The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Yesterday was a lot of fun. Watching the Xbox team put the new Xbox One through its paces, hearing the reaction in the room...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
On the IE team, we are humbled to have worked with a variety of partners to create beautiful, immersive experiences on the web like Atari, Contre Jour, Project Prometheus, Pulse, and viral videos like Child of the 90s. This year some...Show More Summary
I love books. I love them so much that there was a time in my life where I helped the school librarian every day instead of going to recess. That period of time lasted for almost two years. Even now, if given the choice between a book and doing a lot of other things, I’ll still choose the book. Show More Summary
In February, we celebrated the Kid’s Corner feature on Windows Phone by asking you to submit your children’s drawings in response to the following questions: “What do you wish your Windows Phone could do? How do you imagine yourself,...Show More Summary
This blog post was authored by Erik Reitan, a programming writer on the Windows Phone developer content team. - Adam You’re already familiar with creating great apps for Windows Phone, and porting your apps from iOS or Android, but did...Show More Summary
Hi, I'm Antonia, a writer on the Windows team, but visual art was really my first creative passion (I majored in painting in college). These days, it can be a challenge to still find time to draw and paint, so when I got my new Surface, the first thing I did was start exploring its possibilities as an art-making tool. Show More Summary
A supposed partner build of Windows Blue shows off some of the early interface tweaks Microsoft may be making with its Windows 8 successor.
It has been incredibly exciting to see such strong engagement and support from web browser enthusiasts and others over the past year with The Browser You Loved to Hate campaign. With over 25 million total video views worldwide to date, we know we struck a chord with you. Show More Summary
Since we kicked off the Windows Phone Challenge over a year ago at CES (it was called “Smoked by Windows Phone” back then), the one question I’ve been consistently asked is: “When do we get to see this stuff on TV?” The answer is…THIS...Show More Summary
Remember when cell phones were pretty much just for making calls? Back then, we didn’t expect much else. In 2001, I remember being completely blown away when a friend of mine figured out how to program a short melody on his phone. It seems silly now, but at the time it was an amazing feat. Show More Summary
It’s not Star Wars, but the battle scenes are just as epic. Our popular Windows Phone Challenge video series, which pits Windows Phone 8 against other well-known smartphones, is back on the big screen. From now through March 28, look for new content playing at top theater chains nationwide, including Lowes, Regal, AMC, and Cinemark. Show More Summary
"This is not a dk-sucking contest," says Linux's benevolent overlord.
Sometimes there is nothing like a shiny new PC to bring a family together—and this was the case for my family a few weeks ago when I brought the Sony VAIO Tap 20 to my parents’ house. My sister asked inquisitively “what’s that?” when she saw it sitting in the trunk of my car. Show More Summary
Microsoft data-platform chief and 24-year company veteran Ted Kummert is leaving the company.
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the Samsung ATIV Odyssey and red-hot Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon, the Feb. 9 arrival of Surface Windows 8 Pro, plus photography apps that will make you love your Windows Phone even more. Samsung ATIV Odyssey arrives at Verizon. Show More Summary
Last year was a pretty great one for Internet Explorer. From hitting a year high on worldwide share to making some new friends like Officer Cupcake and Eugene Filon, we poked some fun at our past while helping the skeptics learn about the latest version of IE. Show More Summary
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the Cloud OS and the opportunity it brings enterprise customers and IT managers, retailers connecting with customers using Windows 8 apps, plus a shot at seeing your app featured...Show More Summary
Wow. What a year! 2012 is the year we completely reimagined Windows with Windows 8. The build-up began at CES back in January with an awesome demo of Windows 8 by Tami Reller. We released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the end of February and then the Release Preview in late May. Show More Summary
From the day Windows Phone 7 made its debut, we’ve gotten lots of kudos for its on-screen keyboard and intelligent suggestions and corrections. Engadget called it “one of the best and most accurate virtual keyboards we've used on any...Show More Summary