Weekend Reading: Jul 20th Edition–Windows 8 Becomes Available on Oct. 26 & Microsoft Welcomes Yammer into a Family
In this book of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on when Windows 8 will be available, Microsoft welcoming Yammer into a Office Division, 4 good Windows Phone apps for a London Olympics and more.
Windows 8 will be accessible on Oct. 26. Earlier this week, Windows and Windows Live Division President Steven Sinofsky announced during Microsoft’s annual sales assembly that business will be means to get Windows 8 – either in ascent fashion or on a new PC – starting on Oct. 26. You can find out some-more over on Blogging Windows.
Microsoft by a numbers. From Windows to Xbox, Microsoft’s products and services exaggerate some considerable numbers. But a company’s impact extends over sales total into areas from providing a good place for employees to work to shortening automobile trade on internal roads. Check out this collection of visible statistics about Microsoft products and services over on a Microsoft News Center to see a whole slideshow. Below is one of a slides, that shows there were some-more than 1 million downloads of Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a initial 24 of a release.
Microsoft welcomes Yammer to a family. Back on Jun 25, we announced that Microsoft would acquire Yammer, a world’s fastest-growing craving amicable networking service. Yammer provides a giveaway use for employees to join a private amicable network that’s discerning and easy to use. It also enables IT departments to simply transition an worker driven beginning into a managed, social-networking solution. On Thursday, we announced that Yammer is now central partial of a Microsoft Office Division on The Official Microsoft Blog.
Microsoft reports record fourth-quarter and full-year revenue. Microsoft announced on Thursday quarterly income of $18.06 billion for a entertain finished Jun 30, 2012. Operating income and detriment per share for a entertain were $192 million and $0.06 per share. Read this press recover on a Microsoft News Center for full financial results.
Foursquare arrives on Bing. Starting now, people in a U.S. will start to see tips and recommendations from foursquare in a sidebar mainstay on a right palm side of a screen. Now when you’re formulation a outing to that dream end or a night on a town, we can find people who are associating about a place you’re searching, formed on what they’ve publically common on foursquare. The Bing Search Blog has a whole story.
Pinworthy: 4 Windows Phone apps for a London Olympics. Let a Games begin. Opening ceremonies for a 2012 Olympics flog off in London subsequent week. Whether you’re hopping a craft to suffer a Games adult close—or staying cot side—here are some Windows Phone apps that can make it all some-more fun. Another tip: Use Internet Explorer Mobile to daub into NBC’s info-packed official Summer Olympics site for internal promote times and more. Also, if you’re stranded on Final Fantasy for Windows Phone, check out this Windows Phone Blog post from a man who literally wrote a book on a game.
Introducing Excel 2013. By now you’ve hopefully tuned into a Office Next blog, that provides all-up perspective of a latest recover for Office, and seen some articles on a web. Now, we have a payoff of pity a high-level perspective of Excel 2013, a recover that arrives on a heels of Excel’s 25th anniversary. The group has been operative tough to broach a subsequent version, and we’re vehement to be means to share Excel 2013 Preview with we and hear your feedback. Head on over to a Excel Blog to get a rest of a story.
Shedding light on a purpose of record in child sex trafficking. The pervasiveness of record has altered a lives in thespian ways. The Internet, mobile phones, amicable media and texting have altered how information flows and how people communicate. We have larger entrance to information, can get some-more finished and stay improved connected to family and friends. These new ways of communicating and exchanging information also have benefitted criminals of all stripes — including blurb child sex traffickers and their customers. For years, Microsoft has been dedicated to assisting emanate a protected computing sourroundings for children and ensuring that Microsoft technologies are not used to control crime digitally. Read this feature story on a Microsoft News Center for some-more detail.
Keeping your Microsoft comment some-more secure. Increasingly, it seems like we can’t review a news but saying a title about a confidence emanate exposing patron comment information for criminals to exploit. Of course, as has been extensively covered, these attacks gleam a spotlight on a core emanate – people reuse passwords between opposite websites. This highlights a longstanding confidence recommendation to use singular passwords, as criminals have turn increasingly worldly about holding a list of usernames and passwords from one use and afterwards “replaying” that list opposite other vital comment systems. Check out this July 15 post on a Inside SkyDrive, Hotmail and Messenger Blog for some-more information.
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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog