Microsoft, Others Partner on Fuel Cell Research with $5 Million Awarded by ARPA-E

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Awards, Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability
Cross-posted from the Microsoft Green Blog - Microsoft is once again partnering with others to further fuel cell innovations, with the goal of developing a very efficient, low-cost fuel cell system. Microsoft, Redox Power Systems LLC, the University of Maryland and Trans-Tech Inc. were recently awarded $5 million by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop transformational fuel cells. Read More >>

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Microsoft Awards Grants for University Research Focused on Innovative Datacenter and Energy Efficiency Work

As Microsoft continues to find ways to transform the energy supply chain toward greater efficiency and reduced environmental impact, we have seen that driving innovation in energy often requires a close partnership between industry and academia. Work like our new partnership with the University of Texas San Antonio’s Sustainable Energy Research Institute (SERI) and testing our new rack based fuel cell technology with National Fuel cell Research Center at University of Irvine reflect a few of the ways we are leveraging partnerships to accelerate research breakthroughs. Read More >>

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IT Pros pick Microsoft’s Software-Defined Networks Monitoring solution DEMon

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Microsoft was recognized for its SDN Monitoring DEMon Solution and swept all six leader awards for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation this week at the Ethernet Summit in Santa Clara, California. The award was presented by IT Brand Pulse and revealed the results of their annual brand leader surveys conducted in March 2014. The surveys covered Ethernet, SDN, and one other product category. More than one thousand IT Pros were asked which vendors they perceived as the leader in fourteen IT infrastructure product categories. Read More >>

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Microsoft Channel 9 talks datacenters with Christian Belady

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Awards, Data Centers, Reliability
Check out this video conversation with Microsoft’s Channel 9 host Laura Foy and General Manager of Datacenter Services Christian Belady. The two discuss a range of topics including Microsoft’s datacenter evolution, Christian’s recent Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award, and the future of datacenters in the move to the cloud. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Cloud Is Growing Again! 100+ Jobs Posted This Week

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Awards, Data Centers
If you love technology and enjoy tackling big challenges, come join the team at Microsoft where we’re building one of the largest and most advanced cloud infrastructure operations. We have more than 100 cloud infrastructure job openings posted this week within the Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization. GFS is responsible for designing, building, securing and operating the data centers and networks that support Microsoft’s 200+ cloud services, including Bing, Xbox Live, Office 365, and Windows Azure. Today, I’m highlighting three roles created to help our Data Center Services (DCS) team plan and manage a massive global expansion of our cloud infrastructure. Read More >>

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