Microsoft starts official company blog

While we noticed a redesigned and renamed PressPass site before, it turns out that’s not all that’s new. Also new is The Microsoft Blog. Yep, that’s right, they started an official company blog to compliment the Microsoft News Center.

Frank Shaw introduces:

For the past decade, PressPass has been the official voice of Microsoft to people who are interested in the company. This week, we’re launching a refreshed and renewed version of the site, with a new name (Microsoft News Center) and more content than ever – full details can be found here. As part of the redesign, we are also establishing an official company blog (this one!).

Almost from the inception of blogging, Microsoft has had a large group of passionate and prolific bloggers at the company. Today, nearly all of our major teams have an official blog which serves as the nexus for the conversations that spring up about products, features, issues and news relevant to that group and the audiences who care about it. Because of this, and because of the way we’ve used PressPass, we’ve never established an “official” blog for the company overall.

As we stepped back and started thinking about how PressPass needed to evolve, it became clear that while we now have a great place to put rich media and information about *what* Microsoft and its partners are doing, we also need a place to have conversations about what we *think* and believe, and to offer perspective on what is happening at Microsoft, or in the world of technology more broadly.

In some ways, this makes the blog the opinion section for the News Center, and the place where we’ll likely first post statements and commentary on breaking news about the company. We’ll also use this blog to point to other sites/blogs at Microsoft when they’re more relevant on issues du jour.

A variety of people at Microsoft will be posting to this blog. Just like many other blogs we’ll be keeping an eye on this one too ;)

Ohh ehh, if you thought you would be able to join in the conversation by posting comments to their posts you are wrong. Initially comments won’t be enabled! They might enable it in the future though. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give feedback: you can mail them from the blog, or directly to the addy given in the Introduction post and About page.