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Weekend Reading: Dec. 6th Edition – Microsoft stands up for customer privacy
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s role in protecting customer data, how 150,000 students, administrators and staff members in Canada have started using Office 365 and Microsoft Research’s first Artist in Residence. Brad Smith, general counsel and...
6 Dec 2013
Gamers around the world party in advance of Xbox One release
Call it early New Year’s Eve, or even early Christmas: Gamers around the globe are taking part in launch celebrations Thursday for the Xbox One, some at parties and rock concerts in venues from New York to Zealand, others watching a live broadcast on Spike TV, and many by lining up at retail stores...
21 Nov 2013
New generation of games begins with Xbox One launch
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
The launch of Xbox One on Friday signals the beginning of a new era for gaming and interactive entertainment. With the deepest and most varied launch lineup in Xbox history, the new games and exclusive titles tap the incredible power of new hardware and the cloud, as well as exclusive features such as...
21 Nov 2013
You’re invited! Take the Xbox One Sports Star Challenge Nov. 23-24
To celebrate the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft retail stores are hosting Xbox One Sports Star Challenges in several U.S. cities and in Toronto, Canada this weekend – and you’re invited to participate. Most of the challenges take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., but see specific details...
21 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov. 15th Edition– An exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new cybercrime-fighting HQ
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s digital detectives, the all-in-one Xbox One and Windows 8.1 updates on the Windows Store. You got an exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new high-tech headquarters for the fight against cybercrime . Using speed and...
15 Nov 2013
You’re invited! Details of Xbox One global launch events announced
Get ready to party before the party: Major global launch events are slated in the hours leading up to the Xbox One’s release at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 22 around the world, and you are invited. Marquee events are planned in major cities including New York City, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna...
13 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov. 8th Edition – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 now broadly available
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, how you can now use Office 365 Web Apps to collaborate with colleagues in real time and Microsoft’s huge commitment to green energy by using wind power. At its annual Convergence event in Barcelona...
8 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov. 1st Edition–Diving deeper into Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2
In this extra-spooky edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on what went into creating the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the introduction of Microsoft Stories and OneNote celebrating its 10 th anniversary. Since the Oct. 21 launch of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, they’ve been...
1 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: Oct. 25th Edition–New phablets, tablets, apps and games unveiled at Nokia World
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new devices, apps and games announced at Nokia World, the retail release of the newest generation of Surface devices and inroads Office 365 has made with both private and public organizations. At Nokia World, the spotlight was on new...
25 Oct 2013
Windows Phone 8 apps and games galore announced at Nokia World
The news that an official Instagram app for Windows Phone 8 will be available “in the coming weeks” may dominate the headlines coming out of Nokia World in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, but the fact is, a whole bevy of great apps and games for Windows Phone 8 were announced. Some of the ones that...
22 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: October 11th Edition–Exclusive interviews with the folks behind big Xbox titles
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on interviews that shed light on top Xbox games, the launch of a new wave of enterprise cloud products and services, and major updates to apps for social networking powerhouses. The Xbox world was abuzz with interviews of people behind top...
11 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: October 4th Edition–Delta equipping 11,000 pilots with Surface 2
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on customers such as Delta, which is giving 11,000 of its pilots Surface 2 tablets; an innovative collaboration between Xbox One and Microsoft Research; and Windows Azure cloud services achieving a critical federal security milestone. Monday’s...
4 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: September 27th Edition–Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are here!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the debut of the next-generation Surface tablets, a major development for Lync 2013 and the Department of Defense and new social networking and business intelligence tools. The week started off with a first look at the Surface 2 and Surface...
27 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 20th Edition–The inside story on Skype as it turns 10
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Skype as it celebrates a decade of connecting people and changing lives, a micro-documentary that shows the seamless integration of technology into designs for Fashion Week New York 2013 and a major makeover for Bing. The inside story...
20 Sep 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
That’s 32 months in a row for Xbox 360 at the top of the US console market
Xbox 360 maintained its lead in the U.S. console market during August, marking the thirty-second consecutive month it took the number one spot. According to The NPD Group, a market research firm, Xbox 360 sold 96,000 units, more than any other console in the U.S. during August. August highlights...
12 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 6th Edition – Microsoft acquires Nokia’s devices and services business
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we start out with some big news about Microsoft’s deal involving Nokia’s devices and services business. Then we take you to the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Germany, where new devices from Microsoft’s hardware partners keep rolling out fast...
6 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: August 30th Edition–Windows 8.1 releases to hardware partners
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we cover the release of Windows 8.1 to manufacturers, bring you lots of back to school excitement through Windows Phone specials and look ahead to this weekend’s PAX Prime 2013 gaming show in Seattle. Windows 8.1 continued its momentum with the release of...
30 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 23rd Edition–gamescom reveals Xbox exclusive titles and features
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll show you how Xbox wowed Europe at gamescom with a bevy of games and features, share the latest “On the Whiteboard” about an Oscar-winning visual effects company, and bring you a great development for Outlook.com – the worldwide availability...
23 Aug 2013
New details of indie game developer program for Xbox One revealed at gamescom
At gamescom in Cologne, Germany on Tuesday, the Xbox team revealed new details around an indie game developer program for Xbox One called Independent Developers @Xbox (ID@Xbox). The new program enables game developers of all shapes and sizes to build, sell and publish their games digitally on Xbox...
20 Aug 2013
Xbox pulls out all the stops at gamescom with exclusive title announcements and more
The Xbox team unveiled a slew of announcements Tuesday at gamescom – the world’s biggest gaming show – showcasing why Xbox One will be the premier next-generation console choice for gamers. Gamescom is held in Cologne, Germany. The announcements encompassed everything from new content...
20 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 16th Edition–Windows 8.1 rolls out Oct. 18
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the big buzz was the announcement of the Oct. 18 worldwide release of Windows 8.1. In New York, there’s great anticipation about the upcoming migration of 120,000 state employees to Office 365. And Sprint added a new smartphone to its lineup: the Samsung ATIV...
16 Aug 2013
Catch the “Call of Duty: Ghosts” reveal Wednesday on Xbox Live
Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) and Kate Yeager host the “Call of Duty: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal” today on Xbox Live. Xbox Live is the only place to see an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary filmed at Infinity Ward that’s part of the live broadcast. Check it out, and join...
14 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 9th Edition–Windows Store Only at Best Buy kickoff spotlights fitness apps
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Los Angeles for the nationwide opening of Microsoft’s new store-within-a-store (Windows Store Only at Best Buy), give insights on a couple of international customers who chose Office 365 and Windows 8 for tens of thousands of employees, and show...
9 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: July 26th Edition–Introducing the Nokia Lumia 625 and its big-screen appeal
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we show off the latest batch of devices available for Windows Phone 8 (including Nokia’s biggest screen yet for Windows Phone), programs from Microsoft that reward bug finders and game developers and a great slideshow of 10 cool tech tools for students. Windows...
26 Jul 2013
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