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Blog Post Archive

Microsoft releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit

Today, we have some exciting news to share about the next chapter for Kinect. Our Windows SDK 2.0 is now available for the Kinect v2 sensors, and developers can commercially deploy Kinect apps in the Windows Store for the first time....Show More Summary

Microsoft publishes its Annual Citizenship Report for fiscal year 2014

On Monday, we published the Microsoft 2014 Citizenship Report. Microsoft’s citizenship commitments, to serve our communities and fulfill our responsibilities to the public, are based on our core belief that these commitments and actions contribute long-term value to society and to our business. Show More Summary

Delivering a complete cloud for every business, industry and geography

Today I joined our CEO Satya Nadella onstage in San Francisco to talk about Microsoft’s approach to delivering the industry’s complete cloud – one for every business, every industry and every geography. Cloud is transforming our world today at an accelerated pace and businesses are redefining what is possible with Microsoft’s cloud. Show More Summary

Azure boasts new machine learning capabilities and Microsoft reveals details of Ignite conference — Weekend Reading: Oct. 17th Edition

Greetings, Weekend Reading warriors. Whether your head’s in the clouds, or you’ve got boots on the ground, we’ve got news for you. Read on. At the big data event Strata + Hadoop World in New York, Microsoft announced Wednesday the expansion...Show More Summary

Introducing Microsoft Ignite and our lineup of top conferences in 2015

Last July, we put the word out that Microsoft will host a unified enterprise technology conference in May. We told you it will bring together the best of previously individual events – the Management Summit, the Exchange, SharePoint,...Show More Summary

Azure adds real-time analytics for Hadoop and new machine learning capabilities

Today at Strata + Hadoop World in New York, one of the industry’s premier big data events, we’re announcing the expansion of our Azure data services. These announcements and our participation in the event are part of our commitment to bring big data to everyone by leveraging the power, flexibility and scale of the cloud. Show More Summary

Project Spark ignites gamers’ minds, and Surface Pro 3 is a good fit for enterprise — Weekend Reading: Oct. 10th Edition

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Project Spark, the Surface Pro 3’s role in the workplace and Adobe Creative Cloud now optimized for Surface Pro 3. Project Spark made its official world debut in stores this week,...Show More Summary

Sir Mix-A-Lot’s life intertwines tech and music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUczvydv9tk Every day, this Seattle native’s voice booms on KUBE 93 radio during the “Old Skool Lunch.” In June, the Seattle Symphony performed his quadruple-platinum single “Baby Got Back” live – and women filled the stage to dance with him in the viral video. Show More Summary

Read a choose-your-story adventure inspired by ‘Project Spark’

It’s 11 a.m. and you’re still in your pajamas – plaid shorts, a faded David Bowie t-shirt and worn moccasin slippers. Brows furrowed, deep in thought, you tap your fingers on the desktop, creating concentric circles in your now-cold coffee. Show More Summary

A first look at Windows 10 — Weekend Reading: October 3rd Edition

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the introduction of Windows 10, the relationship between Microsoft and the NFL, and a YouthSpark expedition into the jungle with five young technologists. Terry Myerson, executive...Show More Summary

The heart of the jungle: How five young technologists changed their communities, the jungle and themselves

Even in the jungle, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It will also be one of the only times to catch Sara Stifler, Sathya Narayanan Subramanian, Dominic Co, Juan Carlos Murillo and Laura Fulton holding still. It will be...Show More Summary

New Office 365 plans for small and mid-sized businesses available today

On Thursday, we released a new set of Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of businesses ranging in size from one to approximately 250 employees. The new plans are specifically designed for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) at a price point that makes Office 365 an easy decision. Show More Summary

Microsoft and NFL give more to fans and teams

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. Show More Summary

Office Sway re-imagines how you create and share interactive content

The introduction of Office Sway provides an easy way to make and share interactive creations using the cloud and adapting to whatever device people use to view your creations. A “Sway” is the canvas you create using Sway. Drop in your content from your cloud storage, your devices or social networks. Show More Summary

Windows 10: ‘The first step of a whole new generation of Windows’

Windows 10 “represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows,” writes Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Operating Systems, in a blog post. “Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Show More Summary

The new MSN arrives

Earlier this month, we unveiled a first look at the new MSN. Over the past 3 weeks, nearly 10 million of you took the opportunity to test out the new site and more than 80,000 of you even took the time to tell us what you thought. Based on your feedback, we have made numerous changes to the site. From everyone here, a sincere thank you. Over the next 72 … Read more »

Look out New York City! Microsoft to open flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue

When we opened the first Microsoft retail store back on Oct. 22, 2009, our intention was simple: deliver outstanding choice, value and service for everyone who walks into our stores. Microsoft Stores were designed to create a meaningful, direct connection to our customers and give them the best place to experience and purchase Microsoft technology. Show More Summary

New apps and services from Microsoft customers and partners on display at Sibos financial services conference in Boston

At Sibos this week, Microsoft customers and partners are showcasing new technology to help financial institutions become digital banks. This includes a host of new Windows 8 apps, demonstrations on how the cloud can help banks do business...Show More Summary

New wireless display adapter revealed and the Microsoft Cube unveiled – Weekend Reading: Sept. 26th Edition

The rain has returned to Seattle, but it didn’t dampen the news this week. Read on to see how Microsoft is helping to evolve business — and the digital dance party. No more huddling around the small screen to share photos! MicrosoftShow More Summary

Meet the Microsoft Cube

What do you get when you have a giant square sculpture, made from a continuous projection surface, powered by five computers and four Kinects, all working in concert? The Microsoft Cube: an interactive art installation, unveiled this week at Seattle’s Decibel Festival. Show More Summary

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