Weekend Reading: Jun 1st Edition–The New Bing Makes the Debut, Windows 8 Release Preview Becomes Available and Photosynth Arrives in Marketplace, and SkyDrive, Office 365 & E3
This book of Weekend Reading is chock full of vital news nuggets, including a launch of a new Bing, a accessibility of Windows 8 Release Preview, an E3 teaser and a entrance of a pleasing new camera app for Windows Phone called Photosynth.
New Bing, accessible today, takes we from acid to doing. Do we ever feel like you’re spending too many time acid and not adequate time doing? If so, you’re not alone. According to a new consult conducted by Bing and Impulse Research, scarcely 75 percent of people spend some-more time than they would like acid for information online. Time squandered acid is a thing of a past with a new Bing design, that brings together information from a Web, experts and enthusiasts, and your friends to assistance we do some-more — accessible currently during http://www.bing.com. You can find out some-more about a new Bing over on a Microsoft News Center. Also, don’t skip this Bing Search Blog post about Bing’s new Snapshot feature, and be certain to watch a video subsequent with Online Services Division President Qi Lu. Finally, check out today’s blog post on a Bing Summer of Doing.
Microsoft announces accessibility of Windows 8 Release Preview. Microsoft announced on Thursday a accessibility of a Windows 8 Release Preview, a subsequent miracle of a rarely expected Windows 8 handling system. Now accessible for download in 14 languages during http://preview.windows.com, a Windows 8 Release Preview delivers a quick and liquid experience, along with a new user interface that responds equally good to hold as it does to keyboard and mouse. Since a Feb recover of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, that was downloaded some-more than 1 million times in a initial 24 hours, Windows 8 has turn a many tested Microsoft handling complement of all time, and with Thursday’s release, it enters a final proviso of growth before it releases to manufacturing. Head on over to a Microsoft News Center and a post from Windows and Windows Live Division President Steven Sinofsky on Building Windows 8 for a rest of a story. Below is a screenshot of a Windows Store in a Windows 8 Release Preview:
Xbox over a box. As we substantially know, a Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) starts subsequent week in Los Angeles. Just in box we missed it, check out this Tuesday post on The Official Microsoft Blog from Yusuf Mehdi, arch selling officer of a Interactive Entertainment Division, that raises a screen on some of a news Microsoft will announce during E3. We flog things off on Monday, Jun 4 during 9:30 a.m. PT. You can watch us on live TV yet a partnership with Spike TV, on a Web (Xbox.com), and for a initial time ever – on Xbox LIVE.
Photosynth arrives on Windows Phone. Your phone’s camera usually got a lot some-more exciting. Capping an considerable month for Marketplace, a giveaway and much-anticipated Photosynth app for Windows Phone has arrived. Download it now. What’s Photosynth? Simply put, it’s a Microsoft record for formulating stately 3D panoramas from plain aged 2D shots. Although that outline doesn’t utterly do probity to how enchanting Photosynth is. Marketplace is already home to several plain scenery apps. But as a Photosynth group notes on a blog today, there’s zero out there utterly like this: It’s a usually mobile app that can square together a full breathtaking globe (that’s 360 degrees horizontally and vertically.) For some-more on this story, review this Wednesday post on a Windows Phone Blog and this Wednesday post on Next during Microsoft. Below is an picture taken regulating a Photosynth app:
Announcing Office 365 for Government. We’re gratified to announce some good news for supervision business in a United States. First, we’re introducing Office 365 for Government. Office 365 for Government is a new multi-tenant use that stores U.S. supervision information in a segregated village cloud. Like other Office 365 offerings, it includes capability and partnership services including Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online and Office Professional Plus. Check out this Wednesday post on a Office 365 Blog for some-more detail.
Updates to a SkyDrive apps for Windows and Mac. We recently rolled out an refurbish to a SkyDrive app for Windows Phone that bound a few teenager bugs, and we have a tiny bug-fix-only refurbish to a iOS app on a approach as well. We’re also starting to pull updates to a SkyDrive apps for Windows desktop and for Mac, that will seem automatically on your PC or Mac over a march of a subsequent week or so. You don’t need to do anything, as a updates start automatically in a background. Mosey on over to a Inside Windows Live Blog to find out some-more about a update.
Microsoft strengthens joining to addressing girl stagnation in Latin America and a Caribbean. At a annual Government Leaders Forum – Americas this week, Microsoft strengthened a joining to formulating opportunities for immature people in Latin America and a Caribbean in an bid to revoke girl stagnation in a region. The association minute a appearance in a new launch of a new initiative, New Employment Opportunities (NEO), that aims to sight 1 million girl via a Latin American and Caribbean segment and place during slightest 50 percent of those girl in jobs during a subsequent 10 years. You can find out some-more about a forum over on a Microsoft News Center and in this post and this post on Microsoft on a Issues.
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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft