Weekend Reading: Oct. 26th Edition – Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch, Windows Phone 8 Press Event is Set for Monday
In this book of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface, gearing adult for Monday’s large Windows Phone 8 event, and Forza Horizon arrives and Halo 4 sweetens a pot.
Windows 8 arrives. Microsoft yesterday announced a tellurian accessibility of a renouned Windows handling system, Windows 8. Beginning today, consumers and businesses worldwide will be means to knowledge all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a pleasing new user interface and a far-reaching operation of applications with a grand opening of a Windows Store. In her Blogging Windows post, Windows reimagined, Tami Reller, corporate clamp boss and arch financial officer of Windows and Windows Live, talks about events around a universe and a “no compromise” knowledge of Windows 8. Head on over to a Microsoft News Center for a press release, videos and images. Below, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces a accessibility of Windows 8 during a Windows 8 launch eventuality during Pier 57 in New York.
Microsoft Surface now accessible during Microsoft sell stores. Today, Microsoft announced that a new Microsoft Surface is now accessible for squeeze during all Microsoft retail, holiday and online stores in a United States and Canada. Designed to be a ultimate theatre for Windows RT, Surface is singular and represents well-developed value, providing an immersive party knowledge and a substructure for removing things done. Watch a Surface launch eventuality on demand and get some-more sum during Microsoft News Center. Below, Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky, left, and Panos Panay, ubiquitous manager for Microsoft Surface, deliver Microsoft Surface as it creates a much-anticipated entrance on Thursday in New York.
Big, cold things entrance from Windows Phone on Oct 29. As many of we know, we are alighting in San Francisco on Oct. 29 to showcase some new things from Windows Phone. For those that can’t join us in person, no need to worry! The Windows Phone team invites we to balance in for a live webcast here, all from a comfort of your couch, apartment or coffee table. We wish we can join us. See we on a 29th!
MSN for Windows 8 arrives this week. As of Wednesday, people regulating Windows 8 could knowledge MSN in a code new way. Designed exclusively for Windows 8, a all new MSN will be a initial thing we knowledge when we launch Internet Explorer 10. The new MSN gives we a place where we can be informed, try and let your oddity reign. At initial glance, we will notice MSN looks different. The new MSN is clean, elementary and built for touch. Get some-more of a story and see a cold demo video on a MSN Blog.
Announcing a Halo 4 War Games Pass. With a rarely expected launch of “Halo 4” on Nov. 6 reduction than dual weeks away, Microsoft and 343 Industries on Wednesday denounced that there will be some-more calm to come in a months post-launch, and a “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass is your sheet to removing it all during a 15 percent discount. Stoking a fad for launch, 343 Industries also premiered a gameplay launch trailer for “Halo 4,” accessible now on Halo Waypoint. The “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass confirms your entrance to 3 War Games – get sum from Major Nelson.
Forza Horizon houses my dream garage. Forza Horizon is here. Your favorite bands and cars in a same place. The latest behind-the-scenes video facilities BBC Radio DJ Rob da Bank articulate about curation of a soundtrack with a festival inspiration. In this Next during Microsoft post, Steve Clayton writes, “Talking of favorite cars, I’ll be branch a pivotal on these epic motors this dusk on my Xbox 360 – it’s as if a Forza group tapped in to my demur to find all a cars we adore and put them in one practical garage.” Watch a behind-the-scenes video in a blog post and be certain to check out Steve’s personal Forza Horizon slideshow.
Office 365 University for Higher-Education Students. On Oct. 19, we introduced a new charity for university and college students called Office 365 University. Available in a initial entertain of 2013, Office 365 University will be offering online, during sell locations and during Microsoft Stores in 52 markets worldwide. Now authorised students can buy Office University 2010 or Office University for Mac 2011 and accept a giveaway subscription to Office 365 University when it becomes available. See 10 reasons students will adore Office 365 University in a Office News blog.
Beyond mainstay filters – slicers on tables. Slicers were initial introduced in Excel 2010 and done filtering PivotTables as elementary as clicking a button. We’ve taken a integrity of slicers though changed it over only PivotTables – with Excel 2013 we can now emanate slicers on any table! And, as you’ll see via this article, all of this works in a browser too regulating Excel Web App. John Campbell, lead module manager for a Excel Web App team, demonstrates regulating a information set display fear novels to assistance we get into a scary mood for Halloween. See how adding slicers ups a knowledge in this Excel Blog tutorial.
And in box we missed it progressing this week… video of Bill Gates on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface and Xbox introduces a new party experience.
That’s it for this book of Weekend Reading! Thanks for interlude by The Official Microsoft Blog!
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog