Poll: What is the Coolest Feature on msnNOW?

Last week, Microsoft launched msnNOW, a new service from MSN at now.msn.com, created to help you stay in the know. msnNOW is the first service to surface the latest buzz from Facebook, Twitter, Bing and BreakingNews.com, all in one place. Obviously, we here at Microsoft think it’s pretty cool, but we’d like to know which…


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…


2012 Marks Final CES Keynote for Microsoft

Our industry moves fast and changes faster. And so the way we communicate with our customers must change in equally speedy ways. To ensure it does, we constantly challenge our assumptions. For example: · What’s the right time and place to make announcements? · Are we adjusting to the changing dynamics of our customers? ·…


Weekend Reading: Nov. 18th Edition–Facebook to Facebook Calls Come to Skype, Xbox 360 Teams Up with the NFL, plus Surface, Bing, Windows Phone and MSN

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Skype and Facebook, Xbox 360 teaming up with the NFL, massive growth in Microsoft’s Live@edu cloud service and much, much more! Skype and Facebook – so happy together! Back in July, Facebook video calling powered by Skype was launched. On Thursday, we announced our partnership with Facebook…


Hotmail Still New and Cool–Even After 15 Years

This past Monday on the Fourth of July, Hotmail celebrated its 15th anniversary. Make no mistake – Hotmail has come a long way in those 15 years, and to commemorate a number of important milestones over the last several months, we thought we’d show off a list of 15 insanely cool things you might not…


The next version of Windows Phone has the sweet taste of “Mango”

Today in New York City, Microsoft unveiled the next version of the Windows Phone mobile platform, codenamed “Mango.” “Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Andy Lees, president of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “With ‘Mango,’ Windows Phone takes a major step…


Small Businesses – Are your Mobile Workers Compromising your Security?

For many of today’s workers, using sites like Facebook and Twitter for personal communication has become second nature. Using these sites for work-related reasons is quickly becoming commonplace too, especially in remote working scenarios. According to a recent survey sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, when working remotely, 42 percent of information…


Weekend Reading: May 20th Edition–Verizon Joins the Windows Phone Family and Facebook Teams up with Microsoft to Fight Child Exploitation

Much of the big news out of Microsoft this week focused on our alliances with partners like Verizon Wireless, Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Read on for the details. The HTC Trophy comes to Windows Phone via Verizon. Verizon Wireless announced Thursday that the HTC Trophy, its first Windows Phone,…


500 million friends against child exploitation

Today marks a significant milestone in the ongoing fight against the abuse of Internet technology for the heinous sexual victimization of the most innocent in our society. As you may have read in the New York Times, Facebook is joining Microsoft in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s PhotoDNA program to combat child…


It’s Teacher Appreciation Month – THANK YOU, teachers!

Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Month in the U.S. and here at Microsoft, we’re pausing to celebrate the great work of teachers around the world. Somewhere today, a person is teaching a future leader to read. Another person is putting a stethoscope in the hands of a future chief surgeon and teaching them…