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
There were “easier” projects that could have been done for //oneweek. Members of the Ability Hackathon: Eye Gaze team had a list of them, mulled them over and weighed their pros and cons. But Steve Gleason hadn’t asked the team about easy. Show More Summary
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
Exactly one year since launch, the momentum generated by Microsoft CityNext is significant and continues to grow. More than 200 partners have already signed on to Microsoft CityNext and are actively delivering more than 700 solutions worldwide – helping to build more modern, safer, healthier and educated cities. Show More Summary
You’ve heard quite a bit recently about Microsoft’s strategy for bringing Windows to more devices, including IoT. Today I’d like to update you on the commitments we made during the recent O’Reilly Solid and Microsoft Build events to ship developer kits that allow people to run a version of Windows on the Intel Galileo board. Show More Summary
When you watch the video, you think, wow, the man is cool. Amir Netz is cool. The video in question, which is easily found on YouTube, shows Netz introducing Power BI for Office 365 to an audience of thousands at the 2013 World Partner Conference. Show More Summary
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on The International Society for Technology in Education conference, the latest schools to use Surface and profiles on Office exec Julia White and Tyler Schrenk, who overcame a life-changing...Show More Summary
Editor’s note: The following is a post from Geoff Carter, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. When you watch the video, you think, wow, the man is cool. Amir Netz is cool. The video in question, which is easily found on YouTube, shows Netz introducing Power BI for Office 365 to an audience of thousands at the 2013 World Partner Conference. Show More Summary
Windows Phone is all about letting your personality shine through. For instance, whenever I receive a call from my wife, The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back plays. (Love you, honey.) With that in mind, here are my top tips for personalizing your sounds in Windows Phone 8.1. Show More Summary
Can the Surface Pro 3 replace your Windows laptop? Probably. Can it replace a MacBook Air for a professional writer whose workflow is built around that device? Probably not. Unfortunately, Microsoft's key messages at last month's launch event encouraged reviewers to try exactly that, with predictable results.
We have a lot of wildlife photography on the Personalization Gallery, including themes and wallpapers featuring wolves, tigers, polar bears, mustangs, dolphins, tropical fish, birds of various kinds – including owls and other birds of prey – and a wide variety of other furry families. Show More Summary
Microsoft has RTM'd SQL Server 2014, which includes a new in-memory OLTP engine built jointly by Microsoft Research and the SQL Server team.
It takes everyone to innovate. And in advance of International Women’s Day, March 8, we’re celebrating by profiling five dynamic individuals from all corners of the company who are changing the world through technology. We’re also highlighting...Show More Summary
A new leaked video appears to show off Microsoft's coming personal digital assistant, codenamed ;Cortana,' in action.
I love seeing developers succeed. So when Judge Dredd vs. Zombies recently surpassed 1.55 million downloads on the Window Windows Phone Windows Store, I couldn’t wait to talk with James Valls, Senior Producer at Rebellion to ask about the strategies he used to produce such strong performance. Show More Summary
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about free cloud storage OneDrive being globally available, Microsoft Dynamics CRM adding more capabilities to deliver even better customer service, and new and updated Bing appsShow More Summary
It’s moving day, with free cloud storage OneDrive now globally available — but you don’t have to do a thing. Existing SkyDrive customers are all set: Your files are ready in the new OneDrive, writes Chris Jones on The OneDrive Blog.Show More Summary
At E3 last year, we announced Project Spark – a game that lets you build and share your own games across Windows 8, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Project Spark uses a visual programming language originally created by Microsoft Research called Kodu that is made specifically for creating games. Show More Summary
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, Windows Azure being used to provide live streaming and on-demand video of the 2014 Winter Games on NBC, and the fourth-largest school district in the U.S. Show More Summary
Congratulations, Satya Nadella. You're the new CEO of Microsoft! What are you going to do next? I don't have any advice, but I think I have a pretty good idea of what's on the new boss's to-do list.