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Weekend Reading: Sept. 23rd Edition–Bing Celebrates Fall, Rethinking the Windows Boot Experience and “Gears of War 3” Launches, plus the Rustock Botnet, Windows Live and Windows Phone
This edition of Weekend Reading is chock full of Microsoft news, including stories on the introduction of video on the Bing home page, re-engineering the boot experience on Windows 8 and the highly anticipated release of “Gears of War 3” for the Xbox 360. Bing home page springs to life...
23 Sep 2011
The Midweek Download: Dec. 7th Edition–Microsoft Unveils the Windows Store to Developers, plus More on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Silverlight 5
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories for developers on the new Windows Store, Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and Silverlight. Previewing the Windows Store. On Tuesday, Microsoft gave developers their first glimpses of the Windows Store, which will make it easy for Windows...
7 Dec 2011
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
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
The Midweek Download: Sept. 28th Edition–Microsoft Research Turns the Big 2-0 plus Windows 8, Windows Phone, Metro Design Style & Internet Explorer
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories about the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Research, how Nokia developers can learn Windows Phone even faster and a look at another feature of Windows 8. The magic behind the curtain: celebrating MSR’s 20th anniversary. September...
28 Sep 2011
The Midweek Download: Feb. 8th Edition–Power Efficiency in Windows 8, Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone, Marketplace Expands to Five New Markets & More
This edition of The Midweek Download has stories on power consumption in Windows 8, a new version of Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone devs, the expansion of the Windows Phone Marketplace to five new markets and much more. Here’s the latest from Building Windows 8. “Minimizing...
8 Feb 2012
The Midweek Download: Feb. 15th Edition–Windows on ARM, a MSFT Engineer is Named to the NAE, plus Windows Server, IE10 & Caradigm
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve stories on Windows on ARM, a distinguished Microsoft engineer named to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a profile on members of the Windows Server team and much more. Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture. This Feb. 9 post...
15 Feb 2012
The Midweek Download: Oct. 17th Edition – Windows Phone Adds 13 New Developer Registration Markets
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got Windows Phone Developer news and how-to’s, new tools and tips for a secure and stable cloud environment, plus how we’re delivering the most up-to-date Windows 8 on day one. Windows Phone developer registration opens in 13 new markets...
17 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: Aug. 24th Edition–Building USB 3.0 Support into Windows, the Windows Phone App Hub Opens to Mango Apps plus Internet Explorer and Silverlight
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on USB 3.0 support in Windows, the Windows Phone App Hub opening up to developers and an agreement with China Standard Software Co. Ltd. (CS2C) to develop cloud-computing solutions. Read on! Building robust USB 3.0 support. This Monday...
24 Aug 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 2nd Edition–Introducing Two New Windows Phones, More Windows 8 News and a Microsoft Researcher Recognized by MIT
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we bring you news of two new Windows Phone models from HTC, a story on the new Metro user interface in Windows 8 and a slew of other news bits from around the company. HTC unveils their new global lineup of Windows Phones. HTC just unveiled two new Windows Phones...
2 Sep 2011
The Midweek Download: Sept. 14th Edition–Microsoft Shows Off Preview of Windows 8 to Developers at BUILD, plus Windows Phone, Internet Explorer and Windows Live
Anyone who follows Microsoft knows that this week’s news is mostly focused on BUILD, a new event held in Anaheim, Calif. from Sept. 13th to Sept. 16th that outlines for developers Microsoft’s roadmap for the future. Read on for a round-up of all the news made at BUILD so far. Microsoft...
14 Sep 2011
The Midweek Download: Aug. 31st Edition–Two New Windows 8 Stories, What’s Next on Next, plus Windows Phone, Windows Azure Toolkit and Microsoft Dynamics
This edition of the Midweek Download has two new stories from the Building Windows 8 blog, a glimpse at what’s next on the Next at Microsoft Blog as well as developer news from Windows Phone, Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics. Don’t miss it! Improvements in Windows Explorer. In this...
31 Aug 2011
The Midweek Download: Nov. 2nd Edition–A Chat with the Bing Social Search Team, a Cool Microsoft Research Project, plus Windows 8, Windows Phone and Internet Explorer
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the Bing Social Search team, a cool Microsoft Research project, Windows Phone developer news from Nokia World and a new post from Building Windows 8. Check it out. Bing Social Search team makes search ‘less lonely’. In...
2 Nov 2011
Poll: What Excited You Most About BUILD?
Last week, Microsoft made a series of announcements at the BUILD developer conference in Anaheim, Calif., including developer previews of the next version of the Windows operating system – codenamed Windows 8 , as well as Visual Studio 11 and Windows Server 8 . As Steven Sinofsky, president...
19 Sep 2011
The Midweek Download: Nov. 23rd Edition–Improving the Setup in Windows 8, A Year of NUI on Next plus Windows Phone, Internet Explorer and SkyDrive
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got new stories on Windows 8, Windows Phone, SkyDrive and Internet Explorer. Improving the setup experience in Windows 8. “Installing Windows is a complex operation that provides an incredibly unique capability—the ability to run a new...
23 Nov 2011
The Midweek Download: March 14th Edition–More on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, an Inside Look at Beamatron, plus Microsoft Research, IE10 & Windows Phone
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the Windows 8 consumer preview, Microsoft Research, Internet Explorer 10, Windows Phone and Windows Azure. Don’t miss any of them! Web browsing in Windows 8 Consumer Preview with IE10. “We have considerably improved the...
14 Mar 2012
The Midweek Download: Jan. 18th Edition–Windows 8’s Next-Gen File System, the New Visual Studio Achievements Program for Devs, plus Windows Phone, Internet Explorer & Windows Azure
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on a next-gen file system in Windows 8, the new Visual Studio Achievements program, cloud computing and highlights from the National Retail Federation’s annual conference, among others. Check ‘em out. Building the next generation...
18 Jan 2012
The Midweek Download: Feb. 29th Edition–Microsoft Unveils the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Craig Mundie Hosts TechForum 2012, plus Microsoft Research, Visual Studio 11 Beta & Windows Phone
We’ve got a heavy duty edition of The Midweek Download for you today, with stories on the Windows 8 consumer preview, TechForum 2012, a Microsoft distinguished scientist being recognized by the Anita Borg Institute and more. Don’t miss any of them! Welcome to Windows 8 – the consumer...
29 Feb 2012
Weekend Reading: Aug. 26th Edition–A Glimpse into Windows 8 File Management, How to Stand Up to Cyberbullies plus Windows Phone, Bing, MSN and Hotmail
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about new file management capabilities in Windows 8, Windows Phone news, a new Windows Phone app that utilizes Bing’s location services and 10 tips for standing up to cyberbullies. File management in Windows 8. In this Tuesday post...
26 Aug 2011
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