Weekend Reading: June 6th Edition — Nearly 40 Windows devices and phones unveiled at Computex, and the Houston school district adopts Office 365

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about the new Windows devices and phones introduced at Computex in Taiwan, and how students in Houston, the seventh-largest school district in the U.S., will use Office 365 to help in their education. Nick Parker, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division, at…

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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…


Microsoft celebrates 83 retail stores in 2013 with more on the way

The following post is from Jonathan Adashek, General Manager, Communications Strategy, Sales & Marketing Services Group, Microsoft. It was originally published on The Fire Hose. It’s been another significant year for Microsoft retail stores, and we’re proud to continue to offer our customers the choice, value and service they have come to expect from our…

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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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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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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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Try out Xbox One at a Microsoft store now and get entered for the 'Forza Motorsport 5' Living Room Sweepstakes

Can’t wait to experience Xbox One when it launches Nov. 22? Well, you don’t need to wait that long – Microsoft retail stores will be giving visitors an advance opportunity to dive into the gameplay experience all day, every day, leading up to launch. “We love to play and have fun with our customers and…


Weekend Reading: Oct. 25th Edition–New phablets, tablets, apps and games unveiled at Nokia World

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new devices, apps and games announced at Nokia World, the retail release of the newest generation of Surface devices and inroads Office 365 has made with both private and public organizations. At Nokia World, the spotlight was on new devices, apps and games. Two…


The Nokia Lumia 1020 with its groundbreaking 41-megapixel camera is now available on AT&T

The Nokia Lumia 1020 – already receiving impressive reviews due to its 41-megapixel camera – is now available at AT&T’s online and retail stores. The 4G LTE phone, which costs $299 with a standard contract, comes in yellow, white and black. Complementing the Lumia 1020’s cutting-edge camera are a number of apps, including the Nokia…

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Weekend Reading: July 5th Edition—Windows Phone 8 gets Facebook facelift, Redbox and iHeartRadio

In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll hear about big apps that just hit Windows Phone 8, the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience and the Xbox exclusive game “Titanfall” setting records at the Game Critics Awards “Best of E3.” Fans of the big and small-screen and live radio can now find apps…