The Midweek Download: Feb. 29th Edition–Microsoft Unveils the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Craig Mundie Hosts TechForum 2012, plus Microsoft Research, Visual Studio 11 Beta & Windows Phone


We’ve got a heavy duty edition of The Midweek Download for you today, with stories on the Windows 8 consumer preview, TechForum 2012, a Microsoft distinguished scientist being recognized by the Anita Borg Institute and more. Don’t miss any of them! Welcome to Windows 8 – the consumer preview. Today is a big day for the Windows team. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer … Read more »

Trustworthy Computing Next: Building Trust in a Connected World

From the beginning, Trustworthy Computing’s mission was billed as a long-term journey. As Microsoft marked the 10-year milestone of TwC last month, we also looked forward and recognized that evolving IT models and societal changes have made the relentless pursuit of TwC more important than ever. Today at the RSA Conference 2012, I’m providing my vision for Trustworthy Computing Next within a keynote and sharing a new white paper. There … Read more »

Microsoft Drives Cloud Innovation in Tourism with the UN World Tourism Organization


Today in Madrid, we announced an agreement with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) through which we will help drive technology adoption, particularly focused on cloud computing, for the tourism industry. This deal will benefit the 155 UNWTO member countries and the more than 400 affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities, by helping them apply cloud technologies to improve business efficiency and … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Feb. 24th Edition–Bing Launches Linked Pages, Microsoft Adds a New Board Member, plus a Windows Phone App to Satisfy Your Pinterest Addiction


In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Bing’s Linked Pages, a new Microsoft board member and Pinspiration, a Windows Phone app that can help satisfy your Pinterest addiction. Make a good search impression with Bing’s Linked Pages. With people search being such a high volume pastime, we’re taking it a step further by letting you have more control in how you show up on Bing. Beginning today, … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Feb. 22nd Edition–Three from Building Windows 8, the Windows Logo Re-Designed, plus Windows Phone, Dynamics CRM & Internet Explorer


In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories from Building Windows 8, the re-designed Windows logo, Windows Phone evangelists, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and more. Check ‘em out! Three from Building Windows 8. If you can’t get enough news on Windows 8, check out these three new posts from Building Windows 8 – reliably measuring browser performance, SkyDrive and Windows 8 and using the language you want on Windows … Read more »

Poll: What is the Coolest Feature on msnNOW?

Last week, Microsoft launched msnNOW, a new service from MSN at, created to help you stay in the know. msnNOW is the first service to surface the latest buzz from Facebook, Twitter, Bing and, all in one place. Obviously, we here at Microsoft think it’s pretty cool, but we’d like to know which features of msnNOW readers like the most. <a href=””>Online Surveys –</a> Thanks for voting! … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Feb. 17th Edition–Find Out What’s Trending on msnNOW, See the New Facebook and Carbon Social Apps for Windows Phone, plus Hotmail, Microsoft Research & Xbox 360

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got the scoop on the launch of msnNOW, a new and improved Facebook app for Windows Phone and a new Microsoft Research project called Layerscape. MSN launches msnNOW to keep you in the know. Ever feel like you have to jump from site to site in order to piece together what’s happening in the world? Good news for those who like to stay … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Feb. 15th Edition–Windows on ARM, a MSFT Engineer is Named to the NAE, plus Windows Server, IE10 & Caradigm


In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve stories on Windows on ARM, a distinguished Microsoft engineer named to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a profile on members of the Windows Server team and much more. Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture. This Feb. 9 post on Building Windows 8 (penned by Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division) is about the technical foundation of … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Feb. 10th Edition–Xbox 360 Stays No. 1 in the U.S., Pink Flamingos Help Microsoft Employees Raise $100M for Nonprofits, plus Safer Internet Day & the Kinect Star Wars Bundle


In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Xbox 360 ending 2011 as the number-one selling console in the world, a record breaking year for Microsoft’s Employee Giving Campaign, Safer Internet Day and a super-duper cool slideshow on a slew of new thin Windows 7 laptops. Xbox 360 maintains lead in U.S. console market in January. Kicking off 2012, Xbox 360 continues to lead the console market, turning … Read more »

Xbox 360 Maintains Lead in U.S. Console Market in January, Ends 2011 as No. 1 Console Worldwide

Kicking off 2012, Xbox 360 continues to lead the console market, turning in another month as the best-selling console in the U.S. NPD highlights from January include: · Xbox 360 sold more than 270,000 units in January, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. This marks the thirteenth straight month Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in the U.S. · Holding a 49 percent share of current-generation console sales, … Read more »