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Microsoft and ENGIE announce innovative renewable initiatives – Stories

CHICAGO – Sept. 24, 2019 – Microsoft Corp. and ENGIE today announced both an innovative, long-term solar and wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA) that provides 24/7 supply in the United States and implementation of Darwin, an energy software developed by ENGIE using the intelligent cloud services of Microsoft Azure to optimize performance of ENGIE’s wind, solar, and hybrid (wind + solar) renewable assets worldwide.

The hybrid renewable deal will see Microsoft purchase a total of 230 MW from two ENGIE projects in Texas, bringing Microsoft’s renewable energy portfolio to more than 1,900 MW. Microsoft will purchase the majority of the output from the new 200 MW Las Lomas wind project, which will be located in Starr & Zapata Counties in south Texas. Microsoft will also purchase 85 MW from the 200 MW Anson Solar Center project, which will be built in in Jones County in central Texas. Both projects will be operated by ENGIE and are expected to come on-line in January 2021.

“ENGIE’s ambition is to work with our customers and communities to lead the transition to a zero-carbon world,” said Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE. “We are proud to support Microsoft in its plan to increasingly meet its energy needs with renewable power, and to do so in a highly customized way to meet 24/7 demand over many years.”

The relationship between ENGIE and Microsoft will not only produce more clean energy in the United States, it also creates an example for how customers can procure it. This PPA includes an innovative volume firming agreement (VFA) that will convert the intermittent renewable energy supply into a fixed 24/7 power solution aligned with Microsoft’s energy needs.

In addition, ENGIE and Microsoft are advancing the digital transformation of the renewable energy sector. ENGIE’s Darwin software, currently deployed on more than 15,000 MW of assets globally, enables real-time plant monitoring and control, reporting, forecasting, performance monitoring and predictive maintenance, among many other benefits. Darwin relies on the latest Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence, including machine learning and cognitive services. Darwin has already enabled ENGIE to increase plant availability and to enhance production performance of up to a few percent on some of its assets.

With renewable energy expected to be the largest single source of electricity growth in the next five years, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), these kinds of data-driven solutions will become increasingly important. ENGIE alone has a program to build approximately 9,000 MW of new renewable energy projects from 2019–2021 globally, with 2,500 MW of new renewable capacity planned for North America. The company has an additional 10,000 MW of wind and solar projects in its broader development pipeline in the U.S. and Canada.

“Procuring more renewable energy helps transform our operations, but when we pair that with Microsoft’s leading cloud and AI tools, we can transform the world,” said Carlo Purassanta, area vice president, Microsoft France. “This agreement with ENGIE is an exciting step toward a low-carbon future, driven by capital investments and enabled by data.”

About ENGIE

We are a leading world group that provides low-carbon energy and services. To tackle the climate emergency facing us all, our aim is to become the world leader in the zero-carbon energy transition “as a service” for our customers. We use our expertise in our key business areas (renewables, gas, services) to provide competitive and bespoke solutions. With our 160,000 employees, our clients, our partners, and our stakeholders, together we form a community of imaginative builders, striving every day to bring about a more harmonious form of progress. www.engie.com The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and new share repurchase program – Stories

Annual shareholders meeting set for Dec. 4, 2019

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 18, 2019 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.51 per share, reflecting a 5 cent or 11% increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 12, 2019, to shareholders of record on Nov. 21, 2019. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 20, 2019.

The board of directors also approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $40 billion in share repurchases. The new share repurchase program, which has no expiration date, may be terminated at any time.

In addition, the company announced the date for the 2019 Annual Shareholders Meeting, to be held on Dec. 4, 2019. Shareholders at the close of business on Oct. 8, 2019, the record date, will be entitled to vote their shares.

This year’s annual shareholders meeting will be held virtually and hosted by Satya Nadella, chief executive officer; Amy Hood, chief financial officer; Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer; and John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent board chair. A virtual meeting format provides a consistent experience to all shareholders regardless of location, as well as the opportunity for global, multilingual and interactive access to a dialogue with its senior executives and directors.

As with previous shareholders meetings, a business update from senior executives will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session with shareholders. Microsoft’s board of directors will also attend the meeting to hear shareholders’ questions and feedback. More information about the virtual format can be found on the Microsoft On the Issues blog.

In addition to providing the live webcast of the annual meeting, shareholders will have the option to view the annual meeting through Microsoft Teams at www.microsoft.com/investor. As with previous meetings, the transcript with video and audio of the entire meeting will be available on the Microsoft Investor Relations website following the meeting.

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Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase – Stories

Annual shareholders meeting set for Nov. 28, 2018

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 18, 2018 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.46 per share, reflecting a 4 cent or 9.5 percent increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 13, 2018, to shareholders of record on Nov. 15, 2018. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 14, 2018.

In addition, the company announced the date for the 2018 Annual Shareholders Meeting, to be held Nov. 28, 2018. Shareholders at the close of business on Sept. 26, 2018, the record date, will be entitled to vote at the Annual Shareholders Meeting.

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For Sale – 2 x Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI Gaming 4G/Twin Frozr)

I’m have both of my GTX 970s available for sale, photo added..

One was purchased 4th Sept 2015 and the other was a Christmas present that same year.

Both cards have been a well maintained system and have really had quite minimal use. Basically, I built the system and then immediately got a job working in a different city and didn’t have the space to bring my system with me. So for the last 3 years, they’ve been powering my little sister’s school homework

Both cards are fully boxed. I imagine they have all of the accessories included since I don’t think I took anything other than the cards out of the box.

If someone wants to buy both cards, I’ll throw this MSI Gaming SLI Bridge free of charge.

Each card is £120.00 (which is approximately cheaper than what they are selling for this model on eBay).

I’m willing to sell both cards together for £230 (and you get the SLI Bridge).

I’m not accepting offers or providing any flexibility on price, these cards are priced well, have had minimal use and are fully boxed.

They will be going up on eBay over the weekend.

Price and currency: £120 each + RMSD
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BACS
Location: Oxford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – 2 x Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI Gaming 4G/Twin Frozr)

I’m have both of my GTX 970s available for sale, photo added..

One was purchased 4th Sept 2015 and the other was a Christmas present that same year.

Both cards have been a well maintained system and have really had quite minimal use. Basically, I built the system and then immediately got a job working in a different city and didn’t have the space to bring my system with me. So for the last 3 years, they’ve been powering my little sister’s school homework

Both cards are fully boxed. I imagine they have all of the accessories included since I don’t think I took anything other than the cards out of the box.

If someone wants to buy both cards, I’ll throw this MSI Gaming SLI Bridge free of charge.

Each card is £120.00 (which is approximately cheaper than what they are selling for this model on eBay).

I’m willing to sell both cards together for £230 (and you get the SLI Bridge).

I’m not accepting offers or providing any flexibility on price, these cards are priced well, have had minimal use and are fully boxed.

They will be going up on eBay over the weekend.

Price and currency: £120 each + RMSD
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BACS
Location: Oxford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – 2 x Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI Gaming 4G/Twin Frozr)

I’m have both of my GTX 970s available for sale, photo added..

One was purchased 4th Sept 2015 and the other was a Christmas present that same year.

Both cards have been a well maintained system and have really had quite minimal use. Basically, I built the system and then immediately got a job working in a different city and didn’t have the space to bring my system with me. So for the last 3 years, they’ve been powering my little sister’s school homework

Both cards are fully boxed. I imagine they have all of the accessories included since I don’t think I took anything other than the cards out of the box.

If someone wants to buy both cards, I’ll throw this MSI Gaming SLI Bridge free of charge.

Each card is £120.00 (which is approximately cheaper than what they are selling for this model on eBay).

I’m willing to sell both cards together for £230 (and you get the SLI Bridge).

I’m not accepting offers or providing any flexibility on price, these cards are priced well, have had minimal use and are fully boxed.

They will be going up on eBay over the weekend.

Price and currency: £120 each + RMSD
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BACS
Location: Oxford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – 2 x Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI Gaming 4G/Twin Frozr)

I’m have both of my GTX 970s available for sale, photo added..

One was purchased 4th Sept 2015 and the other was a Christmas present that same year.

Both cards have been a well maintained system and have really had quite minimal use. Basically, I built the system and then immediately got a job working in a different city and didn’t have the space to bring my system with me. So for the last 3 years, they’ve been powering my little sister’s school homework

Both cards are fully boxed. I imagine they have all of the accessories included since I don’t think I took anything other than the cards out of the box.

If someone wants to buy both cards, I’ll throw this MSI Gaming SLI Bridge free of charge.

Each card is £120.00 (which is approximately cheaper than what they are selling for this model on eBay).

I’m willing to sell both cards together for £230 (and you get the SLI Bridge).

I’m not accepting offers or providing any flexibility on price, these cards are priced well, have had minimal use and are fully boxed.

They will be going up on eBay over the weekend.

Price and currency: £120 each + RMSD
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BACS
Location: Oxford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – 2 x Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI Gaming 4G/Twin Frozr)

I’m have both of my GTX 970s available for sale, photo added..

One was purchased 4th Sept 2015 and the other was a Christmas present that same year.

Both cards have been a well maintained system and have really had quite minimal use. Basically, I built the system and then immediately got a job working in a different city and didn’t have the space to bring my system with me. So for the last 3 years, they’ve been powering my little sister’s school homework

Both cards are fully boxed. I imagine they have all of the accessories included since I don’t think I took anything other than the cards out of the box.

If someone wants to buy both cards, I’ll throw this MSI Gaming SLI Bridge free of charge.

Each card is £120.00 (which is approximately cheaper than what they are selling for this model on eBay).

I’m willing to sell both cards together for £230 (and you get the SLI Bridge).

I’m not accepting offers or providing any flexibility on price, these cards are priced well, have had minimal use and are fully boxed.

They will be going up on eBay over the weekend.

Price and currency: £120 each + RMSD
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BACS
Location: Oxford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – 2 x Nvidia GTX 970 (MSI Gaming 4G/Twin Frozr)

I’m have both of my GTX 970s available for sale, photo added..

One was purchased 4th Sept 2015 and the other was a Christmas present that same year.

Both cards have been a well maintained system and have really had quite minimal use. Basically, I built the system and then immediately got a job working in a different city and didn’t have the space to bring my system with me. So for the last 3 years, they’ve been powering my little sister’s school homework

Both cards are fully boxed. I imagine they have all of the accessories included since I don’t think I took anything other than the cards out of the box.

If someone wants to buy both cards, I’ll throw this MSI Gaming SLI Bridge free of charge.

Each card is £120.00 (which is approximately cheaper than what they are selling for this model on eBay).

I’m willing to sell both cards together for £230 (and you get the SLI Bridge).

I’m not accepting offers or providing any flexibility on price, these cards are priced well, have had minimal use and are fully boxed.

They will be going up on eBay over the weekend.

Price and currency: £120 each + RMSD
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BACS
Location: Oxford
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Network Business Systems and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband internet to rural communities in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota – Stories

The partnership will benefit hundreds of thousands of unserved and underserved people

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 13, 2018 — On Thursday, Network Business Systems Inc., an Illinois-based wireless internet provider, and Microsoft Corp. announced a new agreement to deliver broadband internet access to rural communities in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota, including approximately 126,700 people who are currently unserved.

This partnership addresses a critical need, as approximately 36 percent of people living in rural Illinois, 22 percent in rural Iowa and 25 percent in rural South Dakota lack access to broadband internet. In today’s digital economy, broadband internet access is a necessity, enabling people and small businesses to take advantage of advancements in technology, including education, healthcare and precision agriculture, and access a range of cloud-based services to run their businesses and improve their lives.

The partnership with Network Business Systems is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which aims to extend broadband access to 2 million unserved people in rural America by July 4, 2022. Network Business Systems will construct and deploy wireless internet access networks using a mix of technologies including TV white spaces — vacant spectrum that can travel over long distances and rough terrain, including the heavy foliage that is common in the Midwestern landscape.

“Everyone deserves to have access to broadband no matter where they live because access to broadband is access to digital opportunity,” said Shelley McKinley, Microsoft’s head of Technology and Corporate Responsibility. “Our partnership with Network Business Systems will help ensure that hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota can participate in the 21st century economy.”

“Bringing broadband internet to underserved areas is more important than ever, especially as industries including education, healthcare and business are depending more on internet access,” said Kari Hofmann, general manager of Network Business Systems. “We are very glad that Microsoft is investing the money in championing the further use of TV white spaces.”

Across the U.S., 19.4 million people in rural areas lack access to broadband internet. The Microsoft Airband Initiative is focused on bringing broadband coverage to people living in rural America through commercial partnerships and investment in digital skills training for people in the newly connected communities. Proceeds from Airband connectivity projects will be reinvested into the program to expand broadband to more rural areas.

About Network Business Systems Inc.

Network Business Systems Inc. has been providing rural broadband services for over 18 years. Being a technology consulting company, NBS identified a long-term need for rural internet providers that would be able to grow with the demand that rural America has, while handling the financial challenges that go along with providing rural broadband. NBS continues to provide high speed internet networks by partnering with local governments and agricultural companies. By partnering with local companies, we are able to keep costs down and provide robust internet connections and the lowest price possible to the consumer, while paying a living wage to our employees. NBS is a rural broadband provider to the residential, small business, and to enterprise sized businesses that need carrier grade connections with SLA agreements that are just as reliable as a fiber connection in urban cities.

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