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    To celebrate apps this season, when you buy a new touch PC or tablet running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 at a participating U.S. retailer* you’ll receive a promotional $25 Windows Store gift card to purchase your favorite apps and games in the Windows Store. The offer runs until December 28th, 2013 – or...
  • Blog Post: Download the Xbox One SmartGlass app and get ready for your Xbox One

    This Friday is the launch of Xbox One. I am pretty stoked! I’ve got my “Day One Edition” coming. If you are like me and have an Xbox One on the way, you can get ready for your Xbox One by downloading the Xbox One SmartGlass app for your Windows tablet and for your Windows Phone. The app unlocks a whole...
  • Blog Post: Check out the SmartGlass experience for Star Trek Into Darkness

    Firing up your Xbox 360 and looking for a movie to watch this weekend? I highly recommend Star Trek Into Darkness - now available on Xbox Video in advance of its September 10th debut as a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand title. I am a bit biased, however, because I’m a huge Star Trek fan...
  • Blog Post: App roundup: More Xbox games in the Windows Store

    In my very first App roundup back in December, I looked at some of the Xbox games from the Windows Store. It’s been about six months since that first post, so when I sat down to write a post this week, it seemed like a good time to share more Xbox games I’ve been enjoying recently. Bejeweled LIVE Bejeweled...
  • Blog Post: Stay in touch with Video Kinect on Xbox and Windows Live Messenger

    In November 2012 we announced the date of the retirement of Messenger integration in Video Kinect. On March 11th, 2013 Video Kinect received a title update that removed Messenger integration from this title. This is a part of the larger overall Messenger plan announced last fall. Video Kinect will still...
  • Blog Post: My personal experience with the Windows 8 Release Preview

    Last Thursday, we announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview . Over the last few weeks, I’ve been living with the Windows 8 Release Preview on all my devices – from my laptop, to a tablet, to my All-in-One PC at home, and my desktop PC here in my office at work. Windows 8 brings together...
  • Blog Post: Students - Buy a PC, get an Xbox 360! #GetAnXbox

    UPDATE 5/21: Find out more about this offer here at www.windows.com/freexbox . The school year is wrapping up for many but for those who are graduating high school - thoughts are already on the upcoming school year this fall and starting college. Starting college can be a big adjustment and we’d...
  • Blog Post: School Is Out for The Summer – What PC are You Rocking?

    Something terrible happened this morning. I just realized that school is out for the summer and I didn’t realize it. This is a terrible sign that I’m getting too old to have friends who are still in school. On the plus side, I’m finally educated enough to know what the best technology graduation gifts...
  • Blog Post: Windows PCs take New York

    Earlier this week folks from all of Microsoft’s consumer businesses – Windows , Office , Hardware , Xbox , etc. – were in NYC for our annual holiday preview event for consumer press and analysts where we show off our latest and greatest stuff, and give them a sneak peek at what’s...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Feedback Program

    UPDATE: Thank you for the tremendous response. Due to the swell of interest, we've achieved our recruiting goals for program and recruiting is now closed. Want to help us improve Windows? You can opt-in (apply) to be invited into the Windows Feedback Program today! The Windows Feedback Program was...
  • Blog Post: How To: Outfit your college student for under $1000

    UPDATED 8/16/10, 9:32pm PST - Added a link to an even cheaper version of Office to save you more dough! I saw an article over the weekend that said that according to the National Retail Federation, college students are cutting their back-to-school spending by 19% (about $150). There are a lot of theories...
  • Blog Post: The Toshiba e205: One beautiful, beefy blue box

    Happy May 19 th ! To celebrate, Ashley just told you about a smokin’ hot offer from Best Buy – save $200 when you buy a Toshiba Satellite E205 laptop and an Xbox Arcade. When I heard about the upcoming offer, I decided to get a Toshiba Satellite E205 and take it for a spin. I found some little...
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    While the current school year is coming to a close, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to next year. Are you about to head to college this fall for the first time? Planning another year on campus?  Worried what next year has in store? Wondering what you'll need, how you'll succeed or what...
  • Blog Post: Black Friday Deals, Hot PCs and other Holiday Updates

    It’s Black Friday and everyone is out kick-starting their holiday shopping. I thought I would take a break from my own shopping to highlight some pretty slick Black Friday deals from Microsoft. We’ve got some pretty awesome deals going on for Windows Phones, Xboxes, Windows PCs and more – just check...
  • Blog Post: The San Francisco & New York Holiday PC Showcases in photos

    After a week of flying around the country laden down with dozens of Windows PCs , Windows Phones , and Kinects , I’m back home from our Holiday PC Showcases .  I thought the best way to wrap up the event would be to share some of my favorite photos from San Francisco and New York.  Enjoy! We...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Hot New Deals from Online Microsoft Store!

    Want to avoid the mad rush to the malls this weekend? You can shop right from home this holiday season at the online Microsoft Store . The Microsoft Store has some smoking hot deals that they will be unveiling starting this Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). However they are letting me exclusively...
  • Blog Post: Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat: It’s A Great Time to Play, Watch and Share with your Family - #Win7tech

    If you read the blog often, you’ve likely noticed that I’ve got a lot of family and they are a long ways away and you’d think I might feel disconnected. As the second youngest of six siblings, I’ve been able to experience “family” to the fullest with brothers, sisters, cousins, enough to fill a house...
  • Blog Post: Halo Spartan Appears on Campus – New Video Released

    The Halo Spartan last appeared on his high school graduation stage here . We asked you on Facebook where you thought he might pop up next and the answers were wild. People guessed all manner of locations. However, few guessed that he’d turn up in the most obvious next spot—college. Check out this video...
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    Today, Xbox is unveiling the first wave of games that will be available starting on October 26 th on Windows 8. 29 of these games are from Microsoft Studios - some of which are exclusive to Windows 8. Xbox is also announcing support from Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile, Halfbrick Studios...
  • Blog Post: Come hang with the Windows Team at our first ever Holiday PC Events in New York and San Francisco!

    Brandon and I are packing up some of our latest and greatest PCs and hitting the road in early December. We’ll have everything from tiny, pocket-sized netbooks to 130lb liquid-cooled gaming rigs and will be bringing them to San Francisco on December 1 st and New York on December 6 th to share with press...
  • Blog Post: HP and Amazon Join With Other Retailers to Offer A Windows 7 PC with Xbox

    We’ve seen a lot of excitement and interest from students for the Windows PC and XBox offer over the last few days and  we have more good news. Both HP.com and Amazon.com have now come online to join with the other retailers who are participating in the “ Buy a PC, Get an Xbox ” offer including...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft (including Windows!) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Today

    Did you catch today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show? Today’s show marked Day 3 in Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways (a segment she does regularly on her show). The theme of today’s segment was all about staying connected with your family and friends over the holidays. In honor of today’s theme, Ellen...
  • Blog Post: Zune HD Revealed & Zune Coming to the Xbox!

    My pal Brian Seitz over on the Zune Insider revealed a brand new (and very awesome looking) Zune yesterday – the Zune HD . This awesome looking new device comes with an OLED screen with multi touch, an HD Radio receiver, HD video out capabilities, AND a web browser! Find out more about the Zune HD here...
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    The first-ever Windows PC Holiday Showcase was a huge success! Over 40 press, analysts, enthusiasts and contest winners joined me , Brandon , Ryan and dozens of the season’s hottest Windows PCs for a night of great food, cool music, and fun gadget talk. Rather than make you to read a long, wordy post...
  • Blog Post: Meet Rob Dyrdek, Win Windows 7 PCs at Microsoft Store in Scottsdale

    Celebrity skateboarder, entrepreneur and all around nice guy Rob Dyrdek will be at the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale , Arizona this Thursday from 5pm-6pm local time. You’ll be given the chance to get your photo taken with Dyrdek , have him sign an item and then be eligible to lots of cool stuff. I spent...