Weekend Reading: March 14th Edition — ‘Titanfall’ makes landfall

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the launch of “Titanfall” on Xbox One, Office 365 Personal will be offered and Microsoft in Education’s continuing commitment to student privacy rights. “Titanfall,” the game that really is larger than life, came to Xbox One this week, and there were no shortage of ways…

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Weekend Reading: Feb. 7th Edition — New CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft will ‘move faster, push harder and continue to transform,’ and Windows Azure being used to live stream 2014 Winter Games

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, Windows Azure being used to provide live streaming and on-demand video of the 2014 Winter Games on NBC, and the fourth-largest school district in the U.S. planning to have 100,000 Windows 8 devices in students’ hands by 2015. Satya Nadella…

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Microsoft employees give new CEO Satya Nadella a ‘12th man’ welcome

On Tuesday morning, the Studio D building at Microsoft resembled a mini-version of Seattle’s Century Link Field, as hundreds of Microsoft employees swarmed around a small stage and craned their necks over three floors of balconies and stairwells, raising voices and clapping hands to welcome the company’s third CEO, Satya Nadella – and to honor…


Former Microsoft executive tapped by White House to run HealthCare.gov site

Kurt DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, has been named senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and will lead and manage HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance website, in his new role. DelBene recently retired from Microsoft after two decades of leading large, technical teams at the company, including being president of…

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Weekend Reading: September 13th Edition– Microsoft donates Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on how Microsoft has taken a big step in helping nonprofits harness the power of technology by donating Office 365, the major achievements of the 10-year-old Partners in Learning program and the launch of the Xbox Music service to iOS and Android devices. Microsoft announced the…


10 inspiring things you never knew about Partners in Learning

The following is a post from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. After only a decade, Partners in Learning (PiL) has reached millions of teachers and students, empowering them with technology and resources. The goal in 2003, when the program was first introduced, has not changed dramatically – we set out to…


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 gaming experience designed to appeal to Halo newbies as well as…

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Watch Bill Gates deliver the opening keynote at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit live today at 9 a.m.

Microsoft’s Redmond campus, already bursting with brainpower, is about to get another big infusion with the 14th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Today and tomorrow, 400 elite academic researchers from 200 institutions and 29 countries will join Microsoft Research to explore hot trends and burning issues in computer science research. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will…

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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 Windows operating system, Windows 8. Beginning today, consumers…

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The Midweek Download: Oct 24th Edition – Custom Tiles and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows Phone 8 marketing tools for website and app developers, determining your organization’s Windows 8 adoption path, and taking monsters from scary to terrifying using Kinect for Windows. Creating a custom Tile to link to your website. This Oct. 18 Windows Phone Developer Blog…

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