Windows 8.1 – Bing Smart Search

A Bing search goes on forever, Kieran Snyder Microsoft, Team Leader Bing Team (Photo Microsoft)

A Bing search goes on forever, Kieran Snyder Microsoft, Team Leader Bing Team (Photo Microsoft)

Bing for Windows 8.1 creates a whole new experience for web searches, unlike any other. The Bing Product Manager gives an insiders look at how Bing will impact Windows 8.1

Blogging Windows - My name is Kieran Snyder, and I’m a Group Program Manager in the Bing User Experience team. I’m excited to tell you a little bit about our work with the Windows team to build what is one of the coolest and most visible improvements to Windows 8, and highlight a few of my favorite things, now that it will be broadly available to everyone tomorrow.  Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Live in New York City 7 AM

One year after Windows 8, a major update arrives to cement Microsoft’s position as the leading operating system developer and fix user concerns

Windows 8.1 logo
Windows 8.1 will improve the Start screen, return the missed Start button, add Internet Explorer 11, integrate a richer Bing Search into the operating system and apps, add multi-tasking and embed SkyDrive for the cloud everywhere.

Terry Myerson, EVP, Operating Systems at Microsoft reflected on the “Windows everywhere” theme on The Windows Blog. Continue reading

Chicago’s CIO moving to the Cloud

30,000 City of Chicago employees to convert to Office 365 on The Cloud

Brett Goldstein, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago

Brett Goldstein, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago (photo Code of America Creative Commons license)

The City of Chicago will be installing Microsoft Office 365 on the cloud for its 30,000 employees with an expected savings of $400,000 per year.

Brett Goldstein was hired in 2011 by newly elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make the City of Chicago more transparent and open.

In 2013, Goldstein is moving Chicago’s three mail systems to The Cloud with Microsoft Office 365.  Continue reading