A few months ago we launched the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) application that was designed to provide customers with an enhanced way to access the vast amount of threat intelligence contained in the SIR. The SIR app makes it easy to find, copy and share data from the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. The SIR app runs on Windows 7 and Windows 8 based systems. Read more
Bing’s team pores over thousands of photos to deliver one special home page image every day that makes you linger to find out more about it.
As the Bing Search Blog reports, “From underwater mangroves to Himalayan mountain ranges, you were able to traverse the planet on the homepage in 2013. With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to end the year highlighting the top ten most popular homepages based on your interaction.”
Check them out below:
10. Aerial view of Gardens by the Bay and the Super Trees, Singapore City, Singapore (© SIME / eStock Photo)
Before you sit down for a holiday break packed with gaming, take a look at what’s coming down the pike in the year ahead with new Xbox games. You’ll see "Tom Clancy's The Division," "Kinect Sports Rivals," "Project Spark" and "Titanfall" (screenshot above) among the adventures to look forward to in 2014.
Xbox Wire shares a preview of what’s to come, and if you love solving a mystery, dealing with dragons and battling aggressive and infected humans – well, that’s just a start to how you’ll be spending your time next year:
KBC, with home markets in Belgium and Central and Eastern Europe, is moving its collaboration tools to the cloud, and after examining various solutions available on the market, has chosen Office 365, the company said in a press release Dec. 20.
KBC’s move-to-the-cloud project has been properly validated from a regulatory perspective by the National Bank of Belgium, the prudential regulator for the financial sector in Belgium. Cloud computing has been widely adopted by businesses in the last few years.
Battle Bears Gold is a new first-person shooter game app, and it’s now available free for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices. This Gold release features a slew of new content that provides an updated experience over the original Battle Bears game with new assualt weapons, maps and private arenas for playing with your friends online!
If you’re looking for some cool, FREE games to pre-install on all the Windows 8.1 devices that you’re giving as holiday gifts, Battle Bears Gold is definitely one to add to your list!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the momentum building behind Windows Store and Windows Phone Store app downloads, how Bing broke out of the (search) box in 2013 and a Microsoft researcher who uses data to power his predictions.
Buoyed by new gift cards and other promotions, as well as the “biggest holiday season yet,” app development for the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store is going strong. “We’re already seeing momentum build with the (Windows) Store surpassing 12 million transactions per day and Windows Phone Store surpassing 200,000 apps,” writes Todd Brix on the Windows Phone Developers Blog, who encouraged developers to finish and update apps to meet these demands. “Taking into consideration the Microsoft and partner promotions and consumer purchase of Microsoft and Xbox gift cards in retail locations, we are forecasting over $100 million to be available for consumers to buy apps and games this holiday season across 100 retailers in 41 markets.” Some apps and games we highlighted this week include the NORAD Tracks Santa apps, the Staff App Pick: American Airlines and LiveATC, the Amtrak app, Phriz.be, the Gameloft Games collection, “Girls Like Robots,” “Subway Surfers,” “Nemo’s Reef,” Zinio, “Avengers Alliance,” Viber, “Catan” and “Riptide GP2.” To show that you don’t have to be a professional developer to get in on the action, small business owner Holly Shore created her mobile app within hours with Windows Phone App Studio.
Guest blogger and security expert, Yuri Diogenes, continues his series about enabling BYOD.