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Weekend Reading: Feb. 21st Edition — Your personal cloud is now OneDrive, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to add marketing capabilities
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about free cloud storage OneDrive being globally available, Microsoft Dynamics CRM adding more capabilities to deliver even better customer service, and new and updated Bing apps for Windows Phone. Who knew moving day could be so easy? Microsoft’s...
21 Feb 2014
Microsoft announces SkyDrive will soon be renamed OneDrive
SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage program, will be getting a name change to OneDrive, reports Ryan Gavin, Consumer Apps & Services general manager. The new name “conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future,” he wrote in a blog...
27 Jan 2014
The Midweek Download: July 27th Edition–Windows Phone “Mango” is Released to Manufacturers, Microsoft & SUSE Renew Interop Agreement, plus Hotmail, Messenger and SkyDrive
The big news so far this week is the release to manufacturers of Windows Phone “Mango.” Also this week, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith testified before Congress on the importance of education and immigration reform. Windows Phone “Mango” released to manufacturers. On...
27 Jul 2011
Weekend Reading: July 20th Edition–Windows 8 Becomes Available on Oct. 26 & Microsoft Welcomes Yammer into the Family
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on when Windows 8 will be available, Microsoft welcoming Yammer into the Office Division, four great Windows Phone apps for the London Olympics and more. Windows 8 will be available on Oct. 26. Earlier this week, Windows and Windows Live...
20 Jul 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
Daily Update, Dec. 11th – A New Look for the Bing Social Sidebar
Today, Bing is rolling out a new streamlined design for our social sidebar feature that makes it easier to find people who are relevant to your search based on what they’ve shared, publically blogged or tweeted about. In a glance you can now see what friends, experts and enthusiasts from leading...
11 Dec 2012
Reimagining the “Other” Windows
Microsoft blog editor
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: 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: Nov. 11th Edition–Microsoft Unveils a BIG Windows Phone, Announces Display Ad Deal with Yahoo! and AOL, plus Bill Gates on NUI, Windows Live and Bing
It’s been a big week for Microsoft news – literally. First, we unveiled a six-story Windows Phone in New York City’s Herald Square. Then we announced a new display advertising agreement with Yahoo! and America Online. Those and other stories are all here in the latest edition of Weekend...
11 Nov 2011
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
The Midweek Download: Dec. 14th Edition–Microsoft Releases New Windows Azure Features, plus Dynamics CRM, SkyDrive and Internet Explorer
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories about new features and functionality in Windows Azure and a few other bits and pieces. Microsoft releases new features and functionality for Windows Azure. Earlier this week, Microsoft released new features and functionally for Windows...
14 Dec 2011
The Midweek Download: Nov. 30th Edition–Major Updates to Office 365 and SkyDrive, plus Microsoft Research, Internet Explorer 10 and Silverlight 5
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Office 365, SkyDrive, Microsoft Research, Internet Explorer 10 and Silverlight 5. Check ‘em out! Office 365 gets a major update. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the first major service update for Microsoft Office 365 , the company’s...
30 Nov 2011
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
College Students: Work Together Without Being Together with Office 365 and SkyDrive
Working on group projects has never been easier. Starting today, college students in the U.S. can get three months of Office 365 University and 20 GB of SkyDrive storage for free . Now, you and your classmates can create and edit full Office documents from just about anywhere and access and store...
11 Mar 2013
Weekend Reading: July 1st Edition–Angry Birds & AmazonFresh Come to Windows Phone, plus Office 365, Hotmail and Surface 2.0
Just in case you missed it, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365 earlier this week. The company also made big news on several other fronts, including Windows Phone, Hotmail and others. Angry Birds and AmazonFresh now on Windows Phone. It’s been a big week for Windows Phone. Earlier...
1 Jul 2011
Weekend Reading: May 10th Edition–YouTube and Foursquare apps for Windows Phone get major updates
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the YouTube and Foursquare apps for Windows Phone getting major updates, the release of the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless customers, Microsoft naming corporate vice president Amy Hood the company’s chief financial officer and...
10 May 2013
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
The Midweek Download: April 25th Edition–Introducing a More Muscular SkyDrive, the Latest on Windows 8, plus Windows Intune, Windows Phone and Internet Explorer 10
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got the lowdown on the new and more powerful SkyDrive, memory usage in Windows 8, what’s next for Windows Intune and a few bits and pieces for Windows Phone developers. Available now: A more powerful SkyDrive. Over the last year we’ve...
25 Apr 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: 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: Aug. 1st Edition–New enterprise preview allows businesses to take Windows 8.1 out for a test drive
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, an update to the Twitter app for Windows 8 (and TONS of other app news), the release of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its 41-megapixel camera and the latest improvements to SkyDrive. Don’t miss any...
2 Aug 2013
ICANN’s “gTLD Reveal Day” is Another Step in the Internet’s Evolution
Craig Mundie In 2008, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN, the non-profit corporation charged with coordinating the Internet’s naming system and ensuring the stability and security of the Internet), approved a plan to launch new generic Top Level Domains ...
14 Jun 2012
Weekend Reading: June 24th Edition–Xbox Gets Major Kudos, plus SkyDrive, Windows Phone “Mango”, Kinect, Imagine Cup and STB Chief Satya Nadella
This week’s edition of Weekend Reading has news on Xbox 360, the re-launch of SkyDrive, Windows Phone, Kinect and other stories from around Microsoft. And away we go! In Xbox 360 news this week… Xbox 360 and Kinect made the headlines in a number of publications this week, including...
24 Jun 2011
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
Weekend Reading: September 27th Edition–Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are here!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the debut of the next-generation Surface tablets, a major development for Lync 2013 and the Department of Defense and new social networking and business intelligence tools. The week started off with a first look at the Surface 2 and Surface...
27 Sep 2013
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