Windows Phone 8.1, the smartphone of choice for business

In April, we announced Windows Phone 8.1 and with it we introduced several key features that were developed specifically with business customers in mind. Today, Windows Phone 8.1 is the smartphone of choice for many businesses – across the globe and across industries. Windows Phone 8.1 is uniquely differentiated in a number of key areas,… Read more

WPC 2014: Partnering to win in the mobile era

Today, we are at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington, D.C. This is one of my favorite events of the year because it gives us an opportunity to connect with our partners and gather invaluable feedback on their experiences working with us, our platform and productivity scenarios. It’s also a unique opportunity for our… Read more

Improving your organization’s security and performance with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

Today, we are excited to announce that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2014 is now available for download. For those of you who aren’t familiar with MDOP, it’s a suite of virtualization, management and security technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers that helps maximize the benefits offered by Windows. MDOP 2014 includes… Read more

From cockpit to cabin, technology is changing airlines

This week, we are at the Singapore Airshow talking to the aviation industry on how Microsoft technologies and the Windows platform can change the way they do business. Windows is enabling Electronic Flight Bags for pilots, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems for customers, and in-flight cabin service and point-of-sale solutions to create engaging experiences with customers,… Read more

An SMB Checklist 60 Days until XP EOS

It’s been fantastic to talk with small and medium-sized business owners over the last few months who are excited about the ways that Windows 8.1 Pro can both help their business and make their employees more productive. But, with only two months left before Windows XP reaches End of Support, I’ve also talked with business… Read more

Windows Opens Doors for Retailers

We’re in New York this week at the National Retail Federation’s annual conference talking with retailers about how Windows can help grow their businesses, increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs. Technology continues to impact consumer shopping behavior and experiences as our world becomes more and more mobile. Our goal at Microsoft is to help retailers… Read more

Adopting Surface and Windows 8.1 Boosts Mobility for Pedcor’s Entire IT Department

As I’ve shared before, we are dedicated to delivering a platform that supports the ever-growing number of different mobile scenarios in the workplace. We made great strides on this with enhancements in Windows 8.1, providing an operating system that offers a seamless work experience whether you are docked at your desk, working on a laptop… Read more

Line of Business ISVs and Windows 8.1 – Leading the Way

Sanket Akerkar, Vice President, Developer and Platform Evangelism group (DPE), works closely with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) as they develop the latest applications that help improve the way people and companies do business. Today, Sanket offers a look at some of the latest names helping deliver these solutions that maximize the Windows 8.1 experience. -… Read more

MDOP 2013 R2 Now Available

Delivering on Microsoft’s commitment to provide businesses with powerful, flexible solutions to manage the devices and applications employees use every day, we are excited to announce the broad availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 R2 for download. MDOP is a suite of virtualization, management and security technologies available as a subscription for Software… Read more