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Weekend Reading: May 17th Edition–The Nokia Lumia 925 is a thing of beauty
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Nokia Lumia 925, Telefónica choosing Office 365 and Yammer for its 130,000 employees, an update on "Windows Blue" (now known as Windows 8.1) and a cross-company partnership with Paramount Pictures around the highly anticipated...
17 May 2013
Free Windows 8.1 update will be unveiled June 26
The following post was originally published on The Fire Hose . The Windows 8 update formerly known as “Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1, and consumers will be able to get it as a free update to Windows from the Windows Store, Tami Reller said at the JP Morgan Technology, Media...
14 May 2013
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. There are many advantages to living in a world that is mostly connected. Feedback is immediate. Weak signals are easily amplified. Voices can be heard. Of course, every benefit has...
10 May 2013
Tami Reller talks Windows 8 sales, apps and the future of the PC
Microsoft sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the product's first six months, announced Tami Reller, chief marketing officer and chief financial officer of Windows, in an interview on Blogging Windows posted Monday evening. “We’ve also seen the number of certified devices...
6 May 2013
Microsoft, brands envision the future of online advertising at Creative Week
The following is a post by Shari Weisenberg, Marketing Brand Strategist, Microsoft Advertising. If you find yourself at a SoHo bar this week, and you spot a discarded napkin with scribbles on it, you might want to take a second look: The odds are slightly better than usual that those scribbles...
6 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
Weekend Reading: April 26th Edition–The #XboxReveal countdown begins!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on major Xbox news, new apps (Tumblr and Fidelity Investments) coming to Windows Phone, expanding Surface Pro and Surface RT availability and more. Don’t miss any of them! #XboxReveal. Lots of Xbox news to talk about this week. First...
26 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 19th Edition–Microsoft’s City of the Future
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got some great stories for you, including an in-depth and visually rich look at Microsoft’s 500-acre, 125-building campus and the small team of Microsoft facilities engineers that runs it. How a scrappy team of Microsoft engineers quietly built...
19 Apr 2013
Windows 8 Shows off Silicon Scale at DEMO Mobile in San Francisco
Four very cool apps for Windows 8 made their debut at DEMO Mobile2013 today as teams from as far away as Poland and Australia competed for attention in front of Silicon Valley’s leading mobile investors, developers and designers in San Francisco. Two Windows 8 apps launched on stage. They were...
17 Apr 2013
Bing Apps for Windows 8 Get Refreshed
It’s spring time now – a time of rebirth and renewal and new beginnings. In that spirit, the Bing team today announced the rollout of several significant updates to six Bing Apps for Windows 8 – News, Finance, Sports, Weather, Maps and Travel. Below is a screenshot of the Travel...
15 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 12th Edition – New Games Arrive in the Windows Phone Store
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a great roundup of new Windows Phone apps and games, our agreement with Ericsson to acquire Mediaroom, two big Cloud customer wins and a cool Microsoft Research project codenamed GeoFlow. Windows Phone app roundup. The Windows Phone Store continues...
12 Apr 2013
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 Now Available
The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 for Software Assurance is now available for download . MDOP helps manage and deploy important Windows features like BitLocker and Group Policy, and saves time by helping to make desktop repair planning proactive instead of reactive. In addition to...
10 Apr 2013
Support for Windows XP Set to End in April 2014
A year from now will mark the final milestone for Windows XP – that of its end of support date. Starting April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP users . This means that customers and partners will no longer receive security updates to the operating system or be...
8 Apr 2013
Five Windows Apps for Getting in Touch with Your Inner Artist
If you’re looking for a way to tap into your creative side, look no further than this roundup of Windows Apps for the visual arts put together over on The Windows Experience Blog by blogger Antonia Blume. Blume, who majored in painting in college, writes, “These days, it can be a challenge...
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
Batter Up! MLB.TV App Slides into the Windows Store
The start of the Major League Baseball season is a magical time for all fans of America’s pastime. This early in the season, everyone’s team has a chance to make it to the World Series, no matter what happened last year, no matter which home town nine you cheer for. As a big baseball fan...
4 Apr 2013
Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Winners
Last November, Microsoft launched the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest. The public voted for its favorite apps and our judges voted for theirs. A wide variety of apps were submitted covering a number of fields, including health care, nutrition and emergency response. Below is a screenshot from...
2 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
In Tough Times, U.S. Schools and Governments Turn to Technology to Get Lean
Microsoft announced a slew of Office 365 and Windows 8 education and government customer wins at the annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit today, reflecting a willingness of public sector organizations to use technology to get leaner and more efficient within a difficult budget environment. On the...
27 Mar 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
Mail, Calendar & People Apps Will Hit Windows Store on March 26
If you’re a power user of the Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows like I am, then you’ll be excited to hear that, starting Tuesday, you’ll be able to download updates for each from the Windows Store. “…This update will bring improvements to your Windows experience...
25 Mar 2013
Weekend Reading: March 15th Edition – Windows Phone 8 Wins PCMag.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Smartphone Operating Systems
Well, it’s been one heck of a busy week here at Microsoft! This week, Windows Phone 8 won the smartphone category in PCMag.com’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, the Xbox 360 kept the top console spot in the U.S., the Duke of York visited the Yammer office in London and the Twitter app...
15 Mar 2013
Crush Your Enemies and Become Supreme Ruler of the Galaxy with “Galactic Reign”
Experience epic battles in a quest to conquer the galaxy in Galactic Reign, a game of tactics and strategy for Windows 8 and Windows Phone and the latest App of the Week featured on the Microsoft News Center . Assemble a fleet of starships and take command, and then choose a species to man the ships...
14 Mar 2013
Introducing the Twitter App for Windows 8
Twitter for Windows 8 is now available in the Windows Store ! Twitter for Windows 8 brings you all the design, features and functionality of Twitter combined with the fast and fluid technology of Windows 8: · The Discover (#) icon shows you new topics from people in your network and other...
13 Mar 2013
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