This week’s issue of US Partner News Online now available

The latest issue of US Partner News Online is out, and includes stories about how Microsoft partners are creating business-focused Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that increase customer productivity wherever they are, and an article about how to check to see if your customers are ready for the end of Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 support.

Staff App Pick: Age My Face

Here’s how it works: Take a photo of yourself with your Webcam and place an age mask over it to create a new image. The opacity slider allows you to add anywhere from a couple to 50 years to your face. There are many different age masks, as well as bald caps and eyeglasses, to choose from to enhance the aging effects.

The NFL on Xbox One and Surface: Your own personal gridiron

Xbox One is a a true game-changer for football fans, who can now “snap” official NFL highlights, stats, news and scores – along with fantasy football – next to live TV broadcasts of NFL games. And Surface – the official tablet of the NFL – responds with lightning speed as fans blitz through apps like Xbox SmartGlass, NFL Mobile and NFL Game Rewind.