Weekend Reading: March 28th Edition—Office for iPad is one of many mobile-first, cloud-first releases

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we've got stories on the release of Office for iPad (as well as the Enterprise Mobility Suite and other mobile-first, cloud-first products), and Microsoft Azure being made available in China. Office arrives on the iPad. In San Francisco Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made several announcements, including the release…


Weekend Reading: Jan. 31st Edition—Get ready for Sunday’s big game with apps, videos and Bing searches

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on apps and other ways to get ready for Sunday’s big game, Seattle Gigapixel ArtZoom (an interactive city panorama created by a Microsoft Research team) and an artist who’s found that the Surface 2 hits the sweet spot for work, school and her literacy projects in…


International Airlines Group chooses Office 365 for 58,000 employees

One of the world’s largest airline groups, International Airlines Group (IAG) – the parent company of British Airways and Iberia – has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its 58,000 employees, enabling its far-flung workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world. “Giving our employees the tools and freedom to achieve more in their day-to-day…


Microsoft’s new programs attract ‘bounty hunters’ who help make safer products

As long as people write code, it’s going to be imperfect. That’s where the class of security researchers colloquially known as “bug hunters” come in, and Microsoft is paying them up to $100,000 via several new bounty programs to catch vulnerabilities, discover techniques that can get past a program’s defenses and even recommend repairs for…


Weekend Reading: July 19th Edition—Touch-enabled ‘Halo: Spartan Assault’ game app arrives on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

The latest installment in the Halo franchise is available exclusively on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. Released yesterday, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down shooter designed specifically for touch devices. The highly anticipated game features simple controls and a more casual gaming experience designed to appeal to Halo newbies as well as…

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Weekend Reading: June 21 Edition— Cannes Lions, digital ads and Windows 8, oh my

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll take you to sunny France for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, introduce a new Web series, highlight some breakthrough work from Microsoft Research and more. Microsoft Advertising ushers in innovative approaches at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. On Sunday, this week-long advertising bonanza commenced, and…


New blog ‘The Fire Hose’ gives inside look at latest Microsoft news

Microsoft is home to amazing people who come to work every day determined to change the world with technology. And we have the awesome job of telling their stories. Whether showing off the Microsoft Envisioning Center or explaining how Microsoft technology is being used to fight tuberculosis in India or not letting our colleagues be…


The Midweek Download: November 7th Edition – Meet the Engineering Team Behind “Halo 4”

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the engineering team behind “Halo 4”, Windows 8 apps as a business tool and Windows Phone 8 developer news and highlights from Build 2012. Meet the ‘Halo 4’ Engineers Delivering ‘30 Seconds of Fun’. Doubtless by now, you’ve heard we launched “Halo 4” on Tuesday….

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Daily Update, Oct. 31st – Meet the Team Behind “Halo 4” Infinity Multiplayer

Two big stories out of Microsoft today: Over on the Microsoft News Center, we took some time to talk to Jerry Hook and Tamir Melamed, who lead the engineering team laying the subterranean IT structures that will power every pixel of the multiplayer experience in “Halo 4.” Everything fans experience online – stats, screenshots, the…

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The Midweek Download: Halloween Edition (boo!) – News from the Build Developer Conference

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories coming out the sold-out Build 2012 conference—including the availability the Windows Phone 8 SDK, the next wave of Windows 8-ready products, and new programs and tools that make it easier to develop great apps. The business opportunity with Windows 8. Yesterday, we kicked off Build…

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