Conversations LIVE: ...

Since the announcement last September that Microsoft would be purchasing Nokia’s mobile phone division, there have been many questions swirling around as to what this will mean for the future of both companies. Earlier today, Nokia Conversations hosted a Q&A session with...

Zune Shows Up In iOS...

There has been much talk lately about Apple’s new “flat” – read: Metro-ripoff – design and how it borrows from Microsoft’s design school of minimalism. Well, after some quick examination it seems as if Apple was more inspired by Zune than they may have let...

Don Mattrick: Of Submarines and Offline Play Jun12

Don Mattrick: Of Sub...

If you haven’t heard yet, the head of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business doesn’t want you to upgrade to their new system. That is provided that you happen to be living in a submarine…or want any kind of offline gaming whatsoever. In the light of news that...

Xbox One’s Perception Right Now With Consumers?  One Word: Restrictions Jun11

Xbox One’s Per...

Somewhere deep in the offices and halls of Microsoft headquarters, there must be some heavy mulling over their recent decisions over the Xbox One’s strategy going forward. To say that things have been smooth the last 24 hours would be a gross misjudgement, and now the public outcry of...

Xbox Creative Direct...

Lately, Microsoft has come under harsh criticism from gamers due to some rumors of the next Xbox only being able to play video games with an internet connection. Although Microsoft has not officially announced the console yet it has been bashed by many who believe in these rumors. Adding to...

Are You Feeling “Blue”? Apr01

Are You Feeling R...

  What does this code name “Windows Blue” mean to me? I want to dig into it but I tend to steer away when information is released in this fashion. As it becomes more “official” I’ll dig in deeper. This is partly out of respect and in part I’m simply tired...

Tweaking the New Twi...

Last week, a new update for Twitter was released for the masses on Windows Phone. For many, the new look and functionality of the update cleared up many of the complaints of the official app. It’s a clean interface with much needed improvements in presentation and performance. The new...

Outlook.com – ...

  How many times have you had to reconfigure your e-mail program to work with a new e-mail address? Do you call the family IT guy or the friend who works in the IT industry? Are you the IT guy that swings by to lend a hand to others in a time of need? Time goes by and you end up changing...

Charging Ahead: Read...

    With MWC 2013 (Mobile World Congress) just around the corner starting February 25th – 28th, I find myself patiently waiting for the exciting news about the mobile industry, all sorts of good stuff to be announced I’m sure! I really hope to see lots of great new...

Office 365 vs. Offic...

As I ponder over and over what my first article will be for The Redmond Post (Super Excited by the way!), I find myself rolling through many topics related to Microsoft and its vast choices of products and services. Can you guess what the first thing I did once I had the okay? I opened up...

Will Microsoft make ...

Office for iOS has been the trending topic the last few month’s and has caused quite a debate on the tech scene. Many argue that if Microsoft were to allow a port of Office over to rival platforms it would hurt the freshly revamped Windows operating system, Windows 8. Devices like the...

Microsoft Moving On Up! Despite Declining PC Sales? Jan24

Microsoft Moving On ...

How can there be a decline in overall PC sales yet Microsoft does significantly better year over year? Windows 8 and Surface. Today Microsoft announced the first major revenue report following the massive October launch season. This new information put Microsoft right on track and doing...

Office 2013 price leaked Jan18

Office 2013 price le...

A leaked slide for retailers is making rounds on the web of Microsoft’s business strategy in selling the latest version of Office. The worlds most useful business suite of programs is undergoing some radical new changes not only in design but in pricing as well. The new Metro overhaul...

Microsoft now allows users to change account regions! Jan16

Microsoft now allows...

It has been a long time coming but Microsoft finally allows users to change the region that their Xbox Live account is set to. Those Xbox users who have been dealing with a locked account abroad can easily switch regions by following this link https://live.xbox.com/en-GB/AccountMigration....

Things I Wish For in...

2012 shaped up to be full of new beginnings, tidings and events for Microsoft and its respective partners. Redmond finally unveiled Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and some cool Xbox additions. A new dawn of powerful Windows Phone hardware from its two most dedicated partners, HTC and Nokia; and a...

Microsoft is giving Xbox Live users a month of free Xbox Live Dec31

Microsoft is giving ...

Go gold for a month Earlier in the week Microsoft had some serious issues with the online component of Xbox. Users were unable to join any online games via Xbox Live. Matchmaking for games such as Halo 4, Wordament, and many others were simply unable to reach other players. After a few days...

New Myspace Revamp T...

  Being a tech fan I jut had to see the new Myspace and wow, was it worth the wait. The new Myspace is no longer that lag central of a social site. The new site is focused on sharing music and music discovery. It seems as though some of the social features will come later. The design...

Reaction of the Wind...

Today, through the Windows Phone Blog, Microsoft announced the release of the Windows Phone 7.8 update for Windows Phone 7.5 devices. The update will be rolling out in the near future, more specifically early 2013. As stated by Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President of the Windows Phone...

Rewards for Windows ...

With Windows Phone 8 becoming available to the masses this past Friday, it should be no surprise that Bing Rewards is now offering rewards for those who are upgrading to the new handsets. What are the available rewards? The rewards are prepaid cards for apps and games on the Windows Phone 8...

Bing It On: New Blind Search Engine by Microsoft Sep19

Bing It On: New Blin...

It wasn’t until I did a few blind searches that I switched to Bing as my primary search engine. At the time, the biggest one was BlindSearch. It showed only the results of three different engines- Bing, Google, and Yahoo, of the user’s search query. The user could then choose a...

Ping to Outlast Zune Social by… One Month? Sep13

Ping to Outlast Zune...

Ping, the Zune Social clone, was a service by Apple that never caught on. A great percentage of iTunes users don’t even know what it is exactly. It is no longer accepting new members as the service will be no more by September 30th this year, one month after the Zune Social was removed...

Pulling the Plug on ...

Xbox Music, the service that will be replacing Zune, is coming this fall. Previously, we didn’t quite know what that meant for Zune users, but a recent email has answered a few questions. “As we prepare for the exciting launch of Xbox Music later this fall, we want to make you...

Microsoft Reveals Ne...

  Finally! Microsoft has unvieled a new look for its company, reimagined from a logo that was last changed in 1987. Yeah, that’s right, 25 years ago! From the Microsoft’s official blog post: The Microsoft brand is about much more than logos or product names. We are lucky to...

Virtual Shoe Fitting via Kinect Jul21

Virtual Shoe Fitting...

German Agency Kempertrautmann has developed a system for Görtz, in order for consumers to try on shoes virtually. The new shopping experience utilizes three Microsoft Kinect sensors and detects the users perfect shoe size. A similar Kinect hack has been done in the past but with shoes. The...

Microsoft’s Gr...

Microsoft is best know in the software space throughout the world. Sure Microsoft has dipped it’s toes in the hardware lake before with the Xbox and the Arch Touch Mouse but neither of those are as significant as the Surface. Unlike the Xbox, Surface can greatly impact how other hardware...