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Is your business playing to win (or not to lose) with mobility?
The following post is from Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. Mobile technology first took off in the consumer market, and it wasn’t too long before IT managers were being asked to handle an influx of personal devices in the workplace. Mobile...
18 Nov 2013
Skype for Windows 8.1 is a multitasker’s nirvana
If you often watch TV while keeping one eye on your phone for incoming emails, or while playing a game on your tablet, you’ll like Skype for Windows 8.1, available now. Skype for Windows 8.1, which will work on any Windows 8.1 device, lets you multitask while keeping a Skype chat going, without...
22 Oct 2013
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
Weekend Reading: September 20th Edition–The inside story on Skype as it turns 10
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Skype as it celebrates a decade of connecting people and changing lives, a micro-documentary that shows the seamless integration of technology into designs for Fashion Week New York 2013 and a major makeover for Bing. The inside story...
20 Sep 2013
Skype turns 10: Talkin’ ‘bout a revolution
Inventive and intrepid founders, wild Estonian parties, brilliant engineering, Tabasco-doused initiations, Silicon Valley intrigue – it’s all here in the inside story of Skype’s first decade. Once the little Estonian company that could, Skype has grown into a multi-billion-dollar...
17 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 13th Edition– Microsoft donates Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on how Microsoft has taken a big step in helping nonprofits harness the power of technology by donating Office 365, the major achievements of the 10-year-old Partners in Learning program and the launch of the Xbox Music service to iOS and Android...
13 Sep 2013
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: 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
Outlook.com with Skype offers a delicious pairing
Microsoft blog editor
For a lot of people today, email is a constant companion. First thing in the morning or late at night, in the office, at the library or on the beach, email keeps us connected to friends, family and contacts. But sometimes, you just want to talk face to face. Now, users of Outlook.com can do that too...
19 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 9th Edition–Windows Store Only at Best Buy kickoff spotlights fitness apps
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Los Angeles for the nationwide opening of Microsoft’s new store-within-a-store (Windows Store Only at Best Buy), give insights on a couple of international customers who chose Office 365 and Windows 8 for tens of thousands of employees, and show...
9 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: May 31st Edition–A first glimpse of Windows 8.1 and the design behind Xbox One
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Windows 8.1, Office 365 Home Premium surpassing 1 million subscribers, the design behind Xbox One and more. A first glimpse of Windows 8.1. Antoine Leblond, corporate vice president of Windows Program Management, on Thursday provided a...
31 May 2013
The best in devices and services, together as Xbox One
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Yesterday was a lot of fun. Watching the Xbox team put the new Xbox One through its paces, hearing the reaction in the room and on Twitter, seeing all the work that people put in come...
22 May 2013
Weekend Reading: May 3rd Edition–Outlook.com hits 400M active accounts, adds new features
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on new features in Outlook.com, the release of the “Star Trek Into Darkness” app for Windows Phone (among a bevy of new apps made available this week), Bing Rewards expanding to MSN and a hilarious new Windows Phone ad. Check ‘em...
3 May 2013
Welcome to the People Party
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft . I tuned into the coverage of the Facebook Home event yesterday and actually had to check my calendar a few times. Not to see if it was still April Fools Day, but to see if it was...
5 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 5th Edition – The Outlook.com Calendar Gets a Refresh
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the refreshed Outlook.com Calendar service, an update for Skype for Windows 8 and a major Skype milestone and an update to Visual Studio 2012. The Outlook.com Calendar gets a refresh. On Tuesday, we released a new, modern...
5 Apr 2013
Skype Hits 2 Billion Minutes Per Day
Skype has hit a major milestone – Skype users are now spending 2 billion minutes per day connecting with one another! Just how big is 2 billion minutes? Take a gander at the infographic below to find out. 2 billion minutes infographic by Skype “Two billion minutes is a testament...
3 Apr 2013
Skype for Windows 8 Gets an Update
We recently released an updated version of Skype for Windows 8 that gives our users higher control over who can contact them by adding the ability to block contacts, as well as other performance improvements. Additional enhancements include improved loading speed and reliability across the application...
1 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading, March 29th Edition – Microsoft Announces Build 2013
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Build 2013, updates to the Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows, a musical Skype masterpiece, the first WE Day in American history and more. Announcing Build 2013. Earlier this week, Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice...
29 Mar 2013
Skype Teams with Grammy Winner Eric Whitacre to Make Beautiful Music at TED2013
If there’s an equation for creating a virtual musical experience for the ages, then Grammy award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre may have found it: · One hundred live choir members made up of singers from choirs at California State University, Long Beach Campus, California...
22 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
Future of Communications: Rehumanizing the Experience from the Living Room to the Boardroom
The following is a post from Tony Bates , President, Skype Division at Microsoft. I’m excited to be in San Diego today giving the inaugural Lync Conference keynote address. We have a sold out show with our growing community of customers, partners and Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). Key...
19 Feb 2013
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
Daily Update, Jan. 17th – Bing Expands Social Search & Lady Gaga Chats With Fans on Skype
One of the advantages of searching with Bing is the ability to tap into the wisdom of friends and experts in the social sidebar, and starting today you will see an average of five times more Facebook content in the sidebar , including status updates, shared links, comments and photos from your friends...
17 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 10th – Microsoft Hires Tech Entrepreneur Blake Krikorian, Introduces Skype 6.1 for Windows and More
This morning, Microsoft announced the appointment of longtime technology entrepreneur Blake Krikorian as corporate vice president for its Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), which includes the Xbox team. Krikorian will report to Marc Whitten, chief product officer for IEB. This announcement follows...
10 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 9th – Retailer Tesco Gets Social With Office 365 and Microsoft Releases Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview 2.1
Tesco, one of the world’s leading retailers, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its companywide collaboration and social platform. The United Kingdom-based retailer is committed to deploying Office 365 to its employees working at the company’s headquarters, in the field and in stores, across...
9 Jan 2013
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