Weekend Reading: April 26th Edition–The #XboxReveal countdown begins!

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on major Xbox news, new apps (Tumblr and Fidelity Investments) coming to Windows Phone, expanding Surface Pro and Surface RT availability and more. Don’t miss any of them! #XboxReveal. Lots of Xbox news to talk about this week. First and foremost, we revealed that on May 21, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On … Read more »

Earth Day at Microsoft–Looking forward, looking back

Though concern for the environment is always top of mind at Microsoft, Earth Day is a good moment in time for taking a step back and reflecting on environmental initiatives and activities across the entire company. To that end, I’ve put together a roundup of environmentally themed stories from across several different groups here at Microsoft. New LiveANDES app helps citizens give endangered species a fighting chance. It’s easy to … Read more »

Weekend Reading: April 19th Edition–Microsoft’s City of the Future

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got some great stories for you, including an in-depth and visually rich look at Microsoft’s 500-acre, 125-building campus and the small team of Microsoft facilities engineers that runs it. How a scrappy team of Microsoft engineers quietly built the city of the future. In 1986, Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash. campus was still a grass- and forest-covered 88-acre plot of land in a sleepy, one-stoplight … Read more »

Xbox 360 Remains the No. 1 Selling Console in U.S. in March

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In March, Xbox 360 maintained its position as the number one console in the U.S., selling more units than any other console and marking the 27th consecutive month as the best-selling console. March highlights from The NPD Group include: · Xbox 360 sold 261,000 units, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. · Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform reached $402 million, (hardware, software and accessories), the … Read more »

Windows 8 Shows off Silicon Scale at DEMO Mobile in San Francisco

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Four very cool apps for Windows 8 made their debut at DEMO Mobile2013 today as teams from as far away as Poland and Australia competed for attention in front of Silicon Valley’s leading mobile investors, developers and designers in San Francisco. Two Windows 8 apps launched on stage. They were TouchMail, a modern, touch-first e-mail app that inspired tweets marveling at how easy it made visual e-mail look, and KinectHealth, … Read more »

Federal Agencies Adopt Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Today, we announced several new customers who have adopted Microsoft Dynamics CRM to achieve cost savings, help preserve safety and security and streamline service delivery to improve constituent experiences. Tomorrow, at the Microsoft Federal Forum event in Washington, D.C., customers like the Department of Veterans Affairs will showcase the way they have used Dynamics to transform their Veterans Relationship Management programs, driving immediate benefit to the time and way in which … Read more »

Microsoft Account Gets More Secure

Over the next couple days we will roll out a major upgrade to Microsoft account, including optional two-step verification to help keep your account more secure. Microsoft has increasingly focused on delivering connected devices and services that are currently used by more than 700 million people around the world. A Microsoft account is the key that unlocks your experience across these products—from your Windows PC to your Windows Phone, from … Read more »

Latest Security Intelligence Report Shows 24 Percent of PCs are Unprotected

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The following is a post by Tim Rains, Director of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft. Today, Microsoft released new research as part of its Security Intelligence Report, volume 14, which takes a close look at the importance of running up-to-date antivirus software on your computer. The research showed that, on average, computers without antivirus software are 5.5 times more likely to be infected. Antivirus software from Microsoft, McAfee, Symantec and others … Read more »