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    Windows Store Features Energy Savings App

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    clip_image002While the physical design of a device certainly plays an important role in how it consumes power, software can also influence power consumption based on how it is programmed to use the device’s CPU, disk and memory. Windows 8 has numerous features that help make it more energy efficient, but we are also starting to see specific applications on the Windows Store that are helping people understand and measure their Windows PC’s energy use.

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    Microsoft Launches Website, Helping Customers Make Environmentally Friendly PC Decisions

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    When we talk about energy consumption most people think about the electricity used by your PC, kitchen appliances, TV or smartphone. However, the manufacturing process of these products also comes at a cost as it requires a material and energy-intensive process to create them. To make the computer or smartphone you’re using right now, a lot of raw materials, energy and water are needed. In fact, as much as two thirds of a PC’s total environmental footprint comes from the manufacturing process alone.

    Everyday consumers and companies alike are faced with a myriad of choices when it comes to buying, using and disposing of PCs whether it’s for their family or hundreds of employees. Unfortunately, most people don’t have the right information to help them make the most environmentally friendly decision. Here at Microsoft we are working to change that.

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    Windows 8 and the Quest for Energy Efficiency

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    In many markets around the world, increasing electricity consumption is putting more demand on every aspect of the workplace to reduce power consumption and lower carbon emissions. PCs are a significant source of potential savings. Our colleagues over...
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    This Week In Sustainability – Smart Cities Business Models at Verge and Top 10 Smartest Cities in Europe

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    Earlier this week, Verge @ GreenBuild , a two-day event that brings together business innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to discuss opportunities in technological advancements in energy, buildings, and transportation, took place in...
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    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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