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March 11, 2016

Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed (March 11)

Office apps get new features, Ask Cortana helps you discover information about images, Surface unleashes creativity and innovation, Haas F1 team driver and Lumia Ambassador Romain Grosjean gets ready for the upcoming Formula 1 season – here are our pick for this week’s Weekend Reading:

Ryan Spoering: Surface enables creativity and innovation from anywhere

Ryan Spoering is a tinkerer, scientist, engineer, designer and a Surface fan who uses his device to take his clients’ dreams from concept to reality. His company Lab Machinist Solutions is a consulting, design and prototyping service for research labs, and Ryan spends a lot of time traveling to meet his clients.

With the help of Surface, he is able to work from anywhere and anytime and show his clients in real time how their projects are progressing. Read our story and watch the video below about how Surface has changed the way he works, and enabled greater creativity and innovation on the go.

Getting ready for 2016 F1 season with Romain Grosjean and Lumia

With the new Formula 1 season only a week or so away, read our story and Instagram interview with Haas F1 Team driver and Lumia Ambassador Romain Grosjean on his preparation for the upcoming season.

New features for OneNote, Office and Edge that will make note-taking, co-authoring and image search easier

If you’ve been using Evernote, but have considered a move to OneNote, a digital notebook for capturing, storing and sharing information, the OneNote team have just made it easier for you. Earlier this week the team released OneNote Importer tool that migrates all of your Evernote content into OneNote, giving you the opportunity to switch to OneNote and have all your notes in one place, on all your devices.

Learn more about the Importer tool at the Office Blog and on the video below.

In the meanwhile, the Skype and Office teams rolled out Skype chat and video integration features that allow you to chat or even have a video call with your Skype contacts in real time while co-editing a document in Office Online and OneDrive. Read more about the features at the Office and Skype blogs.

Finding the perfect image for your presentation on PowerPoint, story on Word, or financial report on Excel just got easier with an updated image search feature on Office. Now, you can also ask Cortana to tell you more about an image when browsing the Internet with Edge. Read all about these new features at the Bing blog.

Surface Book does more

Meet Tim Flach, a photographer and first-time Surface Book user, and hear his initial thoughts on using Surface for his creative work.