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Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed (March 25)

Written By published March 25, 2016

Surface Hub starts shipping to business customers, Microsoft Band gets new social features, Surface team talks about the design process behind Surface Book, the Spring Sale is on in the Windows Store – here are our pick for this week’s Weekend Reading:

Microsoft Surface Hub has begun shipping to business customers

“We set out to build technology to unlock the power of teams. We got customers, partners, our software team, and our hardware team together to build a first-of-its-kind new solution, Surface Hub,“ said Brian Hall, General Manger, Microsoft Devices Marketing in a blog post announcing that Surface Hub has begun shipping to business customers. Read the full story here.

Surface Hub

Surface Book: Designed from the inside out

Earlier this week we posted a story about the design process behind Surface Book – how the Surface team managed to bring great engineering and design together through a process that required relentless brainstorming, doodling, building, testing, scrapping, head scratching, high-fiving, prototyping, and more prototyping. Read all about designing the Surface Book here.

Designing the Surface Book.

Compete with your Facebook friends using new social features on Microsoft Band

Microsoft Band and Health’s new Social Challenges and Leaderboards help you get motivated, have fun, share your accomplishments and even take each other on in head to head fitness challenges – all in the name of health. Read more about the new features here and wait for these updates to start rolling out over the course of next week.


The Spring Sale in the Windows Store is on

The Spring Sale in the Windows Store began earlier this week. You still have a few days (until March 28) to score amazing deals on big favorites: hit games, music, and popular TV shows and favorite movies for the entire family. Head over to the Windows Experience blog to find out more.

TED2016: It’s a phenomenal time to be human

A few weeks ago, Alex Kipman took the stage at TED 2016 and shared our vision of a new reality that puts people, not devices, at the center of everything. Read our story here and replay his TED talk below.