Weekend Reading: June 27th Edition – More free storage is on the way with OneDrive

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the greatly increased OneDrive storage space coming in the next month for those who have free or subscription accounts, Xbox One’s holiday lineup of exclusive games winning awards and nominations, and how you can now use Bing to search for tweets from your favorite folks and celebs. Office 365 subscribers are going to get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, … Read more »

Xbox One holiday lineup: Already more than 25 awards, 60 nominations

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Xbox One’s 2014 holiday lineup of nine exclusive games, announced at E3 2014 earlier this month, has already received more than 60 nominations and 25 awards. Seven of the nominations are for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, leading the industry for 2014 games. “Congratulations to the creators who are receiving broad acclaim for the games shown at E3,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “We saw … Read more »

The return of Master Chief: ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ coming fall 2015 on Xbox One

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“Halo 5: Guardians,” the next installment in the saga of the Master Chief, will launch on Xbox One in fall of 2015, Bonnie Ross, 343 Industries general manager announced Friday. “’Halo 5: Guardians’ is a bigger effort than ‘Halo 4,’” she writes in a post on Xbox Wire. “That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and … Read more »

Weekend Reading: April 4th Edition — Cortana coming to Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft creates a cloud portal

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This edition of Weekend Reading is all about the Build developer conference in San Francisco where Microsoft unveiled new opportunities for developers, the new Microsoft Azure Preview Portal, Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana on the way, and updates to Windows 8.1. Cortana, your personal virtual assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, was introduced at Build. Cortana is powered by Bing and inspired by the “Halo” character of the same name. She’ll … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Jan. 31st Edition—Get ready for Sunday’s big game with apps, videos and Bing searches

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on apps and other ways to get ready for Sunday’s big game, Seattle Gigapixel ArtZoom (an interactive city panorama created by a Microsoft Research team) and an artist who’s found that the Surface 2 hits the sweet spot for work, school and her literacy projects in Cambodia. The biggest game in U.S. pro football is Sunday, and various apps, promotions and … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Nov. 1st Edition–Diving deeper into Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

In this extra-spooky edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on what went into creating the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the introduction of Microsoft Stories and OneNote celebrating its 10th anniversary. Since the Oct. 21 launch of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, they’ve been getting a lot of attention in the press. Each day this week, the Surface Blog posted a video from the Sept. 23 … Read more »

Weekend Reading: September 6th Edition – Microsoft acquires Nokia’s devices and services business

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we start out with some big news about Microsoft’s deal involving Nokia’s devices and services business. Then we take you to the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Germany, where new devices from Microsoft’s hardware partners keep rolling out fast and furious; and then back to the U.S., where the Xbox One is on track to be the biggest Xbox launch ever. Microsoft to … Read more »

Weekend Reading: August 30th Edition–Windows 8.1 releases to hardware partners

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we cover the release of Windows 8.1 to manufacturers, bring you lots of back to school excitement through Windows Phone specials and look ahead to this weekend’s PAX Prime 2013 gaming show in Seattle. Windows 8.1 continued its momentum with the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to hardware partners on Tuesday. It also includes Windows Embedded 8.1, marking Microsoft’s first simultaneous … Read more »

Weekend Reading: August 23rd Edition–gamescom reveals Xbox exclusive titles and features

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll show you how Xbox wowed Europe at gamescom with a bevy of games and features, share the latest “On the Whiteboard” about an Oscar-winning visual effects company, and bring you a great development for Outlook.com – the worldwide availability of Skype video to take your conversations to the next level. The Xbox team unveiled a plethora of announcements Tuesday at gamescom in Cologne, … Read more »

Weekend Reading: August 16th Edition–Windows 8.1 rolls out Oct. 18

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, the big buzz was the announcement of the Oct. 18 worldwide release of Windows 8.1. In New York, there’s great anticipation about the upcoming migration of 120,000 state employees to Office 365. And Sprint added a new smartphone to its lineup: the Samsung ATIV S Neo, the first Windows Phone 8 device from Sprint with international roaming capabilities. Oct. 18 is turning out to … Read more »