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New blog ‘The Fire Hose’ gives inside look at latest Microsoft news
Microsoft is home to amazing people who come to work every day determined to change the world with technology. And we have the awesome job of telling their stories. Whether showing off the Microsoft Envisioning Center or explaining how Microsoft technology is being used to fight tuberculosis in India...
7 May 2013
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, 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
The Midweek Download: Halloween Edition (boo!) – News from the Build Developer Conference
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories coming out the sold-out Build 2012 conference—including the availability the Windows Phone 8 SDK, the next wave of Windows 8-ready products, and new programs and tools that make it easier to develop great apps. The business opportunity...
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
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
Weekend Reading: Oct 12th Edition – Lenovo PCs Get Flexible With Windows 8 & T-Mobile Adds the Nokia Lumia 810
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got more news on Windows Phone 8 devices, the Halo 4 frenzy continues and a video of two slick Lenovo Windows 8 PCs. Windows 8 on Lenovo’s Yoga. Next at Microsoft Editor Steve Clayton files this video in the “too good not to share”...
12 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: Oct. 10th Edition – Countdown to Windows 8 GA & Tips and Tools for Building Windows 8 Apps
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows 8 General Availability, the Multilingual App Toolkit for developing Windows 8 apps, plus tips for designing Windows Phone apps. Countdown to Windows 8… On Oct. 26, Windows 8 will be available to people worldwide. And...
10 Oct 2012
Weekend Reading: Sept. 28th Edition – Nokia’s Bloomberg App Comes to Windows Phone & Bing Teams Up With Klout
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Bloomberg app for Windows Phone from Nokia, helping the next generation of Americans compete and Bing partnering with Klout. Bloomberg arrives on Windows Phone with Nokia. Last Wednesday, Steve Clayton highlighted the new Bloomberg...
28 Sep 2012
The Midweek Download: Sept. 26th Edition – Tips & Tricks for Windows 8 App and Windows Phone 8 App Developers
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on tips and suggestions for developers creating Windows Phone apps and Windows 8 apps, how the Cincinnati Reds are using cutting edge technology to enhance the fan experience at the Great American Ballpark and more. Windows Phone tips...
26 Sep 2012
Daily Update, Sept. 25th – Cincinnati Reds Stay on the Cutting Edge of IT
Today, we’re kicking off a new feature on The Official Microsoft Blog called Daily Update, which is designed to keep readers of the blog up to speed on selected stories and news of the day here at Microsoft. For this, the inaugural edition of Daily Update, we have two cool stories for you: ...
25 Sep 2012
Weekend Reading: Sept. 21st Edition – HTC Unveils Windows Phone 8 Lineup & Microsoft YouthSpark Launches
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take a look at HTC’s masterfully designed Windows Phone 8X and 8S, Microsoft YouthSpark creating opportunities for youth across the globe, and Microsoft Hardware announcing new ergonomic, Windows 8-enabled keyboards. Photos & Video: The Windows Phone...
21 Sep 2012
The Midweek Download: Sept. 19th Edition – Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview Program Opens
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the Windows Phone 8 SDK, the naming of former CBS president Nancy Tellem as Entertainment & Digital Media president and more. Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview program is now open. On Sept. 12, we began accepting requests for access...
19 Sep 2012
The Midweek Download: Sept. 12th Edition – 10 Advantages of the New Office
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the new Office, Kinect for Windows, Windows 8 apps and more. Check ‘em out. Ten things you’ll never have to say with the new Office. Since the new Office launched on July 16, millions of people have downloaded the Customer...
12 Sep 2012
Weekend Reading: Sept. 7th Edition – A First Look at Two Windows Phone 8 Devices from Nokia & Bing Invites You to Break the Google Habit
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 devices for Windows Phone 8, the Bing It On Challenge – a dare to compare Bing search results head-to-head with Google’s and Xbox 360 keeping its top spot in the U.S. console market. Announcing the...
7 Sep 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
First Windows Phone 8 Devices from Nokia Unveiled in New York City Today
At a press event in New York City this morning, Nokia lifted the veil on two new Windows Phone 8 devices – the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920. “As Steve Ballmer noted on stage today, this year is shaping up to be something historic for all of Microsoft. Windows Phone 8 is part of a reimagined...
5 Sep 2012
The Midweek Download: Sept. 5th Edition – Windows Server 2012 Launches & Kinect for Windows Heads to China
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the launch of Windows Server 2012, Kinect for Windows coming to China, new Windows 8 devices and the first wave of Xbox LIVE games coming to Windows 8. Windows Server 2012 is here...And so is the Cloud OS. Tuesday’s launch of...
5 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. 24th Edition – Bing Adds Quora & Microsoft Debuts Its New Logo
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Bing adding Quora to the social sidebar, Microsoft’s first new logo in 25 years and a snappy new movie app in the Windows Phone Marketplace called Crackle. Don’t miss any of them! Bing adds Quora experts to Social Sidebar....
24 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
The Midweek Download: Aug. 1st Edition–Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the debut of Outlook.com, new Windows 8 devices from Microsoft Hardware and more. Introducing Outlook.com. Recently, we talked about how we've reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone . And we described new apps for...
1 Aug 2012
Introducing Outlook.com – Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes
Recently, we talked about how we’ve reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone . And we described new apps for Windows 8, updates to SkyDrive , and how cloud services power the new Office Preview , We’ve also been hard at work on a mission to reimagine personal email –...
31 Jul 2012
Weekend Reading: July 27th Edition–Announcing BUILD 2012 & Technology Upgrades for Skype
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Windows 8, BUILD 2012, new Windows Phone apps, the new Office, Skype and more. Go back to school with the best in tech. Classroom bells won’t start ringing again for a few more weeks, but it’s not too soon for students and...
27 Jul 2012
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