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Cortana Makes Friends with Your Favorite Apps

As a truly personal digital assistant, Cortana is there to help people get things done. When we set out to design Cortana, we talked to real world personal assistants and learned that they do a few things really well, and rely on a network of experts for everything else. Cortana is no different. Cortana knows... Read more

Play Monument Valley on your Windows Phone today

Monument Valley: a fantasy world of impossible architecture and a beautiful, silent princess awaits you! Today we’re excited to share that Monument Valley is available to download from the Windows Phone Store.   For fans of the beautiful and the surreal, Monument Valley offers a stunning, intriguing, out-of-this-world gameplay experience. Your mission is to guide... Read more

Windows 10 Design: Getting the balance right

Hi everyone. I’m Albert, and I lead the Design Team in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. First time poster, long time reader, be gentle. Our team designs for Windows phones, tablets, and PCs; for services, such as the Store, accounts, and MSN; for Xbox; and also for emerging experiences like Internet of Things, HoloLens,... Read more

New Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10074 now available

Hi everyone from the Build 2015 conference happening right now in San Francisco! If you haven’t already, check out Terry’s blog post about all the Windows 10 announcements we made today. If you’re at Build this week or at Ignite in Chicago next week – keep your eye out for me and say hello! Today... Read more

Welcoming Developers to Windows 10

Today, I had the honor of speaking to thousands of our development partners at the Build conference about our plans to make Windows 10 the most attractive development platform ever. It is always thrilling to see so many developers excited about Microsoft – and this year, about Windows 10. If you weren’t able to attend... Read more

Cut the Rope 2 available for Windows and Windows Phone

We’ve got some sweet news for you today, Cut the Rope 2 is now available for Windows and Windows Phone! With new characters, fresh gameplay elements and tricky missions, candy collecting has never been so fun. In his unexpected adventure, Om Nom breaks out of his box and travels through lush forests, busy cities, junkyards... Read more

The Acer Liquid M220 smartphone is coming to Microsoft Stores

Acer announced today that it is expanding its smartphone business to the United States for the first time by bringing its award-winning Liquid M220 smartphone to Microsoft Stores. The Liquid M220 is the first Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and is supported by Acer for the free Windows Phone... Read more

Acer unveils new PC lineup offering solid performance and stylish designs

Today, Acer announced a new lineup of PCs offering solid performance and stylish designs great for families, students and professionals on the go. Aspire V 15, Aspire E Series, and all-new Aspire ES Series notebooks, this is the notebook computer lineup for the 2015 back to school season that has students covered for both work... Read more

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10061 now available

Hi everyone, Today we are releasing a new Technical Preview build for PCs – 10061. This build will be available to the Fast ring, and will be delivered via Windows Update. You can wait for your PCs normal installation time for Windows Updates and it will install automatically, or you can go to Settings >... Read more

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10052 now available for phones

Hi everyone, We’re releasing Build 10052 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones to the Fast ring today. This build is a minor update from the 10051 build that we released 11 days ago with several of the top issues affecting Insiders fixed. There are no new features in this build, but it should... Read more

Accept payments on the go with PayPal Here on Windows Phone

Last month we announced PayPal Here was available to download from the Windows Store, today we’re excited to share that you can also download the app from the Windows Phone Store. PayPal Here is the secure and easy-to-use mobile business app for all your payment needs. Get back-office management, POS, and start accepting credit and... Read more

Navigate the World with Windows 10 Maps for Phone

Hello! I’m Aaron Butcher and I’m the Group Program Manager for the Maps Team in the Windows PC, Phone, and Tablet Group. In the January Windows 10 Technical Preview, Windows Insiders got a chance to try out our new Maps app for the PC. Today, I’m excited to announce that a preview of our new... Read more

Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 – The Power of Windows…Multiplied

We know there’s a vocal set of people who just love virtual desktops. Having desktops beyond the limitations of a physical display is a powerful way to organize and quickly access groups of windows. Virtual desktops aren’t new. In fact, Xerox PARC created one of the earliest virtual desktop experiences called Rooms and made a... Read more

“Halo: Spartan Strike” Launches Today on Windows and Windows Phone

“Halo: Spartan Strike” has arrived in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores. Now, no matter where you are you can take “Halo: Spartan Strike” with you and play on your Windows PC, laptop, tablet or phone and lead UNSC troops through numerous missions battling against new enemies to save Earth from being overtaken. Set during... Read more

Toshiba announces the ultraportable Portégé R30 laptop

Today, Toshiba announced they are expanding their portfolio of products designed for Small and Medium-sized Businesses to include the Portégé R30 laptop. Starting at just 3.2 pounds and about one inch thin, this is a premium ultraportable PC that offers the ultimate in mobility and unparalleled performance. Users will enjoy a wealth of features including... Read more

New Windows 10 Technical Preview build now available for phones

UPDATE: We have fixed the server errors and you should be get updated. If you don’t see an update, keep trying. UPDATE: We discovered this morning that there was an error in the database for provisioning record data, which is required for new phones to join the Fast Ring through the Windows Insider app. The team... Read more

Delivering a single unified Store experience in Windows 10

(As we announced back in September, we will be delivering one application platform for our developers to build apps for with Windows 10. These universal Windows apps will work across the entire device family spanning the PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, the Internet of Things, and more. To go along with this single unified application platform... Read more

On Digital HD for the first time ever, the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection comes to Xbox

“Star Wars,” one of the most iconic sagas in movie history, will be available in Digital HD April 10, 2015 on Xbox Video, the digital service for new movies and next-day air TV from Microsoft. This marks the first time that the six-film saga will be available digitally, including “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Star... Read more

The Vine app for Windows Phone receives an exciting new update

Brand new from Vine to you! The Vine app for Windows Phone received an awesome new update today. What you can expect to see in this new update is a redesigned activity feed with more visual and concise notifications and you can now upload videos straight from your camera roll. You’re also able to customize... Read more

DuckTales Remastered available for Windows and Windows Phone

Today, one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time, DuckTales Remastered is available to download onto your Windows PC, laptop, tablet and phone! Relive the classic TV series from the 1980’s, complete with the original voice-actors and exclusive production art from the show’s archives in a uniquely hand-crafted, simple and fun game for... Read more

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