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  • Blog Post: Thoughts on Day 1 of Build 2014

    Today was an important day for Windows and Xbox at Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco. I encourage you to check out blogs on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update , to get the details of the work we are delivering for developers, consumers and business customers. I wanted to use this post...
  • 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 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: 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: 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...
  • Comment: Comment on Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

    Love Windows 8 so far, it's a shame the update is about 6 months old. I'm glad that you're updating internet explorer, One doe's hope that you fix the issue 'Internet Explorer has stopped working/interacting with Windows. Somewhat Impressed with #XBOXONE shame it's late Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Reimagining Windows.com

    Windows.com is the primary destination for all things Windows. Whether you want to buy a new tablet, download the newest version of Internet Explorer, explore desktop themes, learn how to do more with your PC, or get support, Windows.com has the information you need. We’ve been around since Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface now shipping!

    Yesterday at the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York – Samsung announced that the SUR40 for Microsoft Surface is now available and shipping to customers! At CES 2011, we first unveiled Microsoft Surface 2.0 in partnership with Samsung with the SUR40. This year, the SUR40 won the CES...
  • Blog Post: Kinect + Windows: New & Amazing Experiences through NUI

    Steve Clayton today has posted today on the Official Microsoft Blog about bringing Kinect to Windows with a SDK that will be available later this spring. He talks about how we believe this SDK will enable developers in the academic research and enthusiast communities to create new and amazing experiences...
  • Blog Post: Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight

    There’s been some coverage overnight about the security of Windows and whether or not one particular company is reducing its use of Windows. We thought this was a good opportunity to set the record straight. There is some irony here that is hard to overlook. For starters, check out this story...
  • Blog Post: Windows engineers share what they like most about Windows 8 (VIDEO)

    We wanted to see what other members of the Windows team like most about Windows 8 so we asked some of our Windows engineers. Check out what they say in this video below. Based on what you saw today from the BUILD keynote and reading here in my blog post – I am curious to hear what you are...
  • Blog Post: Want to know how we’re building Windows 8?

    Today marks the first post on the Building Windows 8 blog (or “B8” for short). If you’d like to stay in the loop with the behind-the-scenes making-of or engineering of our next Windows release, I suggest checking it out !
  • Blog Post: Windows at CES 2012

    Looking back at 2011, it was a great year for Windows and for Microsoft . We began 2011 with a little over 240 million licenses sold of Windows 7. Since then, we’ve seen incredible momentum with Windows 7 throughout 2011 ( 300 million licenses , 350 million licenses , 400 million licenses ). As of today...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview

    Steven Sinofsky has announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview today in a blog post on Building Windows 8. Head on over to his blog post for the details. More from me on Windows 8 later today.
  • Blog Post: Update on Kinect for Windows - Beta 2 of SDK and new website!

    Today in the first blog post on the brand new Kinect for Windows Blog - Craig Eisler, who is the General Manager for Kinect for Windows, has announced the launch of the brand new Kinect for Windows website . Along with the awesome new website, they are also releasing Beta 2 of the Kinect for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Next Version of Windows to Run on System-on-a-Chip Architectures

    Happy New Year everyone! At CES 2011 in Las Vegas, we hosted a press conference announcing that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip architectures from Intel, AMD, and ARM. We announced that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures including ARM...
  • 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 8 on NVIDIA Tegra powered devices

    Today at NVIDIA’s CES press event – our own Aidan Marcuss, who is a Senior Director of marketing here in Windows, stopped by to demonstrate Windows 8 running on NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad core mobile processor. At last year’s CES, we announced that Windows 8 will run on System on a Chip (SoC) which included...
  • 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: Redesigning the Windows Logo

    We have said that Windows 8 is a complete reimagination of the Windows operating system. Nothing has been left unexplored, including the Windows logo, to evaluate how it held up to modern PC sensibilities. The Windows logo is a strong and widely recognized mark but when we stepped back and analyzed it...
  • Blog Post: Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available

    Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service. It’s designed to help address the ongoing security needs of PCs running genuine...
  • Blog Post: 2 New Videos on the Connected and Entertainment Experience with Microsoft Products

    Back in December, I posted about a really neat video directed by Keith Rivers that highlighted how up and coming indie artist Andrew Belle used Windows 7 and Windows Live to create a song. If you liked that video, you won’t want to miss these two new videos that were also directed by Keith that go beyond...
  • Blog Post: Windows @ BUILD

    Today, at the developer-focused BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA we’re are sharing a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows – “Windows 8”. You can watch our keynote live now at buildwindows.com where Steven Sinofsky and other members of the Windows Team will show an early preview Windows...
  • 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: Commercial release of Kinect for Windows hits Feb. 1st

    The sales for Kinect for the Xbox 360 have been amazing with 18 million sold this last year. The end result has been countless hours of incredible fun with family and friends dancing and playing sports in the confines of their living rooms. Kinect has also opened the door for developers and businesses...