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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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 Recycles Waste to Provide Clean Power for Data Center R&D

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Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability
Microsoft is excited to announce its research and development of the first zero carbon data center – called the Data Plant – that will be completely independent of the grid and will recycle common waste bi-products to sustainably power cloud services. Microsoft has been committed to developing more efficient and sustainable data center infrastructures that support our customers’ growing demand for online services since 1994. Read More >>

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EPA migrates to the Microsoft Cloud

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Data Centers, Efficiency and Sustainability, Security and Compliance
Microsoft Office 365 to improve EPA’s access to communications and mobility tools. Today Lockheed Martin joined Microsoft in announcing receipt of a $9.8 million contract to migrate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Microsoft Office 365 for Government, our new multi-tenant service that stores U.S. government data in a segregated community cloud and includes e-mail, calendars, scheduling and collaboration tools for internal and external use. 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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