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Microsoft’s ‘Modern Apprentice of the Year 2015’ is…

Microsoft has crowned 21-year old Daniel Morrison, who works at Lockheed Martin in Glasgow, as the winner of 2015’s ‘Modern Apprentice of the Year’ award at a ceremony at the Scottish Parliament. Daniel saw off a strong field to win in the Enterprise category, before going on to win the Overall … Read more »

Questions (and answers) for parents about kids’ online safety

By Jacqueline Beauchere – Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft We often pose a few questions to parents – in conversations, forums, research and elsewhere – about how much they know about their children’s online safety practices. Along with sharing these queries, we thought it might be a good idea to … Read more »

Challenge for Change: have you cast your vote?

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In the week that election fever grips the UK, the finalists of Microsoft’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change also want your vote – and the process is now officially open. So who will you vote for? Now in its third year, the global Challenge for Change initiative encourages young people to … Read more »

The Art of Doing More

Ruthie Holloway, Creative Director, modern art company Beautiful Crime Thursday marks the opening of a new contemporary art exhibition we’ve been collaborating on with Microsoft – ‘The Art of Doing More’. It’s inspired by the Surface 3’s ability to empower people to do and achieve more and 11 exhibiting artists … Read more »

Bing Predicts tackles the Premier League table

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It’s nearing the end of the football season for another year, so with less than a month’s worth of games remaining, we thought it was about time we took another look at how Bing Predicts sees the last few matches playing out this weekend, and what that will mean for … Read more »

The app that puts Eurovision at your fingertips

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With an international audience of 200 million, and 40 participating countries, the Eurovision Song Contest is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular televised entertainment events. Today, Microsoft and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announce the launch of the official Eurovision Song Contest app – by far the best way … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

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This month has seen the launch of some great new games – with two legendary franchises in Halo: Spartan Strike and Star Wars Rebels: Recon now available in the Windows Phone Store. We’ve also got a treat for you, as the culinary challenge offered by Toca Kitchen makes a return … Read more »

Microsoft Band and Health arrive in the UK

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We’re excited to announce that Microsoft Band has officially launched in the UK! Unique to the UK, Microsoft has partnered with fitness and wellbeing leaders Nuffield Health. Check out the video below, featuring Jay Brewer, Head of Clinical Wellbeing, Nuffield Health and Leila Martine, Director of New Devices, Microsoft UK … Read more »

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

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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

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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

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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 »