Windows 10 enables ecosystem opportunity and new customer experiences

Nick Parker, corporate vice president of Microsoft's OEM Division, unveils Innovative new Windows 10 devices at Computex 2015.

We’re thrilled to be in Taipei this week participating at Computex, the second largest technology expo in the world. It’s great to see all the new products and innovative technologies on display here, especially those from our partners. This is an exciting time for Microsoft, our partners and customers. There is a wide variety of amazing Windows 8.1 devices, offering cool designs and all the features customers want in market … Read more »


Welcome 6Wunderkinder! Microsoft acquires Wunderlist

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What’s better than completing that last important task on your to-do list? Doing so with a beautiful and useful productivity app. Today, I am thrilled to announce that Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder, the creator of the highly acclaimed to-do list app, Wunderlist. The addition of Wunderlist to the Microsoft product portfolio fits squarely with our ambition to reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Building on momentum for Microsoft Office, … Read more »

Challenge for Change winners inspire, apps keep your devices in sync and Kinect powers a symphony — Weekend Reading: May 29 edition

Young people who just might change the world, apps to help you achieve more and a first-of-its-kind musical performance were just a few of this week’s highlights. Before you settle into a relaxing weekend, take a look back at the news and find some great reasons to feel inspired. Ten teens and young adults with cool ideas to do good in the world won Microsoft’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest. … Read more »

Microsoft expands cross-platform services strategy through agreements with additional device partners

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In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, it’s devices that enable all the experiences to come together for consumers, businesses, developers and IT. Working with our partners, Microsoft has helped enable an amazing breadth of devices running Windows, desktop and mobile apps and compelling services to make people more productive in their digital work and life. Our aspiration is to continue to build and grow a vibrant community of billions of people … Read more »

Realmadrid App for passionate fans, tools to fight human trafficking and new research to keep data safe in the cloud – Weekend Reading: May 22nd edition

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading. Microsoft technology and employees played big roles in many ways this week, from powering the passion of soccer fans to building a “lockbox in the cloud” to connecting students thousands of miles apart. Before you start your holiday weekend, take a quick spin through the news. Microsoft and Real Madrid C.F. continued their technological revolution of futbol and the club with the release … Read more »

Powering fans’ passion: How cloud, big data and mobile technology are moving business beyond the pitch

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I’ve written before about my own passion for futbol and how it was a powerful force in my youth growing up in Colombia. For me, as it is for sports fans the world over, the true power and relevance of sport is the community it creates. Fans of a team share the same passion, yet connecting to this shared community when one is not attending the live game or match … Read more »

Microsoft Hyperlapse releases, Windows 10 editions and Detroit entrepreneurs – Weekend Reading: May 15 Edition

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This week saw the release of Microsoft Hyperlapse, a new set of products that create smooth, stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. For consumers, Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile turns any long video – from a bumpy bicycle ride to a family stroll in the park – into a short, distilled version easily shared with friends and family. For professional shooters and serious video enthusiasts, Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro creates a hyperlapse using … Read more »

Microsoft Ignite lights up the modern workforce with new products and services – Weekend Reading: May 8 Edition

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Ready to take a breath? Do it now before we dive into the news from this week, dominated by the announcements from Microsoft’s first Ignite conference. More than 23,000 attended in Chicago and thousands more watched online, learning how IT now means “innovation” and “transformation” – for all of us in the modern workforce. The modern workforce is a more apt description than the modern workplace – a misnomer, said … Read more »

Smash tests, fire suits and indoor tornados: How UL’s controlled mayhem makes the world safer

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The Muppets have Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and UL has John Drengenberg. “Never put foil in a microwave,” Drengenberg said as he picked up a large, crumpled section of tinfoil and placed it in a white microwave. He set the timer for five minutes and hit start, triggering an impressive light show and sci-fi sound effects that made my fillings tingle. Still, my inner eighth grader leaned forward, wide-eyed. Looking up from … Read more »

IT stands for innovation and transformation

Over the past few months, we’ve been talking in detail about our company’s three core ambitions: Create more personal computing. Reinvent productivity and business processes. Build the intelligent cloud. Now, as we kick off our first Ignite conference, we focus on what those ambitions mean for a critically important customer base: IT professionals. It’s no secret that IT pros have one of the hardest jobs in the tech industry. In … Read more »

Build 2015: Billions of opportunities with Windows 10, HoloLens magic revealed, Microsoft Edge features and Band SDK unveiled — Weekend Reading: May 1 Edition

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It was a ginormous week for developers and Microsoft at Build in San Francisco. As always, Weekend Reading, at your service, with a recap of all the excitement. Read on! Build, Microsoft’s annual developer conference, kicked off Wednesday with announcements about new features in Windows 10 and the unveiling of software development kits (SDKs) to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows … Read more »