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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: 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
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
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
Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio
In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3." Fans of the big and small-screen...
5 Jul 2013
“It’s all about the games” in Xbox's E3 2013 Media Briefing
If you missed Monday’s E3 2013 Xbox Media Briefing, this almost two-minute video will catch you up on the highlights, including a first look at the extended trailer for “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” on Xbox One, the new console for Xbox 360, and special deals on Xbox Live....
11 Jun 2013
New look for Xbox 360: smaller, sleeker and available now
Whether you’re updating your Xbox console system or have waited this long to get one, the newest Xbox 360 will satisfy the gamers in your life. Xbox 360, which has sold more than 76 million consoles worldwide, has a sleek, more compact design that aligns with the new Xbox One family. “Xbox...
10 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: June 7th Edition – New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013
This edition of Weekend Reading gives you insights from COMPUTEX 2013 and TechEd 2013, the big scoop about a cybercrime operation that stole half a billion dollars and a first for the “Halo” franchise. New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013 . COMPUTEX 2013 in Taipei...
7 Jun 2013
‘Halo: Spartan Assault’ coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in July
The next installment in the Halo franchise will be available exclusively for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Launching in July, Xbox Wire notes that it’s the first Halo game created for touch-based devices. “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a top-down shooter featuring simple controls and...
4 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: Jan. 18th Edition – 'Spartan Ops' Continues, Bing Dials Up the Social in Search & More
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Bing bringing your friends’ two cents to search results, the highly anticipated return of Spartan Ops Season 1 and the new Priceline Express Deals app for Windows Phone. The second half of Spartan Ops Season 1 returns on Jan. 21...
18 Jan 2013
Weekend Reading: Dec. 21st Edition – Bing Puts the Spotlight on Images, Xbox Windows Phone Favorites on Sale and the Year in Review on MSN
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Image Search design in Bing, Windows Phone game deals, and some cool things Microsoft is doing to support global language and help preserve disappearing languages. Modern image search arrives on Bing. A few months ago, we launched...
21 Dec 2012
Daily Update, Dec. 13th – VIDEO: A Look Back at 12 Milestone Moments at Microsoft in 2012
There’s no question that it’s been a momentous year at Microsoft . The company introduced the world to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, announced its family of Surface PCs, showcased a new version of Microsoft Office and released “Halo 4,” keeping up a steady rhythm of advancements...
13 Dec 2012
Meet the ‘Halo 4’ Engineers Delivering ‘30 Seconds of Fun’ – Early and Often
On Dec. 7, Halo 4 won two awards at the Spike TV Video Game Awards – Best Graphics and Best Xbox 360 Game. And on Sunday, Halo 4 won three more at the Inside Gaming Awards , including the top prize – Game of the Year – as well as Best Competitive Multiplayer and Best Sound Design. ...
10 Dec 2012
Weekend Reading: Dec. 7th Edition – Register Now for the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge & Windows Phone 8 Makes Life a Little Bit Better
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we have stories on how to avoid getting “Grinched” by online criminals, registration opening for the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge, and how from typing to gaming to running a family, Windows Phone is your friend. Virgin Gaming and Xbox 360 team up to launch...
7 Dec 2012
Daily Update, Nov. 26th – Get to Know Microsoft’s First Lady of Gaming
Two stories out of Microsoft today: First: Are olives drenched in hot sauce the breakfast of champions? They are if you’re gaming champ Alex Hebert-Ruiz, a onetime top-10 ranked Halo player and one of the world’s most gifted gamers. Alex now works at Microsoft, where she advocates for...
26 Nov 2012
Weekend Reading: Nov. 9th Edition – Apps for PCs and Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8 Preorders Begin
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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on apps – find ‘em, get ‘em, build ‘em – including new favorites for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, plus a peek behind the scenes of a Microsoft Store opening. AT&T sales begin today, Verizon Wireless taking...
9 Nov 2012
Xbox 360 Leads U.S. Console Market for 22nd Consecutive Month
In October, Xbox 360 maintained its lead in the U.S. console market – marking the 22nd consecutive month as the top-selling console. October 2012 U.S. NPD highlights include: · Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in October, more units than any other console, and held 56 percent share of current...
8 Nov 2012
A Pretty Great Autumn – But The Votes are Just Coming In
Here in the States, we just wrapped up the elections. It’s an exciting time where you’re reminded of what a great thing it is to be part of a process and have a voice in your government. The time leading up to the elections is always very busy, with a flurry of activity from the candidates...
8 Nov 2012
The Midweek Download: November 7th Edition – Meet the Engineering Team Behind “Halo 4”
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the engineering team behind “Halo 4”, Windows 8 apps as a business tool and Windows Phone 8 developer news and highlights from Build 2012. Meet the ‘Halo 4’ Engineers Delivering ‘30 Seconds of Fun’...
7 Nov 2012
Daily Update, Nov. 6th – The Master Chief Returns Today in “Halo 4”!
Two big stories for you today – “Halo 4” is here and an announcement from Skype: The Master Chief is back . Poised to become the biggest entertainment launch of the year so far, “Halo 4” is the first chapter of a brand-new saga in the genre-defining, US$3 billion franchise...
6 Nov 2012
Daily Update, Oct. 31st – Meet the Team Behind “Halo 4” Infinity Multiplayer
Two big stories out of Microsoft today: Over on the Microsoft News Center , we took some time to talk to Jerry Hook and Tamir Melamed, who lead the engineering team laying the subterranean IT structures that will power every pixel of the multiplayer experience in “ Halo 4 .” Everything...
31 Oct 2012
Reimagining the “Other” Windows
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The following is a blog post by Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business , discussing how Windows Azure is providing the critical backend capabilities developers need to create amazing new apps for Windows and Windows Phone. There has never been a more exciting...
31 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
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