Daily Update, Jan. 25th – Bing Search Blog Kicks off “Bing Your Brain” Series

Today, the Bing team kicked off an interesting new series over on The Bing Search Blog called “Bing Your Brain.” “Bing Your Brain” will be written by Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist on the Bing team who works “at the intersection of psychology and technology.” In his first post, Matt tackles the topic of “choice…


Daily Update, Jan. 23rd – Bing Sports App for Windows 8 Adds College Football & Basketball, MotoGP & More Soccer

Bringing you the best content from world of sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, Formula 1 and more, The Sports app for Windows 8 is your personal sports companion. Today, we are pleased to add NCAA Men’s Basketball, NCAA Football, MotoGP and 17 global additional soccer leagues to the app. With the additions,…


Daily Update, Jan. 22nd – Learn How to Program in F#

Today, we are excited to announce the latest release of Try F#, a set of resources that makes it easy to learn and program with F# in your browser. It’s available over a wide range of platforms and doesn’t require a download of Microsoft Visual Studio. Try F# quickly reveals the value of the versatile…


Daily Update, Jan. 14th – Microsoft Showcases ‘The Future of Retail Today’ at National Retail Federation Annual Convention & EXPO

This week brings the National Retail Federation (NRF) 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO to New York City, where Microsoft is highlighting how its technologies and broad ecosystem of partner solutions help retailers deliver personalized, seamless and differentiated shopping experiences for their customers. A post today on the Next at Microsoft blog features exciting examples like…


Daily Update, Jan. 8th – Helly Hansen Adopts Office 365 for Communications and Social Platform

Two stories out of Microsoft this morning: First, Scandinavian outdoor brand, Helly Hansen, best known for apparel that is the optimal combination of purposeful design, protection and style, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 as its communication and social platform. A globally recognized brand, Helly Hansen sells its products on five continents. In addition, Helly Hansen…


Daily Update, Jan. 4th – Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense Ink Comprehensive Technology Agreement

In an effort to modernize technology infrastructure, reduce costs and foster new levels of cross-agency collaboration, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) are expanding access to Microsoft solutions by entering into a transformative three-year Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement for enterprise licenses and software assurance. The agreement provides all three…


Daily Update, Jan. 3rd – Building a State-of-the-Art Speller for Bing

Is it Swarzinegar, Swarneger, Scwarznagger or Schwartiznegar? These are just a few of more than 2,000 different ways users on Bing have typed their queries in hope of searching for “Schwarzenegger.” The aim of the Bing Speller is to correct these queries so users receive relevant web results that match their intent even when their…


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…


Daily Update, Dec. 3rd – Check Out moneyNOW & Take the Holiday-themed Bing it On Challenge

Back in February, we launched msnNOW, the first site of its kind to surface the latest buzz from social networks all in one place. Today, the first MSN channel is launching NOW content, moneyNOW. moneyNOW is MSN Money’s new destination for smart, original and entertaining takes on the latest business and investing topics that are…


Daily Update, Nov. 7th – Microsoft Invests US$100M in R&D in Brazil

Three stories out of Microsoft today: Microsoft announced today a US$100 million investment in a series of research, development and entrepreneurial initiatives in Brazil, to be hosted in the Barão de Mauá building, a historic heritage site of the city of Rio. Microsoft’s investment is closely aligned to the Brazilian federal information technology plan, TI…