Weekend Reading: July 4th Edition—ISTE conference shows off Office Mix, OneNote and partner apps

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on The International Society for Technology in Education conference, the latest schools to use Surface and profiles on Office exec Julia White and Tyler Schrenk, who overcame a life-changing injury with help from Surface Pro and Xbox. At the recent ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta, Microsoft…


Weekend Reading: June 27th Edition – More free storage is on the way with OneDrive

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the greatly increased OneDrive storage space coming in the next month for those who have free or subscription accounts, Xbox One’s holiday lineup of exclusive games winning awards and nominations, and how you can now use Bing to search for tweets from your favorite folks…

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Xbox One holiday lineup: Already more than 25 awards, 60 nominations

Xbox One’s 2014 holiday lineup of nine exclusive games, announced at E3 2014 earlier this month, has already received more than 60 nominations and 25 awards. Seven of the nominations are for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, leading the industry for 2014 games. “Congratulations to the creators who are receiving broad…

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Weekend Reading: June 20th Edition—LA County moves 100,000 employees to Office 365

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the impact of Office 365 on the L.A. County Fire Department and the city of Chicago, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and news coming from the Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity 2014. Los Angeles County, the largest in the nation, is migrating more than 100,000 employees…


Weekend Reading: June 13 Edition — Xbox brings the big guns to E3, Bing maps favelas, soccer tournament mania

It’s been a long four years for soccer fans everywhere, but the wait is over. The world’s premiere fútbol tournament is finally here! To celebrate, we’ve got a Weekend Reading guaranteed to make you shout “GOOOAAAAAL!” Also, on the list of big events this week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, where Xbox made a…

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E3: Lots of holiday Xbox One exclusives, including ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ and ‘Sunset Overdrive,’ are on their way

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, at E3 2014 in Los Angeles on Monday. Lots of great games are coming to put under the tree this holiday season with new, exclusive Xbox One titles including “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” “Sunset Overdrive,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Fable Legends” and “Dance Central Spotlight.” The games were announced at…

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The return of Master Chief: ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ coming fall 2015 on Xbox One

“Halo 5: Guardians,” the next installment in the saga of the Master Chief, will launch on Xbox One in fall of 2015, Bonnie Ross, 343 Industries general manager announced Friday. “’Halo 5: Guardians’ is a bigger effort than ‘Halo 4,’” she writes in a post on Xbox Wire. “That applies to the content and scope…


Fans get more choices for Xbox One

Microsoft is bringing more value to Xbox Live Gold members and offering all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners access to entertainment apps whether or not they have an Xbox Live Gold membership, and Xbox One will be available for $399 without Kinect, a new console option made in response to fan feedback, Xbox head…

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Xbox One to launch in China in September

The Xbox One will launch in China this September, with the all-in-one games and entertainment system being the first of its kind in that nation. “Launching Xbox One in China is a significant milestone for us and for the industry, and it’s a step forward in our vision to deliver the best games and entertainment…

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NPD numbers: ‘Titanfall’ for Xbox One was No. 1 selling game in March

“Titanfall” for Xbox One was named the top-selling game in March, according to NPD Group figures released Thursday. In a blog post Thursday, Yusuf Mehdi, Xbox corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business, wrote that more than 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped to retailers since the console’s launch on Nov. 22,…

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