strategic campaigns to include branded licensed Xbox gaming products for sale at major retailers around the world. Under the agreement, Marketing Instincts will focus on Controller Gear accessories that will include a licensed controller stand that provides a solution for organizing and showcasing Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers. It allows for one-handed navigation of Xbox dashboard and is made of rugged ABS plastic that is engineered to the quality standards that you've come to expect from a licensed Xbox product. There will also be a customized Halo branded version of the controller stand in time for the launch of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection on November 11, 2014. This will be the first of several custom game graphics for major Xbox game launches coming later in 2015. Gaming graphics allow for a way for gamers to customize their controller stands as well as their Xbox controllers. Marketing Instincts will leverage its broad expertise in manufacturing video game promotional products and its relationship with Microsoft to extend the Xbox brand into the accessory market.
Microsoft Corporation Presents at The 5th Annual Forum on Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers (West), Nov-12-2014 11:30 AM
Nov 9 14
Microsoft Corporation Presents at The 5th Annual Forum on Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers (West), Nov-12-2014 11:30 AM. Venue: Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States. Speakers: Rick Thompson, Corporate Vice President of Zune.
WeDo Technologies Announces Worldwide Partnership with Microsoft
Nov 5 14
WeDo Technologies signed a global partnership agreement with Microsoft to deliver WeDo Technologies' RAID software on Microsoft's public cloud platform, Microsoft Azure. With Microsoft and WeDo, large organizations and the public sector will be able to monitor performance, automate how they audit, control business processes and combat social fraud without the need to manage hardware and other components. WeDo Technologies' RAID software, running in Azure, will let customers' management teams continuously review business process performance, measure and detect deviations from projected levels, and allow for a rapid transformational response. By gathering processes, systems data and running performance auditing rules, an EBA strategy will enable better alignment, successful strategy execution and improvement in the overall performance and delivery of both short and long term financial returns. The partnership is aimed primarily at large organizations within the Retail, Energy, Banking, Insurance, Healthcare industries and the Public sector.