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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. 10th – Microsoft Releases its Annual Citizenship Report
Earlier this morning, we released our annual Citizenship Report , which provides an overview of our citizenship work over the past fiscal year, from July 2011 to June 2012. This is the third year in a row that we have released the Citizenship Report at the same time as our annual financial report . Together...
10 Oct 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
Microsoft Welcomes Perceptive Pixel to the Office Division
I’m excited to share that all closing conditions for Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel (PPI) have been met, and the deal is completed. PPI Founder, President, and CTO Jeff Han joins Microsoft as a general manager and will report to Kurt DelBene. We couldn’t be more pleased...
30 Jul 2012
The Midweek Download: July 25th Edition–Graphics in Windows 8 & Getting Started with the New Office Preview
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the graphics platform in Windows 8, a profile of the thin and slick Samsung Series 9 laptop and a great Getting Started Guide for the new Office Preview. Hardware accelerating everything: Windows 8 graphics. When we started to plan...
25 Jul 2012
Weekend Reading: June 22nd Edition–Microsoft Offers a Sneak Peek of Windows Phone 8
Well, we had quite a week here at Microsoft, as you may have heard. And here’s the latest edition of Weekend Reading to catch up everyone who might have missed the news. Check it out! Announcing Windows Phone 8. It’s time to start telling you about the next exciting chapter of our mobile...
22 Jun 2012
Weekend Reading: Oct. 14th Edition–Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype, Xbox 360 Stays No. 1, plus Windows Phone, Internet Explorer, Excel and MSN
This was a big week for Microsoft on the news front. We announced the close of the Skype acquisition, Xbox 360 news and plenty of other news bits for all the Microsoft news hounds out there. Microsoft officially welcomes Skype. On Thursday, it was announced that Microsoft had closed its acquisition...
14 Oct 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 30th Edition–Windows Phone 7.5 Starts Rolling Out, Microsoft & Samsung Broaden Their Smartphone Partnership and Office Web Apps Launches New Features
The big news this week out of Microsoft was the start of the roll out of Windows Phone 7.5. However, the company also made significant announcements focused on a new, broader smartphone partnership with Samsung and the release of new features for Office Web Apps. Oh, yeah – Gears of War 3 is also...
30 Sep 2011
Hotmail Still New and Cool–Even After 15 Years
This past Monday on the Fourth of July, Hotmail celebrated its 15th anniversary. Make no mistake - Hotmail has come a long way in those 15 years , and to commemorate a number of important milestones over the last several months, we thought we'd show off a list of 15 insanely cool things you might not...
5 Jul 2011
Weekend Reading: June 17th Edition–Kinect for Windows SDK is here plus Office 2010, Xbox 360, Windows Phone and Microsoft Research
Microsoft made news on multiple fronts this week, including three big ones – the Kinect for Windows SDK, the one-year anniversary of Office 2010 and Xbox 360. Here’s the round up: Kinect for Windows SDK is here! On Thursday, Microsoft announced the arrival of the Kinect for Windows...
17 Jun 2011
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