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New Skype for Business Underscores Need for Cloud Era Publi...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 17, 2015 7:23 AM

Yesterday Microsoft announced that the technical preview of the Skype for Business client—the next version of Microsoft Lync—is now available for customers to try before its general release in April. Skype for Business is based on the familiar Skype experience that over 300 million people use every day, and will greatly expand the ability of people everywhere to search for...

VFI Webinar Replay: Microsoft + Open Source: A New Era with...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 9, 2015 9:23 AM

On March 5, we hosted what turned out to be a terrific webinar with Mark Hill, Microsoft VP for Open Source Software (OSS) Sales and Marketing Strategy. Mark highlighted the depth of Microsoft’s engagement with the OSS community, and how Azure is truly a heterogeneous environment, with Linux and many other OSS technologies running seamlessly on Azure. As an open...

VFI Members Participate in Latino Student Training

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 3, 2015 7:19 AM

On February 27, Microsoft General Counsel & Executive Vice President Brad Smith had a blog post on Microsoft on the Issues about a training that was hosted at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, DC.  Sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for the 2015 Emerge Latino Conference, more than 100 Latino student leaders from colleges...

Upcoming Webinar: Microsoft + Open Source

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 20, 2015 1:21 AM

Mark your calendars and sign up for Voices for Innovation’s next webinar: Microsoft + Open Source: A New Era with New Opportunities Mark Hill, Vice President for Open Source Sales and Marketing, Microsoft Thursday, March 5, 10-10:45AM PST; 1-1:45PM EST Registration Has Closed Hear Mark Hill, Vice President for Open Source Sales and Marketing at Microsoft, talk about Microsoft’s new approach...

President Puts Cybersecurity Front and Center

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 18, 2015 12:33 PM

Last week, President Obama traveled to Stanford University for the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. At its heart, the event aimed to demonstrate that the White House recognizes the seriousness of emerging cybersecurity threats and means to increase government engagement on the issue. The economic and security stakes are enormous. At the event, President Obama signed an...

The LEADS Act Will Advance Digital Privacy

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 13, 2015 12:36 PM

Cloud adoption and innovation are driven by user trust. Individuals and businesses must be confident that their private information is secure and protected. Unfortunately, our nation’s current legal framework for digital privacy was developed nearly 30 years ago and does not contemplate the era of cloud-stored data or the borderless nature of the Internet. Now a commonsense reform has been...