New Windows Store Games Unveiled at Game Developer Conference

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Earlier this week at the 2013 Game Developer Conference, we announced several cool game titles soon to hit the Windows Store. Some – like “Bejeweled”, “Samurai v. Zombies” and “Shuffle Party” – will hit the Windows Store this weekend. Others – including “Temple Run Brave” from Disney and “Field & Stream Fishing” – fall under the “coming soon” to the Windows Store category. Brandon LeBlanc has the full story over … Read more »

Weekend Reading, March 29th Edition­ – Microsoft Announces Build 2013

In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Build 2013, updates to the Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows, a musical Skype masterpiece, the first WE Day in American history and more. Announcing Build 2013. Earlier this week, Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and chief evangelist, Developer Platform Evangelism, announced specifics around Build 2013: “To make sure everyone knows what we’re planning and can participate in … Read more »

Mega-Hit Game “Temple Run” Arrives in the Windows Phone Store

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Windows Phone Blogger Michael Stroh is reporting some news that should make all you game crazy Windows Phone fans out there happy: Temple Run has arrived in the Windows Phone Store. “Swipe to turn, jump and slide as you race over obstacles and whip around corners on a pathway resembling China’s Great Wall, all on your way to capturing hidden treasure. Collect coins, buy power-ups, and see just how far … Read more »

Microsoft Celebrates First U.S. We Day and the Kids Who Made it Happen

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Here’s a pretty cool story about kids helping kids by taking an active role in their communities: Today, Microsoft helped bring We Act to the U.S. by sponsoring a We Day event at Seattle’s KeyArena. The support springs from the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which aims to create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next three years. Kids attending We Day Seattle explored how they can … Read more »

In Tough Times, U.S. Schools and Governments Turn to Technology to Get Lean

Microsoft announced a slew of Office 365 and Windows 8 education and government customer wins at the annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit today, reflecting a willingness of public sector organizations to use technology to get leaner and more efficient within a difficult budget environment. On the Office 365 front, Microsoft announced that more than 1 million U.S. government workers are moving to the platform. The company’s rapidly expanding community … Read more »

Throng of New Games Hits the Windows Phone Store

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With the Game Developers Conference going on down in San Francisco, it’s only fitting that a raft of new games just hit the Windows Phone Store today. “The highlight of the bunch is Gravity Guy 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the hugely popular platformer Gravity Guy. For the next month, the sequel is available only on Windows Phone. There’s also a bunch of great titles arriving today that are … Read more »

Announcing Build 2013

The following is a post from Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism. Editor’s Update: Build 2013 is now sold out; however, we encourage those interested in the conference to join the waitlist. For those who are unable to join us in San Francisco, we will extend the Build experience online with live streams of the keynote, sessions, Channel 9 Live and more. Check … Read more »

Looking Back and Springing Ahead

The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Last week was the official start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. While some folks were out doing “spring cleaning,” we used the opportunity to look back a bit at what has happened in the past season, and to look ahead at what we have coming. From where I sit, it’s busy … Read more »

Mail, Calendar & People Apps Will Hit Windows Store on March 26

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If you’re a power user of the Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows like I am, then you’ll be excited to hear that, starting Tuesday, you’ll be able to download updates for each from the Windows Store. “…This update will bring improvements to your Windows experience across your whole life – your personal communication and your work. You will see big improvements to performance and additional new features to … Read more »

Skype Teams with Grammy Winner Eric Whitacre to Make Beautiful Music at TED2013

If there’s an equation for creating a virtual musical experience for the ages, then Grammy award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre may have found it: · One hundred live choir members made up of singers from choirs at California State University, Long Beach Campus, California State University, Fullerton Campus and Riverside City College + · Thirty singers from 28 different countries connected via Skype video calls = · A … Read more »