Weekend Reading: April 4th Edition — Cortana coming to Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft creates a cloud portal

This edition of Weekend Reading is all about the Build developer conference in San Francisco where Microsoft unveiled new opportunities for developers, the new Microsoft Azure Preview Portal, Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana on the way, and updates to Windows 8.1. Cortana, your personal virtual assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, was introduced at Build. Cortana…

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Weekend Reading: April 12th Edition – New Games Arrive in the Windows Phone Store

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a great roundup of new Windows Phone apps and games, our agreement with Ericsson to acquire Mediaroom, two big Cloud customer wins and a cool Microsoft Research project codenamed GeoFlow. Windows Phone app roundup. The Windows Phone Store continues to stock up on cool games and apps….

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Support for Windows XP Set to End in April 2014

A year from now will mark the final milestone for Windows XP – that of its end of support date. Starting April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP users. This means that customers and partners will no longer receive security updates to the operating system or be able to leverage…

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The Midweek Download: Aug. 22nd Edition – Developers! Your Tools for Building on Windows 8 & the Microsoft Platform are Ready!

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Visual Studio 2012, Windows Upgrade offer registration and some of the coolest Kinect projects around. Hey, developers: ‘Start Building’ for Windows 8 and the Microsoft platform. That’s Microsoft’s message for developers, says S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the company’s Developer Division. Visual Studio…

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Weekend Reading: July 13th Edition–Microsoft Unveils Kinect PlayFit and Launches the Bing Fund

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Kinect PlayFit, the new Bing Fund and a final look at the Worldwide Partner Conference. Burn calories on Kinect, track them With Kinect PlayFit. At last, a high score your doctor will applaud. Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled Kinect PlayFit, a new Kinect fitness dashboard…

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The Midweek Download: July 11th Edition–Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel, plus Highlights from the Worldwide Partner Conference

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Microsoft acquiring Perceptive Pixel Inc., the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto and Imagine Cup 2012. Microsoft to acquire Perceptive Pixel Inc. Microsoft and Perceptive Pixel announced on Monday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire PPI, a recognized…

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The Midweek Download: May 30th Edition–Kinect Gets Accelerated and Herbalife Chooses Windows Azure

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories about the Kinect Accelerator, Herbalife’s decision to host its global distributors’ websites on Windows Azure and the impacts of Windows XP migration. Kinect for Windows get accelerated in Seattle. The Kinect Accelerator has been getting a lot press in the last few weeks and rightly…


Weekend Reading: April 27th Edition–The Skype for Windows Phone App is Here, Wordament Comes to Marketplace & Don’t Miss the Beauty of Bing Desktop

And now it’s time for a little Weekend Reading… In this edition, we’ve got stories on the new Skype for Windows Phone app, the winners of the U.S. Imagine Cup finals, Wordament coming to Marketplace, the new Bing Desktop and more. Ladies and gentlemen, it is HERE! Skype for Windows Phone! Following the recent availability…

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Weekend Reading: March 23rd Edition–A New “Hunger Games” Web Experience, Windows Phone Arrives in China, plus Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, Skype & More

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on a “Hunger Games” Web experience, Windows Phone arriving in China, Microsoft making PhotoDNA technology available to law enforcement and more. Read on! Go inside “The Hunger Games.” Everybody’s talking about it. The Hunger Games. The pages of the bestselling trilogy introduced readers to a captivating…

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