Today, Microsoft Corp. announced that its highly popular email service, Outlook.com, is ready for prime time. Since the release of Outlook.com last summer as a preview, millions of people have already actively started using it, making it the world’s fastest growing email service, going from 0 to 60 million in just six months.
Were you a child of the 90s? Do you remember things like Pogs, slap-bands and pocket pets? If you were born between 1984 and 1988 Microsoft wants to bring some of that nostalgia back with their latest ‘Child Of The 90s’ Internet Explorer ad.
Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Surface family of PCs is growing. Its newest model — Surface Windows 8 Pro — will be available for purchase on Feb. 9, 2013, in the United States and Canada at all Microsoft retail stores, microsoftstore.com, Staples and Best Buy in the U.S., as well as from a number of locations in Canada.
A couple of days ago we stopped by one of the latest Microsoft “pop-up” stores. Microsoft has launched 32 of these “pop-up” stores around the US and Canada and lucky enough there is one in Pittsburgh at Ross Park Mall. The reason Microsoft is calling these “pop-up” stores is because they are temporary installments for the holiday season that are intended to give shoppers more options for buying Microsoft and other PC-related products. We had the chance to talk to the manager of the store and get a demo of Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Read on for our video coverage.
Since winding down is day to day activities at Microsoft in 2006 to devote himself to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we have not heard that much from Bill Gates, but he sat down to talk about Windows 8 and what it means for the future of Microsoft. Microsoft posted a video this morning of his interview on their “Next at Microsoft” series. Read on to see what Bill Gates thinks of Windows 8.
Today, 17 years ago Windows 95 was released. The Windows 95 operating system really drove the personal computer revolution and really was the starting point for the operating systems we are using today. Windows 95 was a huge success for Microsoft as it quickly became the most popular operating system available. This popularity caused an antitrust case against Microsoft because they had bundled their Internet Explorer internet browser with Windows 95.
Microsoft has just released news of a new accessories pack for Xbox 360, which they are calling the Xbox Essentials Pack. The pack includes a wireless controller, media remote, HDMI cable, and 3 month Xbox Live Gold membership. Available in October the Xbox Essentials pack will hit retail with a price of $79.99, which Microsoft says saves you $55 over the price of each accessory individually.
Name one person you know who has a smart phone and has never used Google Maps? Nearly impossible, huh? That probably has something to do with it being one of the best apps you can install on a smart phone. Well, leave it to Microsoft to take something awesome and attempt to make it better. On July 23rd 2010 a video appeared debuting Microsoft’s new maps program code named “Street Slide”. Systems such as Google Street View and Bing Maps Streetside enable users to virtually visit cities by navigating between immersive 360panoramas, or bubbles. The discrete moves from bubble to bubble enabled in these systems do not provide a good visual sense of a larger aggregate such as a whole city block. Multi-perspective “strip” panoramas can provide a visual summary of a city street but lack the full realism of immersive panoramas.
Some point during your childhood, there’s a high probability you dreamed of having a game room. Usually the game room included your favorite games, your best friends and nonstopped gaming. Microsoft wants to turn this dream into reality. Game Room (launching early 2010) will allow you to assemble your favorite arcade games in multiple rooms across three floors, invite your best friends to play over Xbox Live and nonstopped gaming can ensue.