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Daily Update, March 7th – App of the Week: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can!
This one’s for all you web slingers out there! The latest App of the Week to be featured on the Microsoft News Center is The Amazing Spider-Man Xbox game for Windows Phone . Crawl, climb and web-sling around a three-dimensional New York City as you fight the Lizard and his minions in more than...
7 Mar 2013
Daily Update, March 4th – Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available
Attention, developers! In a blog post this morning, S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, announced the availability of Office Developer tools for Visual Studio 2012 . “The Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provide broad and deep support...
4 Mar 2013
Daily Update, March 1st – Microsoft Unveils Reimagined Envisioning Center
Today, Microsoft lifted the veil on its reimagined Envisioning Center , the result of collaboration between the company’s Strategic Prototyping team and Office Labs. Visitors can work on interactive desks, talk with colleagues through digital walls, and cook in a Kinect-enabled kitchen. Microsoft...
1 Mar 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 28th – Surface Rollout Continues, Yammer Adds Translation Capabilities, Bing Maps Takes You to the Top of the World & More
Microsoft announced today that the rollout of Surface will continue beginning in late March, bringing Surface RT with Windows RT to Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan, and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United...
28 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 18th – Online Comic Book From ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Showcases Power of IE10
Today the Internet Explorer team announced the online debut of ‘ Thief of Thieves: Experience ,’ an interactive online game based on the comic book series from ‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics. The site is a stunning showcase of the...
18 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 13th – How the Cloud is Helping Illinois Improve Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Why Businesses Are Making Big Bets On Big Data & More
Today the Illinois Department of Corrections and Microsoft Corp. announced the successful implementation of the Offender-360 project, a cloud-based criminal justice information system built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online . The solution directly supports legislation signed by Gov. Pat Quinn that aims...
13 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 11th – Everything You Need to Know About Big Data
Big data is the term increasingly used to describe the process of applying serious computing power – the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence – to seriously massive and often highly complex sets of information, and it’s opening up a new world of insights about how...
11 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 5th – Microsoft’s New 4Afrika Initiative, Ways to Stay Safer Online and How to Bing Your Way to the Ultimate GRAMMYs experience
Here’s your daily roundup of news from around the company: First, this morning Microsoft introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative , a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. By 2016, the 4Afrika...
5 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 31st – Microsoft Introduces modern.IE Tools & Resources for Developers
We’ve got three big stories out of Microsoft today from the Internet Explorer team, Bing and Server and Tools. Check ‘em out: First, today we are introducing modern.IE , a free set of tools and resources designed to make it easier for developers to ensure their sites work beautifully across...
31 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 30th – Cross Platform Game ‘Skulls of Shogun’ Available Today for Download
Two big stories out of Microsoft today: First, with the new game “Skulls of the Shogun,” players can do something new: Switch back and forth between all of their Microsoft devices as they bounce from battle scene to battle scene. The game, released today, is the first to reach all Microsoft...
30 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 25th – Bing Search Blog Kicks off “Bing Your Brain” Series
Today, the Bing team kicked off an interesting new series over on The Bing Search Blog called “Bing Your Brain.” “Bing Your Brain” will be written by Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist on the Bing team who works “at the intersection of psychology and technology.”...
25 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 23rd – Bing Sports App for Windows 8 Adds College Football & Basketball, MotoGP & More Soccer
Bringing you the best content from world of sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, Formula 1 and more, The Sports app for Windows 8 is your personal sports companion. Today, we are pleased to add NCAA Men’s Basketball, NCAA Football, MotoGP and 17 global additional soccer leagues to the...
23 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 22nd – Learn How to Program in F#
Today, we are excited to announce the latest release of Try F# , a set of resources that makes it easy to learn and program with F# in your browser. It’s available over a wide range of platforms and doesn’t require a download of Microsoft Visual Studio. Try F# quickly reveals the value of...
22 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 14th – Microsoft Showcases ‘The Future of Retail Today’ at National Retail Federation Annual Convention & EXPO
This week brings the National Retail Federation (NRF) 102 nd Annual Convention & EXPO to New York City, where Microsoft is highlighting how its technologies and broad ecosystem of partner solutions help retailers deliver personalized, seamless and differentiated shopping experiences for their customers...
14 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 8th – Helly Hansen Adopts Office 365 for Communications and Social Platform
Two stories out of Microsoft this morning: First, Scandinavian outdoor brand, Helly Hansen , best known for apparel that is the optimal combination of purposeful design, protection and style, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 as its communication and social platform. A globally recognized brand, Helly...
8 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 4th – Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense Ink Comprehensive Technology Agreement
In an effort to modernize technology infrastructure, reduce costs and foster new levels of cross-agency collaboration, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) are expanding access to Microsoft solutions by entering into a transformative three-year Joint Enterprise...
4 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 3rd – Building a State-of-the-Art Speller for Bing
Is it Swarzinegar, Swarneger, Scwarznagger or Schwartiznegar? These are just a few of more than 2,000 different ways users on Bing have typed their queries in hope of searching for “Schwarzenegger.” The aim of the Bing Speller is to correct these queries so users receive relevant web results...
3 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Dec. 4th – Imagine Cup Grants Announced
At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that...
4 Dec 2012
Daily Update, Dec. 3rd – Check Out moneyNOW & Take the Holiday-themed Bing it On Challenge
Back in February, we launched msnNOW, the first site of its kind to surface the latest buzz from social networks all in one place. Today, the first MSN channel is launching NOW content, moneyNOW . moneyNOW is MSN Money’s new destination for smart, original and entertaining takes on the latest business...
3 Dec 2012
Daily Update, Nov. 7th – Microsoft Invests US$100M in R&D in Brazil
Three stories out of Microsoft today: Microsoft announced today a US$100 million investment in a series of research, development and entrepreneurial initiatives in Brazil , to be hosted in the Barão de Mauá building, a historic heritage site of the city of Rio. Microsoft’s investment...
7 Nov 2012
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