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Announcing the Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850

Today we are announcing the Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 – a super lightweight mouse designed for people who live life on-the-go that costs less than 15 bucks. I’ve been using the mouse for a few days and really appreciate how light this mouse is. Show More Summary

Scan to OneNote with Office Lens for Windows Phone

Today, the Office Team has announced Office Lens. Office Lens is essentially a scanner in your pocket that uses your Windows Phone’s camera to take pictures of things like business cards, restaurant menus, and notes on whiteboards or blackboards – and scans them to OneNote. Show More Summary

What to Expect from Microsoft at GDC

We at Microsoft look forward to GDC as much as you do. We get to geek out with the best game developers in the world and learn how we can help you be successful. We’re always working to provide the tools and technologies you need to target the broadest possible market for your apps and games. Show More Summary

NCAA March Madness Live now available in the Windows Phone Store

I just posted that NCAA March Madness Live is now available in the Windows Store for Windows PCs and Tablets but it also available for your Windows Phone too! Download NCAA March Madness Live from the Windows Phone Store! NCAA tournament...Show More Summary

NCAA March Madness Live now available in the Windows Store

College basketball fans are anxiously awaiting next week’s NCAA tournament – which starts on Tuesday March 18th. This year, they can watch the tournament games on their Windows PC or Tablet with NCAA March Madness Live – now available in the Windows Store. Show More Summary

Build apps that connect with People and Calendar, Part 2: Appointments

In the first post of this series, we looked at one of the contracts introduced with Windows 8.1, contact cards. In this post we’ll explore how an app can work with the user’s calendar through the Windows 8.1 Appointments API, where calendar actions are handled by the user’s chosen calendar app. Show More Summary

VLC for Windows 8 Beta now available from the Windows Store

After running a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the work needed to develop a version of their popular video player called VLC for Windows 8 – VideoLAN’s hotly anticipated app is finally here in beta form. You can now download VLC for Windows 8 from the Windows Store. Show More Summary

Magma Mobile garners 2.5 million downloads in 3 months on Windows Phone

Nicolas Sorel is CEO of Magma Mobile and a one-time.NET MVP and Windows Mobile developer. In November 2013, he and the company returned to Microsoft via Windows Phone and Unity, taking advantage of the easy app porting tools. In only three months, Magma Mobile has ported 14 games to Windows Phone and accrued 2.5 million downloads. Show More Summary

Windows Phone, KEXP and SXSW—three things that are better together

It’s that time of the year when it seems like everybody’s heading to Austin, Texas. South by Southwest is one of the nation’s premier festivals featuring music, film and interactive. But to call it a mere “festival” doesn’t really do it justice—to fully grasp this extravaganza, you need to be there. Show More Summary

Announcing the Windows 8.1 User Readiness Toolkit

In January we announced the “Windows 8.1 business user guide package” and promised that there was more great user readiness content coming. Today we are pleased to announce the availability of the Windows 8.1 User Readiness Toolkit for IT Professionals. Show More Summary

Build apps that connect with People and Calendar, Part 1: Contact Cards

In Windows 8.1, we introduced new app-to-app contracts that let your users easily interact with people in their address book and to integrate events into their calendar. In this two-part series we’ll look at both of these contracts, starting with contact cards that work specifically with people. Show More Summary

Dell Announces Precision M2800 Affordable Mobile Workstation PC

Ever since I got my Dell M3800 mobile workstation PC, I’ve been a huge fan of the work that Dell is doing with their latest lineup of mobile workstation PCs. Today Dell announced a new more affordable member of its mobile workstation lineup: the Dell Precision M2800. Show More Summary

A rainbow of Windows themes

Sometimes I wonder who came up with the idea of green beer… and why it ever caught on. I mean sure, green is great, but personally I prefer my beer to be beer-colored. If, on the other hand, you’d like your Windows desktop to wear the green, we do have a few themes to help you set the mood for St. Show More Summary

Join Microsoft at SXSW - Get Involved with #Readywhenyouare

This weekend, Microsoft Studios will open in Austin, TX as part of South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014. The Studio space showcases the diversity of Microsoft from Xbox to Windows to emerging Microsoft Research technologies focusing on the nexus between creativity and technology. Show More Summary

Windows Phone heads to the North Pole with adventurer Eric Larsen

Starting tomorrow, Eric Larsen and his 3-person team of adventurers will start off on an epic journey to traverse the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. The goal: break the current expedition speed...Show More Summary

Dell announces new Latitude 13 Education Series laptop for classrooms

Today, Dell has announced the new classroom-ready Latitude 13 Education Series laptop that is built to meet the needs of any student computing program. This laptop is designed to be tough to withstand head use by students in classrooms – it has been subject to military-standard testing. Show More Summary

Race The Stig from BBC’s Top Gear! #RaceStig

I love show Top Gear. So when I saw that BBC had released the game Race The Stig today, I quickly downloaded it from the Windows Phone Store. It was the reason why I was late coming into work this morning (woops!). The game is super fun. Show More Summary

Inside Windows Phone 72: Deploying Windows Phone apps for the Enterprise

This week’s Inside Windows Phone was written and recorded by Matthijs Hoekstra, senior product marketing manager for Windows Phone. -- Larry In this week’s Inside Windows Phone, we talked with Rob Tiffany about publishing apps for Windows Phone for the Enterprise. Show More Summary

Writing Windows Store apps with locale-based adaptive design

The Windows architecture allows developers to create apps and easily make then available to people all around the globe. This process, known as globalization, requires that developers primarily design an app with culturally-neutral behavior. Show More Summary

8 year old kid builds Windows Phone app using App Studio

Last night, an article written by Cal Borchers at BetaBoston was sent to me that was too awesome to pass up doing a short blog post about and linking to. Cal recently stopped by Microsoft in Cambridge and met one of Boston’s newest developers: 8 year old Mohamed Tariq Jaffar Ali (he goes by Tariq). Show More Summary

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