Microsoft and NFL give more to fans and teams

The New England Patriots use the Surface tablet during a Sept. 7 game against the Miami Dolphins

For a lot of people in the U.S., autumn is synonymous with football. Now that the NFL season is in full swing, fans and teams can find new and better ways to experience this fall favorite thanks to the ongoing collaborative sponsorship between Microsoft and the NFL. “We have a passion for innovating and improving the quality of our devices and services, and are especially excited about this opportunity to … Read more »

NFL hero Steve Gleason battles ALS with cutting-edge tech and the power of human spirit

Steve Gleason

Spokane’s 3rd annual Gleason Fest was billed as a “grassroots, indie music festival,” but everyone there knew something more profound was afoot. As I watched the sun set over the outdoor stage at Division and Main Street, Lukas Nelson (yes, Willy’s son) played to the crowd like a man possessed. He sweated out every note of his new songs and blues-tinged renditions of Paul Simon and Tom Petty classics. Steve … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Aug. 8th Edition — Surface Pro 3 to launch in 25 more countries and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online adds new markets

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Summer slowdown? Not really. We learned that Surface Pro 3 is heading to 25 more countries soon, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is adding new markets and Peggy Johnson was named executive vice president of Business Development. So, let’s jump in: Surface Pro 3, already in the U.S., Japan and Canada, will be available in 25 more countries starting Aug. 28: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, … Read more »

Surface Pro 3 will be available in 25 more markets starting Aug. 28

Surface Pro 3, which has gotten a great reception in the U.S., Japan and Canada, is on its way to 25 more markets starting Aug. 28. Customers will be able get Surface Pro 3 featuring 4th-generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 models from, Surface retail partners, and Authorized Surface Resellers beginning on that date. The Surface Pro 3 will be available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, … Read more »

Weekend Reading: July 4th Edition—ISTE conference shows off Office Mix, OneNote and partner apps

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on The International Society for Technology in Education conference, the latest schools to use Surface and profiles on Office exec Julia White and Tyler Schrenk, who overcame a life-changing injury with help from Surface Pro and Xbox. … At the recent ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta, Microsoft shared how teachers are using Office Mix and OneNote. Since the customer preview for … Read more »

Spell e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n: Each spelling bee participant receives new Surface, Office 365 and Skype gift card


Each of the 281 participants in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee got an extra boost from Microsoft Tuesday night to help them with their education, and to make sure the bonds they create with other competitors around the world can continue. The spellers, who range in age from 8 to 15, each received a brand new Surface device and Office 365. They also got a Skype gift card that … Read more »

Pre-order Surface Pro 3 now


Pre-orders for Surface Pro 3, introduced Tuesday at an event in New York, have begun. Surface Pro 3 has 4th-generation Intel Core processor options and a 12-inch screen, but weighs just 1.76 pounds and is 0.36 inches thin. This makes it the most powerful, thinnest and lightest Surface Pro yet. Panos Panay, Microsoft corporate vice president for Surface Computing, explains on the Surface blog: “In designing Surface, we wanted to … Read more »

Surface Pro 3: Sleek, lightweight and the ‘tablet that can replace your laptop’


// 1|11 Surface Pro 3: Thinner, faster, lighter May 20, 2014 Surface Pro 3 has up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, Surface Pro 3 has all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form. It also has a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to 8GB of RAM. Image: Web Satya Nadella at Surface Pro 3 press … Read more »

Thin and lightweight Surface Pro 3 with 12-inch screen announced


The Surface Pro 3 –  the most powerful, thinnest and lightest Surface Pro yet – was announced Tuesday. It has a 12-inch screen, weighs just 1.76 pounds and is 0.36 inches thin. The Surface Pro 3 is both a “full PC and a brilliant tablet,” says Panos Panay, Microsoft corporate vice president for Surface Computing, who unveiled the new Surface at a live event in New York City. The Surface Pro 3 is … Read more »

Watch the Surface event live Tuesday at 8 a.m. PT

Join us at 8 a.m. PT Tuesday, May 20, when the Surface team holds a live event from New York City. Watch the event live on the Microsoft News Center. You also may want to follow Surface on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest. You might also be interested in: · 5 easy ways for new parents to show baby off using Skype· Arrrrrr! “Assassin’s Creed Pirates” – for … Read more »