Weekend Reading: Jan. 10th Edition – New Windows devices unveiled at CES 2014 and Xbox One sales hit 3M consoles sold

Gavin Gear, of the Extreme Windows Blog, with Panasonic’s 20-inch Toughpad 4k tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show. In this edition of Weekend Reading, we look at some of the exciting new PCs and tablets unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Xbox One reaching a 3 million consoles sold…

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Weekend Reading: Feb. 17th Edition–Find Out What’s Trending on msnNOW, See the New Facebook and Carbon Social Apps for Windows Phone, plus Hotmail, Microsoft Research & Xbox 360

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got the scoop on the launch of msnNOW, a new and improved Facebook app for Windows Phone and a new Microsoft Research project called Layerscape. MSN launches msnNOW to keep you in the know. Ever feel like you have to jump from site to site in order to…

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Behind the Scenes of NUI at Microsoft

I’ve talked on a number of occasions on The Official Microsoft Blog about Natural User Interface (NUI) and the transformational effect this will have on how we interact with technology in the years to come. Kinect is one technology that pushes the boundaries of how we can build more natural ways to interact with technology…

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Weekend Reading: April 15th Edition – Kinect for Windows SDK unveiled at MIX and Xbox 360 stays in the pole position

Microsoft made lots of news at the MIX 2011 show in Las Vegas this week, including announcements regarding the Kinect for Windows beta SDK, the next version of Windows Phone – codenamed Mango – and a mind-bending prototype that combines the Kinect and WorldWide Telescope technologies. Kinect for Windows beta SDK. Yet another big piece…

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Weekend Reading: Live@edu Cloud Clears Future for Kentucky

Last week the University of Arizona adopted the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, our cloud-based communication and collaboration package. This week the Kentucky Department of Education has gone one better and deployed our Live@edu system to more than 700,000 students, faculty members, and administrators in the largest cloud deployment ever in the US. Live@edu gives…


TED2010: Spatial Search – Bing, Flickr, Videos, Maps and the Stars

Some of the most interesting people around are gathering this week in in Long Beach, Calif., for TED2010.  The presentations and discussions at TED are often wide-ranging, sometimes controversial, and always fascinating.  As you might expect, quite a few Microsoft people attend TED either as presenters or as participants.  One of those presenting today was…