Microsoft, Lionsgate Partner for 'Hunger Games Explorer'
April 15, 2013
Stephanie Mlot, PC Magazine “Designed to shine on Internet Explorer 10 and touch-screen tablets, The Hunger Games Explorer shows off the power of HTML5, with a full-screen experience that 'superfans will love,' IE marketing director Roger Capriotti told PCMag.”
Zillow, Microsoft, WhitePages nominated for Webbys
April 9, 2013
Taylor Soper, GeekWire “Nominations were released this week for the 17th annual Webby Awards, the Oscars-style bash for Internet innovation, creativity and other wacky stuff. Microsoft received five nominations.”
Will Windows 8 Hurt?
April 1, 2013
Eric Adams, Men’s Health “Windows 8 is indeed a next-generation advancement—one that’s striving to bring a bunch of different worlds together.”
9 future-proof gadgets
March 27, 2013
Jennifer Alsever, Fortune Magazine “Tablet sales have taken off, and now Microsoft is making a huge tablet push with Windows 8 and Windows RT. Most of today's tablets boast high-resolution sharp displays for playing games, watching high-def movies and TV shows, taking pictures, surfing the web and chatting over video.”
Make your website stand out in Windows 8
March 22, 2013
Eric Geier, PCWorld “Although Windows 8 remains controversial, it counts millions of early adopters, and Windows will likely remain the most popular operating system for the foreseeable future.”
Surface Pro: Ready for Business
March 14, 2013
Samara Lynn, PC Magazine “Microsoft's Surface Pro is designed to deliver an enterprise-class user experience in a tablet form factor. Joel Santo Domingo, PCMag's lead analyst for desktops and laptops, points out in his review of the Surface Pro, "It's one of the fastest ultrabook-class devices out there" and that it can handle "the Windows XP/Vista/7/8 programs your household or business needs to run."
Microsoft Offering 6 Free Months of Office 365 for Students and Teachers
March 12, 2013
Devin Coldewey, NBC News “The deal could be a boon for students who specifically need Microsoft's apps; while there are free alternatives like Office's perennial rival Google Apps and LibreOffice, they don't always play nice with universities' existing systems. Having access to Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite — and not just at the school's computer center — could be quite helpful. And getting thrifty students to try their pay service over competing free ones is good for Microsoft.”
Microsoft Sweetens Office 365 Deal for Students
March 11, 2013
Paul Thurrott, Supersite for Windows “In tandem with its launch of Office 365 Home Premium for consumers, Microsoft also launched an Office 365 University subscription for students that provides four years of service at an incredible price. But this week, the firm sweetened the deal even further, offering students the chance to get up to six months for free.”
Men Love Tech, So Why Doesn’t NASCAR?
Feb. 23, 2013
Eric Adams, Men’s Health “…Teams are working hard to push the technology as much as they can, to the extent that their relatively modest budgets and the strict NASCAR rules will permit. One of the bright spots they’re pushing: computer tech for data analysis and communication. Microsoft, which recently launched its fully reimagined Windows 8 operating system, is currently teaming up with Toyota Racing Development to create an app called Trackside.”
Windows 8 and Toyota come together to build a faster race car
Feb. 23, 2013
Brad Sams, Neowin “If you happen to tune in to the Daytona 500 this weekend, know that Windows 8 and TRD have made team RAB a faster car through the innovative use of touch input, data composition, and the sharing of content across the team in a seamless and intuitive fashion.”
Hotmail Users, It's Time To Move To Outlook.com, Like It Or Not
Feb. 19, 2013
Mark Hachman, ReadWrite: "Hotmail was obviously a pioneer in the webmail businesses, but over time, @hotmail.com addresses lost their luster as it was eclipsed by its competitors like Gmail. Outlook.com, on the other hand, is a very modern webmail client with numerous smart features like sweep (to quickly clean up your inbox) and active views (to track packages etc.)."
It’s a Tablet. No, It’s a PC. Surface Pro Is Both.
Feb. 6, 2013
David Pogue, New York Times: "The Surface Pro looks like a tablet. It can work like a tablet. You can hold it in one hand and draw on it with the other. It even comes with a plastic stylus that works beautifully. But inside, the Pro is a full-blown Windows PC, with the same Intel chip that powers many high-end laptops, and even two fans to keep it cool (they’re silent). As a result, the Pro can run any of the four million Windows programs, like iTunes, Photoshop, Quicken and, of course, Word, Excel and PowerPoint."
The Microsoft Surface Pro Proves That the PC Is Back
Feb. 5, 2013
John Biggs, TechCrunch: "In short, the Surface Pro is so good that it could drive Windows 8 adoption with enough force to make people reconsider Microsoft’s odd new OS. Microsoft bet the farm on a new paradigm and it needs a champion. Surface Pro is the right hardware for the job."
Microsoft Surface Pro Review
Feb. 5, 2013
Anand Lal Shimpi, AnandTech: "Surface Pro has the same underlying hardware as a notebook PC and it has the basic connectivity you need - this is the first tablet that can truly replace your tablet, notebook and desktop if you want."
Microsoft Surface Pro: Finally, a Worthy Flagship for Windows 8
Feb. 5, 2013
Pete Pachal, Mashable: "The Surface Pro is a great all-in-one gateway to your digital life, work and play. It's better than a laptop because it's more portable. It's better than a phone because you can get more done on a big screen. It's better than other Windows 8 tablets because it's more powerful. And it's better than an iPad because it's made for productivity from the start."
Microsoft Surface: From Idea to Pro
Feb. 5, 2013
Frederic Lardinois, TechCrunch: "One thing the Surface team also realized early on was that the Surface should reflect the core values of what Microsoft stands for as a brand. 'Microsoft is a big brand that carries a particular set of attributes. If you want to get things done, you use Word, Excel and you would find that Windows is actually something that is very useful,' Groene noted."
Microsoft Surface Pro: The Movie
Jan. 23, 2013
Brooke Crothers, CNET: "Microsoft is heralding the Surface Pro tablet's February 9 arrival with a teaser about its PCness. 'Sleek, light, and durable meets powerful PC,' is how Microsoft begins the video."
Microsoft to Ship Surface Windows 8 Pro Tablet on Feb. 9
Jan. 22, 2013
Agam Shah, CIO: "While Surface RT was designed to be more of a tablet-only product, the Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet is intended to double as a laptop with the ability to run a full Windows OS and support for applications running on older Microsoft operating systems."
Microsoft Blazes Trail to Next PC
Jan. 19, 2013
Brooke Crothers, CNET: "With its serious processor, and its guts-behind-the-glass design, Microsoft's Surface Pro may well be the template for the new PC."
Microsoft Surface with Windows RT: A Tablet That Really Works
Jan. 15, 2013
Good Housekeeping: "Just as the iPad revolutionized how we consume media on the go, this gadget takes portable productivity to the next level. It's a true workhorse, thanks to a cover that doubles as a keyboard as well as preinstalled Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. And the new user-friendly Windows 8 touchscreen-compatible operating system makes tasks so much easier."
Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game
Jan. 10, 2013
David Pogue, New York Times: "It’s a machine nobody’s built before, and it should get a lot of imaginations whirring. ...But for now, it looks as if the Surface Pro is, conceptually and practically, a home run. For thousands of people, it will be an ideal mobile companion. It will mean the end of the daily question: 'Hmm, should I take my laptop or my iPad?'"
CES: Lenovo and Samsung Bet Big on Windows 8 Touch Capabilities
Jan. 10, 2013
Alastair Stevenson, v3.co.uk: "Samsung US president Tim Baxter also highlighted the appeal Windows 8's touch application for businesses during the company's keynote address... 'Windows 8 has brought a whole host of possibilities and one of these is touch.'"
Why Windows To Go Is Perfect for BYOD
Dec. 30, 2012
Tony Bradley, PCWorld: "Windows To Go is an awesome tool for BYOD because it enables a complete, managed Windows 8 desktop to be booted from a USB thumb drive or external hard drive. ...While the employee is at work, they can use the safe, secure Windows 8 environment supplied by the organization. When they shut down and leave, their laptop is exactly as it was before they went to work."
Windows 8 Mobile Management Features Entice CIOs
Dec. 20, 2012
Antony Savvas, ComputerWorldUK: "CIOs are being persuaded by the operating system's ability to manage a remote workforce. ...Tony Grace, chief operating officer at Virgin Media Business, said: 'Many CIOs recognise the need for an operating system that allows them to be as flexible as possible, which is why Windows 8 has received their attention.'"
The Woman Charged With Making Windows 8 Succeed
Dec. 13, 2012
Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review: "Windows 8 throws out design features familiar to Windows users since 1995, swapping in simpler, bolder interfaces designed to be operated using a touch screen."
Windows 8 Touch PC Demand Strong
Dec. 4, 2012
Brooke Crothers, CNET: "Demand for Windows 8 touch-screen PCs is strong, according to two analysts who spoke with CNET. 'Touch machines are actually selling above expectations,' said Bob O'Donnell, a program vice president at IDC."
The 10 Best New-Style Windows 8 Apps
Nov. 6, 2012
Michael Muchmore, PCMag: "Getting apps through the store adds several advantages: They’re all checked for security, installation is a one-click affair, you can install them on multiple machines you log into without paying multiple times for paid apps, and updates are centrally managed, with notifications for apps needing updates."
Microsoft Surface Tablet Makes Oprah's List of 'Favorite Things'
Nov. 2, 2012
Chloe Albanesius, PCMag: '"The Surface, Microsoft's first tablet, feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!' Oprah wrote on her website. 'The full-size keyboard built right into the cover makes work easy, the very smart kickstand makes watching a movie or Skyping a friend a delight, the less than a pound-and-a-half weight makes a great alternative to a laptop, and the many other features make it fun for work and play. Now, that's a wowser!'"
Slew of new Windows 8 Apps on the way: Dropbox, ESPN, PayPal, NASA & more
Oct. 30, 2012
Tom Cheredar, Venture Beat: "Even the media business is plotting apps, such as ESPN’s, which will deliver an aggregated news feed, game scores, and, of course, lots of video content. All the new apps should take full advantage of the Windows 8 pinning functionality, instantly making them distinct over other platforms."
5 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Windows 8
Oct. 26, 2012
Michael Muchmore, PC Magazine: "Windows 8 brings significant advantages to those who are upgrading existing PCs or purchasing new ones, thanks to features that better take advantage of the new OS's capabilities."
10 reasons to embrace Windows 8 now
Oct. 26, 2012
Russell Holly, Geek.com: "Windows 8 is well worth the upgrade, and there are some pretty great incentives for pulling the trigger sooner rather than later."
Microsoft Kicks Off Windows 8, Surface
Oct. 25, 2012
Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post: "Over 1,000 PCs have been certified for the launch — many with touchscreens. Sinofsky said that Microsoft's reach and deep bench of developers allow the company to have a large number of apps at launch and will be able to fill out the store quickly."
Beneath the Surface: Inventing the tablet that reinvents Microsoft
Oct. 16, 2012
Zach Epstein, BGR: "Both literally and figuratively, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Surface is more than just a tablet. In the literal sense, the sleek device is something of a tablet-notebook hybrid that employs a novel design and innovative accessories to make creating content just as convenient as consuming content. Figuratively, the Surface marks the dawn of a new era at Microsoft."
Inside Surface: Microsoft’s Insane Quest for Gadget Perfection
Oct. 16, 2012
Sam Biddle, Gizmodo: "Windows RT, the tablet-ized version of Windows 8, will give you almost all the tools you're used to using on a desktop, plus the plush touch wonders of the new Metro Start Menu interface. So you can swipe around Twitter feeds and maps with extremely fluidity—Surface's touch display is one of the best, most responsive I've ever laid fingers on—and then set your wrists down to tap-type away like you would on a desktop's keyboard."
Grinding It Out: See Steven Sinofsky Turn Surface Into a Skateboard
Oct. 16, 2012
Ina Fried, All Things D: "Sinofsky and Microsoft are going to great lengths to show the strength and reliability of the device. During briefings with a small group of reporters on Monday, Sinofsky not only demonstrated the skateboard version, but also showed the tablet going through a drop test and frequently dangled the tablet while holding only the unit’s touch keyboard cover."
Microsoft Surface tablet priced at $499
Oct. 16, 2012
Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times: "When Microsoft revealed the Surface, the company promised it would sell the tablet at competitive prices, and the tech giant has delivered."
What Is the Microsoft Surface Tablet?
June 18, 2012
Sam Biddle, Gizmodo: "But the Surface's cover also doubles as a full, extremely thin keyboard and multitouch trackpad, whereas the iPad's is just... a cover. This is a brilliant move on Microsoft's part — one of the most clever things it's ever squeezed out, and something that instantly makes Surface one of the most exciting devices we've eyed in some time. Not just another black rectangle."
Microsoft Reveals A Family of Super-Thin Tablets Called Surface
June 18, 2012
Jon Mitchell, Read Write Web: "The new Touch Cover outdoes Apple's iPad Smart Cover with a multitouch keyboard and trackpad that's so thin that it serves as a screen cover as well. This allows for a more desktop-like computing experience to take advantage of Windows 8's legacy OS capabilities."
Hello, Surface. 4 Standout Features of Microsoft's New Tablet
June 18, 2012
Kelly Schwarze, GeekSugar: "...Surface is an eye-catching new option in the competitive tablet market. The 10.6-inch tablet hosts some striking features that have us wanting Microsoft to announce the price and availability soon so we can claim our place in line."