Technology is accelerating the evolution of entertainment

Technology is accelerating the evolution of entertainment
By Alex Smith | 14 October 2021

As new forms of media bring profound disruption to the traditional broadcasting landscape, Microsoft’s Simon Crownshaw discusses how the industry is turning to technology and the cloud to help power new ways of working and modernise media processes

Microsoft’s Simon Crownshaw discusses how the cloud can modernise media processes

Xbox named official gaming partner of England football teams

Xbox named official gaming partner of England football teams
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 September 2021

New partnership with the FA aims to promote inclusivity and accessibility in the game

Microsoft launches Xbox Academy to inspire young games creators

Microsoft launches Xbox Academy to inspire young games creators
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 26 April 2021

Rare and Into Games will speak at Microsoft UK’s Work Experience Week to share career insights 

GameStop selects Microsoft to enhance gaming offerings

GameStop selects Microsoft to enhance gaming offerings
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 October 2020

Retailer will use Dynamics 365, Teams and Surface devices to improve customer experiences

Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks

Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 22 September 2020

Acquisition of Fallout creator will bring new games, technology and talent to Xbox

Getting personal with artificial intelligence and the cloud

Getting personal with artificial intelligence and the cloud
By Lindsay James | 12 August 2019

Today’s media and entertainment firms are recognising that, in order to meet the needs of today’s demanding consumers, they need to deliver a more personalised service. Artificial intelligence, delivered via the cloud, is proving to be key

Media firms are recognising that these technologies can help meet personalisation demands

Microsoft helps ensure a positive visitor experience at Seattle’s SeaTac Center

Microsoft helps ensure a positive visitor experience at Seattle’s SeaTac Center
By Sean Dudley | 26 May 2015

Military personnel able to relax between flights with Xbox, Skype and Surface technologies

Nokia stores are being rebranded as Microsoft resellers

Nokia stores are being rebranded as Microsoft resellers
By Rebecca Lambert | 14 May 2015

The Microsoft Priority Reseller stores will sell software and hardware such as Lumia and Surface

Rosetta Stone brings language learning app to Xbox One

Rosetta Stone brings language learning app to Xbox One
By Rebecca Lambert | 26 March 2015

New app teaches English and Spanish by way of interactive gaming sessions

Microsoft makes Azure Machine Learning generally available

Microsoft makes Azure Machine Learning generally available
By Rebecca Lambert | 20 February 2015

The cloud-based analytics service features new enhancements to help businesses predict future trends

Microsoft acquires R software and services provider Revolution Analytics

Microsoft acquires R software and services provider Revolution Analytics
By Sean Dudley | 26 January 2015

Deal will help more companies use data science to unlock insights with advanced analytics

Xbox teams up with Sling TV to launch new internet TV service

Xbox teams up with Sling TV to launch new internet TV service
By Sean Dudley | 06 January 2015

US customers can access host of channels through console, with free trial for Xbox Live members

Customers can now pay for Windows and Xbox apps and games using bitcoin

Customers can now pay for Windows and Xbox apps and games using bitcoin
By Rebecca Lambert | 15 December 2014

Microsoft is using BitPay to allow its customers to add the digital currency to their Microsoft accounts

Microsoft to sell its Xbox console without Kinect sensor

Microsoft to sell its Xbox console without Kinect sensor
By Karen McCandless | 14 May 2014

Standalone Xbox One console will be available worldwide from 9 June at a price of $US399 (£349)

Xbox One to be introduced to Chinese market later this year

Xbox One to be introduced to Chinese market later this year
By Sean Dudley | 30 April 2014

Games and entertainment system to be first of its kind to be launched in the country

Nokia Devices and Services becomes part of Microsoft

Nokia Devices and Services becomes part of Microsoft
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 April 2014

Two companies join together after finalising acquisition deal on 25 April 

Wearable technology moving beyond early adopter status

Wearable technology moving beyond early adopter status
By Anonym | 14 April 2014

Worldwide market will more than triple in sales over the next year and rise to 111.9 million units in 2018, a growth rate of 78.4%, says IDC

Microsoft leadership changes: Scott Guthrie to head cloud division

Microsoft leadership changes: Scott Guthrie to head cloud division
By Anonym | 01 April 2014

Phil Spencer will also replace Marc Whitten as head of the Xbox team and Stephen Elop will rejoin company as executive vice president of Devices group

Microsoft acquires patents for wearable technology worth up to US$150

Microsoft acquires patents for wearable technology worth up to US$150
By Anonym | 31 March 2014

San Francisco-based Osterhout Design Group develops head-mounted technology for industry and the military

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 March 2014

Companies to share intellectual property related to Android and Chrome OS devices and Xbox consoles

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