When you consider that browsing the web remains one of the most popular activities on a tablet, it’s surprising the experience isn’t better. People should expect more from the browsing experience on a tablet. Browsing speed has beenShow More Summary
Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone—the Huawei W1—is expected to go on sale at Walmart later this month, the company announced today. So keep an eye out. It will be sold in Walmart’s online and retail stores. Already a popularShow More Summary
A report claims Microsoft is considering buying the Barnes & Noble Nook Media venture for $1 billion. Are there any signs indicating this is in the cards?
[This post was written by Aaron Sauvé, a senior program manager on the Windows Phone camera and photos team. –KC] One great feature of Windows Phone 8 is its ability to save full-resolution backup copies of your pictures and videos on SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service. Show More Summary
Microsoft today announced that Amy Hood, who currently serves as chief financial officer of the Microsoft Business Division, was named Microsoft chief financial officer, succeeding outgoing CFO Peter Klein, who will remain at Microsoft through the end of June to ensure a smooth transition. Show More Summary
A mid-week Microsoft news round-up with the latest on Office for Mac 2011 14.4.3; Windows Embedded 'Blue'; and more information on Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone.
Smaller 'specialty stores' are increasingly key to Microsoft's retail strategy.
Protecting castles from marauding monsters is the idea behind Monster Burner, Ubisoft’s fast-paced, highly-rated hit that just arrived in the Windows Phone Store. The game, which runs on both Windows Phone 7.5 and 8, is free. So there’s no reason not to give it a spin. Show More Summary
Microsoft is moving ahead with new features in its Office Web Apps -- a key piece of its devices and services corporate makeover -- with its 'Gemini' wave of deliverables.
Freshly enhanced versions of both Foursquare and YouTube arrived in the Windows Phone Store today, bringing additional Windows Phone 8 features to the two popular apps. The updated YouTube app lets you pin channels, playlists and results...Show More Summary
Microsoft is home to amazing people who come to work every day determined to change the world with technology. And we have the awesome job of telling their stories. Whether showing off the Microsoft Envisioning Center or explaining how...Show More Summary
Microsoft Windows engineering chief Julie Larson-Green says a public preview of Windows Blue will be out for all Windows 8 users at the end of June.
Microsoft and Yahoo are extending the revenue-per-search guarantee piece of their search partnership by another year.
Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President for Windows, took to the stage at the Wired Business Conference a little while ago to talk about Windows 8 – reiterating much of the momentum Tami talked about earlier in this blog post. She also talked about our approach to making Windows 8 for a world where mobility is at the forefront. Show More Summary
Sony today is unveiling a brand new VAIO line – the VAIO Fit. Sony’s VAIO Fit is designed with students and business users in mind – great design and performance at an entry-level price point. The VAIO Fit will be available in 14-inch and 15-inch models. Show More Summary
The Windows Phone 8 version of the official YouTube app is getting a major update this morning; It’s been completely redesigned to make the most of Windows Phone 8 features. If you already have it, watch for an update notification on your phone. Show More Summary
A snazzy new version of the official Foursquare app for Windows Phone 8 just checked in to the Store. Download it now. Version 3.0 brings a bunch of new features: Pin people and venues to your Start Screen, get notifications on your lock screen, and check-in and share using NFC. Show More Summary
It’s not a hidden secret that I love art. I go to the Seattle Art Museum at least once a month, check out the MOMA every time I can and even occasionally pretend that I can make art on the Fresh Paint App. In the end, though, there is a huge gap between myself and the experts. Show More Summary
Microsoft is ready to fire up the Windows Blue disclosure machine. Here's what to expect and when, according to company officials.
Microsoft is continuing to sell Windows 8 licenses at roughly the same clip that it sold Windows 7 ones to its OEM partners and others in the channel, company officials say.