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    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from David Chou, principal technology evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. Like finding a $20 dollar bill tucked away in a drawer from a forgotten time, it’s...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Delight the kids with Crayola Color, Draw & Sing for Windows

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from David Chou, principal technology evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. As a parent with young children at home, I appreciate finding apps and games that...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: ‘Super Why!’ is a super educational game for the kids

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Rodney Beverly, a business development manager for apps in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. One of my best childhood memories would have to be watching Saturday...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Pradux gives you fabulous fashion at your fingertips

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Neha Bhaskar, Senior Channel and Ecosystem Marketing Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft. Dying to own that outfit Olivia Pope wore on “Scandal”...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: The I SPY Challenger app for Windows is fun for young and old

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Sarah McKinney, a partner business evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. I spy something “red” shrieks my five year old! “Is it...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Save small businesses and yourself a few bucks with Dwolla for Windows 8

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Chris Bernard, a startup partner business evangelist with Microsoft. I’m a big fan of buying local. I’ll choose the farmer’s market over a grocery...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Gojee. Gorgeous.

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Tereza Nemessanyi, a partner business evangelist in Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. I’m a wife and mom of two, with a high-pressure job. And I have...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Urbanspoon for Windows and Windows Phone

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Jeff Meisner, senior manager of corporate blogs at Microsoft. As the parents of a 1-year-old boy, my wife and I don’t get out to dine as much as we used to pre-kid,...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Fandango for Windows Phone

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Jeff Meisner, Senior Manager of Corporate Blogs, Microsoft. I’m a big moviegoer and the parent of a one-year-old boy, so I have to be a lot more nimble than I used...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Leap2

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Chris Bernard, Partner Business Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft. In my role in Microsoft, I do a lot of public speaking and attend numerous live...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Coach’s Eye for Windows

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Tim Adams, a Developer Solution Specialist in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. One of my great passions in life is coaching fast-pitch softball. I have been...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Plex for Windows and Windows Phone 8

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Ryan Lowdermilk, a Technical Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. For the home theater lover, the Plex app for Windows and Windows Phone 8 is a...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Georama

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Sonal Mane, a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. I love traveling and seeing new cities and experiencing different cultures. At the same time, I hate researching and finding...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Discovery News

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Jeff Meisner, Editor of The Fire Hose . I’ve been a fanatical follower of the Discovery Channel for years, so when I heard there was a new Discovery News app for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: skinScan

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Neha Bhaskar, Senior Channel and Ecosystem Marketing Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft . Did you know that your mole may be an early sign of skin cancer...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Thumbs Up WineFinder

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Denny Boynton, a senior technical evangelist at Microsoft. Several years ago, I became a “foodie.” The more I learned about cooking, the more I enjoyed it. I tended...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Mad Libs

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Mary Baker, Business & Marketing Administrator, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft . I grew up playing the classic pen and paper Mad Libs. It’s crazy...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Age My Face

    Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Tuesday Staff App Pick comes from Neha Bhaskar, Senior Channel & Ecosystem Marketing Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism , Microsoft . Have you ever wondered what you will look like when you are...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Hudl

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Tom Blake, an Enterprise Product Group Account Manager at Microsoft . As the parent of a son who plays high school football and basketball, having access to the Hudl app for...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Archie Comics

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Wendy Richardson, director of business planning, U.S. Developer & Platform Evangelism M&O . During my teen and young adult life, a highlight of my weekend was going...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Phriz.be

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Sonal Mane, a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft . I’m learning photography and love sharing my best photos with family and friends. I find myself taking photos of the...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: American Airlines and LiveATC

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Brian Moore, Director - Consumer Apps & Startups, Developer & Platform Evangelism, at Microsoft. I am a frequent traveler. I travel at least once or twice a month...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: College Football Scorecard

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Claudia Huzar , a marketing manager at Microsoft. Huskies fan Claudia Huzar (second from left) shares her favorite apps for the football season. It’s football...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Metrotube

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Jon Williams, a senior marketing manager at Microsoft. It’s hard to imagine a world without YouTube. Young or old, who doesn’t enjoy a good clip of dancing cats...
  • Blog Post: Staff App Pick: Preggie Pals

    Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Chrissy Koskovich , a marketing manager at Microsoft. I am pregnant with my first baby, and I also have a full time app platform marketing job! Preggie Pals is an awesome...