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Weekend Reading: April 20th Edition–Master Chief Returns in “Halo 4”, the Latest on Windows 8 & Don’t Miss “The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator”
We’ve got an action-packed edition of Weekend Reading for you today, with stories on the return of Master Chief in “Halo 4”, the latest word on Windows 8, a few tips to help you get the most out of your Nokia Lumia 900 and a wicked cool interactive comic book collaboration called "The...
20 Apr 2012
Weekend Reading: June 29th Edition–Office 365 Celebrates its First Birthday & a Sneak Peek at the Windows Phone 7.8 Start Screen
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the one-year anniversary of the launch of Office 365, a sneak peek at the Windows Phone 7.8 Start Screen and details on Xbox 360’s presence at the 42nd annual Comic-Con in San Diego. Microsoft Office 365: A big year in review. One...
29 Jun 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: Feb. 1st Edition – Get Ready for the Big Game with Five Cool Sports Apps
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on sports apps for the big game on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox, the release of Office 365 Home Premium and more. Game on: Five winning sports apps. Sunday’s football championship game is the first big adrenaline-rush sporting...
1 Feb 2013
Weekend Reading: Feb. 18th Edition – The New Bing Bar, MSN Video for Windows Phone, PC Mag’s Rave Review of Hotmail, Windows 7 and More
You’d think after announcing a major new partnership with Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia that Microsoft would take a day off, but that’s just not the case. Big announcements this week continue to pour out of Bing, Internet Explorer, Windows Phone 7 and Dynamics CRM, just to name a few....
18 Feb 2011
Weekend Reading: March 11th Edition – Xbox 360 & Kinect Kick You Know What, a little March Madness and the Beauty of the Web
Next week marks the start of March Madness, that time of year when productivity falls through the floor as people are glued to the television and Internet to see how their favorite teams are doing. Microsoft has a few offerings to keep college hoops fanatics satisfied – check ‘em out below...
12 Mar 2011
Daily Update, Oct. 1st – Introducing MSN for Windows 8
It’s the start of a new month today, so what better way to mark the occasion than t o lift the veil on a new look for one of the best known destinations on the Web? The launch of Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 will change the way we use devices and the internet. It opens up a new class...
1 Oct 2012
Weekend Reading: Dec. 16th Edition–Nokia’s First Windows Phone Set to Hit the U.S. in January, plus Skype, 11 Microsoft Milestones in 2011, Hotmail & MSN
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the first Windows Phone from Nokia coming to the U.S., Skype, 10 new reasons to love Hotmail and MSN. Nokia Lumia 710 coming to T-Mobile in January. Nokia’s first U.S. Windows Phone—the Lumia 710—lands at T-Mobile...
16 Dec 2011
Weekend Reading: April 8th Edition – Gartner predicts Windows Phone will overtake iPhone by 2015
Lots of great Microsoft news from all across the company this week, including yet another prediction from an independent research firm that Windows Phone will continue to grab a bigger piece of the worldwide market for smartphones. Also, Microsoft announced a new deal with Japanese automaker Toyota Motor...
8 Apr 2011
Weekend Reading: Jan. 20th Edition–Microsoft Reports Record Second-Quarter Revenue, MSN Debuts a New Mobile Experience, plus Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE & SkyDrive
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s second-quarter financial report, a new mobile experience on MSN and a host of others. Don’t miss ‘em! Microsoft reports record revenue of $20.9 billion in second quarter. On Thursday, Microsoft announced quarterly...
20 Jan 2012
msnNOW Comes to Firefox
We’ve got great news for Firefox users today. msnNOW for Firefox is now available, allowing you to see what’s trending across the Web on msnNOW in a convenient sidebar view while you browse the Internet. msnNOW makes it easy to stay up to date on the things people are talking about...
10 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: Feb. 3rd Edition–Don’t Miss the Kinect Super Sunday Challenge, the New Version of Skype for Windows, plus Windows Phone, Bing & MSN
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the Kinect Super Sunday Challenge, a new version of Skype for Windows, a collection of Windows Phone news bits and some alternative products for those concerned with some of the changes Google has made to its privacy policies. Check out...
3 Feb 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: March 12
Microsoft blog editor
It’s a short weekend in the U.S. – on Sunday, we “lose” an hour in the switch to Daylight Saving Time. So to be mindful of everyone’s time, here’s a Weekend Reading list that’s to the point. We’ve been talking about this for a while , and now the new MSN site design is being rolled out. Soon all...
13 Mar 2010
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
Weekend Reading: Aug. 5th Edition–Three Cool Windows Phone Stories, plus Xbox Live’s Unicorn Ninja, Hotmail and Microsoft Research
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got three cool Windows Phone stories, plus the dress of the future and a little something we like to call the Xbox Live Unicorn Ninja. Look who’s talking: speech in Mango. In this Wednesday post on the Windows Phone Blog , readers are introduced...
5 Aug 2011
Weekend Reading: May 27th Edition–Windows Phone Marketplace on the Web plus “Mango”, Internet Explorer 9, MSN, Xbox and Imagine Cup
It was a big week at Microsoft, what with the unveiling of the next version of the Windows Phone mobile platform, dubbed “ Mango .” That wasn’t the only news from the company this week though. Read on to see what else happened at Microsoft this week. Windows Phone Marketplace on...
27 May 2011
Weekend Reading: Oct. 5th Edition – Halo 4 Soundtrack Remix Contest & Microsoft’s Innovative Schools Program
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on schools that are transforming education, more Halo 4, and, in case you missed it, the unveiling of MSN for Windows 8 and news that the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are headed to AT&T. Halo 4 soundtrack remix contest . Halo 4 is just around...
5 Oct 2012
Weekend Reading: Microsoft's Women Worth Watching, Glo, Moodle and Of Course Baseball
Microsoft blog editor
We aren’t quite sure if it is spring or winter here in Seattle. The sun is shining and flowers blooming but yesterday we had snow falling too. We aren’t sure if it is Spring or Winter but we do know it has been another interesting week at Microsoft, and here are some of the things you might have missed...
10 Apr 2010
Weekend Reading: Dec. 9th Edition–Xbox LIVE Gets a New Look, Microsoft and GE Team Up on Healthcare, plus “Ellen”, Windows Phone, Hotmail and MSN
This edition of Weekend Reading has stories on Xbox 360, Microsoft’s new joint venture with GE, Windows Phone and several products recently featured on “Ellen”. Remember, only 15 shopping days left till Christmas, folks! A big week for Xbox 360. Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled...
9 Dec 2011
Weekend Reading: Jan. 14th Edition
Microsoft blog editor
It’s going to be a soggy weekend in Seattle, according to this MSN weather forecast , so here’s a little Weekend Reading for those who choose not to brave the elements. Big year for patents at Microsoft. According to this TechFlash story , Microsoft was granted 3,094 patents in 2010 by...
14 Jan 2011
Weekend Reading: Feb. 4th Edition – Bing, Office, Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, MSN and More
Posted by Jeff Meisner Senior Manager, Corporate Blogs Phew! What a week it’s been at Microsoft! Take a look below to see what I mean. Bing sets the record straight. Just in case you missed it, Bing and Google had a bit of a dust up this week. In this Feb. 2nd post on the Bing Search Blog...
4 Feb 2011
Weekend Reading: March 30th Edition–The Nokia Lumia 900 is Coming April 8, Three Major Entertainment Apps are Live on Xbox LIVE, plus Bing, Skype and Another Botnet Disrupted
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900, three major entertainment apps coming to Xbox LIVE and Bing and Skype working better together. AT&T to sell Nokia Lumia 900 for under $100. We’ve got lots of great Windows Phone news for...
30 Mar 2012
Daily Update, Dec. 3rd – Check Out moneyNOW & Take the Holiday-themed Bing it On Challenge
Back in February, we launched msnNOW, the first site of its kind to surface the latest buzz from social networks all in one place. Today, the first MSN channel is launching NOW content, moneyNOW . moneyNOW is MSN Money’s new destination for smart, original and entertaining takes on the latest business...
3 Dec 2012
Weekend Reading: April 6th Edition – The Reviews are in on the Nokia Lumia 900, Behind the Scenes of Kinect Star Wars, plus Bing, MSN & Skype
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the latest reviews for the Nokia Lumia 900, the out-of-this-world release of Kinect Star Wars, plus Bing, MSN, Skype and more. Check ‘em out! The reviews are in on the Nokia Lumia 900. The highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 becomes...
6 Apr 2012
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