Leveraging Software to Reduce Energy Consumption

Published: April 2009

Faced with data center capacity limitations, soaring server use, and increased energy consumption, Microsoft IT (MSIT) organized for and developed an Environmental Sustainability (ES) plan. Aimed at reducing the environmental impact of Microsoft, the ES plan includes the strategy of using software to reduce the energy consumption of software-driven devices.


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  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Vista


Environmentally responsible IT business strategies, or "green" initiatives, continue to gain momentum across Microsoft and across industry. MSIT has been addressing ES issues for some time, and recognized the need for a single point of collaboration. This was crucial to continue progress, and to drive the visibility of program goals and accomplishments. This video shares the overall approach to organizing the ES initiative, and shares a key focus area within MSIT.

This video is intended for IT Managers and IT Professionals.

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