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Microsoft Plans 2-Part Strategy to Counter Terrorist Content Online

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) plans to revise the terms of use for company-hosted consumer Web services and establish partnerships with nongovernment organizations in efforts to curb online terrorist activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Friday it will work to eliminate terrorism-related content online and at …

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Microsoft Hosts ‘Pushups for Charity’ in NY; Wes Anderson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has hosted the Boot Campaign’s Pushups for Charity challenge at the company’s flagship store in New York as part of National Military Appreciation Month, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the challenge aims to raise awareness on military veteran support. Wes …

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Report: AWS, CSRA, Microsoft to Receive FedRAMP High-Impact Rating

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN),  CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) are due to receive high baseline certifications under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Federal Times reported March 21 that FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich told the publication the finalized …

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Microsoft, Partners to Build Solar Power Facility in Virginia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has entered into a public-private partnership with Dominion Virginia Power and the government of Virginia to build a facility that will work to provide solar energy to the state, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Dominion Virginia Power said Wednesday the facility is expected …

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Microsoft Eyes FedRAMP High, DISA Levels 4 & 5 Authorization

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 17, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has been selected to help develop the high-impact baseline for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program as part of a pilot initiative, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Separate company blog posts published Tuesday indicated that the pilot works to support Microsoft’s efforts to …

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Microsoft Windows 10 Gets 4M-Seat Commitment From DoD

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 19, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will deploy its Windows 10 operating system across 4 million seats at the Defense Department after Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen‘s follow-up on a previous memo to standardize the OS across DoD, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Company officials said in separate posts Wednesday …

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Microsoft Caters IT Skills Training for Soldiers’ Career Transition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 16, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is set to offer Microsoft Software & Systems Academy courses at five U.S. Army bases to help active-duty and former soldiers transition to civilian careers in IT, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Chris Cortez, vice president of military affairs at Microsoft, wrote in an article …

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Microsoft Vet Kirill Tatarinov Joins Citrix as President, CEO; Robert Calderoni Comments

Kirill Tatarinov, formerly executive vice president of Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) business solutions division, has joined Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS) as president and CEO. Tatarinov will also join the Citrix board and succeed interim President and CEO Robert Calderoni, who will continue his role as executive chairman of the board, Citrix said …

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Minburn Lands $115M SOCOM Order for Microsoft Software Licenses

Minburn Technology Group has received a $115 million order to provide Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) software licenses to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The company will also deliver software assurance support to SOCOM’s headquarters procurement division under the contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Minburn will perform work in Great Falls, Virginia, …

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Microsoft’s Azure-Based Tools to Support Indian State Govt’s E-Citizen Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has entered into an agreement with the local government of Andhra Pradesh in India for the deployment of cloud-based tools for education, agriculture and e-citizen services, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Indian Express reported Monday the memorandum of understanding covers the implementation of …

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