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Weekend Reading: Oct. 18th Edition–Windows 8.1 is here!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the release of Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Update 3, Microsoft Ventures’ first seed investment and major app news! Check ‘em out. Windows 8.1 now available! Global availability of Windows 8.1 is now here, bringing a variety...
18 Oct 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
Developers and IT pros: Download Windows 8.1 RTM, Visual Studio 2013 RC and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM now
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
Starting Sept. 9, Microsoft is extending availability of the current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 release to manufacturing (RTM) builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available...
9 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio
In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3." Fans of the big and small-screen...
5 Jul 2013
Weekend Reading: June 28th Edition—Microsoft showcases developer opportunity for Windows platform at Build 2013
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the Build 2013 conference showed off the Windows 8.1 Preview and a bevy of other major developments, TechEd Europe continued the momentum of Microsoft’s cloud progress and a new strategic partnership emerged with Oracle. Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference...
28 Jun 2013
Build day one news recap: Windows 8.1 Preview, new Bing apps, Sprint’s new Windows Phone 8 devices and more
Microsoft’s Build conference for developers kicked off in San Francisco today, and this morning’s keynote was packed with major news announcements from execs Steve Ballmer, Julie Larson-Green and Antoine Leblond. Here’s a recap: You can now download a free public preview of Windows...
26 Jun 2013
TechEd Europe: Big bets and big opportunities
The following is a post from Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Server & System Center at Microsoft. I am absolutely thrilled to be delivering the Day 1 keynote at TechEd Europe for the third straight year. This is consistently an amazing event with the very best and brightest...
24 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: June 7th Edition – New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013
This edition of Weekend Reading gives you insights from COMPUTEX 2013 and TechEd 2013, the big scoop about a cybercrime operation that stole half a billion dollars and a first for the “Halo” franchise. New Windows devices step into the spotlight at COMPUTEX 2013 . COMPUTEX 2013 in Taipei...
7 Jun 2013
Leading the Enterprise Cloud Era
The following is a post from Satya Nadella, President of the Server & Tools Business at Microsoft. Today, I sent an internal mail to Microsoft employees to kick off a wave of product updates we are delivering to our customers and partners at TechEd North America 2013. The purpose of my mail...
3 Jun 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
Visual Studio 2012 Gets Update No. 2
Big news for developers today. S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, announced via a blog post this morning that Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 has shipped. “Just as with VS2012.1 (which is installed as part of VS2012.2 for those of you who don’t...
4 Apr 2013
Looking Back and Springing Ahead
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft . Last week was the official start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. While some folks were out doing “ spring cleaning ,” we used the opportunity to look back a bit...
26 Mar 2013
The Midweek Download: March 6th Edition – TechForum Lifts the Veil on Microsoft’s Vision of the Future of Technology
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on TechForum, TechFest, tips for developers who want to market their Windows Phone apps and more. TechForum demos reveal new world of “Intelligent Technology.” Microsoft’s strategic and technical vision for the future...
6 Mar 2013
Daily Update, March 4th – Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available
Attention, developers! In a blog post this morning, S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, announced the availability of Office Developer tools for Visual Studio 2012 . “The Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provide broad and deep support...
4 Mar 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 22nd – Learn How to Program in F#
Today, we are excited to announce the latest release of Try F# , a set of resources that makes it easy to learn and program with F# in your browser. It’s available over a wide range of platforms and doesn’t require a download of Microsoft Visual Studio. Try F# quickly reveals the value of...
22 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Nov. 26th – Get to Know Microsoft’s First Lady of Gaming
Two stories out of Microsoft today: First: Are olives drenched in hot sauce the breakfast of champions? They are if you’re gaming champ Alex Hebert-Ruiz, a onetime top-10 ranked Halo player and one of the world’s most gifted gamers. Alex now works at Microsoft, where she advocates for...
26 Nov 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
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
The Business Opportunity with Windows 8
Below is a post from Steve Guggenheimer , Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism , announcing details around Build 2012 and the opportunity for developers with Windows 8. Today, we kicked off Build 2012 , and invited the developer community...
30 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: Oct. 10th Edition – Countdown to Windows 8 GA & Tips and Tools for Building Windows 8 Apps
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows 8 General Availability, the Multilingual App Toolkit for developing Windows 8 apps, plus tips for designing Windows Phone apps. Countdown to Windows 8… On Oct. 26, Windows 8 will be available to people worldwide. And...
10 Oct 2012
Hey, Developers! Microsoft Has Launched Visual Studio 2012 & .Net 4.5
Today, Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2012 and .Net 4.5, a new solution for developers that will enable them to build modern applications "that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud," S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of Developer Division, writes on his...
12 Sep 2012
Announcing BUILD 2012
In January, we shared some thoughts on our approach to developer events, including a commitment to come back with more on our plans for an event this coming fall. Well, here it is: our next developer conference will be this fall, and it's (again) called BUILD. It will be held on Microsoft's campus in...
25 Jul 2012
The Midweek Download: June 27th Edition–Microsoft Acquires Enterprise Social Networks Provider Yammer
The news just keeps on coming! This edition of The Midweek Download has stories on Microsoft acquiring Yammer, TechEd Europe and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft acquires Yammer. Microsoft and Yammer announced Monday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer...
27 Jun 2012
Technology Professionals Gather at TechEd Europe to Celebrate the Era of the Cloud OS
Brad Anderson The IT industry is undergoing a major transformation as cloud computing grows in popularity, and it’s not just in the U.S., it’s worldwide. On the heels of TechEd North America, thousands of IT professionals and developers are gathering in Amsterdam this week –...
25 Jun 2012
The Midweek Download: May 2nd Edition–Windows Phone Marketplace News, Kinect Wins a Design Award, a New Blog for Windows 8 App Developers plus Visual Studio Achievements & More
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on changes and improvements in the Windows Phone Marketplace, Kinect and Kinect SDK winning the Design of the Year award and a new blog for Windows 8 app developers. Changes and improvements in the Windows Phone Marketplace. In this...
2 May 2012
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