Microsoft Helps City of Quincy Reuse Water and Recharge the Aquifer

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Efficiency and Sustainability
When most people think about data centers, and their main ingredients, they typically assume electricity and fiber are the primary components. Granted these are high on the list, but water is also a traditionally essential component particularly when outside temperatures are high. Read More >>

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Christian Belady at Datacentres Malaysia Conference, January 16

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Asia is one of the critical regions for Microsoft as the demand for our cloud services continues to grow. To help share our latest thinking and best practices with the industry in that region, on January 16, Microsoft’s General Manager of Data Center Services, Christian Belady will speak with data center executives and managers at the Datacentres Malaysia conference in Kuala Lumpur. Read More >>

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2012’s Big Moments in the Microsoft Cloud

Many of us spend time reflecting this time of year. At least I do. And while there are certainly times we need to evaluate, learn, and grow from the various challenges we face, at year’s end I like to celebrate the positives and remember all the hard work our extended teams contributed to make them possible. I’d like to share a list of some of the big moments from my perspective – through the lens of the support the Global Foundation Services’ team provided to manage Microsoft’s growing cloud infrastructure. These were big moments in how they influenced our business and the lasting impact they will have on the company. Read More >>

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Microsoft Receives EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award

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Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability
Microsoft has again been honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its investment in sustainable power, as discussed on a new Software Enabled Earth blog post this week. Adding to our previous recognition as a top green power purchaser by the EPA, Microsoft was recently named as one of four organizations nationwide to receive the EPA’s Green Power Partner of the Year award. Read More >>

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Cloud Computing Creates Opportunities for Greater Efficiency!

The New York Timeshas launched a series looking at the environmental and economic impacts of cloud computing. These are critical issues to all cloud users and providers, and areas in which Microsoft has dedicated substantial resources, helped create industry metrics for, and publicly shared our best practices on for many years. We may not agree with all of the conclusions that theTimesreaches, but we appreciate their desire to focus attention on these important topics. Read More >>

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