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: Jan. 31st Edition—Get ready for Sunday’s big game with apps, videos and Bing searches

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on apps and other ways to get ready for Sunday’s big game, Seattle Gigapixel ArtZoom (an interactive city panorama created by a Microsoft Research team) and an artist who’s found that the Surface 2 hits the sweet spot for work, school and her literacy projects in…


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 about Windows 8. At WPC, which kicked off Monday in…


Championing student innovators

The following is a post from Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism at Microsoft. Many people know Microsoft as a world-leading global corporation. But at its heart, Microsoft is a student startup founded by a couple of passionate young innovators with an idea. Students are often vanguards for the future of…


Female Computer Scientist Students Hack to Combat Human Trafficking

The following is a post by Rane Johnson-Stempson, Education and Scholarly Communication Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research Connections. According to the Department of Justice, 40 percent of all human trafficking incidents opened for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010 were for sexual trafficking of a child. The majority of these children who are bought…

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The Midweek Download: Dec. 5th Edition – Create Cool Apps with the New TouchDevelop Web App

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we have stories on the TouchDevelop Web App for developers, market expansion and new game ratings in the Windows Phone Store and more. TouchDevelop in your browser. Are you looking for a little extra cash for the upcoming holidays? Then you might be interested in creating some cool…

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Daily Update, Dec. 4th – Imagine Cup Grants Announced

At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue. The Imagine Cup Grants program…

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The Midweek Download: Nov. 14 Edition – Social Media in the Enterprise & HTML5 on Windows Phone 8

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on how Office, SharePoint and Yammer will transform the way we work, Internet Explorer 10 bringing HTML5 to Windows Phone 8, and how this year’s Imagine Cup winner has won again. Putting social to work. This week in Las Vegas, Microsoft hosts the SharePoint Conference…

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Weekend Reading: Aug. 31st Edition – Atari Classics Get Re-imagined for Touch Screen & Friends’ Facebook Photos Come to Bing

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on classic Atari video games being re-imagined on Internet Explorer, the new Friends Facebook photo feature on Bing, and, just in case you missed it, the first Windows Phone 8 device from Samsung. Touch Centipede, Asteroids bring nostalgia roaring back. Before casual games like “Bejeweled” and…

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Microsoft’s Setting a Blistering Pace this Summer

Like many people, I’ve been enjoying the Olympics so far. Great opening ceremony, great competition… And watching the swimming, football, gymnastics is all a blast. But I have to say that as a runner, I’m looking forward to track and field getting started. And as a runner, it was inspiring the other day to hear…

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