Windows 10 launches this summer in 190 countries around the world

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Windows 10 will launch this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world, Terry Myerson, Microsoft executive vice president of the Operating Systems group, announced Wednesday at the Windows Hardware Ecosystem Community (WinHEC) summit in China. Myerson also announced a diverse collection of strategic partnerships and initiatives with leading global companies across the greater China region, including Lenovo, Tencent, Qihu 360, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, Qualcomm, Xiaomi and … Read more »

Microsoft cheers on girls who like science and the women they grow up to be – Weekend Reading: March 13th Edition

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Welcome to Weekend Reading, with stories about Microsoft encouraging girls – and women – in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), an exciting first partnership event with Real Madrid, and four creative folks who are helping design the future of Microsoft. In “Girls Do Science,” a video from Microsoft released for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we hear from young girls who like science – a lot. But … Read more »

NYC students get Office 365 for free, Microsoft welcomes Sunrise, soldiers schooled in civilian skills – Weekend Reading: Feb. 13th Edition

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It was a week of honors, awards and an acquisition. It was a week in which one more group of soldiers completed training that will help them transition from military life to the world of civilian IT. And it was a week where students in the nation’s largest city learned they’re getting free access to productivity software that will help them prepare for college and the workplace. New York City … Read more »

Windows 10 is ‘the first step to an era of more personal computing’

Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president, Operating Systems, at the Windows 10 media event Jan. 21, 2015.

On Wednesday, Microsoft shared more about Windows 10 experiences and how it will “inspire new scenarios across the broadest range of devices, from big screens to small screens to no screens at all,” writes Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Operating Systems, in a blog post. Windows 10, he says, “is the first step to an era of more personal computing. This vision framed our work on Windows 10, where we … Read more »

Azure Machine Learning helps change businesses and lives, with Dr. Pig app as the latest example

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Having the right data means that businesses can predict trends: What are the energy demands in buildings? What products should a company continue to stock, and which ones should they stop carrying? Azure Machine Learning provides the data to help make these kinds of decisions, changing the way business – and lives – are affected. In China, farmers lack the tools that are needed to predict market volatility, but most … Read more »

Learn more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these Bing tools

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Maybe you’ll be participating in a breakfast or a parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or maybe you want to learn more about the iconic civil rights leader, whose birthday is honored Monday with a federal holiday. You can start with the Bing home page, which features the “Homage to King” sculpture in Atlanta, Georgia, and links to more information available with an “Info” box in the lower right-hand … Read more »

Bring me that burger, Windows, and other tech goodness from National Retail Federation event — Weekend Reading: January 16th Edition

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This week, we’ve got stories about technology that will help both retailers and customers with the information they need and want; new affordable Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1 on board; and an important date for developers to mark on their calendars to register for Build 2015. Hardee’s and other companies are harnessing the power of Windows to do everything from providing self-service kiosks where customers can order up their … Read more »

Microsoft launches powerful and affordable Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones

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On Wednesday, Microsoft announced two new Lumias: The intuitive and affordable Lumia 435, and the Lumia 532, a powerful device that has a quad-core processor. In February, both phones will start being rolled out in select countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Both smartphones come with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia “Denim” update, Microsoft’s Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote), Outlook … Read more »

New Lumia 435: Top-notch Lumia Windows Phone experience at an affordable price

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On Wednesday, Microsoft introduced the Lumia 435 and Lumia 435 Dual SIM — smartphones that help more people stay connected and that offer the same top-notch Lumia Windows Phone experience at an affordable price. The Lumia 435, with a 4-inch screen, is a perfect choice for those who want to upgrade to a first smartphone, or for anyone to have as a secondary phone. It comes with the latest version of … Read more »

New Lumia 532 is an affordable powerhouse with a quad-core processor

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Meet the new Lumia 532 and Lumia 532 Dual SIM, Microsoft’s latest quad-core smartphone with an affordable price tag. The phone, with a 4-inch display, comes with Action Center, Word Flow, Live Folders and in some markets, Cortana. While Windows Phone 8.1 is designed to run super fast on any of Microsoft’s smartphones, the Lumia 532’s quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM makes for an easy-to-use experience, perfect for playing … Read more »