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  • Extending free Windows 7 security updates to voting systems

    Today, as part of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, we are announcing that we will provide free security updates for federally certified voting systems running Windows 7 through the 2020 elections, even after Microsoft ends Windows 7 support. I would like to share more on why we help customers move away from older operating systems and... The post Extending free Windows 7 security updates to voting systems appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Interview with Chuck Noski and Helmut Panke, Microsoft board of directors

    The two discuss how the board has evolved over the past 16 years, and what excites them most about the future of technology. The post Interview with Chuck Noski and Helmut Panke, Microsoft board of directors appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Microsoft adopts virtual-only format for annual shareholders meeting

    The virtual meeting format will offer the same opportunities to participate as provided at the in-person portion of our past meetings. The post Microsoft adopts virtual-only format for annual shareholders meeting appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Guidelines by the European Banking Authority: Supporting modern technology policy for the financial services industry

    Microsoft applauds the European Banking Authority’s revised Guidelines on outsourcing arrangements which, in part, addresses the use of cloud computing. “The EBA framework is a great step forward to help modernize regulation and take advantage of cloud computing,” writes Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Dave Dadoun in a post on Transform. “Because this is such an... The post Guidelines by the European Banking Authority: Supporting modern technology policy for the financial services industry appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • A shift in perspective: Taking a new view on water security through technology

    By Andrea Erickson-Quiroz, Managing Director, Water Security at The Nature Conservancy As astronomists look out further into the vast expanse of space, it’s increasingly clear how unique our blue planet is. Our oceans and rivers separate Earth from every other planet we’ve discovered so far. But in our daily lives, we don’t always appreciate how... The post A shift in perspective: Taking a new view on water security through technology appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Small- and medium-sized nonprofits now have the tools to bridge their own digital divides

    Two years ago, we brought together a team of engineers, philanthropists, sales and business development professionals all with the singular focus to help every nonprofit to transform with technology. Our aim has been to create solutions that are purpose-built for nonprofits to help them both be more efficient operationally and effective programmatically. The majority of... The post Small- and medium-sized nonprofits now have the tools to bridge their own digital divides appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Closing the rural broadband gap is an urgent national crisis

    It’s been clear to us for some time that the digital divide in this country is an urgent national crisis that must be solved. Since 2017, we’ve been working with internet service providers to do just that, through our Airband Initiative, and we’re on track to cover 3 million Americans in unserved rural areas by... The post Closing the rural broadband gap is an urgent national crisis appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Beyond overhead: What drives donor support in the digital era

    As part of our work at Microsoft Tech for Social Impact to understand how nonprofits can use technology to drive progress and demonstrate impact, we recently surveyed 2,200 donors, volunteers and funding decision-makers to learn how they decide which organizations to support, what their expectations are for efficiency and effectiveness, and how they feel about funding technology infrastructure at the nonprofits they support. The post Beyond overhead: What drives donor support in the digital era appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Signs of progress on broadband mapping, but more work still to do

    As the FCC is poised to deliver more than $20 billion in federal subsidies to internet service providers in the coming years aimed at expanding broadband access to unserved parts of the country, it’s critical the data that informs the national broadband map is accurate. It’s been clear for some time that it is not,... The post Signs of progress on broadband mapping, but more work still to do appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.

  • Building world-class sustainable datacenters and investing in solar power in Arizona

    For more than a decade, Microsoft has been investing to reduce the environmental impact of our operations while striving to support the digital transformation of more and more organizations and people around the world through cloud services. We’re working continuously to deliver scalable, highly available and resilient cloud services to more than 1 billion customers... The post Building world-class sustainable datacenters and investing in solar power in Arizona appeared first on Microsoft on the Issues.