Universal Windows apps get better with Windows 10

Today Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore talked about the future of Windows and gave the world its first look at Windows 10. They demonstrated new features designed to make people and businesses more productive and announced that a Technical Preview build of Windows 10 will be available tomorrow through the Windows Insider Program. I know… Read more

Introducing Windows 10 for Business

Hello from San Francisco! I’m Jim Alkove, I lead the Windows enterprise program management team. Today, Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore announced a new approach to the way we plan, develop and deliver Windows, with a first look at Windows 10. Windows 10 is the next generation of our OS that adapts to the devices… Read more

Bing apps get updated, now branded MSN

The Bing apps have been providing people with a set of really awesome immersive vertical experiences around Weather, News, Sports, Finance, Travel, Health & Fitness, and Food & Drink on devices running Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. They are some of my favorite apps and highly recommended. With today’s updates, these apps will now… Read more

New HP Stream thin-and-light Windows Notebooks and Tablets including $99 Stream 7 tablet just unveiled

HP is adding to the HP Stream line of affordable thin-and-light Windows devices today with two new laptops and two new tablets. The HP Stream 7 and HP Steam 8 are 7-inch and 8-inch Windows tablets that are powered by Intel and come with a 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal which includes 1TB… Read more

Windows and Windows Phone Store Trends – September 2014 Update

This blog post is the latest in a recurring series that provides details about recent Store trends across categories, markets, and more. Understanding these general trends can help you determine what types of apps to build or where to focus your development efforts. Data from the Windows Store is presented alongside Windows Phone Stores, allowing… Read more

Reinventing banking for great customer and employee experiences with mobile solutions

Hello. I’m Jeremy Korst, and I lead Windows Product Marketing. This week at Sibos, we’ll be talking with Financial Services companies about how to enable their rapid digital transformation to empower more productive employees and better engage customers. Banks have been undergoing a digital transformation for some time, but there is increasing urgency to transform… Read more

Ginny Caughey, grandmother and avid Windows developer, uses Windows 8.1 to scale her enterprise operations

Ginny Caughey, president of Carolina Software in Wilmington, NC, has been a developer for decades—decades she has spent using Windows to develop enterprise applications. Her firm has provided software and support services to the solid waste industry since 1987. Today, her firm uses Windows 8.1 as its development platform, and Caughey swears by the platform’s… Read more

Announcing the return of WinHEC

Every day, Windows hardware partners develop and ship to customers a broad set of innovative devices, ranging from personal mobile electronics like smartphones and tablets, to peripherals and component parts, to laptops, desktops, servers and embedded systems for a wide range of industries. Driving continuous innovation requires deep integration and partnership across our ecosystem. With… Read more

New Update for Windows Phone Preview for Developers

For those of you participating in our Windows Phone Preview for Developers, we’ve got some good news as today we’ll begin delivery of an update that will make more new software available to more of you. Build 8.10.14176 starts rolling today to developer preview participants, and provides a bunch of performance improvements and general fixes…. Read more

Customer Showcase: New Belgium Brewery

New Belgium Brewing Company is a familiar brand for many folks. They are based in Fort Collins, Colorado and are the third-largest craft brewery – the eighth-largest overall, in the US. And their sales force is proudly powered by Microsoft. I’m excited to talk about a recent development created for New Belgium Brewing Company by… Read more