Weekend Reading: May 16th Edition — New cloud services highlighted at TechEd North America and the Windows Store gets an update

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about new services announced at TechEd 2014 that will remove barriers to cloud adoption, a refresh of the Windows Store that makes it easier to find apps, and new apps and games like “Wordament Snap Attack” and “Spider-Man 2.” At TechEd North America 2014 in Houston,…

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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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Outlook.com with Skype offers a delicious pairing

For a lot of people today, email is a constant companion. First thing in the morning or late at night, in the office, at the library or on the beach, email keeps us connected to friends, family and contacts. But sometimes, you just want to talk face to face. Now, users of Outlook.com can do…


Weekend Reading: May 3rd Edition–Outlook.com hits 400M active accounts, adds new features

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on new features in Outlook.com, the release of the “Star Trek Into Darkness” app for Windows Phone (among a bevy of new apps made available this week), Bing Rewards expanding to MSN and a hilarious new Windows Phone ad. Check ‘em out! Outlook.com: 400 million active…


Weekend Reading: April 5th Edition – The Outlook.com Calendar Gets a Refresh

In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the refreshed Outlook.com Calendar service, an update for Skype for Windows 8 and a major Skype milestone and an update to Visual Studio 2012. The Outlook.com Calendar gets a refresh. On Tuesday, we released a new, modern calendar experience for Outlook.com. The Outlook.com calendar…

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Outlook.com Calendar Gets a New Look

Today, we released a fresh new interface for the Outlook.com Calendar service that is faster than ever, puts the focus on events, appointments and tasks and lets you take your Calendar with you on any device. Below is a screenshot of the new Calendar service. A few of the cooler updates to the Outlook.com Calendar…

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Weekend Reading: March 15th Edition – Windows Phone 8 Wins PCMag.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Smartphone Operating Systems

Well, it’s been one heck of a busy week here at Microsoft! This week, Windows Phone 8 won the smartphone category in PCMag.com’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, the Xbox 360 kept the top console spot in the U.S., the Duke of York visited the Yammer office in London and the Twitter app for Windows 8…

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Video: Outlook.com – Modern Email the Way it Should Be

Since last summer, more than 60 million customers have signed up for Outlook.com, Microsoft’s new modern email service. And when we say “modern”, we mean “modern”. Outlook.com helps solve two of the biggest problems email services have faced since people started communicating electronically in massive numbers years ago – outdated contacts lists and attachment space…

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The Midweek Download: Dec. 12th Edition – Microsoft Surface Production and Retail Distribution Increased

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Microsoft Surface, Kinect inventor Alex Kipman winning the Inventor of the Year Award from the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation and more. Microsoft increased production and expands retail distribution for Surface. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced plans to make Microsoft Surface available at additional retailers…

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Weekend Reading: Nov. 30th Edition – Surface with Windows 8 Pro Pricing and Availability is Announced & Microsoft Pledges US$250 Million to Education

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got the latest details on Surface with Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft’s continued support for the Partners in Learning program, plus news on Outlook.com, Xbox 360 and more fun with Windows Phone 8. Next up for the Surface family: Surface with Windows 8 Pro pricing. It’s hard to believe…

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