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Watch Microsoft’s ‘Empowering’ ad from the Big Game
Jennifer J. Chen
The following post is from Mark Penn, Executive Vice President, Advertising and Strategy As Microsoft undergoes transformation in our organization, our products, and our relationship with consumers, it's important to state that our values of using technology to change lives and empower people...
3 Feb 2014
Weekend Reading: Jan. 24th Edition – Kinect for Windows is helping stroke victims, Microsoft’s datacenter project will use fuel cells and Zippo chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Kinect for Windows helping stroke victims, Microsoft’s Data Center plant project in Wyoming looking to bring a power plant inside the datacenter, and historic company Zippo Manufacturing Co. planning for the future using Microsoft...
24 Jan 2014
Weekend Reading: Jan. 17th Edition— Microsoft devices and services open new doors at the National Retail Federation convention
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s presence at the National Retail Federation convention, the company’s partnership with GoDaddy and how Office 365 is among the services companies such as RCS MediaGroup and Coles are using to modernize communications...
17 Jan 2014
Weekend Reading: Jan. 10th Edition – New Windows devices unveiled at CES 2014 and Xbox One sales hit 3M consoles sold
Gavin Gear, of the Extreme Windows Blog, with Panasonic’s 20-inch Toughpad 4k tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show. In this edition of Weekend Reading, we look at some of the exciting new PCs and tablets unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Xbox One...
10 Jan 2014
The NFL on Xbox One and Surface: Your own personal gridiron
Quarterbacks rely on receiving a reliable snap as the first step toward a first down – and eventually a touchdown – every time they run a play. Now with the recently released Xbox One , armchair quarterbacks around the country have a true game-changer: being able to “snap” official...
30 Dec 2013
Is your business playing to win (or not to lose) with mobility?
The following post is from Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. Mobile technology first took off in the consumer market, and it wasn’t too long before IT managers were being asked to handle an influx of personal devices in the workplace. Mobile...
18 Nov 2013
Surface Pro helps new breed of artist create masterpieces on the go
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
A new type of artist is emerging who can create at a moment’s notice, whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Roz Hall is one of this new breed: the mobile digital artist. Watch the video above to see why Hall chooses a Surface Pro as his paintbrush and canvas. Hall runs the Fresh Paint app...
1 Nov 2013
They’re here! Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and new accessories now on sale
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its newest Surface models — Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — along with an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories are now available for purchase at Microsoft retail stores, http://www.microsoftstore.com , select third-party retailers and authorized...
22 Oct 2013
Microsoft introduces the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface accessories
On Monday, Microsoft added two new members to the Surface family of tablets – the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. Surface 2 (pictured left) and Surface Pro 2 (pictured right) will each have significant updates, including improvements to processing power and battery life, display and camera...
23 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 20th Edition–The inside story on Skype as it turns 10
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Skype as it celebrates a decade of connecting people and changing lives, a micro-documentary that shows the seamless integration of technology into designs for Fashion Week New York 2013 and a major makeover for Bing. The inside story...
20 Sep 2013
Tech: the necessary accessory at New York Fashion Week 2013
During New York Fashion Week 2013, Microsoft’s technology helped one designer make a bold statement with his latest collection. Veteran designer Cesar Galindo looked to Bing, Windows Phone and Surface to help him realize his vision of “going virtual” in both the presentation and production...
18 Sep 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
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
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
Daily Update, Feb. 28th – Surface Rollout Continues, Yammer Adds Translation Capabilities, Bing Maps Takes You to the Top of the World & More
Microsoft announced today that the rollout of Surface will continue beginning in late March, bringing Surface RT with Windows RT to Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan, and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United...
28 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
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
Give the Gift of Cool with Microsoft This Holiday Season
This is an exciting holiday for Microsoft, with new Surface tablets and Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phone 8 devices and experiences for Xbox 360 with Kinect and more arriving just in time for the season. Check out the four videos below to see great gift ideas for everyone on your list. Give the gift...
12 Dec 2012
Tweets from Last Night: The Microsoft and Lucky Magazine Holiday Soiree
Microsoft blog editor
Last night in New York City, Microsoft and Lucky Magazine hosted a holiday soiree that showcased the hottest tech gifts from Microsoft this holiday. Guests experienced Surface tablets, Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phones, hot titles for Xbox 360 and more holiday goodies. You can find information about all...
30 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
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
Daily Update, Oct. 16th – Microsoft Announces Surface Pricing & Availability
Microsoft today released new details about its highly anticipated Microsoft Surface , a tablet PC designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Originally unveiled in June , Surface with Windows RT will initially be available in three SKUs: a 32GB version priced at US$499, a 32GB version bundled with...
16 Oct 2012
Weekend Reading: June 22nd Edition–Microsoft Offers a Sneak Peek of Windows Phone 8
Well, we had quite a week here at Microsoft, as you may have heard. And here’s the latest edition of Weekend Reading to catch up everyone who might have missed the news. Check it out! Announcing Windows Phone 8. It’s time to start telling you about the next exciting chapter of our mobile...
22 Jun 2012
The Midweek Download: June 20th Edition–Microsoft Unveils the Surface Tablet, Announces Office 365 & Dynamics AX Customers
Well, it’s been a bit of a busy week here at Microsoft, and it’s only Wednesday! This edition of The Midweek Download has stories on the newly revealed family of Surface tablets, Windows 8 Metro app news for developers and a few customer wins for Office 365 (the Danish Red Cross) and Microsoft...
20 Jun 2012
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