Magic For This Election Season

We are proud to announce that Microsoft has teamed up with CNN to help people learn and get more involved this election season, on the run-up to the 2016 Presidential race. Through this partnership with Microsoft, CNN has launched a significantly upgraded version of the “Magic Wall” used by CNN’s Chief National Correspondent, John King…. Read more

Toshiba announces Satellite Radius 11 2-in-1 PC

Toshiba has announced a new 11.6-inch 2-in-1 PC: the Satellite Radius 11. The Satellite Radius 11 has a two-axis “flip-and-fold” hinge that rotates 360-degrees, allowing the device to easily convert from laptop to tablet simply by pushing back its touchscreen. You can use it in 5 different modes: Laptop, Tablet, Tabletop, Presentation and Audience. A… Read more

E FUN announces new 10.1-inch Windows tablet

Today, E FUN is announcing a new 10.1-inch Windows tablet as part of their Nextbook line that comes with a detachable POGO keyboard for an amazing 2-in-1 experience. This new Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 tablet will be available for $179 in mid-November at Walmart stores nationwide with pre-orders via Walmart.com beginning October 23rd. It will be… Read more

Windows App Studio Beta adds 9 languages and Windows Phone 8.1 sideloading

Since launching 14 months ago the response to Windows App Studio Beta has been nothing short of incredible. From small business owners to skilled developers learning the basics of our platform, our more than two million users have created just under 1 million app projects, and published almost 50,000 apps to the Windows Store and… Read more

Give Skype Qik a try

Skype Qik is a new video messaging app that runs alongside Skype on your device and gives you a fun and easy way to capture and share quick moments and thoughts with friends and family. While I regularly have Skype calls with my dad (who lives in a different state) – this app can be… Read more

WinSock and more Open Source for your Windows Store apps

Back at the //Build conference in April, I outlined our goals for the Windows 8.1 developer platform and summarized them in a post about Extending platform commonality through universal Windows apps. Those goals were as follows: Reach customers across phones, tablets, and PCs Deliver innovation that supports developer investments Make cross-platform technology easier and more… Read more

Checking in on the Windows Insider Program

It’s been awesome to see so many of you joining the Windows Insider Program and letting us know what you think about the Windows 10 Technical Preview software. As Terry mentioned on Sept. 30th, this is going to be a different Windows. We’re going to share our plans and progress with you earlier and more often… Read more