Introducing Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system. This is the unveil video for the Xbox One, showcasing the console, the new Kinect sensor and the new Xbox One controller, as well as the new experiences that will be coming with Xbox One, including the personal homescreen, cinematic gaming, Live TV and Skype. Welcome to a new generation of games and entertainment.
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Get ready for what may be the best photos and videos you’ve taken with a smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 920 brings Optical Image Stabilization, 8 MP PureView technology, and incredible photo and video software—all to Windows Phone 8.
Our current environment is defined by devices and services, social media, and mobile communications. In the future, all of these will evolve to work on our behalf; the world of Information Technology will become a world of “Intelligent Technology.”
Take a glimpse inside the new Microsoft Envisioning Center, where visitors can experience conceptual prototypes that explore how services and devices will help us stay connected and transform the way we live, work and play. Focused on both productivity and consumer scenarios set 5 — 10 years out, the Envisioning Center is a place where we can engage partners and engineering teams in dialog to evolve our vision.
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IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept Microsoft Research project designed to push the boundary of living room immersive entertainment by blending our virtual and physical worlds with projected visualizations. The effects in the video are rendered in real time and are captured live — not special effects added in post processing.
IllumiRoom project was designed by:
Brett Jones, Hrvoje Benko, Eyal Ofek and Andy Wilson
This article is an off topic from the normal articles at The Lumia Blog, However I felt compelled to share this article about the latest partnership between Emirates Airlines and Microsoft. This enforces the robustness of the Windows 8 platform and stengthens the success of the whole Windows Range including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Cloud Services. I am positive the Emirates Airline selection of Windows 8 will open up new possibilities to integrate their applications and services between Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and Mobile Devices. Great Work Emirates Airlines and Microsoft.
Windows Blog Article Below:
Greetings from Dubai! I’m here celebrating the recent global availability of Windows 8 at an event with press, analysts, business customers and Microsoft partners. Antoine Leblond, Corporate Vice President of Windows Web Services, is keynoting today and highlighting an array of great Windows 8 apps, new devices and customer experiences. Emirates has joined us here today, and I’m so excited about how they’re using Windows 8 to improve customer and employee experiences – I’d like to share their story with you.
Emirates is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, operating over 2,500 flights per week to 126 cities in 74 countries across six continents. The company also operates four of the world’s 10 longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, and Houston.
Delivering extraordinary customer service and experiences are key components of Emirates’ core company values and how they operate their business. To continue pushing the envelope and take their already remarkable service even further, Emirates developed a Windows 8 line-of-business application called Knowledge Driven Inflight Service (KIS).
The Knowledge Driven Inflight Service App
The KIS app is a fully immersive crew and customer management solution that captures important passenger data around preferences and history. For example, details around previous trips, any issues a customer had during their travels, preferences (food, wine, seating, etc.) are stored in the app to help the crew better serve the needs of customers. Pursers use the app prior to each flight to brief the cabin crew, enabling them to provide an exceptional level of personalized service. The crew can also use the app to upgrade Emirates Skywards members while in flight to Business Class or First Class, as well as record customer feedback that is delivered straight to Emirates management once the flight lands.
Hear firsthand from Emirates about their app and reason for choosing Windows 8:
Choosing the Right Hardware
It was important to Emirates that the cabin crew be able to carry around a light and attractive device that could last without needing to be recharged on long-haul flights. They found HP’s new ElitePad 900 business tablet running Windows 8 Enterprise to fit their needs perfectly – it’s thin and light, optimized for Windows 8, and built specifically for business users. Windows 8’s engaging touch user interface seamlessly surfaces the most important information, allowing the crew to spend more time interacting with customers than digging for details.
The Roll Out
Emirates will roll out 100 devices by the end of January 2013, and 1,000 devices total in 2013. By the end of 2013, on every single Emirates flight, you will see a purser using KIS on an HP ElitePad 900 running Windows 8. From an enterprise organization perspective, the impact that Emirates’ KIS app running on Windows 8 devices is already having on their core business is great. We expect these advantages and business benefits to continue to increase as Emirates rolls out the remainder of devices and is able to further increase cabin crew productivity and customer satisfaction.
Emirates is truly a technology leader in the airline industry and I applaud their commitment to innovate to deliver world class service and experiences to their customers.
Check out today’s new Customer Spotlight Press Release featuring Emirates or their Microsoft case study for more on their story. If you’re interested in Windows 8 for your own business, find out more here about how to get started with your planning and deployment. As we continue to hear from organizations adopting Windows 8, I look forward to sharing more stories that uniquely demonstrate how Windows 8 can be useful to your business.
Source Windows Blog
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REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 8, 2012 – From Windows to Xbox, Microsoft’s products and services boast some impressive numbers. But the company’s impact extends beyond sales figures into areas from providing a great place for employees to work to reducing auto traffic on local roads.
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