Microsoft http://kuow.org en Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How http://kuow.org/post/windows-xp-users-its-time-upgrade-heres-how Microsoft is ending support Tuesday for Windows XP, which means the company won't be fixing any fresh problems that crop up with the 12-year-old operating system. "PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be truly protected," says a company statement.<p>An estimated quarter of PC users are still running XP, despite Microsoft's notices that this day would come. Part of the reason many users haven't migrated is Microsoft's uneven record of improving its operating systems as new ones roll out. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:16:00 +0000 Elise Hu 32108 at http://kuow.org Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How Say Goodbye To Windows XP http://kuow.org/post/say-goodbye-windows-xp <p>Steve Scher talks with <a href="http://www.geekwire.com/">Geekwire</a>'s Todd Bishop about Northwest tech news, including the end of Windows XP, an update for Windows 8 and how tech companies are trying to make their mark on television and movies. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:19:43 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 32079 at http://kuow.org Say Goodbye To Windows XP New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Ushers In Changes http://kuow.org/post/new-microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-ushers-changes <p>Steve Scher and Todd Bishop discuss the changes Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella is implementing. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:48:10 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 30213 at http://kuow.org New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Ushers In Changes Big Week For Seattle: Microsoft Picks New CEO And Seahawks Win Super Bowl http://kuow.org/post/big-week-seattle-microsoft-picks-new-ceo-and-seahawks-win-super-bowl <p>Microsoft picks Satya Nadella&nbsp;to succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO, and hundreds of thousands of Seahawks fans pour into downtown to celebrate Seattle’s first-ever Super Bowl victory.</p><p>Steve Scher talks with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and news analyst Joni Balter about this week's top stories. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:12:35 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 28402 at http://kuow.org Big Week For Seattle: Microsoft Picks New CEO And Seahawks Win Super Bowl An Immigrant Success Story In Nadella's Rise http://kuow.org/post/immigrant-success-story-nadellas-rise <p>Microsoft is celebrating a new leader: Satya Nadella is the company's third chief executive. Nadella likes cricket, and he quoted Oscar Wilde in his email to employees Tuesday. And for Seattle's Indian community, his appointment to the top job means a lot. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:29:09 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 28223 at http://kuow.org An Immigrant Success Story In Nadella's Rise Analyst: Nadella 'Not A Marquee Name' But 'Solid Choice' For Microsoft CEO http://kuow.org/post/analyst-nadella-not-marquee-name-solid-choice-microsoft-ceo <p>Microsoft has confirmed that Satya Nadella, 46, will be its <a href="http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-picks-insider-nadella-ceo-gates-takes-new-role">new CEO</a> as of Tuesday.</p><p>Todd Bishop, co-founder of the tech website Geekwire, said Nadella, who has worked at Microsoft for 22 years, will be making a big leap. “He’s been a strong business leader inside the company, but he’s never led an organization at this scale before,” Bishop said. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:47:15 +0000 Jamala Henderson 28190 at http://kuow.org Analyst: Nadella 'Not A Marquee Name' But 'Solid Choice' For Microsoft CEO Microsoft Picks Insider Nadella As CEO; Gates Takes New Role http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-picks-insider-nadella-ceo-gates-takes-new-role Microsoft <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/feb14/02-04newspr.aspx" target="_blank">confirmed Tuesday</a> that Satya Nadella, who has risen through the tech company's ranks since he joined it in 1992, is its new CEO.<p>Nadella has most recently been executive vice president of Microsoft's "cloud and enterprise" group.<p>His ascension <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/31/269392428/reports-insider-satya-nadella-likely-to-be-microsofts-ceo" target="_blank">was predicted last week</a>, as was this news from Microsoft about company co-founder Bill Gates: He' Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28173 at http://kuow.org Microsoft Picks Insider Nadella As CEO; Gates Takes New Role 8 Things Worth Knowing About Microsoft's New CEO, Satya Nadella http://kuow.org/post/8-things-worth-knowing-about-microsofts-new-ceo-satya-nadella While it's never been considered a "cool" company, Microsoft is still a force — worth $300 billion, and Windows operating systems still run on a big chunk of the world's computers. While the profile of founder and former CEO Bill Gates still looms large, outgoing leader Steve Ballmer took the reins in 2000. And Tuesday, the board chose an internal candidate — 46-year-old Indian-American engineer Satya Nadella — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/04/271407768/microsoft-picks-insider-nadella-as-ceo-gates-takes-new-role">to head the company</a>. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:31:00 +0000 Elise Hu 28174 at http://kuow.org 8 Things Worth Knowing About Microsoft's New CEO, Satya Nadella Microsoft May Be Considering 'Epic Change' http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-may-be-considering-epic-change <p>Published reports have recently speculated that long-time Microsoft executive Satya Nadella is about to be named the company's new CEO.<br /><br />But who is this man, and why is the Microsoft board of directors so interested in him?<br /><br />KUOW's Lisa Brooks spoke with Geekwire co-founder Todd Bishop about Nadella and other rumors around Bill Gates' status as board chair. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:30:01 +0000 Lisa Brooks 28007 at http://kuow.org Microsoft May Be Considering 'Epic Change' Seattle Tops Denver In 'Startup Bowl' http://kuow.org/post/seattle-tops-denver-startup-bowl <p>Steve Scher compares the strength of the technology communities in Colorado and Seattle with Todd Bishop of <a href="http://www.geekwire.com/">Geekwire.</a> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:26:38 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 27724 at http://kuow.org Seattle Tops Denver In 'Startup Bowl' Puget Sound Business News To Watch In 2014 http://kuow.org/post/puget-sound-business-news-watch-2014 <p>David Hyde discusses with economics columnist Jon Talton Boeing and Microsoft's big decisions and how they will effect the Puget Sound economy in 2014. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:45:06 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 26511 at http://kuow.org Puget Sound Business News To Watch In 2014 Tech Giants Say Enough Spying, Rep. DelBene Agrees http://kuow.org/post/tech-giants-say-enough-spying-rep-delbene-agrees <p>Ross Reynolds talks with US Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., about a bill called the USA Freedom Act that would reign in government surveillance capabilities. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:27:17 +0000 Ross Reynolds 25179 at http://kuow.org Tech Giants Say Enough Spying, Rep. DelBene Agrees Live Event: Discussion About Gender And Tech http://kuow.org/post/live-event-discussion-about-gender-and-tech <p>KUOW's Jamala Henderson attended a conference about encouraging young women to pursue careers in tech on Wednesday. Below are a collection of tweets -- many of them from Jamala -- that emerged from the conference.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:44:09 +0000 Jamala Henderson 24969 at http://kuow.org Live Event: Discussion About Gender And Tech Is Microsoft Beating Google At Retail? http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-beating-google-retail <p>David Hyde talks with Washington Post reporter Lydia DePillis&nbsp;about why internet giants are venturing into traditional brick and mortar. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:55:35 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 24491 at http://kuow.org Is Microsoft Beating Google At Retail? Microsoft To End "Stack Ranking" In Employee Evaluations http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-end-stack-ranking-employee-evaluations <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. Tahira Probst about the controversial practice of "stack ranking" (which Microsoft announced it will do away with) and other employee evaluation methods. She is a professor of psychology and the interim Assistant Vice Chancellor Of Academic Affairs at Washington State University- Vancouver. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:14:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 23765 at http://kuow.org Microsoft To End "Stack Ranking" In Employee Evaluations