In 2011 Microsoft introduced Office 365, new Xbox offerings, a Windows Phone update that garnered rave reviews, and a series of differentiating Bing updates. A partnership with Nokia and the acquisition of Skype were all part of a big year of change.
Microsoft is rolling out its new gesture- and voice-controlled Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor on Thursday. Nine-year-old Morgan Walters is one of 1,200 kids, moms, and others who helped get the gaming device ready for launch. “It was really, really cool,” Morgan said after playing the Kinectimals game.