Top Official Microsoft Blog Posts of 2011

It’s that time of year again, when people naturally look back on all that’s happened in the last 12 months and try to take stock of it all. We do the same thing here at Microsoft. Here’s a list of the top 10 posts that were published on The Official Microsoft Blog in 2011, ranked…

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Weekend Reading: Dec. 23rd Edition–Top Microsoft Newsmakers of 2011, More on the Kinect Effect, plus Bing, MSN, Office and a Great Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Guide

In this, the final 2011 edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on top Microsoft newsmakers, Bing, Kinect, MSN, Office and a great holiday shopping guide for those of you who really, really put off your shopping until the last minute! Microsoft people: Some of the coolest newsmakers we met in 2011. A real pleasure…

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2012 Marks Final CES Keynote for Microsoft

Our industry moves fast and changes faster. And so the way we communicate with our customers must change in equally speedy ways. To ensure it does, we constantly challenge our assumptions. For example: · What’s the right time and place to make announcements? · Are we adjusting to the changing dynamics of our customers? ·…

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The Midweek Download: Dec. 21st Edition–Protecting Your Digital Identity in Windows 8, plus Internet Explorer 10, Windows Phone and Windows Live

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories from Building Windows 8, Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and a few others. Don’t miss ‘em. And now, these messages from Building Windows 8. If you’re looking for the latest word on Windows 8, look no further than the Building Windows 8 blog. In the past…

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The Microsoft Guide to Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

The office hallways are starting to empty out, the kids are out of school for the holiday break and there’s a festive feeling in the air. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, it can be easy to get a little frantic. But as the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says: “Don’t Panic!” You…

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Apps Are Not Enough: Putting People First

This is a time of year where we tend to think about connecting and reconnecting with all the people we care about, virtually and in person. And it’s a time of year where many of us are incredibly busy – wrapping up our to-do’s for the year, wrapping up holiday presents, sending out cards, getting…

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Weekend Reading: Dec. 16th Edition–Nokia’s First Windows Phone Set to Hit the U.S. in January, plus Skype, 11 Microsoft Milestones in 2011, Hotmail & MSN

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the first Windows Phone from Nokia coming to the U.S., Skype, 10 new reasons to love Hotmail and MSN. Nokia Lumia 710 coming to T-Mobile in January. Nokia’s first U.S. Windows Phone—the Lumia 710—lands at T-Mobile on Jan. 11th, the companies announced today. The Lumia…

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The Midweek Download: Dec. 14th Edition–Microsoft Releases New Windows Azure Features, plus Dynamics CRM, SkyDrive and Internet Explorer

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories about new features and functionality in Windows Azure and a few other bits and pieces. Microsoft releases new features and functionality for Windows Azure. Earlier this week, Microsoft released new features and functionally for Windows Azure, including new open source capabilities, SQL Azure Database improvements…

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Microsoft Announces 15 Imagine Cup Grants Finalists and Judging Panel

At the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals this past July, Microsoft announced a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program to help Imagine Cup participants take their ideas and their innovative solutions to market as a next step to solving the world’s toughest problems. The winning teams will be awarded with a grant package in the…

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Poll: What Xbox 360 Game Are You Most Jazzed About this Holiday Season?

The holidays are upon us, which means lots of new exciting game titles for the hit Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360 gaming systems. What we at Microsoft want to know is, what game do you hope to unwrap this holiday season? <a href=”http://www.zoomerang.com/”>Online Surveys – Zoomerang.com</a> Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, The Official…

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