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Microsoft named top tech Consumer Superbrand of 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 is our commitment to … Read more »

Bing Predicts the Oscars – the results are in!

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 Best Picture to the … 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 »

Spreading Christmas cheer with Virgin Atlantic

This weekend, flight VS011 from Heathrow to Boston took on a distinctly festive feel as teams from Microsoft and Virgin Atlantic injected a taste of Christmas, enabled via some very cool technology. As well as putting a few smiles on faces, the aim was to show passengers what could be … Read more »

Stuck for present ideas this Christmas?

Microsoft has got a myriad of gifts to suit all members of the family and all budgets this Christmas. Whether you’re looking to splurge with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or save with colourful accessories there’s a Microsoft gift for everyone this year. Splurge Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (From RRP … Read more »

How many Hours of Code were completed this week?

The digital revolution is here. In the years to come, everyone is going to need to know how to code. Jobs of the future are going to require a solid understanding of computer science, and none of us can underestimate the importance of even a basic knowledge of coding. Millions … Read more »

Can you make one hour last a lifetime?

This week is Computer Science Education Week, dedicated to inspiring people of all ages across the world to try their hand at coding. “Kids don’t always need to be told what to do to understand things, through computational thinking you can find out for yourself.” – Alfie Finch-Critchley (age 14), … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

Every month we provide you with a roundup of the latest and greatest apps, along with updates to our favourite apps. Please see below for the last monthly app update of the year, featuring some great games and some seriously useful tools to help make your life easier. See you … Read more »