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The 2012 Election: Big Bird, Bayonets…and Bing!
Below is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications , announcing details around some new resources from Microsoft designed to help you stay up to date and informed with the latest news and data for the Nov. 6 presidential election here in the U.S...
26 Oct 2012
Break the Google Habit Today and Bing it On
Today, we’re inviting consumers to break the Google habit and take part in the Bing it On Challenge. Based on research that indicates people prefer Bing web search results over Google, the Bing it On Challenge is a fun, non-scientific online test designed to show that the quality of Bing’s...
6 Sep 2012
Weekend Reading: Aug. 31st Edition – Atari Classics Get Re-imagined for Touch Screen & Friends’ Facebook Photos Come to Bing
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on classic Atari video games being re-imagined on Internet Explorer, the new Friends Facebook photo feature on Bing, and, just in case you missed it, the first Windows Phone 8 device from Samsung. Touch Centipede, Asteroids bring nostalgia...
31 Aug 2012
Weekend Reading: Aug. 17th Edition - Bing App for Windows 8 Introduced & Artist Series Mice Unveiled
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we have stories on back-to-school shopping, Skype tips for avoiding e-mail scams and phishing and a look at the Bing app for Windows 8. Bing introduces app for Windows 8. “We’ve completely re-imagined search for the new experiences of Windows 8,”...
17 Aug 2012
Weekend Reading: Aug. 3rd Edition – Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 Reach the RTM Milestone
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about important Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 milestones, a new hardware partnership between Skype and Logitech and more. Windows 8 released to manufacturers. Wednesday marked an important milestone in the Windows 8 project. The Windows...
3 Aug 2012
Weekend Reading: May 25th Edition–Catching Up With Steve Ballmer in Asia, plus Office 365, Windows Phone, Skype and More
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s trip to Asia, a new agreement between Microsoft and the Vatican that will bring Office 365 to millions of students and the new Facebook app for Windows Phone now in Marketplace. Steve Ballmer highlights...
25 May 2012
Poll: What is the Coolest Feature on msnNOW?
Last week, Microsoft launched msnNOW , a new service from MSN at now.msn.com , created to help you stay in the know. msnNOW is the first service to surface the latest buzz from Facebook, Twitter, Bing and BreakingNews.com, all in one place. Obviously, we here at Microsoft think it’s pretty cool...
20 Feb 2012
Weekend Reading: Feb. 17th Edition–Find Out What’s Trending on msnNOW, See the New Facebook and Carbon Social Apps for Windows Phone, plus Hotmail, Microsoft Research & Xbox 360
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got the scoop on the launch of msnNOW, a new and improved Facebook app for Windows Phone and a new Microsoft Research project called Layerscape. MSN launches msnNOW to keep you in the know. Ever feel like you have to jump from site to site in order to...
17 Feb 2012
2012 Marks Final CES Keynote for Microsoft
Our industry moves fast and changes faster. And so the way we communicate with our customers must change in equally speedy ways. To ensure it does, we constantly challenge our assumptions. For example: · What’s the right time and place to make announcements? · Are we adjusting...
21 Dec 2011
Weekend Reading: Nov. 18th Edition–Facebook to Facebook Calls Come to Skype, Xbox 360 Teams Up with the NFL, plus Surface, Bing, Windows Phone and MSN
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Skype and Facebook, Xbox 360 teaming up with the NFL, massive growth in Microsoft’s Live@edu cloud service and much, much more! Skype and Facebook – so happy together! Back in July, Facebook video calling powered by Skype...
18 Nov 2011
Hotmail Still New and Cool–Even After 15 Years
This past Monday on the Fourth of July, Hotmail celebrated its 15th anniversary. Make no mistake - Hotmail has come a long way in those 15 years , and to commemorate a number of important milestones over the last several months, we thought we'd show off a list of 15 insanely cool things you might not...
5 Jul 2011
The next version of Windows Phone has the sweet taste of “Mango”
Today in New York City, Microsoft unveiled the next version of the Windows Phone mobile platform, codenamed “Mango.” “Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Andy Lees, president of the Mobile Communications...
24 May 2011
Small Businesses – Are your Mobile Workers Compromising your Security?
For many of today’s workers, using sites like Facebook and Twitter for personal communication has become second nature. Using these sites for work-related reasons is quickly becoming commonplace too, especially in remote working scenarios. According to a recent survey sponsored by Microsoft and...
23 May 2011
Weekend Reading: May 20th Edition–Verizon Joins the Windows Phone Family and Facebook Teams up with Microsoft to Fight Child Exploitation
Much of the big news out of Microsoft this week focused on our alliances with partners like Verizon Wireless, Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Read on for the details. The HTC Trophy comes to Windows Phone via Verizon. Verizon Wireless announced Thursday that the...
20 May 2011
500 million friends against child exploitation
Today marks a significant milestone in the ongoing fight against the abuse of Internet technology for the heinous sexual victimization of the most innocent in our society. As you may have read in the New York Times , Facebook is joining Microsoft in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s...
19 May 2011
It’s Teacher Appreciation Month – THANK YOU, teachers!
Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Month in the U.S. and here at Microsoft, we’re pausing to celebrate the great work of teachers around the world. Somewhere today, a person is teaching a future leader to read. Another person is putting a stethoscope in the hands of a future chief...
1 May 2011
Weekend Reading: April 22nd Edition – Microsoft & Nokia finalize a mobile partnership and Bing helps you sift through those daily deals
Lots of news coming out of Microsoft this week, including the signing of the Microsoft-Nokia deal first announced on Feb. 11th and a new feature in the fast-growing Bing search engine designed to help people sift through and find the best daily deals available. Microsoft and Nokia cement new partnership...
22 Apr 2011
Introducing Docs for Facebook
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a great partnership between Microsoft and Facebook this morning at Facebook’s f8 developer conference . Mark highlighted the launch of a beta of a new service that allows Facebook users to create and share Microsoft Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...
21 Apr 2010
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