Skip to main content
November 20, 2015

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

From teaching kids how to code with Minecraft and addressing the important of security to inspiring sci-fi stories and reimagining how people can buy cars – here are our picks for Weekend Reading.

A man plugs a Lumia 950 into a screen using Microsoft Display Dock

Inside Microsoft’s plan to unlock the full power of your phone

TIME magazine explores the origins and development of Continuum. The in-depth piece includes interviews from key program managers and early-concept drawings.

Microsoft Hololens and Volvo Cars explore the future of car buying

In case you missed it, we ran a story earlier this week on the partnership between Hololens and Volvo. The aim: Explore the future of automotive technology and reimagine how people experience car buying.

Satya Nadella photo

Satya Nadella: Enterprise security for our mobile-first, cloud-first world

The Official Microsoft Blog wrote about Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella’s keynote at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington, D.C on the importance of security in the technology business and how Microsoft has stepped up its game to confront security threats in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. See the full webcast on demand and highlights here. 

2015 Nov 14 Hour of Code - Minecraft Tutorial Image 3

Microsoft teaching kids to code with Minecraft

Microsoft believes every young person should have the opportunity to learn computer science, giving them the power to create with technology. With Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial, Microsoft is helping to develop the next generation of digital natives.

Future Visions book cover photo

Future Visions anthology brings together science fiction—and science fact

Our friends at the Microsoft News Center wrote about “Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft,” a free digital eBook written by nine award-winning sci-fi authors. The anthology of short stories explores how scientific developments at Microsoft Research may affect our future. Read “Future Visions” on your Lumia or Surface by going here.