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The Official Blog of Microsoft's
Environmental Sustainability Team

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    Top 5 Employee Engagement Practices

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    One of the things we strive to do on this blog is to showcase efforts across the company where we are making progress advancing environmental sustainability at Microsoft while also recognizing where there’s still work to do. One area where there’s a lot...
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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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    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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    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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    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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