Gaming and Gearing Up for the Big Holiday Season

The holiday gift-giving season is here, and our partners in the Windows gaming community are anticipating a great holiday season. Sales activity this time of year in the Windows Store is a great indicator for impact of innovation, as well as for developer momentum on the Windows platform – and the numbers paint a positive picture…. Read more and Office 365 come together to make a hit

I love PowerPoint – I really do.  There are few tools that empower storytellers to communicate as effectively as PowerPoint can.  What I don’t love is the headache of having to find the things that make a PowerPoint presentation visually engaging. Finding the right picture to communicate a concept or point isn’t just time consuming…it’s… Read more

Introducing Microsoft Imagine for Student Developers of All Ages

We’ve been supporting student developers in universities for many years with great programs like Imagine Cup – and Microsoft Student Partners, which have provided free tools, contests, and opportunities for aspiring professionals. But today technology is being embraced by younger and younger students. Kids are learning to use touch devices for apps and games before… Read more

New Foursquare app and Cortana – a great match

Continuing a theme of partnership, I’m pleased to share news from the collaboration between foursquare and Microsoft. Foursquare, now available on Windows Phone, complements Swarm by offering a better way to find great things around you with all of the features foursquare users have come to expect from across all devices.  Back in August, we… Read more

Innovation and the Enterprise: Takeaways from Dublin Web Summit 2014

I’ve been reflecting on the week I spent in Dublin at Web Summit 2014 (DWS). With 22,000 attendees, including 2,000 startups and 700 investors, being at the Summit tells a vibrant story regarding the amount of energy in the global startup ecosystem. The show floor was a bustle of controlled chaos, with thousands of startups… Read more

CA Technologies and Microsoft Azure Team Up to Enhance Cloud Solutions for the Enterprise

I want to share some cloud-related news coming out of our relationship with CA Technologies. Today, CA Technologies the preview of CA Cloud Storage for System z featuring Microsoft Azure. The solution expands Azure’s reach as a viable option for enterprise customers who need an efficient, cloud-first option for storing data while maintaining on-premises servers…. Read more

Flipboard: a great example of “Why Windows”

Like the previous releases for Windows tablets and desktops, this edition of Flipboard takes full advantage of the benefits of building apps for Windows.  From its information architecture to visual design details, Flipboard for Windows Phone includes some great features that you’ll only find on Windows devices. You can read about new user features baked… Read more

Medical Students use Tech Skills to create Life-Saving App

  The 2014 Imagine Cup World Champions were back in town recently for a weeklong YouthSpark Boot Camp, which they won as part of their grand prize. The boot camp was designed to connect the winning team with experts relevant to their solution as well as the broader ecosystem needed to help them bring their solution… Read more

It’s Fantasy Football Season…on Windows Phone!

It’s Fantasy Football Season…on Windows Phone! This is the time of year when football fans really start to get revved up for (American) football. Whether it involves going to a game, hosting a party at home to watch as a group or going out to share the experience with others, football is very much about… Read more