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Make sense of your health: Microsoft Band coming to the UK

17 March 2015 – Pre-orders start today with UK availability on April 15; Microsoft UK’s Director of New Devices, Leila Martine, shares her first-“wrist” experience. Following the successful introduction in the US last year, we couldn’t be more excited to introduce Microsoft Health and the Microsoft Band here in the … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

16 March 2015 – With Spring around the corner, Windows Phone has some fresh apps to offer. See off winter with great games like Dragon’s Blade II, keep updated while on your commute with Fedora Reader, or capturing the last days of winter with Afterlight, the apps below are sure … Read more »

Build your imagination

11 March 2015 – It is amazing to think that when the BBC Micro launched in 1981, Microsoft didn’t exist in the UK and neither did Windows. But that first BBC project embodied everything we believed then, and that we still believe today about computing. Get affordable computers to as many … Read more »

Can your business afford not to hire an Apprentice?

By Hugh Milward, Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft UK 09 March 2015 – Ask any successful IT business in the UK what their biggest issue is, and they’ll tell you it is recruiting qualified people they need to grow their company. Hiring people with the right skills, particularly when you … Read more »

Get scammed or get savvy?

06 March 2015 – This week, the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) in collaboration with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Microsoft plus other technology partners, is carrying out a national cybercrime week of action, to help tackle the threat from online criminals in the UK. For our customers, … Read more »

Microsoft named top tech Consumer Superbrand of 2015

02 March 2015 – This has been a year of great change for Microsoft. We’ve welcomed a new CEO, heralded the next generation Windows experience, delivered the benefits of the Cloud to more people and organisations across the UK and ushered in the era of holographic computing. What hasn’t changed … Read more »

Bing Predicts the Oscars – the results are in!

20 February 2015 – Last weekend saw the 87th Annual Academy Awards take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre and the results are in! An exciting night for Hollywood, and an even more exciting night for Bing Predicts after it correctly identified the award winners for all but three of those predicted. From Birdman’s … Read more »

Surface Pro 3 offer: for a limited time only

Microsoft and selected retailers are offering up to £250 off the Surface Pro 3 on purchases made from today until 1st March. The Surface Pro 3 is the ideal device delivering the best of a laptop, best of a tablet: it has all the power and performance of a premium … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

February brings with it some great new apps from Windows Phone, whether it’s increasing your productivity with the ever-useful Dropbox or getting back on the bike to get the most out of Striver, Windows Phone apps are here to bring convenience and fun to your life.  Come back in a … Read more »

The Cricket World Cup at your fingertips

As the Cricket World Cup kicks off this weekend and the world’s cricketers head to Australia and New Zealand, Bing is your one stop shop for everything you need to know. When it comes to big sporting moments, few global events rival the upcoming cricket tournament, which runs from February … Read more »

Looking for the perfect restaurant this Valentine’s Day?

On the hook to plan the evening for Valentine’s Day? Bing is making it easier to search, find and take action on the best restaurants in London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and all other major towns and cities in the UK. Search for any cuisine to satiate your palate include from … Read more »

Are you ready to #Do1MoreThing for Safer Internet Day 2015?

The Internet is ubiquitous in young people’s day to day lives. Whether it be research for a school project, talking to friends on Skype, listening to music, the web enhances the things young people need to do and allows them to actively pursue things they want to do. Young people … Read more »

Cortana calls red in Barclays Premier League derbies

With two major Premiership derbies kicking off this weekend, Cortana is bringing the ever prescient ‘Bing Predicts’ to Windows Phones for the first time. Unfortunately for fans in blue and white it’s not looking like a good day out for the home sides. Cortana is forecasting that Liverpool is 12.5% … Read more »

Scottish Gaelic language support now available for Microsoft Office

*Goireas-taice litreachaidh ri fhaotainn ann an Gàidhlig a-nis airson Microsoft Office Hot on the heels of Burns Night, Microsoft announced earlier this week that Scottish Gaelic is the latest addition to the 95 languages and dialects supported by proofing functionality in Microsoft Office. It means that 60,000 speakers of the … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

2015 has kicked off with a bang for Windows Phone, with some great free apps available this January. Get rid of the winter blues with some of the fantastic games, including the ultra-popular Minecraft, and ensure your health kick is aided by great new recipes from Epicurious. What’s more, Windows … Read more »

Windows 10: The next chapter

Yesterday we announced a number of new and exciting elements in the next phase of Windows 10. With a wide range of experiences as well as two new devices – the Windows experience is now being extended across devices and scenarios – from large screens to no screens at all. … Read more »

Teachers: how ready are you for the computing revolution?

As primary schools reopen their doors to begin the second term of teaching the new computing curriculum, a survey conducted by Microsoft and CAS has confirmed that 69% of teachers enjoy teaching the subject, which is now compulsory for all pupils from the age of five. However, the results also … Read more »