Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Jumpstart Android Applications with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure helps developers build their mobile applications with Mobile Services – a scalable and secure backend that can be used to power apps on any platform – iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. In this video, I’ll show Java developers how to jumpstart their Android applications by creating Mobile Services,…

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New Universal Mobile Keyboard Works with All Your Mobile Devices -- Windows, iOS and Android

Posted by Openness Team Although tablets and smartphones have become extensions of our daily routines, typing on the small screens can be arduous at times. To resolve this productivity dilemma, Microsoft announced the Universal Mobile Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. To see it in action, including switching between device platforms, check…

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MineCraft to Join Microsoft

Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s ground breaking “Minecraft” franchise. Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games in history. Fans have logged more than 2 billion hours on Xbox 360 in the past two years, and…

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Back to School: OneNote for Android Tablets

Posted by Openness Team This week Microsoft released a OneNote for Android update, extending the commitment to help OneNote fans access to their notes and capture their moments of inspiration from virtually anywhere on their favorite devices – Windows, Windows Phone, iOS (iPad and iPhone), or Android. For those new to the application, Microsoft OneNote…

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Ready to Download: Skype 5.0 for iPhone

Posted by Openness Team Last week Microsoft released Skype 5.0 for iPhone, redesigned to provide a smoother and more integrated experience. Just like the redesigned Skype for Android app, the Skype team took the opportunity to rewrite this new version from the ground up and customize it to fit iOS best. This release puts conversations…

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Speedier Search: Bing for Android App Update

Posted by Openness Team Microsoft released an update to the Bing for Android app, which includes a new streamlined look and feel and faster search capabilities. For Bing Rewards fans, there is also a new way to track your points within the app and keep tabs on progress. With last week’s roll out of Bing…

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Windows Azure and NBC Sports Team Up to Stream the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Your Favorite Devices

Posted by Openness Team Great news for all who want to watch the 2014 Olympic Winter Games live while on-the-go. NBC Sports Group and Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Azure Media Services is being used to publish and stream all 98 events of the Games, right to your favorite device. Viewers can access live and…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: Software Development Company Launches Secure Mobile Banking App with Windows Azure

Posted by Heriyadi JanwarMicrosoft Indonesia, Product Marketing Manager The combination of high cell-phone usage and low desktop internet penetration in Indonesia is fostering a vibrant market for mobile applications. In 2013, software-development company Sangkuriang Internasional targeted this opportunity in mobile banking, creating EMASS (Encrypted Messaging and Secured Services), a secure instant messaging service that allows…

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OneNote for Android Update Extends Cross-Platform Experience

Posted by Openness Team Last week Microsoft released a OneNote for Android update, extending the commitment to help OneNote fans access to their notes and capture their moments of inspiration from virtually anywhere on their favorite devices – Windows, Windows Phone, iOS (iPad and iPhone), or Android phone. For those new to the application, Microsoft…

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