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The Official Blog of Microsoft's
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    Using Technology To Explain the Impact of Climate Change, One Glacier At A Time

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    clip_image002Today, on the 60th anniversary of the historic first ascent of Mount Everest, mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears and his foundation GlacierWorks have teamed up with Internet Explorer to launch Everest: Rivers of Ice. This immersive, exploration platform allows visitors to travel the peaks and valleys of the Everest region through sweeping multi-touch HTML5 panoramas and interactive features that brings the area to life and, most importantly, highlights the dramatic changes to the area’s surrounding glaciers.

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    Microsoft’s 2014 Annual Citizenship Report and Environmental Sustainability

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    clip_image002Yesterday, Microsoft released its annual Citizenship Report, detailing the company’s assessment of its global citizenship work over the past fiscal year. This year’s report includes the deepest dive to date into Microsoft’s environmental commitments, which includes measuring, reporting, and reducing the environmental impact of our own operations and of the services and devices we offer. It also describes some of our work with customers, business partners, governments, NGOs and others to apply the power of information technology to help solve some of the world's most pressing environmental problems.

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    Q1 Environmental Sustainability Action Award and WASABi

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    Each quarter, the company gives out an Environmental Sustainability Action Award in recognition of an employee or team who has shown leadership, exemplifying how Microsoft and its employees can have a positive impact. These leaders help us improve not...
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    Greening of IT article in Science | Business

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    Andrew Herbert from Microsoft Research participated in a recent seminar in Brussels which brought together computer scientists, economists, industry executives and European Union officials organised by Science|Business, with the support of Microsoft Research...
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    Microsoft CityNext at Smart City Expo

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    clip_image002Today marks the beginning of the 2014 Smart City Expo World Congress, hosted in Barcelona, a city that prides itself on creating many smart city best practices.

    This event has grown significantly since its inception, reflecting the growing momentum around smart cities. We’ve seen similar momentum with Microsoft CityNext, with over 220 official Microsoft CityNext partners delivering over 800 city solutions, and a growing number of stories on the impact that cities have seen. During the week-long event, Microsoft will have the opportunity to meet with our partners and the leaders from many of the cities we’ve been able to work with as they apply technology to drive transformation.

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