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An Office 2016 page-turner


Back in September when we launched the brand new Microsoft Office 2016, we released a suite of tools that allow everyone from professional data crunchers to part-time poets to do more by working together and collaborating more effectively.   To put these new features to the test, we challenged award-winning … Read more »

The Power of Transformation

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By Michel Van der Bel, Managing Director, Microsoft UK As I reflect on a great two days at Future Decoded, I wanted to share my event highlights with you. Transformation was the word of the week at Future Decoded which showcased how our customers are transforming their organisations to change … Read more »

Rise of the Tomb Raider presents: Survival Billboard

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Eight contestants stand tall in an endurance test like none other’ To celebrate the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider, we are challenging eight people to channel their inner Lara Croft and survive 24-hours on a live action ‘Survival Billboard’ in central London. The eight contestants, made up of … Read more »

Cities Unlocked: A new journey

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As part of our Future Decoded event this week, Satya Nadella in his keynote highlighted the Cities Unlocked partnership between Guide Dogs and Microsoft as a powerful example of how we are helping people to achieve more. Take a look at our ‘Cities Unlocked: A New Journey’ video below, with audio … Read more »

Microsoft announces plans to offer cloud services from the UK

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a keynote session on Future Decoded at the The ExCel, London on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Photographer: Sebastian Devenish - Microsoft

Will deliver Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from a new UK data centre region; completes data centre expansions in Ireland and Netherlands; all part of the more than $2 billion spent on cloud infrastructure across Europe London — 10 Nov 2015 — Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella … Read more »

Decoding the future

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By Michel Van der Bel, Managing Director, Microsoft UK We live in a world of profound change and transformation, where the results of decades of research into sensors, robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud computing are coming together to reshape our world in ways unprecedented since the turn of … Read more »

Introducing “On The Up”: a Windows 10 and Dazed production

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Something quite exciting has happened today – the launch of “On The Up”, a dynamic online series created by Windows 10 and youth and culture powerhouse Dazed. The series will spotlight the next generation doing great things to push the UK’s creative scene forward – with technology enabling creativity at its … Read more »

Xbox One’s “Halo 5: Guardians” Launches with a Bang

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Last night, fans, media and YouTubers turned out in force to celebrate the launch of Halo 5: Guardians at Camden Roundhouse, London. Hosted by Graeme Boyd and Julia Hardy, and with over 400 guests in attendance, the scene was set with Halo memorabilia ahead of the arrival of iconic lead … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

This month we’re bringing you some exciting games – including Top Gear: Extreme parking, a wild ride through the Top Gear Test Track, a nightmare for any driving instructor! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect photo, 4Blend HDR will help you achieve this using Nokia Imaging HDK. For … Read more »

Windows 10 Devices: a new chapter

HoloLens Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Nick Fajt speaks on stage during at Windows 10 Devices Event, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in New York, New York.  (Mark Von Holden/AP Images for AP Images for Windows)

It’s been an incredible few months for Microsoft. Since the launch of Windows 10 in July, we now have 110 million devices around the world running our new operating system. At an event in New York on 6th October, we announced the next chapter, unveiling a new era of Windows … Read more »

Microsoft leads the way in computer science education

“If we’re going to solve tomorrow’s global challenges, we must come together today to inspire young people everywhere with the promise of technology. We can’t leave anyone out.” These were the words of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at Dreamforce (the annual salesforce customers, partners and developers convention) earlier this … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phone

This month we’re bringing you some exciting games – including Lara Croft GO, a turn-based take on one of the most popular series out there. Plus, if you’re looking for something to liven up your commute, Audible Audiobooks or iHeartRadio will put your phone to good use! If you loved … Read more »

Calling all game developers in Wales


By doing a simple internet search for ‘tips for game developers’, you are met with a dizzying array of top tips, success guides, business tips and marketing guides to choose from. If you’re a game developer start-up working alone, there is a lot of support and advice on offer, perhaps … Read more »

Amos Miller lights up the world through sound at TEDx Glasgow

You may have seen or read about Microsoft’s Cities Unlocked project launched last November. Placing the individual rather than the technology at the centre of the experience, Cities Unlocked augments the ability of people with sight loss to employ their sense of hearing to navigate the world around them. The … Read more »

Windows 10: The Insiders view

Windows fans were celebrating at the Windows 10 launch in central London this evening.

Last night we kicked off the launch of Windows 10 with a bang! We thanked Windows 10 fans and insiders across the UK by inviting them to a celebration at the iconic, Old Billingsgate on the River Thames.  Guests enjoyed an array of interactive experiences from Microsoft and partners, from … Read more »

Windows 10: It’s time to #UpgradeYourWorld


Today marks a significant step towards an era of more personal computing, as we release Windows 10 to the world. Windows 10 is now available across 190 countries as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices, as well as with new PCs and tablets. With Windows 10 we’ve … Read more »

“Revenge Porn:” Putting Victims Back in Control


When someone shares intimate images of another person online without that person’s consent, the effects can be truly devastating. These gross violations of privacy are commonly (and unartfully) referred to as “revenge porn.” Unfortunately, revenge porn is on the rise across the globe. It can damage nearly every aspect of … Read more »