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Royal Caribbean International to provide 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets

In line with technology upgrades being made across the Royal Caribbean Cruises fleet, the company is giving all of its 40,000 shipboard crew members Windows 8.1 tablets. “This technology isn’t only about giving our guests a better vacation...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Aug. 22nd Edition – Microsoft and TracFone partner on a pilot project and the HTC One (M8) comes to Windows

As summer winds down, Weekend Reading delivers stories on a project that helps diabetes patients, a profile on the chief technical officer of Microsoft’s Cloud and Services organization, the debut of the HTC One (M8) for Windows smartphone and Steve Ballmer stepping down from the Microsoft Board of Directors. Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer steps down as Microsoft board member

Effective Aug. 19, 2014, Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the Microsoft Board of Directors. Read Ballmer’s letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Nadella’s response.

Introducing the HTC One (M8) for Windows

Starting Tuesday, the HTC One (M8) for Windows, the first device to ship in the U.S. with the Windows Phone 8.1 Update, will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless online and in stores. It comes loaded with features such as Cortana, Live Folders and Action Center. Show More Summary

Quiet riot: Dave Campbell and the art of humble disruption

Disruptive. According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, it’s the adjective form of disrupt, which means to break apart or throw into disorder. But in the tech industry, it’s become the buzz word for transformation, tearing something...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Aug. 15th Edition — Xbox ignites gamescom, Satya Nadella names Hackathon winner, gets ice bath

We soared this week with big news for gamers, the naming of Hackathon and Microsoft Ventures winners, and the announcement of a high-flying partnership with a major airline. Read on! It was wall-to-wall Xbox at gamescom 2014, Europe’s biggest video games expo. Show More Summary

Saudi Airlines flies to new heights with business intelligence solution from Microsoft

Saudi Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the Middle East, has chosen Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Power BI for Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 to analyze, visualize and share data in a unified way. Show More Summary

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reveals grand prize winner of //oneweek Hackathon: Ability Eye Gaze

Their vision was simple, said Matthew Mack, one of the leaders of the //oneweek Hackathon team known as Ability Eye Gaze. “Until there is a cure for ALS, technology is a cure.” The Eye Gaze team had set out to do a project to help Steve Gleason, a former pro football player who is living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Show More Summary

Updates coming to Xbox One include more social features, new ways to watch TV

Starting in the early access program later this month, new social features making it easier for gamers to connect with their friends and new ways to access their TV and entertainment throughout their homes will be coming to Xbox One, writes Major Nelson in a blog post. Show More Summary

Nokia 130 will debut this fall in countries such as China, Egypt and India

The Microsoft Devices Group contributes to the rapid growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones with the introduction of the Nokia 130, designed to introduce millions of people to new digital experiences. At only 19 euros, the Nokia 130...Show More Summary

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

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...Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

Peggy Johnson to head Global Business Development at Microsoft

Margaret L. (Peggy) Johnson has been named executive vice president of Business Development, reporting to Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella, it was announced Tuesday. Johnson joins Microsoft from Qualcomm, where she most recently served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and was president of global market development. Show More Summary

Imagine Cup World Finals 2014 winner Eyenaemia receives $50,000 and a private meeting with Bill Gates

On the final day of the Imagine Cup World Finals 2014 competition at the Washington State Convention Center, only one team emerged as the winner, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told the 125 students and 34 teams who made it this far...Show More Summary

Microsoft hacks its way into a new era with first-ever //oneweek

Microsoft kicked off its first-ever //oneweek on Monday, a global event that is part of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s effort to reinvent the way the company does business and encourage employees to adopt a challenger mindset and collaborate on the ideas and technologies of the future. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Aug. 1st Edition — Hackathon heats up //oneweek, a new Microsoft board member, Imagine Cup finalists compete in Seattle

Buckle up, Weekend Reading faithful. It’s been a blockbuster. As the sun set on July, it’s doubtful we could’ve packed in much more, even if we tried. Check it out. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella threw out the playbook on the traditional company meeting this year, opting instead for a week’s worth of events to get everyone fired up. Show More Summary

Hands-on games judging at Imagine Cup World Finals gives competitors advice and encouragement

While it was warm and sunny on Microsoft’s Redmond campus Thursday morning, inside the tents set up on the Commons’ soccer fields, it was cool and dark – perfect conditions for the continuing competition of the Imagine Cup World Finals – the hands-on judging round. Show More Summary

Taking charge: Chris Cortez’s journey from 2-star general to Microsoft VP

You could call him “General.” Thousands of Marines did during his 33 years in the Corps. But Chris Cortez, true to his roots – the son of a father who picked fruit in the fields of Northern California, and whose devoted mother could not read or write – does not put on airs. It is not his way. Calling him Chris is just fine. His appearance is neat, tidy, spare. … Read more »

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update details, with Cortana coming to new markets

This morning, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore announced details about the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which is being made available in preview form for developers next week. This update has new features for everyone around the world, and certain features customized for and by people in China. Show More Summary

For Imagine Cup finalists, Code is the common language

The 2014 Imagine Cup comes to Seattle this week and that means 34 teams will be competing in the World Citizenship, Games and Innovation categories. The finalists may come from around the world, but they speak a common language: code. Show More Summary

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