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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Janet I. Tu.

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April 4, 2014 at 9:09 AM

At Microsoft’s Build conference, some see new openness to open source and cross platform

[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times April 4, 2014.]

SAN FRANCISCO ­ — Though Satya Nadella did not appear during the keynote on the second day of Build, a certain spirit of openness some attribute to the new Microsoft CEO seemed to pervade the announcements.

On Thursday, in a keynote centered on advancements in the company’s tools and cloud services for developers, the executives onstage at the annual conference also made sure to emphasize the cross-platform capabilities of its offerings and even made open source one of its largest pieces of code.


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June 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Microsoft’s Build day 2 keynote to emphasize cloud, businesses [liveblog]

SAN FRANCISCO — I’m at the Moscone Center for day 2 of Build, Microsoft’s big annual conference for independent, third-party developers. I’ll be liveblogging the keynote, which is scheduled to start a 9 a.m. Today’s keynote is supposed to cover: Windows Azure, cloud for business, rich Office 365 extensibility, enterprise grade SaaS integration, tools.


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April 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Windows Azure now one of Microsoft’s billion-dollar businesses

It’s a big deal at Microsoft when one of its products or services joins its billion-dollar club,  the ones that bring in a billion dollars or more of revenue a year. The latest to join that club: the Windows Azure cloud platform, which launched in 2010. Curt Anderson, chief financial officer of Microsoft’s Server and Tools…


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April 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Microsoft and TechStars launch third round of Accelerator program

Microsoft and TechStars kicked off their third round of the Accelerator incubation program today with a new class of 10 startups. The Accelerator program is a partnership between Microsoft and tech incubator TechStars that provides seed money, mentoring, technical support and networking opportunities to startups that create new business applications using Microsoft technologies. The first…


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