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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Talks About Two Big Updates

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When it comes to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), there is always something exciting going on. From its Xbox One to Windows 8.1 and everything in between, if you are a fan of this company you know you are going to be full of news (and not always good news at that).

Steve BallmerThe official Microsoft blog does a great job keeping people updated as to what the company is doing. While it doesn’t share every last bit of news, there is always good information to be found here.

This time around, we want to take a closer look at the July 19th “Weekend Reading” edition.

While Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) didn’t release any news that will blow you away, it touched on a couple interesting tidbits including this one:

“The latest installment in the Halo franchise is available exclusively on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. Released yesterday, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down shooter designed specifically for touch devices. The highly anticipated game features simple controls and a more casual gaming experience designed to appeal to Halo newbies as well as hardcore gamers. It’s set between “Halo 3” and “Halo 4” in the franchise’s larger storyline, and lets you play as either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis. Learn more over on Halo Waypoint, then download the app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and enjoy.”

This is big news for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the game is only available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. This gives Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and its many devices a leg up on the competition. As you can imagine, it will also push some towards the purchase of a Windows 8 device.

There were many other updates shared on the blog, but this one definitely stood out:

“City of San Jose picks Office 365, Windows Azure and StorSimple for its more than 5,000 employees. The capital of Silicon Valley picked Microsoft software to help boost employee productivity, reduce operational costs and deliver improved services to over 984,000 residents.”

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Azure is doing big things, and this story goes a long way in validating that point.

The Microsoft blog is the place to be if you want to stay current as to what the company is up to. This past weekend there was plenty of useful information. Be sure to check it all out.

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