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The new Expedia app for Windows Phone delivers great savings and fast, easy booking

Expedia gets a refresh with the new Expedia Hotels, Flights, Cars & Activities app for Windows Phone. Smart travelers already consider Expedia an exceptional traveling companion, and with this new app the efficient bookings and big savings get even better. The app offers the most comprehensive travel options around, and lets you book rental cars... Read more

Hands-on with the Surface 3

Did you pick up a Surface 3? Yesterday, the Surface 3 went officially on sale! And new accessories such as Surface 3 Type Cover, Surface Pen, Surface 3 Docking Station and Surface 3 Screen Protector to go along with the new Surface 3 are also available. If you’ve pre-ordered the Surface 3, you should be seeing... Read more

Play Crossy Road on your Windows PC, Laptop, Tablet or Phone

Crossy Road is available to download for free from the Windows and Windows Phone Stores today! With unpredictable characters like an unlucky cat, giddy goat, dragon or flea, it’s your job to help them cross roads, train tracks and rivers. Whether you play for ten minutes or three hours this game is sure to surprise... Read more

Celebrating Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is recognized as a special day around the world each year on May the fourth. We’re helping you celebrate in a few exciting ways today, from deals on music and games to the full Star Wars Digital Movie Collection, we have you covered to help commemorate the day with your fellow Star Wars... Read more

Announcing Windows Update for Business

Today at Ignite, I had the pleasure of sharing how we’ve designed Windows Update for Business to empower IT Professionals to keep the Windows devices in their organization always up to date with the latest security defenses and Windows features. Windows Update for Business will be a free service for all Windows Pro and Windows... Read more

Audible for Windows Phone update brings variable speed playback and more

Audible for Windows Phone received an update this week bringing users more features and new users a free 30-day trial of Audible where they can choose any audiobook for free to keep. Transform your commute, your workout, or even household chores into fun listening time using Audible for Windows Phone.   Variable speed playback is... Read more

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

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