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2017 predictions: the apps we’ll use and the games we’ll play

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In the latest instalment of our week-long look at what Microsoft UK’s leaders believe will happen in 2017, we turn to apps and games. Lee Schuneman, head of Lift London, focuses on digital reality technologies and how they can be used to help us push forward healthcare and education; while Harvey Eagle, at … Read more »

Here’s what leaders at Microsoft UK think will happen in 2017

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As it’s January, you’re probably focused on two things: keeping your New Year’s Resolutions, and wondering what the next 12 months will bring. This month is a good time to look forward. January is the namesake of Janus (Roman god of transitions), whose two faces look ahead to the future … Read more »

Chelsea to tighten hold on Premier League, Bing predicts

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Chelsea will extend their lead at the top of the Premier League when they beat Leicester City this weekend, Bing has predicted. Antonio Conte’s men have a 41% chance of beating last season’s champions, which will push the club up to a total of 52 points, widening the gap between … Read more »

Apprentice star Bianca Miller reveals her top tips for starting a business

Microsoft has teamed up with Apprentice finalist and entrepreneur Bianca Miller to launch the #My365 campaign, which aims to help budding business owners start their own venture in just 365 hours. Miller founded The Be Group, a specialist provider of personal branding, image consultancy and employability skills training. She will be offering … Read more »

Imagine Cup: Young developers to battle it out for $100,000

Young developers who enter the next Imagine Cup will battle it out for $100,000 after Microsoft doubled the prize money. Registration for the annual competition, now in its 15th year, has opened and teams from across the world can apply. Entrants must use technology to create “the next big thing”, which should … Read more »

Brits have loved 2016 – and here are the emoji to prove it

The UK may have experienced ups and downs in the past year but Brits were determined to stay positive, at least when it came to messaging their friends. SwiftKey, the smartphone keyboard app, has revealed the 10 most-used emojis in the UK in 2016, and the list is dominated by happy faces. The … Read more »

The 10 best-read Microsoft UK stories of 2016

Microsoft has been busy over the past 12 months. The company has bought SwiftKey and LinkedIn, rolled out HoloLens and opened data centres in the UK, among other things. The Microsoft UK News Centre has covered a lot of news during 2016, so here are the 10 best-read articles of the year. … Read more »