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Future Decoded: HoloLens to be rolled out to 29 new countries

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Microsoft will expand the availability of HoloLens by launching the headset in 29 new countries across Europe, the company announced at Future Decoded. The mixed-reality device, which allows wearers to place 3D digital models in the room alongside them, is being used by NASA to recreate Mars, Audi and Saab, … Read more »

Future Decoded 2017: day two – as it happened

HoloLens rolled out to additional 29 countries, taking total to 39; hardhat accessories also in production Day two of Future Decoded gets under way at the Excel in London Speakers include Lorraine Bardeen, from Windows and HoloLens, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose and former footballer Gary Neville Future Decoded: day … Read more »

Future Decoded 2017: Day one – as it happened

Panos Panay: Surface Book 2 13-inch coming to UK on November 13, 15-inch coming early next year Microsoft Teams coming to UK data centres Microsoft’s biggest event in the UK gets under way at ExCel, in London Speakers include Microsoft’s Panos Panay, UK CEO Cindy Rose and comedian David Walliams … Read more »

Scotland’s best teacher works at a Microsoft Showcase School

A teacher at a Microsoft Showcase School in Scotland has been named the best educator in the country at a major awards event. The prize for Jacqueline Campbell, who works at St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk, came as Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Fife, another Microsoft Showcase School, … Read more »

Microsoft at London Tech Week: in pictures

London Tech Week featured conferences, showcases and forums aimed at helping startups, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, students and companies. Microsoft was a headline partner of the event, which featured speakers such as Cindy Rose, the company’s UK CEO, and Ben Medlock, the founder of SwiftKey. Here’s what happened:   … Read more »

Surface Studio gets UK release date

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The Surface Studio, a Microsoft device designed for creatives and professionals, will be released in the UK next month, the company has announced. Microsoft used a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday to reveal that the all-in-one PC is available to pre-order now and will ship in June. The Surface … Read more »

Microsoft unveils fastest, lightest and most powerful Surface Pro yet

Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface Pro laptop that is faster, lighter and lasts longer than any other device in the range. Simply called Surface Pro, the device was announced at a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday, by Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice-President of Devices. The completely redesigned two-in-one … Read more »

The most powerful Surface Book yet is coming to the UK

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The Surface Book with Performance base is coming to the UK. The device, which boasts more processing power and a longer-lasting battery than Microsoft’s original Surface Book, is available to pre-order from today, ahead of its release in this country on April 20. The redesigned Surface Book features 6th Gen i7 … Read more »

Microsoft launches digital skills programme for the UK

Microsoft has launched a programme to teach digital skills to people across the UK to ensure the country remains one of the global leaders in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other next-generation technologies. The announcement, which corresponded with a visit by Chancellor Philip Hammond to the company’s UK headquarters, revealed … Read more »

Black Friday: The best Microsoft deals

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Microsoft is offering hundreds of pounds off some of its best-known products for Black Friday. The company has reduced prices on its tablets, games consoles, games and accessories for the event, which takes place on November 25. Shoppers can save hundreds of pounds on a Surface Pro 4 while also getting … Read more »

CES 2017: The model car kit that can improve kids’ lives

A model kit that helps children build and program their own toy cars has been recognised by one of the world’s top innovation award shows for improving kids’ lives. SAM Labs, which is based in London and graduated from Microsoft’s start-up programme in 2014, has revealed that its Curious Cars … Read more »

Minecraft: Education Edition is released to help children learn in schools

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A new version of Minecraft aimed at helping schoolchildren learn has been released after feedback from tens of thousands of teachers and students. Minecraft: Education Edition, which is already being used in 10,000 classrooms across the world, allows pupils to collaborate easily inside the popular block-building game. Teachers can also take … Read more »

Future Decoded 2016: in pictures

Microsoft held its Future Decoded event, which is aimed at helping businesses digitally transform so they can grow and succeed, on November 1 and 2. Thousands of attendees heard from speakers including Chancellor Philip Hammond, who vowed to tackle cyber criminals, author Bill Bryson and Paralympic athlete Martine Wright. Here is a … Read more »

Future Decoded 2016: day two – as it happened

Future Decoded held on November 1 and 2 Microsoft unveils Microsoft Teams, a new collaboration tool Speakers today include Uber’s Chris Messina and Roger Walkden, HoloLens Commercial Lead Exclusive HoloLens developer session Thousands of people to attend at ExCeL, London Latest 17:52 And that’s the end of Future Decoded. We … Read more »

Buy a Surface, get an Xbox One S FIFA 17 bundle

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Everyone loves getting more – you walk into a shop, buy something and you’re also given extra stuff. What could be better? Microsoft knows that Britons love a bargain, so if you buy a Surface, you now get an Xbox, too. But you don’t just get any Xbox, you get the … Read more »

Zombie apocalypse: the latest games you need to download now

From fighting zombies to helping a young, blind girl on her life-changing journey, here are the best games to download this week. Zombie Anarchy In Zombie Anarchy, you must gather skilled survivors to your side and unite against relentless attackers – both living and dead. Scavenge in the city, wage … Read more »

Minecraft Halloween skins: the best apps and games to download this week

From spooky skins and capturing castles to finalising floor plans, here is this week’s best apps and games to download now. Minecraft: Campfire Tales skin pack The Minecraft: Campfire Tales skin pack has been released for Halloween and features 16 skins, including the Headless Haunter, Lumbering Jack, the Sea-Swallowed Captain, the … Read more »

Two-thirds of university students worry about finding a job, study reveals

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Nearly two-thirds of university students are worried about finding a job after they graduate, according to a study released today. The high levels of uncertainty come as record numbers of youngsters start higher education courses across the country, following the publication of A-Level results last month. The research, from Microsoft Surface, found … Read more »

Pokémon Go: New tool can detect Pikachu and friends

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You’ve caught a Pikachu in the park, a Squirtle in the supermarket and a Bulbasaur at the bus stop. By now, your Pokémon Go library is probably looking pretty full; and while you’ve got to “catch ’em all”, it can be difficult to keep track of ’em all. Luckily, Microsoft … Read more »

Windows Anniversary update: log into websites using your face

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The days of trying to remember passwords could be over after Microsoft unveiled plans to allow Windows users to log into websites using just their face. The move is part of the Windows 10 Anniversary update, which will be released for free on August 2 and features increased security, enhanced … Read more »

MØ fanzine created by her fans is released at Glastonbury

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A fanzine created by pop singer MØ from works of art sent to her by fans will be available at Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The Danish star teamed up with Microsoft Surface and OneNote to encourage her followers from across the world to upload photos, paintings and poems to her … Read more »

Work from anywhere? Only if you’re the boss

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More than half of workers believe they have to be in the office to get work done, compared with less than a fifth of bosses, new research has revealed. Despite most managers believing that allowing their staff to work from anywhere, very few employees are actually doing so. The survey, … 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 »

2015: The moments that changed the world

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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 »

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 »

Windows 10 Devices: a new chapter

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 »

The app that puts Eurovision at your fingertips

With an international audience of 200 million, and 40 participating countries, the Eurovision Song Contest is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular televised entertainment events. Today, Microsoft and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announce the launch of the official Eurovision Song Contest app – by far the best way … 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 »

Create your own masterpiece with the Surface Pro 3

Create your own masterpiece with the Surface Pro 3 05-09-2014 Shakespeare James Mylne September 05, 2014 Fancy yourself as the next Leonardo da Vinci but not sure how to get started? With the right tools and a little advice anyone can start creating their own masterpiece. Renowned ballpoint pen artist … Read more »

Spreading Christmas cheer with Virgin Atlantic

This weekend, flight VS011 from Heathrow to Boston took on a distinctly festive feel as teams from Microsoft and Virgin Atlantic injected a taste of Christmas, enabled via some very cool technology. As well as putting a few smiles on faces, the aim was to show passengers what could be … Read more »

Stuck for present ideas this Christmas?

Microsoft has got a myriad of gifts to suit all members of the family and all budgets this Christmas. Whether you’re looking to splurge with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or save with colourful accessories there’s a Microsoft gift for everyone this year. Splurge Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (From RRP … Read more »

Power of the Pen

The pen is one of the most recognised tools in the world. We’ve used it to jot down things like To Do lists, shopping lists and diary entries since the dawn of time (3000 BC to be exact) – but as devices like phones and tablets increase in popularity, the … Read more »

What’s next for cloud gaming?

The games industry is booming in the UK and the variety of games is shifting as mobile devices and popular apps bring gaming to a wider audience than ever before. From small gaming apps to be played on the commute, to immersive console games which can take days to complete, … Read more »

Microsoft’s 2014 Festival Survival Tips

Mud, rain, mates and good tunes. That’s right, it is summer music festival season again and we all know the better prepared you are the more fun you will have. So aside from a pair of fancy Wellingtons and a backstage pass, what are the best tech devices and apps … Read more »

UK Games Industry: what have we got to lose?

The UK is one of the most successful and lucrative games development hubs in the world. The industry is worth more than £1bn to the economy and it employs around 30,000 people. Home grown games such as Grand Theft Auto – the biggest selling entertainment property of all time – … Read more »

Get that Summer beach body in shape

The clocks have gone forward, which means the countdown to summer – and getting that summer beach body in shape – has started.  And if you’re STILL struggling to shed those extra pounds from too much New Year celebrating, fear not: help is at hand in the shape of trainer … Read more »

Computer games get smarter with Microsoft’s cloud

Did you ever get stuck at a level of your favourite smartphone game? Struggled with the controls of a particular app – and were never quite sure whether to blame the games’ fiddly controls or fat fingers for the trouble? British games studio Mediatonic doesn’t have that kind of problem … Read more »

‘Appy Christmas from Windows and Windows Phone

To showcase the range of family apps available on Windows and Windows Phone, ahead of Christmas, we invited media and their families to attend a family day out at London Zoo. Daddy Pig at London Zoo December 02, 2013 Taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020   The Saturday morning event … Read more »