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3 months ago

Where and when to watch Microsoft's #Build2017 day one keynote

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Where and when to watch Microsoft's #Build2017 day one keynote

On May 10, Microsoft will take the stage at its 2017 Build developer conference for three hours to tell developers what the company has planned for the future. Here's everything you need to know to stay on top of all the action.

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3 months ago

#MicrosoftEvent announced for May 23 in Shanghai, new hardware expected

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#MicrosoftEvent announced for May 23 in Shanghai, new hardware expected

As if the May 2 education event and Build 2017 next week weren't enough Microsoft just announced another event, this time taking place on May 23 in Shanghai, China.

News of the event went out to media at 9 pm ET tonight. An event page is already set up to follow news on the announcement.

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3 months ago

Where and when to watch the #MicrosoftEDU event on Tuesday, May 2

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Where and when to watch the #MicrosoftEDU event on Tuesday, May 2

Learn what time, where to watch, get our live blog info, and more for the May 2 Microsoft EDU event in New York City!

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4 months ago

A brief history of Cortana, Microsoft's trusty digital assistant

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A brief history of Cortana, Microsoft's trusty digital assistant

We take a look at the past, present, and future of Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant.

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4 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S8 'Microsoft Edition:' Everything you need to know

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Samsung Galaxy S8 'Microsoft Edition:' Everything you need to know

Samsung today launched the Galaxy S8 (GS8) in four markets. What exactly is the “Microsoft Edition” of the GS8? How is it different than the regular version? And why would you want to buy an Android phone from Microsoft? Read on.

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4 months ago

Microsoft announces big media event for May 2 likely focusing on push in education and 'Cloud'

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Microsoft announces big media event for May 2 likely focusing on push in education and 'Cloud'

Microsoft has just sent media invites for a press event on Tuesday, May 2. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is expected to announce a new product and initiative by the company. Here is what we expect.

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4 months ago

What do YOU think about the Galaxy S8 'Microsoft Edition?'

What do YOU think about the Galaxy S8 'Microsoft Edition?'

Last week, Microsoft announced that it will release a special 'Microsoft Edition' of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (GS8) Android smartphone. What do you think of the move? And does it signal a new shift away from Windows Mobile?

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4 months ago

Yes, Microsoft did add a flamethrower to its Ninjacat Unicorn statue

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Yes, Microsoft did add a flamethrower to its Ninjacat Unicorn statue

Microsoft's Commons area already had a rather epic Ninjacat statue, but the company apparently felt it was in need of a fiery upgrade.

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5 months ago

Flashback to 2002: Microsoft reveals Xbox Live ... on VHS

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Flashback to 2002: Microsoft reveals Xbox Live ... on VHS

The year is 2002. Your fledgling console brand is about to reveal a major, game-changing feature. This, dear Windows Central reader, is how Microsoft chose to unveil Xbox Live to the masses.

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5 months ago

Microsoft partners with the Gamers Outreach Foundation to bring Xbox to children's hospitals

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Microsoft partners with the Gamers Outreach Foundation to bring Xbox to children's hospitals

Gamers Outreach is a foundation that provides gaming equipment to children's hospitals, and with Microsoft's help, they announced some new milestones today.

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5 months ago

10 marvelous Microsoft memes you don't want to miss

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10 marvelous Microsoft memes you don't want to miss

Most memes are cool, but not as cool as Microsoft memes. Here are ten of the best, ranging from the '80s to the present day. (We swear, Windows Central isn't turning into Buzzfeed.)

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5 months ago

No, Microsoft is not going to block your desktop apps from installing on Windows 10

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No, Microsoft is not going to block your desktop apps from installing on Windows 10

Microsoft is introducing a new security feature in Windows 10 that'll block apps from installing from outside the Windows Store, but it's not on by default.

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6 months ago

Microsoft CEO Nadella comments on U.S. Executive Order ban on Immigration and offers legal advice

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Microsoft CEO Nadella comments on U.S. Executive Order ban on Immigration and offers legal advice

Yesterday, the Trump administration signed a new controversial Executive Order that temporarily bans citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering and being readmitted into the United States. The Order also put a four-month hold on allowing in refugees fleeing war-torn regions like Syria and includes women, children, and even those who fought alongside the U.S. military in Iraq.

The Order is also about businesses and employees as Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith has confirmed that 76 of its own are affected by the new ban. Microsoft is in contact with those employees but noted that workers with U.S. green cards (legally permanent residents) and some family members may not have all the information they need quite yet.

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7 months ago

2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defends Microsoft's right to keep customer emails private

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2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defends Microsoft's right to keep customer emails private

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Microsoft's right to protect a customer's email stored outside US LEA jurisdiction.

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7 months ago

Microsoft details upcoming privacy changes in the Windows 10 Creators Update

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Microsoft details upcoming privacy changes in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has today unveiled upcoming changes in the Windows 10 Creators Update that will make it easier for users to control their privacy settings, and make said settings more understandable to the average user.

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