Author: Katie Stainer

Who has won Apprentice of Year 2016?

This week, Microsoft’s annual Apprenticeship of the Year competition has crowned 20 year old Lucy Muldoon, who works at Nomura Holdings in London, as overall winner for 2016. Beating 114 other hopefuls to take the top spot, Lucy entered the competition in the ‘Apprentice in Support role’ category, which she … Read more »

Unboxed: The Xbox One S is here!

Xbox One S

At E3 earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled its latest console, the Xbox One S. The new console has a sleeker design and is 40% smaller than the current Xbox One. It features a new wireless controller with textured grip and Bluetooth support as well as a built in power supply. … Read more »

Microsoft Pix gives the iPhone camera an artificial brain

By John Roach As a professional photographer shooting the Seattle Seahawks, Josh Weisberg dashed around the football field, constantly taking pictures in anticipation of the perfect shot. “If you see it happen and you aren’t already taking pictures, it’s too late, you missed the shot,” says Weisberg, who is a … Read more »

UK start-up handed grant to boost free internet

grants

UK start up Movivo is one of 12 entrepreneurial businesses to be awarded a Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative grant.  The grants will help these businesses scale their services and business models to increase affordable Internet access for the 4.2 billion unconnected people in the world. Each company will receive seed … Read more »

Microsoft launches independent gaming festival

Man using Xbox controller and laptop to play games ID@Xbox

We’re very proud of the progress that we’ve made with the ID@Xbox program, which enables qualified game developers of all sizes to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Live. Today, to celebrate the amazing success and bright future of ID@Xbox, we’re … Read more »

Want more women in tech? Companies need to relate to us, girls say

Women laughing with Surface tablet in park

Technology companies must relate to girls better if they want to increase the number of women choosing a career in the sector, according to new research. Seven to 14-year-old girls are very comfortable using technology such as mobile phones and tablets but are put off considering future employment in the … Read more »

Rolls-Royce agrees deal with Microsoft

Rolls-Royce engine

Microsoft has agreed a deal with Rolls-Royce to improve the British manufacturer’s engines and fuel efficiency and cut flight disruptions, it has been announced. Rolls, whose engines power more than 50,000 flights around the world every month, will use Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite to analyse data … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

Microsoft Lumia phone with apps

Spring has now sprung, so this month we’re bringing you the freshest apps for your Windows Phone. From a brand new version of edjing, the world’s number one DJ app that transforms your device into a real DJ vinyl turntable, to the latest games that will keep you occupied during … Read more »

Windows 10: Tomorrow is finally here today

Over two days in December (2nd and 3rd) we hosted the ultimate Windows 10 experience for fans and media. The event culminated in a product showcase – where guests had the chance to try out the latest and best Windows 10 kit, from phones to Xbox, as well as tablets, … Read more »

2015: The moments that changed the world

2015

As 2015 draws to a close it’s time to reflect on the moments that made it such a monumental year – from epic sporting achievements to political change, tragic world events and out-of-this-world space exploration, 2015 has been a year filled with moments that will go down in history. Bing … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Microsoft Lumia Phones

This month we’re bringing you some of the latest and greatest games to hit Microsoft Lumia Phones, and the ultimate apps for TV addicts. From the original and unique ‘Prune’, cartoon pirate fun with Munchausen and the return of Tiny Troopers, there’s plenty to keep gamers entertained this December.  And, … Read more »

Cities Unlocked: A voyage of discovery

Gerald James

Research by Guide Dogs suggests that in the UK, 180,000 blind or partially sighted people rarely leave home alone. It should come as no surprise then that for these individuals, making any journey, let alone an unfamiliar one, can leave them feeling anxious and vulnerable. But what if we could … Read more »

Michel Van der Bel: The Power of Transformation

Michel Van der Bel said transformation was the word of the week at Future Decoded

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 »

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 »