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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: 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: 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: SkyDrive and 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 My name is Adam Czeisler and I am the Development Manager for one half of the SkyDrive team in Windows Services. Our team, called SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1

    For consumers with Windows 8 devices today, Windows 8.1 will be a free update via an easy download from the Windows Store* starting on October 18th **. Windows 8.1 will be a must-have update for those devices - bringing new features and improvements such as greater personalization, Bing Smart Search...
  • 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: Thoughts on today’s Nokia announcement

    With our announcement today regarding Nokia, we’re taking a huge step in fulfilling our stated strategy of transforming Microsoft. For me, it’s been an incredibly rewarding journey. As the engineering leader for the Windows Phone efforts, I was there at the birth of Windows Phone, and a key part of our...
  • 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: More popular apps coming to the Windows Store announced at Build 2013

    Hi, Steve Guggenheimer here again. I just finished doing the Day 2 keynote for Build 2013 taking place right now in San Francisco. Last week I published a blog post about some new popular apps coming to the Windows Store . And during this morning’s keynote we announced more popular apps are coming to...
  • 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: The Windows 8.1 Preview is here!

    A couple of weeks ago, Antoine Leblond talked about continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1 . It continues to push ahead with our bet that the PC industry is going through a shift that is driven by mobility. We previously announced that Windows 8.1 will be a free update for Windows 8 consumers...
  • Blog Post: Popular apps come to Windows 8

    Hey Steve Guggenheimer here, Chief Evangelist for Windows and your host for the Build conference next week. We’re only one week until Build and we’re really looking forward to getting together with developers in San Francisco to talk apps, code, industry trends, and of course have some fun. As we head...
  • Blog Post: New ecosystem opportunities, Windows 8.1 updates shared at Computex

    Today during Microsoft’s keynote at Computex Taipei 2013 , the world’s second largest computer show, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s OEM division Nick Parker reinforced the potential the Windows platform can offer for partners. As part of the keynote, Windows CFO and CMO Tami...
  • 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 Keeps Getting Better

    Windows 8 was built for a world that blends our work and our personal lives, a world where we expect high quality touch experiences everywhere, and a world that is always on the go and always connected. Windows 8 redefines our market from PCs to mobile computing. We are pleased with the progress we’ve...
  • Blog Post: Building on our vision of modern computing

    Earlier this week I was on stage at the WIRED Business Conference talking about Windows and how it continues to evolve. With Windows 8 we bet on the computing trends shaping today and tomorrow: mobility, touch, apps that connect seamlessly and are with you everywhere you go. We are no longer tied to...
  • Blog Post: Julie Larson-Green at the Wired Business Conference

    Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President for Windows, took to the stage at the Wired Business Conference a little while ago to talk about Windows 8 – reiterating much of the momentum Tami talked about earlier in this blog post . She also talked about our approach to making Windows 8 for a world...
  • 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: Reminder – Register and Redeem Windows Upgrade Offer promo code by Feb. 28th

    I wanted to publish a quick reminder that you have until February 28th to register for the Windows Upgrade Offer to receive a promo code via email that can be used to upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99. Once you’ve registered for the Windows Upgrade Offer, you’ll need to use your...
  • 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: Syncing Google services with Windows 8 and Windows RT

    After January 30th, 2013 – Google will no longer support new Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) connections from Windows PCs and tablets to sync your email, calendar and contacts from Gmail. If you've already connected your Google account to your PC running Windows 8 and Windows RT using the Mail, People or Calendar...
  • Blog Post: U.S. Window 8 Student Offer and University Campus Tour Coming in February

    Calling on all students! Today I’d like to share the pricing details for the Windows 8 student offer which will begin here in the U.S. on February 1st and in 49 additional countries by March 19th. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available for students online via the Microsoft Store for $69...