Gobble gobble! 8 apps you need to make it through Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the things we’re thankful for and reconnect with family and friends over a good meal. Here are eight apps for Windows and Windows Phone to help make sure you have a safe, hassle-free and enjoyable holiday. Bing Food & Drink The Bing Food & Drink app is a must-have…

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Meet Microsoft’s master of high-tech showmanship

You might have seen Ryan Asdourian in action before. He’s often on stage delivering high-profile demos of Microsoft devices and services at company events. But seeing him in “Blitz Mode” as the green-feathered mascot of the Seattle Seahawks is something else altogether. “He goes from a sparkling conversationalist to a silent bird whose communicative currency…

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Weekend Reading: Nov 22nd Edition – Xbox One launches worldwide and Windows Phone gets Instagram

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the worldwide launch of the Xbox One, Windows Phone getting Instagram and holiday shopping help galore. On Nov. 22, after months of anticipation, Microsoft launched Xbox One with parties around the globe, starting in New Zealand and Australia, and extending to Los Angeles, New York,…

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Gamers around the world party in advance of Xbox One release

Call it early New Year’s Eve, or even early Christmas: Gamers around the globe are taking part in launch celebrations Thursday for the Xbox One, some at parties and rock concerts in venues from New York to Zealand, others watching a live broadcast on Spike TV, and many by lining up at retail stores to…

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New generation of games begins with Xbox One launch

The launch of Xbox One on Friday signals the beginning of a new era for gaming and interactive entertainment. With the deepest and most varied launch lineup in Xbox history, the new games and exclusive titles tap the incredible power of new hardware and the cloud, as well as exclusive features such as Xbox Live,…


You’re invited! Take the Xbox One Sports Star Challenge Nov. 23-24

To celebrate the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft retail stores are hosting Xbox One Sports Star Challenges in several U.S. cities and in Toronto, Canada this weekend – and you’re invited to participate. Most of the challenges take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., but see specific details below for each city….

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YouTube and its millions of videos come to Xbox One

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that a dedicated YouTube app is officially coming to Xbox One. Whether you use YouTube to get hints on how to pass a particularly difficult level of your favorite game, watch music videos, learn the fishtail braid or view upcoming movie trailers, it’ll all be available for you right on Xbox…

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The Microsoft Store on eBay opens!

The following post is from Kevin Eagan, Vice President Online Commerce, Microsoft. Today, I am thrilled to announce the opening of the Microsoft Store on eBay in the U.S.! We are excited to work with eBay to help expand our retail footprint and give even more customers another complementary, convenient and safe online shopping destination…

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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 strategies often focused only on BYOD (or “bring your…

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