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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: 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
Collaboration, expertise produce enhanced sensing in Xbox One
A Silicon Valley-based hardware team collaborated with Microsoft Research to overcome technological hurdles with the new time-of-flight sensing camera in Xbox One. Cyrus Bamji had encountered a challenge. Luckily for him, Microsoft Research had just the solution. Bamji, Microsoft partner...
2 Oct 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
‘On the Whiteboard’ explores the modern movie magic of visual effects
You may not know it, but Microsoft has played a role in some of the spectacular visual effects seen in “Avatar” and provided story guidance about the future for “The Island”. In the latest episode of “On the Whiteboard”, Editor Pamela Woon speaks with Sebastian...
21 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
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
Watch Bill Gates deliver the opening keynote at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit live today at 9 a.m.
Microsoft’s Redmond campus, already bursting with brainpower, is about to get another big infusion with the 14 th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit . Today and tomorrow, 400 elite academic researchers from 200 institutions and 29 countries will join Microsoft Research to explore hot trends...
15 Jul 2013
Weekend Reading: June 28th Edition—Microsoft showcases developer opportunity for Windows platform at Build 2013
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the Build 2013 conference showed off the Windows 8.1 Preview and a bevy of other major developments, TechEd Europe continued the momentum of Microsoft’s cloud progress and a new strategic partnership emerged with Oracle. Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference...
28 Jun 2013
Fear and loathing in Cannes: Why advertisers must stop expecting attention & start earning it
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. It’s fitting that Sunday is the season finale of Mad Men , the award-winning AMC television series set in the ‘60s about the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women...
21 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: June 21 Edition— Cannes Lions, digital ads and Windows 8, oh my
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll take you to sunny France for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, introduce a new Web series, highlight some breakthrough work from Microsoft Research and more. Microsoft Advertising ushers in innovative approaches at Cannes Lions International...
21 Jun 2013
Tap into your inner creator with Socl and BLINK
Two big pieces of news out of Microsoft Research today. First, FUSE Labs, creator of Socl (pronounced “social”), has today released four new ways for people to express and share ideas on the Web. Here’s a quick backgrounder on Socl: Initially created as an experimental research project...
18 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: April 26th Edition–The #XboxReveal countdown begins!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on major Xbox news, new apps (Tumblr and Fidelity Investments) coming to Windows Phone, expanding Surface Pro and Surface RT availability and more. Don’t miss any of them! #XboxReveal. Lots of Xbox news to talk about this week. First...
26 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 12th Edition – New Games Arrive in the Windows Phone Store
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a great roundup of new Windows Phone apps and games, our agreement with Ericsson to acquire Mediaroom, two big Cloud customer wins and a cool Microsoft Research project codenamed GeoFlow. Windows Phone app roundup. The Windows Phone Store continues...
12 Apr 2013
Project Codename GeoFlow Unveiled
The Office team has unveiled something really special today – a Microsoft Research project codenamed GeoFlow that lets you plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create interactive "tours" to share with others. According to The Excel Blog, GeoFlow evolved...
11 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading, March 22nd edition – Batman, Pandora and United Join Windows Phone App Family
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft Research being recognized by Computerworld, the arrival of Pandora on Windows Phone, an update to the Kinect for Windows SDK and a shark with a taste for ducks. Pandora is here. Let there be rock. And punk, and blues...
22 Mar 2013
Microsoft Research Honored by Computerworld for Pneumonia & HIV Advances
Computerworld has recognized Microsoft Research for breakthroughs made in combating two deadly diseases that affect millions throughout the world: pneumonia and HIV infection. Working in collaboration with the University of Oxford, our research strives to make pneumonia vaccine more effective....
20 Mar 2013
Weekend Reading: March 8th Edition – Get a Glimpse Into the Future of Technology at TechFest 2013
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we have stories from TechFest 2013, new Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps such as Real Soccer 2013 and Next Issue, Office 2013 and more. From TechFest 2013: Microsoft Research’s FetchClimate helps predict weather patterns and forest fires. One of the stand...
8 Mar 2013
Female Computer Scientist Students Hack to Combat Human Trafficking
The following is a post by Rane Johnson-Stempson , Education and Scholarly Communication Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research Connections. According to the Department of Justice, 40 percent of all human trafficking incidents opened for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010...
21 Feb 2013
The Midweek Download: Feb. 6th Edition – How to Get Your App Promoted in the Windows Phone Store & Windows Phone 8 Welcomes Alipay in China
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the growing Windows Phone 8 apps market reach in China, ways to expand your app’s visibility in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Azure news including a new sign-in experience and updated pricing for SQL Reporting Services. ...
6 Feb 2013
The Midweek Download: Jan. 30th Edition – How to Build Stellar Windows Phone Apps
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on building high-performance Windows Phone apps, winning apps from the Mobile Code Jam Challenge at CCNC 2013, plus new support to help get your Windows Store apps certified. Building high-performance Windows Phone apps. Mobile phone...
30 Jan 2013
The Midweek Download: Jan. 23rd Edition – Eight Tips for Designing Windows Phone Apps
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the latest release of Try F#, the Windows Startup Challenge, plus how to design, optimize and submit your Windows Phone apps – tools and tips you’ll want to use. Eight tips for designing Windows Phone apps. As part of...
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
The Midweek Download: Dec. 19th Edition – Microsoft Researcher Makes Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Forbes-honored Microsoft Researcher Vipul Goyal, a new Windows Phone app design challenge and news on Internet Explorer 10. Heady recognition for young researcher. For a man of 29, Vipul Goyal (pictured right), a researcher at Microsoft...
19 Dec 2012
The Midweek Download: Dec. 12th Edition – Microsoft Surface Production and Retail Distribution Increased
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Microsoft Surface, Kinect inventor Alex Kipman winning the Inventor of the Year Award from the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation and more. Microsoft increased production and expands retail distribution for Surface...
12 Dec 2012
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