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  • Blog Post: New Windows Devices Announced at CES

    It’s great to kick off the new year at CES, with so much energy and excitement around the industry’s latest innovations. Microsoft’s marketing and employee presence at the show is supporting our partners in their product announcements on the Windows platform and meeting to plan the many new launches...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1: Best Experience of Your Web with Sites and Apps together

    This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing this week from different people in groups across Microsoft who helped us build Windows 8.1. – Brandon With the general availability of Windows 8.1, you’ll get the best experience of your sites and apps together on your favorite Windows...
  • Blog Post: One experience for everything in your life

    As I walk down the hallway in my office this week I see a lot of smiles from people on the team who are excited about their hard work finally making it into customers’ hands. This week we’ve got some great things coming for Windows and Windows Phone customers. On Thursday, Windows 8.1 will...
  • Blog Post: Engineering Xbox Music for Windows 8.1

    This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing this week from different people in groups across Microsoft who helped us build Windows 8.1. – Brandon Hey all, Alex Garden here. I’m the general manager for Xbox MVR, which stands for Music, Video and Reading. The Windows team invited...
  • Blog Post: Skype for Windows 8.1, engineered since the acquisition

    This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing this week from different people in groups across Microsoft who helped us build Windows 8.1. – Brandon For an engineer, nothing is as rewarding as seeing the product you’ve been working hard on used by the people it was created for. I...
  • Blog Post: Windows at Intel Developer Forum 2013

    Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2013 is happening this week in San Francisco and Tami Reller, Executive Vice President, Marketing joined Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s PC Client Group, on stage during his keynote this morning to talk about Windows. The strong continuation...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Tablets and PCs Unveiled @ IFA

    For all of us in the device world, the past year has seen incredible growth and innovation with new form factors, thinner and more powerful components, more durable materials and the evolution of computing experiences. I think IFA 2013, happening this week in Berlin, will showcase how far devices have...
  • Blog Post: Readying Windows 8.1 for release (UPDATED)

    We’ve hit an important milestone for Windows and for Microsoft—just 10 months after delivering on a bold, generational change in computing with Windows 8, our team is proud to share that we have started releasing Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to our hardware partners. In many ways, this marks a new...
  • Blog Post: Mark your calendars for Windows 8.1!

    I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers...
  • Blog Post: Windows at WPC 2013

    Today at the Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas – Microsoft executives took the stage to discuss the company’s devices and services approach with our partners. Tami Reller, Windows CMO and CFO, talked about how Windows is the foundation that people trust and how it...
  • Blog Post: Windows at Build 2013

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer just kicked off Build 2013 this morning in San Francisco by announcing the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview . Steve talked about how Windows 8.1 is a “refined blend” of the desktop experience and modern experience with the Start screen, and how Bing powers...
  • Blog Post: Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

    Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 – it’s a generational...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 at 6 months: Q&A with Tami Reller

    Back in January, Tami Reller, our Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer, joined me in a Q&A to provide an update on progress since the launch of Windows 8. Here we are now just past six months from general availability, so we thought it would be fitting to provide another update. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 at 90 days: Q&A with Tami Reller

    As we’ve said on many occasions, Windows 8 represents a big, ambitious change for Windows and for Microsoft. We built Windows 8 for the next generation of computing – setting out to eliminate the boundary between PCs and tablets. And we’re just getting started! It’s been...
  • Blog Post: 64-Bit Momentum Surges with Windows 7

    Are you running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7? There is a high likelihood you are. As of June 2010, we see that 46% of all PCs worldwide running Windows 7 are running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7. That is, nearly half of all PCs running Windows 7 are running 64-bit. Compared to Windows Vista at 3 and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Product Scout

    Let’s talk about choice. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of Windows is choice – of how you want to use your PC, of hardware, of devices, of software and web apps. It is our amazing ecosystem of partners that brings choice to Windows 7 users with a vast array of products that extend and enhance their...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Music: Free streaming music on Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets

    Xbox has officially announced Xbox Music tonight which begins rolling out to Xbox consoles on October 16 th . Starting on October 26 th , Xbox Music will deliver free streaming music on Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets in 15 markets worldwide! Xbox Music has a music catalog on par with...