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Celebrating Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is recognized as a special day around the world each year on May the fourth. We’re helping you celebrate in a few exciting ways today, from deals on music and games to the full Star Wars Digital Movie Collection, we have you covered to help commemorate the day with your fellow Star Wars… Read more

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Announcing Windows Update for Business

Today at Ignite, I had the pleasure of sharing how we’ve designed Windows Update for Business to empower IT Professionals to keep the Windows devices in their organization always up to date with the latest security defenses and Windows features. Windows Update for Business will be a free service for all Windows Pro and Windows… Read more

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Cortana Makes Friends with Your Favorite Apps

As a truly personal digital assistant, Cortana is there to help people get things done. When we set out to design Cortana, we talked to real world personal assistants and learned that they do a few things really well, and rely on a network of experts for everything else. Cortana is no different. Cortana knows… Read more

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Play Monument Valley on your Windows Phone today

Monument Valley: a fantasy world of impossible architecture and a beautiful, silent princess awaits you! Today we’re excited to share that Monument Valley is available to download from the Windows Phone Store.   For fans of the beautiful and the surreal, Monument Valley offers a stunning, intriguing, out-of-this-world gameplay experience. Your mission is to guide… Read more

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Windows 10 Design: Getting the balance right

Hi everyone. I’m Albert, and I lead the Design Team in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. First time poster, long time reader, be gentle. Our team designs for Windows phones, tablets, and PCs; for services, such as the Store, accounts, and MSN; for Xbox; and also for emerging experiences like Internet of Things, HoloLens,… Read more

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New Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10074 now available

Hi everyone from the Build 2015 conference happening right now in San Francisco! If you haven’t already, check out Terry’s blog post about all the Windows 10 announcements we made today. If you’re at Build this week or at Ignite in Chicago next week – keep your eye out for me and say hello! Today… Read more

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Welcoming Developers to Windows 10

Today, I had the honor of speaking to thousands of our development partners at the Build conference about our plans to make Windows 10 the most attractive development platform ever. It is always thrilling to see so many developers excited about Microsoft – and this year, about Windows 10. If you weren’t able to attend… Read more

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Cut the Rope 2 available for Windows and Windows Phone

We’ve got some sweet news for you today, Cut the Rope 2 is now available for Windows and Windows Phone! With new characters, fresh gameplay elements and tricky missions, candy collecting has never been so fun. In his unexpected adventure, Om Nom breaks out of his box and travels through lush forests, busy cities, junkyards… Read more

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The Acer Liquid M220 smartphone is coming to Microsoft Stores

Acer announced today that it is expanding its smartphone business to the United States for the first time by bringing its award-winning Liquid M220 smartphone to Microsoft Stores. The Liquid M220 is the first Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and is supported by Acer for the free Windows Phone… Read more