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The Microsoft Story

Tracking the story of Microsoft's joined up approach

The Microsoft story has evolved significantly from the days when the mission was simply to put "a computer on every desk and in every home." It continues to evolve at pace and promises to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more".

The videos below trace the progression of Microsoft’s developments over the last decade and offer an insight into the technology that is now becoming familiar in our daily lives.

Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. It's important to note that our worldview for mobile-first is not just about the mobility of devices; it's centered on the mobility of experiences that, in turn, are orchestrated by the cloud.

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

It’s becoming clear that Office 365 and Dynamics 365 already deliver much of the functionality featured in the videos and devices such as the Surface Hub, Surface Pro, Surface Studio and Hololens are the reality that sits behind the apparent fantasy.

Microsoft Productivity Future Vision

  • Microsoft Productivity Future Vision

    This video from Microsoft was first posted in 2011 and showcases technologies that have, in some shape or form, become a reality over the last few years.

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  • Microsoft Productivity Future Vision 2015

    First published in 2015, this is Microsoft's follow up to the Productivity Future Vision video from 2011. It's interesting to see the vision for technologies such as Surface Hub and Surface Studio, and Hololens.

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A complete technology vision for the modern business

  • Collaboration

    Teams and SharePoint are perfect tools to allow colleagues to work more effectively together.

  • Efficiency

    Flow and PowerApps allow everyday tasks to be automated, saving time and wasted effort.

  • Mobility

    With Office 365 your core tools and key documents stay with you wherever you choose to work.

  • Compliance

    Everything from managing ISO processes to ensuring the right people have access to the right data.

At the heart of the Microsoft Story

A selection of blog articles on new Surface hardware from Microsoft

Hands On With the Surface Pro 4: Exclusive Review

When Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3, and told everybody that it was going to be the ‘tablet that would replace your laptop’, it was met with a sense of mild bemusement.

Hands on with the Surface Hub: The Device that can Replace Everything in Your Boardroom

When I first got to have a play with Microsoft’s giant Surface device (aka the Surface Hub) I immediately thought, “This would be great for Pictionary”.

Microsoft Surface Studio: Has the Apple iMac finally met its match?

For those of you who aren’t aware, Microsoft recently launched a brand new product, the Surface Studio. It’s as fantastic as you’d expect it to be – especially with a starting price of $2,999. It’s currently only available in the USA, but it’s due to be released in the UK in 2017.

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