Today we are launching "Microsoft on the Issues" to open another, more direct line of communication that will enable us to quickly and succinctly provide our perspective on the pressing technology matters of the day. We do not want this to be a one-way conversation. We want to create a transparent dialogue with readers and stakeholders. We want to enhance our participation in discussions that propel policy-making at local, national and international levels.
Microsoft has launched “Microsoft on the Issues” a blog about public policy and legal issues. Brad Smith, general counsel for the company, describes the new venture: