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Weekend Reading: Nov. 15th Edition– An exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new cybercrime-fighting HQ
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s digital detectives, the all-in-one Xbox One and Windows 8.1 updates on the Windows Store. You got an exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new high-tech headquarters for the fight against cybercrime . Using speed and...
15 Nov 2013
Weekend Reading: October 4th Edition–Delta equipping 11,000 pilots with Surface 2
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on customers such as Delta, which is giving 11,000 of its pilots Surface 2 tablets; an innovative collaboration between Xbox One and Microsoft Research; and Windows Azure cloud services achieving a critical federal security milestone. Monday’s...
4 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 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
TWC TV comes to Xbox
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
The TWC TV app launched on Xbox 360 on Tuesday, delivering up to 300 of the most popular TV channels to Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. who are also TWC subscribers. “For Xbox and our customers with Time Warner Cable, this is a landmark partnership and one that’s been a longtime in...
28 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 23rd Edition–gamescom reveals Xbox exclusive titles and features
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll show you how Xbox wowed Europe at gamescom with a bevy of games and features, share the latest “On the Whiteboard” about an Oscar-winning visual effects company, and bring you a great development for Outlook.com – the worldwide availability...
23 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 16th Edition–Windows 8.1 rolls out Oct. 18
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the big buzz was the announcement of the Oct. 18 worldwide release of Windows 8.1. In New York, there’s great anticipation about the upcoming migration of 120,000 state employees to Office 365. And Sprint added a new smartphone to its lineup: the Samsung ATIV...
16 Aug 2013
Catch the “Call of Duty: Ghosts” reveal Wednesday on Xbox Live
Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) and Kate Yeager host the “Call of Duty: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal” today on Xbox Live. Xbox Live is the only place to see an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary filmed at Infinity Ward that’s part of the live broadcast. Check it out, and join...
14 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: Aug. 1st Edition–New enterprise preview allows businesses to take Windows 8.1 out for a test drive
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, an update to the Twitter app for Windows 8 (and TONS of other app news), the release of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its 41-megapixel camera and the latest improvements to SkyDrive. Don’t miss any...
2 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: July 12th Edition—Worldwide Partner Conference focuses on cloud solutions and Windows 8
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Houston for the Worldwide Partner Conference, then introduce the global CityNext initiative and the groundbreaking Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 device. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference showcased cloud computing and big data and updates...
12 Jul 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
Time Warner Cable headed to Xbox 360 later this summer
Today, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Time Warner Cable that will see the TWC TV app coming to Xbox 360 later this summer. Time Warner Cable subscribers with an Xbox Live Gold membership will be able to watch up to 300 live TV channels right from their Xbox 360 — including favorites...
28 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: June 21 Edition— Cannes Lions, digital ads and Windows 8, oh my
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll take you to sunny France for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, introduce a new Web series, highlight some breakthrough work from Microsoft Research and more. Microsoft Advertising ushers in innovative approaches at Cannes Lions International...
21 Jun 2013
Xbox team announces major updates to Xbox One connectivity and licensing requirements
The Xbox team announced today that it’s making some big updates to Xbox One in response to feedback from customers. You can read more about the updates, which include connectivity requirements and licensing updates, in this post on Xbox Wire from IEB President Don Mattrick . Steve Wiens Microsoft...
19 Jun 2013
“It’s all about the games” in Xbox's E3 2013 Media Briefing
If you missed Monday’s E3 2013 Xbox Media Briefing, this almost two-minute video will catch you up on the highlights, including a first look at the extended trailer for “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” on Xbox One, the new console for Xbox 360, and special deals on Xbox Live....
11 Jun 2013
Xbox Live members: Marc Whitten describes broad range of new features coming your way
As Xbox Live begins its next chapter, a quick look back is in order. Since October 2005, members have logged more than 72 billion hours on the service. That’s nearly 8.3 million years! With that kind of wind in its sails, the Xbox Live team is excited to introduce a wide range of innovation and...
10 Jun 2013
New look for Xbox 360: smaller, sleeker and available now
Whether you’re updating your Xbox console system or have waited this long to get one, the newest Xbox 360 will satisfy the gamers in your life. Xbox 360, which has sold more than 76 million consoles worldwide, has a sleek, more compact design that aligns with the new Xbox One family. “Xbox...
10 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
How to watch the June 10 Xbox media briefing and more from E3
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
Chomping at the bit to find out more about Xbox One and new Xbox game titles coming down the pike? Major Nelson has posted a helpful table that lists where and when you can watch live coverage of Xbox at E3 June 10-13 in Los Angeles. Watch the main Xbox event at 9:30 a.m. PT on June 10 via a live...
3 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: May 24th Edition – The world meets Xbox One, and Windows Azure heads to Asia
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the unveiling of Xbox One, Microsoft expanding Windows Azure across Asia, new HP Windows 8 PCs coming soon, plus Windows Phone apps for work and play. Xbox One, unveiled. On Tuesday, in an event live-streamed across the globe, Microsoft...
24 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 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
Xbox 360 continues its roll at the top of the U.S. console market
Xbox 360 maintained its position as the top console in the U.S. last month, selling more units than any other platform, according to new data from The NPD Group. April also marked the 28th consecutive month that the Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the U.S. April highlights from NPD include...
16 May 2013
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