The NCAA's "March Madness" basketball tournment starts up later this month, and Microsoft is teaming up with the college sports organization to help out. Among their efforts is an official universal Windows 10 NCAA app that will launch before the tournament.
"The app, which will be supported on Windows 10 phones, tablets and PCs, allows fans to take the excitement of the tournament with them whenever and wherever they are. The app will include exclusive Windows 10 features including Live Tiles, allowing fans to pin their favorite teams to their Start menu, as well as live alerts, including upsets, overtimes, close games and live video streaming of all 67 tournament games.
In addition, Microsoft's Bing search engine is offering predictions on which teams will win their March Madness games during the tournnament. This is the second year in a row that Bing Predicts is offering its March Madness brackets picks.
"Bing Predicts combines search data and social sentiment with access to over a decade of the NCAA's historical data as well as stats on team history, tournament performances, win-loss ratios, and home versus away stats to create tournament data for fans. This is the second year that Bing Predicts has been used during March Madness, coming in at the top 30 percent of all brackets last year. Bing Predicts has a proven track record for accurately predicting many winners in many important events including the 2014 World Cup and mid-term elections, award shows, reality shows, and more."