There has been some really great announcements coming from Microsoft in terms of Green IT and Sustainability here in recent months. One big one is the Environmental Sustainability Dashboard.
Top down support is coming from Steve Ballmer as today he sent out a corporate responsibility letter to the company outlining all that we are doing in this space. He says,
"Addressing global warming is a responsibility we take very seriously at Microsoft." – Steve Ballmer
You can find the details of this on a new site on Microsoft.com called Innovating to Improve the Planet. there you will find what Microsoft is doing to be Green and help customers be Green.
There are additional activities that are happening at Microsoft to help with this problem. For one, my team. In my team, Lewis Curtis is focusing on Green IT and Virtualization. He has provided insights into this problem a bit:
- Providing insights on his blog, Thoughts from the raised floor
- His contributions to the Architecture Journal 18 focused on Green Computing, Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure Design
- Predictions on Green IT Trends
- Two upcoming TechEd Presentations entitled:
- Understanding environmental compliance, policy and regulation
- The reality and impact of virtualization
The Software Enabled Earth blog is another great Green IT / Sustainability resource for news and activities from Microsoft.