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The Official Blog of Microsoft's
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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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    This Week in Sustainability: Carbon Conscious Consumers and the Growing Smart Grid Market

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    clip_image002As irregular weather patterns spur debate on the negative implications of climate change, consumers and companies alike are thinking critically about what can be done to slow its effects. Corporations are responding to consumers’ increased environmental awareness, and many of the solutions they’re putting in place—from more sustainable manufacturing methods to greater purchases of renewable energy—rely in one form or another on technological innovation. Read on to learn more about how consumer trends and innovation are reaching a tipping point toward more sustainable solutions.

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    Microsoft’s 2013 Annual Citizenship Report and Environmental Sustainability

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    This week, Microsoft released its tenth annual Citizenship Report that details the company’s assessment of its citizenship work over the past fiscal year. An important piece of this report includes an overview of some of the environmental commitments and work of Microsoft. This year’s report focuses on our commitment to carbon neutrality and to reducing the environmental impact of our operations.

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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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    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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