Daily Update, Nov. 15th – Celebrating a Decade of Xbox LIVE

It’s a busy, busy day here at Microsoft! First, today we mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of Xbox LIVE, defined at the time as “the first comprehensive, online game arena fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences.” Since then Xbox LIVE has evolved to become Microsoft’s premier entertainment service for the TV, phone,…


A Pretty Great Autumn – But The Votes are Just Coming In

Here in the States, we just wrapped up the elections. It’s an exciting time where you’re reminded of what a great thing it is to be part of a process and have a voice in your government. The time leading up to the elections is always very busy, with a flurry of activity from the…


Reimagining the “Other” Windows

The following is a blog post by Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business, discussing how Windows Azure is providing the critical backend capabilities developers need to create amazing new apps for Windows and Windows Phone. There has never been a more exciting time to be a developer. Today at Microsoft’s Build conference,…


First Windows Phone 8 Devices from Nokia Unveiled in New York City Today

At a press event in New York City this morning, Nokia lifted the veil on two new Windows Phone 8 devices – the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920. “As Steve Ballmer noted on stage today, this year is shaping up to be something historic for all of Microsoft. Windows Phone 8 is part of…


The Midweek Download: Aug. 15th Edition – A Look at the New SkyDrive, Windows Photo Gallery & Movie Maker

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the new SkyDrive, Outlook.com and some of the work we’re doing with our hardware partners to bring you high-quality Windows RT and Windows 8 devices. A new modern SkyDrive.com, updated apps, and Outlook.com at 10 million users. Since we launched the Outlook.com preview two…


The Midweek Download: Aug. 1st Edition–Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the debut of Outlook.com, new Windows 8 devices from Microsoft Hardware and more. Introducing Outlook.com. Recently, we talked about how we’ve reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. And we described new apps for Windows 8, updates to SkyDrive, and how cloud…


Introducing Outlook.com – Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes

Recently, we talked about how we’ve reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. And we described new apps for Windows 8, updates to SkyDrive, and how cloud services power the new Office Preview, We’ve also been hard at work on a mission to reimagine personal email – from the datacenter all the way…


The Midweek Download: July 25th Edition–Graphics in Windows 8 & Getting Started with the New Office Preview

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the graphics platform in Windows 8, a profile of the thin and slick Samsung Series 9 laptop and a great Getting Started Guide for the new Office Preview. Hardware accelerating everything: Windows 8 graphics. When we started to plan the work we’d undertake for…


Weekend Reading: July 20th Edition–Windows 8 Becomes Available on Oct. 26 & Microsoft Welcomes Yammer into the Family

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on when Windows 8 will be available, Microsoft welcoming Yammer into the Office Division, four great Windows Phone apps for the London Olympics and more. Windows 8 will be available on Oct. 26. Earlier this week, Windows and Windows Live Division President Steven Sinofsky announced at…