Author: Microsoft News Center

Three UK non-profits receive Microsoft computer science grant

People using Surface laptops

Microsoft has given large grants to organisations in the UK in a bid to boost youngsters’ computer skills. The money, which forms part of Microsoft’s $75m commitment to increase access to computer science education across the world through Microsoft YouthSpark, will be handed to  The Royal Society, UK Youth and … Read more »

Become part of a world of creativity with MØxSurface

Danish singer Mo working on Microsoft Surface laptop

Singer MØ has launched a global campaign with Microsoft Surface to showcase the creativity of her fans. The Danish star – best known for her collaboration with Major Lazer on the most streamed song on Spotify, “Lean on” – has asked her followers to share their thoughts and artwork online … Read more »

Quantum Break: the biggest selling standalone Xbox One title

Quantum Break

Quantum Break, the latest blockbuster game from Microsoft Studios, has become the company’s biggest selling standalone title on the Xbox One. Quantum Break, the first Microsoft-published game to top the UK charts since Halo 5: Guardians in November last year, beat offroad racing title DiRT Rally to the number one … Read more »

Football Crazy, Match Stat Mad

Football statistics

With Bing predicting a win for Tottenham against Arsenal in this weekend’s North London derby*, we’ve taken a closer look at football fans’ love for facts and figures to see just how far we’ll go to stay on top of the latest soccer stats. We’ve all got that one friend … Read more »

Microsoft extends Autism and Inclusive Hiring Programme to UK

Today Microsoft UK announced the rollout of a new pilot programme focused on hiring people with neurodiverse conditions, including Autism or Asperger’s syndrome, for full-time UK based Microsoft positions. Microsoft UK will initially be hiring for 10 roles. The UK programme will be modelled on the program that has been … Read more »

An Office 2016 page-turner

An illustrated short story was created using Office 365

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 »

Rise of the Tomb Raider presents: Survival Billboard

The Survival Billboard to mark the release of the latest Tomb Raider game

Eight contestants stand tall in an endurance test like no 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

The Cities Unlocked partnership

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 »

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

Windows 10 has been working behind the scenes with Dazed, to track down cutting-edge creative people

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 »

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 »

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 »

‘Revenge Porn’: Putting Victims Back in Control

Microsoft is working to eradicate the online availability of child sexual abuse material

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 »

Be Original. Be Bing.

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 »

Microsoft Band and Health arrive in the UK

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 »

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 »

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 »