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  • 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: Talking Retail: The New Windows Store Only at Best Buy

    Today, we announced a strategic partnership to create the Windows Store only at Best Buy, a comprehensive store-within-a-store in 500 Best Buy locations across the United States and more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada. The stores within Best Buy will range in size from 1,500 square...
  • 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: Kinect for Windows Demonstrated at MIX11

    This last fall, we released Kinect for the Xbox 360. Kinect enables controller free games and entertainment on Xbox 360 utilizing a gesture-based Natural User Interface (NUI). My colleague Steve Clayton has been blogging a lot about NUI on the Next at Microsoft blo g which I definitely recommend reading...
  • Blog Post: Join us at gdgt live in Seattle!

    Are you in the Seattle area? Join us today from 7pm – 10pm at the Showbox SoDo for gdgt live in Seattle. This event, put on by the awesome folks at gdgt , is for anybody interesting in checking out some of the hottest new gadgets. We’re sponsoring the event and I’ll be there as well as several colleagues...
  • Blog Post: More buzz from BUILD – Developers get their devices!

    I just got back from the Anaheim Convention Center where I got to see thousands of developers receiving their Samsung prototype PC with Windows 8 Developer Preview.       Christian Loredo, John Tobin, Johnny Gabbai where the first 3 people in line for their devices and got a special surprise...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Boosts Customer Satisfaction Scores for PC Makers

    Gregg Keizer over at Computerworld today posted an article about the results of the annual satisfaction survey conducted by American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In the article, Windows 7 is credited for boosting customer satisfaction scores for PC makers such as HP, Dell, and Acer. According...
  • Blog Post: Windows at CES 2011

    It’s been an exciting day for Windows with lots of news shared. I did however want to take a few minutes to share with you a bit more about the rest of the Windows story and the things we will be talking about this week at CES. At last year’s CES, it was just a little over 2 months after the launch of...
  • Blog Post: OEMs Introduce Innovative New PC Designs for Windows 8

    Hi, I’m Nick Parker and I lead the OEM Division at Microsoft. Many of our partners are making announcements this week at IFA so it’s a good time to showcase some of the amazing hardware innovation coming to market with Windows 8. IFA is one of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade shows and...
  • Blog Post: PCWorld: Microsoft hit a homerun with Windows 7

    Tony Bradley from PCWorld published an article yesterday highlighting a recent report from Gartner predicting a 22% growth of global PC sales for 2010. This “rebound”, as Tony calls it, is reflective of the general economic recovery but also reflective of the success of Windows 7. Tony’s...
  • Blog Post: Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

    Today, registration is officially open for the Windows Upgrade Offer we announced in May . If you purchase or have purchased an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) which will be redeemable...
  • Blog Post: CNN: The 9-year-old Microsoft genius

    CNN has an article putting the spotlight on a 9 year old kid from Macedonia who literally is a Microsoft genius. Marco Calasan holds 4 Microsoft certificates and has written a 312-page book on Windows 7 – and he really loves computers. He’s written an IPTV system for his school that streams high quality...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Windows 7 at 1 Year – More than 240 Million Licenses Sold

    Today’s an exciting day! We are announcing that more than 240 million licenses of Windows 7 have been sold . Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history. As of September, Windows 7 was running on 93% of new consumer PCs and has over 17% global OS market share (according to Net Applications...
  • Blog Post: 15 Years Later: Remembering Windows 95

    15 years ago today, Microsoft launched Windows 95. In 1995 I was 11 years old and in the 5th grade. At that time, I never thought that today I’d be working at Microsoft – let alone helping to tell the story of Windows. So this is a really fun and personal topic for me to recall my memories of Windows...