Daily Update, Sept. 28th – Behind the Scenes VIDEO of Upcoming Forza Horizon for Xbox 360

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In today’s edition of the Daily Update, we’ve got two items: one for gamers and one for developers. Check ‘em out: · Anyone who reads Next at Microsoft knows that blog editor Steve Clayton is a HUGE fan of Forza Motorsport. Head on over to Next to see a slick new video that takes you behind the scenes of Forza Horizon, which is due to be released on Oct. 23 … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Sept. 28th Edition – Nokia’s Bloomberg App Comes to Windows Phone & Bing Teams Up With Klout

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Bloomberg app for Windows Phone from Nokia, helping the next generation of Americans compete and Bing partnering with Klout. Bloomberg arrives on Windows Phone with Nokia. Last Wednesday, Steve Clayton highlighted the new Bloomberg app for Windows Phone he’s been enjoying. “It’s exclusively for Nokia Lumia phones and is free to users of those phones,” Clayton said, “That’s … Read more »

Daily Update, Sept. 27th – Bing & Klout Team Up on Social Search and Online Influence

It’s a busy, busy day here at Microsoft. Here are the stories for this edition of Daily Update: · We’ve worked hard to make Bing the best search experience on the Web, introducing the sidebar in May and expanding our social data to include Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Quora. Today, we added another great partner to the mix – Klout. In addition to our new partnership, we also announced we’ve … Read more »

Daily Update, Sept. 26th – A Microsoft Research Economist Exudes a Passion for Politics

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We have two stories for you in today’s edition of the Daily Update: · Microsoft Research puts the spotlight on David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research New York City. Trained during an academic career that culminated with a Ph.D. in applied economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Rothschild is also an avid follower of the political scene. He has gained lots of renown … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Sept. 26th Edition – Tips & Tricks for Windows 8 App and Windows Phone 8 App Developers

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on tips and suggestions for developers creating Windows Phone apps and Windows 8 apps, how the Cincinnati Reds are using cutting edge technology to enhance the fan experience at the Great American Ballpark and more. Windows Phone tips from MSDN Magazine. We have a team of talented programming writers here who are always eager to help you build Windows Phone … Read more »

Daily Update, Sept. 25th – Cincinnati Reds Stay on the Cutting Edge of IT

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Today, we’re kicking off a new feature on The Official Microsoft Blog called Daily Update, which is designed to keep readers of the blog up to speed on selected stories and news of the day here at Microsoft. For this, the inaugural edition of Daily Update, we have two cool stories for you: · Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds were founded in 1869, but that hasn’t stopped the team from … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Sept. 21st Edition – HTC Unveils Windows Phone 8 Lineup & Microsoft YouthSpark Launches

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take a look at HTC’s masterfully designed Windows Phone 8X and 8S, Microsoft YouthSpark creating opportunities for youth across the globe, and Microsoft Hardware announcing new ergonomic, Windows 8-enabled keyboards. Photos & Video: The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC. First Samsung unveiled the ATIV S. Then Nokia lifted the curtain on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. On Wednesday, HTC introduced … Read more »

Creating Opportunities for 300 Million Young People in the Next Three Years

Today we are announcing Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative designed to help create new opportunities for 300 million youth in 100 countries over the next three years. We’re launching this initiative because we’re seeing the emergence of an opportunity divide among young people: a gap between those who are prospering and others who are struggling because they lack the education, skills and opportunities they need to succeed. The evidence … Read more »

New Windows Phone 8 Devices Unveiled by HTC

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Today in New York City, HTC unveiled two new additions to the fast-growing lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices: the Windows Phone 8X and 8S. Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of the Windows Phone Division, wrote in a blog post this morning, “As you might have noticed, these are the first devices with ‘Windows Phone’ right in the name. HTC CEO Peter Chou said on stage this morning that after … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Sept. 19th Edition – Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview Program Opens

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In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the Windows Phone 8 SDK, the naming of former CBS president Nancy Tellem as Entertainment & Digital Media president and more. Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview program is now open. On Sept. 12, we began accepting requests for access to the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Developer Preview program. The objective is to let developers of our most-downloaded apps start … Read more »