Press Releases

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

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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

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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 »

The shutter closes on Bing Originals, but who are our winners?

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Last month, Bing.com, with support from Dazed Magazine, announced a photographic competition ‘Bing Originals’, in a bid to find up and coming photographic talent in Britain.  Candidates were asked to answer one question with an image.  ‘What makes you stop and think?’ Over the last 4 weeks entries have been … Read more »

What is the most likely cause of data breach?

Did you know that 90% of data breaches happen because software is not up to date? Falling behind with patching updates can leave your business vulnerable to attack. Ask yourself this: if you knew that burglars had the keys to your front door, would you change the locks? Of course … Read more »

Microsoft celebrates with Pride

On Saturday, hundreds of Microsoft employees and friends joined the annual LGBT Pride in London Parade and for once, the weather was kind and the umbrellas were not called for. Surrounded by hundreds of thousands of spectators, the celebration of LGBT culture was the biggest ever, with over 30,000 people … Read more »

TV White Spaces helping us see the wood through the trees

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Earlier this year Ofcom gave the go-ahead for the industry to start harnessing the benefits of TV White Spaces technology. With use cases of the technology set to become a commercial reality at the end of 2015, Microsoft continues to explore how this innovative use of wireless technology will impact … Read more »

June is Internet Safety Month – Get involved

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By Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft Corp. Dedicated to promoting online safety, June presents a unique opportunity for youth and parents to become better “digital citizens”, and to protect themselves and others from potentially harmful online content and activities, including topics that some may prefer to not even … Read more »

Microsoft crowns first female Apprentice of the Year

Youth unemployment in the UK has been hovering around the half-million mark for the last few years, and businesses – particularly in the IT sector – continue to grapple with the challenge of finding cost-effective ways to hire talented individuals. Finding ways to combat this challenge is vital to fill … Read more »

Be Original. Be Bing.

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To celebrate some of life’s standout moments Bing.com is on the hunt for the next big UK talent by challenging budding photographers to submit a snap into the Bing Originals competition. The Bing.com homepage has always been the place to find inspiring images from around the globe, and now it’s … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

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’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 »