Daily Update, March 7th – App of the Week: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can!

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This one’s for all you web slingers out there! The latest App of the Week to be featured on the Microsoft News Center is The Amazing Spider-Man Xbox game for Windows Phone. Crawl, climb and web-sling around a three-dimensional New York City as you fight the Lizard and his minions in more than 25 immersive missions inspired by the recent film’s storyline. As Stan the Man used to say, “Don’t … Read more »

Daily Update, March 4th – Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available

Attention, developers! In a blog post this morning, S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, announced the availability of Office Developer tools for Visual Studio 2012. “The Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provide broad and deep support, ranging from new templates to new designers to a whole host of integrated lifecycle tools. They enable developers to create, edit, test, debug, package, and deploy apps … Read more »

Daily Update, March 1st – Microsoft Unveils Reimagined Envisioning Center

Today, Microsoft lifted the veil on its reimagined Envisioning Center, the result of collaboration between the company’s Strategic Prototyping team and Office Labs. Visitors can work on interactive desks, talk with colleagues through digital walls, and cook in a Kinect-enabled kitchen. Microsoft expects thousands of customers to explore the new space each year. Watch the short video below to get a look inside the Envisioning Center, and then head on … Read more »

Daily Update, Feb. 28th – Surface Rollout Continues, Yammer Adds Translation Capabilities, Bing Maps Takes You to the Top of the World & More

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Microsoft announced today that the rollout of Surface will continue beginning in late March, bringing Surface RT with Windows RT to Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan, and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Read the press release to learn more. Also today, enterprise social network Yammer announced plans to add message translation capabilities, which will … Read more »

Daily Update, Feb. 18th – Online Comic Book From ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Showcases Power of IE10

Today the Internet Explorer team announced the online debut of ‘Thief of Thieves: Experience,’ an interactive online game based on the comic book series from ‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics. The site is a stunning showcase of the new features in Internet Explorer 10, including full multi-touch capabilities and HTML5 support, within an immersive chromeless browsing experience. Learn more over on the Exploring … Read more »

Daily Update, Feb. 13th – How the Cloud is Helping Illinois Improve Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Why Businesses Are Making Big Bets On Big Data & More

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Today the Illinois Department of Corrections and Microsoft Corp. announced the successful implementation of the Offender-360 project, a cloud-based criminal justice information system built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. The solution directly supports legislation signed by Gov. Pat Quinn that aims to improve Illinois public safety and criminal justice for the future. Check out the press release for more on this story. Big data has exploded into the mainstream, and … Read more »

Daily Update, Feb. 11th – Everything You Need to Know About Big Data

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Big data is the term increasingly used to describe the process of applying serious computing power – the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence – to seriously massive and often highly complex sets of information, and it’s opening up a new world of insights about how our world works. “Big data absolutely has the potential to change the way governments, organizations, and academic institutions conduct business and make discoveries, … Read more »

Daily Update, Feb. 5th – Microsoft’s New 4Afrika Initiative, Ways to Stay Safer Online and How to Bing Your Way to the Ultimate GRAMMYs experience

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Here’s your daily roundup of news from around the company: First, this morning Microsoft introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. By 2016, the 4Afrika Initiative plans to help place tens of millions of smart devices in the hands of African youth, bring 1 million African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) online, upskill … Read more »

Daily Update, Jan. 31st – Microsoft Introduces modern.IE Tools & Resources for Developers

We’ve got three big stories out of Microsoft today from the Internet Explorer team, Bing and Server and Tools. Check ‘em out: First, today we are introducing modern.IE, a free set of tools and resources designed to make it easier for developers to ensure their sites work beautifully across Internet Explorer as well as other modern browsers. As part of the modern.IE release, we’re excited to announce a special partnership … Read more »

Daily Update, Jan. 30th – Cross Platform Game ‘Skulls of Shogun’ Available Today for Download

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Two big stories out of Microsoft today: First, with the new game “Skulls of the Shogun,” players can do something new: Switch back and forth between all of their Microsoft devices as they bounce from battle scene to battle scene. The game, released today, is the first to reach all Microsoft platforms. “Skulls of the Shogun” can be downloaded and played on Xbox 360 via the Xbox LIVE Arcade, and … Read more »