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Weekend Reading: March 7th Edition—Customers shine at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 and SharePoint conference
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence and SharePoint conferences, profiles on five dynamic women in honor of International Women’s Day and the buzz building up to the March 11 release of “Titanfall.” The Microsoft...
7 Mar 2014
Weekend Reading: Feb. 14th Edition—Make Valentine’s Day memorable with Bing, Windows 8.1, the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on making Valentine’s Day memorable using apps, the continuing commitment to empowering youth through YouthSpark initiatives and tips to stay safer online. The international day of love celebration known as Valentine’s Day inspired...
14 Feb 2014
Fourth-largest US school district boots up 1:1 initiative with Microsoft technology
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
The following post is from Margo Day, vice president, U.S. Education, Microsoft Corp. Today, I had the pleasure of sitting on a Microsoft YouthSpark Connection panel in Miami with local education, business and city leaders, to discuss a problem facing the city of Miami, and this nation —...
6 Feb 2014
Weekend Reading: Dec. 20th Edition–‘Biggest holiday season yet’ for Windows Phone and Windows Store apps
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the momentum building behind Windows Store and Windows Phone Store app downloads, how Bing broke out of the (search) box in 2013 and a Microsoft researcher who uses data to power his predictions. Buoyed by new gift cards and other promotions...
20 Dec 2013
Weekend Reading: July 19th Edition—Touch-enabled ‘Halo: Spartan Assault’ game app arrives on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
The latest installment in the Halo franchise is available exclusively on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. Released yesterday, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down shooter designed specifically for touch devices. The highly anticipated game features simple controls and a more casual...
19 Jul 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
Dell announces the new XPS 11 and enhancements to other PCs at COMPUTEX 2013
Jennifer J. Chen
Dell at COMPUTEX today announced a new XPS as well as performance and security enhancements to several Windows 8 PCs, writes Brandon LeBlanc over at the Windows Experience Blog . Coming later this year to the XPS lineup is the Dell XPS 11, a brand-new, 2-in-1 convertible ultrabook. Its 360-degree...
4 Jun 2013
Get your first look at Windows 8.1
Antoine Leblond, corporate vice president of Windows Program Management, today provided a "first look" at Windows 8.1 on the Windows blog. In his post, Leblond underscored that Windows 8.1 is an update to Windows 8. He gave a high-level look at the improvements and enhancements in Windows 8.1 in key...
30 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
Midweek Download: Get Hortonworks Data Platform For Windows & Developer News from Mobile World Congress
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on open source Apache Hadoop coming to Windows, the accelerating momentum of Yammer, plus tools and offers to make building Windows Phone apps faster and easier. Hortonworks and Microsoft bring the Hortonworks Data Platform to Windows...
27 Feb 2013
Building Apps for Windows 8
Some of the most interesting stories coming out of this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are all about the magic that happens when app builders’ ingenuity meshes with the unique benefits of Microsoft’s ecosystem. You can see some great examples of this in a slideshow on...
26 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
Weekend Reading: Jan. 25th Edition – The Samsung ATIV Odyssey & Nokia Lumia 822 Arrive at Verizon
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the Samsung ATIV Odyssey and red-hot Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon, the Feb. 9 arrival of Surface Windows 8 Pro, plus photography apps that will make you love your Windows Phone even more. Samsung ATIV Odyssey arrives at Verizon. Plus:...
25 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 23rd – Bing Sports App for Windows 8 Adds College Football & Basketball, MotoGP & More Soccer
Bringing you the best content from world of sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, Formula 1 and more, The Sports app for Windows 8 is your personal sports companion. Today, we are pleased to add NCAA Men’s Basketball, NCAA Football, MotoGP and 17 global additional soccer leagues to the...
23 Jan 2013
Growing the Surface Family: Surface Windows 8 Pro Availability Confirmed
The following is a post from Panos Panay , General Manager of Microsoft Surface. Ever since we launched Surface Windows RT late last year, it’s been exciting to see the ongoing customer response to this amazing device. We are also pumped about all the anticipation and excitement in regards...
22 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Dec. 21st – More Must-Have Apps and Special Holiday Offers
The holidays are officially in full swing, and today the Windows Experience Blog is featuring five festive apps to get you in the spirit of the season and help you make the most of your celebrations with family and friends. Make sure to also check out the Window’s Store’s special holiday...
21 Dec 2012
Daily Update, Dec. 18th – Check Out these Slick New Windows 8 Pro Devices
Three stories out of Microsoft today: First, when it comes to helping employees be productive, few investments have more potential this year than a new PC with Windows 8 Pro. In addition to the beautiful, fast and fluid user interface, Windows 8 brings together the sites, people, apps and information...
18 Dec 2012
The Midweek Download: Nov. 21st Edition – Global Customers are Adopting Windows 8 and Windows Azure Is on a Roll
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on customers who are setting their businesses apart from the rest using Windows 8 and Windows 8 apps, some great Windows Phone developer tips, and Windows Azure SQL Database being named an Enterprise Cloud Database Leader by Forrester Research...
21 Nov 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
VIDEO: Bill Gates Talks Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 & Surface
Last week, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates stopped by the Microsoft campus in Redmond to celebrate 30 years of the employee Giving Campaign here at the company. While Bill was here, Next at Microsoft Editor Steve Clayton had the opportunity to sit down with him and get Bill’s thoughts on Windows...
22 Oct 2012
The Midweek Download: Sept. 12th Edition – 10 Advantages of the New Office
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the new Office, Kinect for Windows, Windows 8 apps and more. Check ‘em out. Ten things you’ll never have to say with the new Office. Since the new Office launched on July 16, millions of people have downloaded the Customer...
12 Sep 2012
The Midweek Download: Sept. 5th Edition – Windows Server 2012 Launches & Kinect for Windows Heads to China
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the launch of Windows Server 2012, Kinect for Windows coming to China, new Windows 8 devices and the first wave of Xbox LIVE games coming to Windows 8. Windows Server 2012 is here...And so is the Cloud OS. Tuesday’s launch of...
5 Sep 2012
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
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
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
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