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    Unleashing Power Management Features in Windows Vista

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    Last week, Microsoft made two major announcements with respect to PC power management: endorsing a free power management application for consumers and launching a free ENERGY STAR solution for licensed System Center Configuration Manager 2007 users ....
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    7 of the Best Windows Phone Apps for Staying Green

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    Windows Phone Marketplace now boasts 60,000+ apps, and with new phones from Nokia and HTC there are plenty of reasons to get on board with Windows Phone. But the Windows Phone can also help you live more sustainability. I’ve scoured Windows Marketplace...
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    Microsoft’s Electric Vehicle Charging Program Sees Sustained Growth

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    clip_image002In 2011, Microsoft launched its pilot program to install Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) around the Redmond Campus. The move was an effort to create an environment that welcomed increased usage of electric vehicles in the Puget Sound region. Two years later there are now a total of 11 EVSE locations on the Redmond Campus with 18 stations, and adoption has progressed consistently. In the past three months we’ve seen the greatest number of increases per month since the program began. The stations can accommodate both electric cars and scooters, so there are a variety of vehicles that utilize the service.

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    This Week in Sustainability: Making Solar Energy More Efficient and Smart Grid Modernization

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    clip_image002As the planet’s population races toward 9 billion by 2050, the only way to meet growing energy needs will be to use energy more efficiently. The good news is that advances in IT are making the prospect of a less energy-intensive future a little brighter, whether it’s using IT solutions and a slick interface to help German consumers get the most from their home’s solar panels or continuing to modernize the electric grid. Read on to learn how a German startup and major U.S. states are relying on innovation—technological and political—to lead the way toward a more energy efficient tomorrow.

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    Microsoft’s North Texas Campus Wins Recycling Award

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    clip_image002From operations to products, Microsoft is committed to driving responsible environmental leadership around the world. Our Las Colinas Campus in Irving, Texas, recently won the 2012 North Texas Corporate Recycling Association’s Green Award, joining our Redmond campus and offices worldwide in being recognized for efforts to reduce waste.

    For the past two years, the Dallas-area campus has kept more than 12,000 tons of solid waste out of the local landfill. Behind these efforts has been the introduction of campus-wide organic composting containers in break rooms and cafés.

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