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Weekend Reading: March 14th Edition — ‘Titanfall’ makes landfall
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the launch of “Titanfall” on Xbox One, Office 365 Personal will be offered and Microsoft in Education’s continuing commitment to student privacy rights. “Titanfall,” the game that really is larger than...
14 Mar 2014
Weekend Reading: Feb. 7th Edition — New CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft will ‘move faster, push harder and continue to transform,’ and Windows Azure being used to live stream 2014 Winter Games
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, Windows Azure being used to provide live streaming and on-demand video of the 2014 Winter Games on NBC, and the fourth-largest school district in the U.S. planning to have 100,000 Windows 8 devices...
7 Feb 2014
Microsoft employees give new CEO Satya Nadella a ‘12th man’ welcome
On Tuesday morning, the Studio D building at Microsoft resembled a mini-version of Seattle’s Century Link Field, as hundreds of Microsoft employees swarmed around a small stage and craned their necks over three floors of balconies and stairwells, raising voices and clapping hands to welcome the...
4 Feb 2014
Former Microsoft executive tapped by White House to run HealthCare.gov site
Kurt DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, has been named senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and will lead and manage HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance website, in his new role. DelBene recently retired from Microsoft after two decades of leading...
17 Dec 2013
Weekend Reading: Feb. 24th Edition–Bing Launches Linked Pages, Microsoft Adds a New Board Member, plus a Windows Phone App to Satisfy Your Pinterest Addiction
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Bing’s Linked Pages, a new Microsoft board member and Pinspiration, a Windows Phone app that can help satisfy your Pinterest addiction. Make a good search impression with Bing’s Linked Pages. With people search being such...
24 Feb 2012
Some Weekend Reading
Microsoft blog editor
Posted by Dominic Carr Director, Microsoft News Center. For those of us on the West Coast of the U.S., the weekend is just about on us. The forecast here in Seattle calls for rain – normally no surprise, but the past week had been dry and almost sunny here. Really. For me, a wet weekend offers an...
23 Jan 2010
Trustworthy Computing Next: Building Trust in a Connected World
From the beginning, Trustworthy Computing’s mission was billed as a long-term journey. As Microsoft marked the 10-year milestone of TwC last month, we also looked forward and recognized that evolving IT models and societal changes have made the relentless pursuit of TwC more important than ever...
28 Feb 2012
Weekend Reading: Oct. 19th Edition – Everything You Want to Know About Surface & Microsoft Employee Giving Hits US$1 Billion Mark
In this edition of Weekend Reading, employees achieve historic giving campaign milestone, the new Microsoft Surface – inside and out, and Xbox news: from Xbox Music to Internet Explorer on Xbox to the presidential elections. All about Surface. Next at Microsoft Editor Steve Clayton says to check...
19 Oct 2012
Young People Will Change the World
Editor’s Note: At the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bill Gates participated in a roundtable discussion on Opportunity for Youth. It’s a subject Bill is passionate about, because solving the world’s big problems will require energy and creativity of people of all ages...
27 Jan 2012
The Midweek Download: Oct 24th Edition – Custom Tiles and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows Phone 8 marketing tools for website and app developers, determining your organization’s Windows 8 adoption path, and taking monsters from scary to terrifying using Kinect for Windows. Creating a custom Tile to link to...
24 Oct 2012
A Billion Ways to Make a Difference
October is a magical month at Microsoft. There’s a sense of something powerful happening. There are clues everywhere, such as the frantic bidding for the (often quirky) items in the online auction and the brochures in the kitchens seeking submissions for the annual cat calendar. Or the thousands...
18 Oct 2012
Weekend Reading: Oct. 26th Edition – Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch, Windows Phone 8 Press Event is Set for Monday
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got the launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface, gearing up for Monday’s big Windows Phone 8 event, plus Forza Horizon arrives and Halo 4 sweetens the pot. Windows 8 arrives. Microsoft yesterday announced the global availability of its popular...
26 Oct 2012
VIDEO: Bill Gates Talks Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 & Surface
Last week, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates stopped by the Microsoft campus in Redmond to celebrate 30 years of the employee Giving Campaign here at the company. While Bill was here, Next at Microsoft Editor Steve Clayton had the opportunity to sit down with him and get Bill’s thoughts on Windows...
22 Oct 2012
Weekend Reading: Nov. 11th Edition–Microsoft Unveils a BIG Windows Phone, Announces Display Ad Deal with Yahoo! and AOL, plus Bill Gates on NUI, Windows Live and Bing
It’s been a big week for Microsoft news – literally. First, we unveiled a six-story Windows Phone in New York City’s Herald Square. Then we announced a new display advertising agreement with Yahoo! and America Online. Those and other stories are all here in the latest edition of Weekend...
11 Nov 2011
Watch Bill Gates deliver the opening keynote at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit live today at 9 a.m.
Microsoft’s Redmond campus, already bursting with brainpower, is about to get another big infusion with the 14 th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit . Today and tomorrow, 400 elite academic researchers from 200 institutions and 29 countries will join Microsoft Research to explore hot trends...
15 Jul 2013
Weekend Reading: September 13th Edition– Microsoft donates Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on how Microsoft has taken a big step in helping nonprofits harness the power of technology by donating Office 365, the major achievements of the 10-year-old Partners in Learning program and the launch of the Xbox Music service to iOS and Android...
13 Sep 2013
10 inspiring things you never knew about Partners in Learning
The following is a post from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. After only a decade, Partners in Learning (PiL) has reached millions of teachers and students, empowering them with technology and resources. The goal in 2003, when the program was first introduced...
10 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: Jan. 27th Edition–Bill Gates Says Youth Will Change the World & Other News from the World Economic Forum, plus the Kelihos Botnet, Hotmail, Windows Phone & Office 365
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a blog post from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on opportunity for youth and other news from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as well as stories on Data Privacy Day, the Kelihos botnet, Windows Phone and Office 365. Don’t miss any...
27 Jan 2012
Weekend Reading: July 19th Edition—Touch-enabled ‘Halo: Spartan Assault’ game app arrives on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
The latest installment in the Halo franchise is available exclusively on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. Released yesterday, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down shooter designed specifically for touch devices. The highly anticipated game features simple controls and a more casual...
19 Jul 2013
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