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November 13, 2015

Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed

Lifestyle image of man looking at his SurfaceWelcome to the first edition of Weekend Reading on the Microsoft Devices Blog, a weekly roundup of helpful and interesting news and stories about Microsoft devices!

A major update for Windows 10, the all new Xbox experience, new Box app for Windows 10, and a new Microsoft tool that recognizes human emotions lead our stories this week.

First major update for Windows 10 available

This post by Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, announces the new, free update for Windows 10 PCs and tablets. The update offers major improvements to performance, Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and other Windows 10 features.

Profile of Windows 10 and Joe Belfiore, 25-year veteran of Microsoft

As part of its Innovators series, spotlights Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group, and talks about what makes Windows 10 special.

Windows 10 screenshot Nov.. 2015 update with Cortana

A look at the imaging technology behind the cameras on the Surface Book/Surface Pro 4

In case you missed it, we interviewed Luke Cui, the lead on the Surface image-quality team, on image processing and the other technology behind the cameras on the new Surface devices.

How Microsoft created a new Xbox experience

Fast Company takes a look at how the new Xbox One interface was created, its testing process, and why the final product will help you play games with friends faster and easier.

Photo depicts how Microsoft facial-recognition software detects human emotions

Looking Ahead: New Microsoft tool recognizes human emotions

Our friends at the Next at Microsoft blog wrote about a new facial-recognition tool from the Microsoft Oxford Project team that distinguishes eight core emotional states—anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, neutral, sadness, and surprise.

That’s it for this week! See you again next Friday for another installment of Weekend Reading on the Microsoft Devices Blog.