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Green Blog

The Official Blog of Microsoft's
Environmental Sustainability Team

June, 2013

  • Microsoft Green Blog

    Reducing Energy Use with Windows Azure

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    imageWhat do you get when you move two of the Microsoft Developer Division’s largest developer and IT professional websites from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud? Well, in addition to a major learning exercise that’s invaluable for the migration of other applications, we’ve seen increased resource utilization, energy savings and reduced operational costs.

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    Maximize your IT energy efficiency to save money—and the planet

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    Reducing WasteGovernment budgets are a lot like family budgets these days: there’s barely enough money to go around. In our house, we flip the light switch off to save money and energy, and there’s no reason why governments can’t do the same.

    Here are three ways that the public sector can “flip the switch” to reduce waste, get energy efficient, and save money. These strategies can not only reduce your energy expenditures but also potentially reduce your...

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    Fighting Wildfires with Data in Greece

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    clip_image002As anyone who has been through an earthquake or a hurricane can tell you, natural disasters can cause significant destruction. That’s one reason why improvements in predictive technologies, which can be used to improve forecasts of weather and other natural events, have promised to dramatically improve people’s lives. In Lesvos, a picturesque Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea, researchers are using Microsoft technology to determine the daily wildfire risk during the driest months. The technology is helping firefighters coordinate more effective responses to fires, which shows how technology can be used to better protect the environment at a local level.

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    TWIS: How Spain Is Developing Smart Cities and Renewable Energy Storage

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    clip_image002What happens when you install 12,000 sensors throughout a city of less than 200,000 people? The old Spanish port city of Santader is finding out—and gaining the attention of global technology companies—thanks to a grant from the European Commission. And in New York, a small battery startup is trying to push the envelope on rechargeable battery design with a goal of making wind and solar more competitive with fossil fuels. Read on to learn more about smart cities and innovative renewable energy storage.

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    Celebrating an Energy Efficient Browser on World Environment Day

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    clip_image002On World Environment Day we have an opportunity to reflect on the progress made toward decreasing our environmental footprint and the environmental impact of our products. At Microsoft, we’re committed to developing software and technology that helps people and organizations reduce their impact on the environment, and today we’re proud to announce that Internet Explorer continues to be the most energy-efficient browser on Windows 8.

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