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The familiar made better. The desktop you're used to—with its familiar folders and icons—is still here. And not just still here, it's actually better than before, with a new task manager and streamlined file management. You can always get to your desktop and back to your Start screen again with a tap or click.
Meet the world's most personal smartphone. Your Windows Phone truly comes alive when the things you love are put in it. People, places, songs, photos, and apps automatically update right on your Start screen. Plus, OneDrive is built in, so you can take your stuff virtually wherever you go. There’s never been a smartphone that’s more you.
Internet of Things
Small things have the potential for big impact. The Internet of Things promises vast opportunities, but it also poses challenges for businesses that seek to take action and realize tangible results as it can seem overwhelming, complicated and expensive. Microsoft can help enterprises drive business value while building on existing technology assets, devices and data. Microsoft, along with its partner ecosystem, has the devices, the services and the cloud to help you take advantage of IOT.
Be amazed. Welcome to a new generation of games and entertainment. Where games push the boundaries of realism. And television obeys your every command. Where listening to music while playing a game is a snap. And you can jump from TV to movies to music to a game in an instant. Where your experience is custom tailored to you. And the entertainment you love is all in one place.
Xbox Live: 48 million people and growing. Xbox Live Gold is your ticket to the most exciting social entertainment network in the world on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Experience unrivaled multiplayer for the hottest exclusive games, HD movies and TV shows, live events, music and sports. Along with premiere entertainment apps, Internet Explorer, and Skype on your TV. With Xbox Live Gold, you can stay connected with friends, family, and more than 48 million people around the world.
Xbox Music & Video
Stream millions of songs free—Xbox Music gives you access to stream free songs with Windows 8 and on the web. Search for any artist, song, or album and instantly play what you want. You can create and save playlists for easy access to the songs you love. Watch whenever and wherever you like. Your Xbox Video collection follows you from screen to screen, so you can watch whenever and wherever. You can download your favorites on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 to enjoy offline.
One place for everything in your life. Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more—anywhere, on any device, free. It's easy to view them anytime, on any device. OneDrive works with Office, so it's easy to create, edit, and share your documents. Save your docs to OneDrive and access them on any device. Share files or entire folders, like photo albums, without attaching anything. Send an email with a link to only what you share and everything else in your OneDrive stays private.
It’s a new day in IT. There are more apps, more devices, and now, more data than ever—all driven by the rise of cloud computing and the use of cloud services. With these technologies playing an ever present role in businesses, how can IT drive more efficiency and deliver new forms of value? Microsoft’s answer is the Cloud OS.
Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. You can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. Azure client libraries are available for many programming languages and are released under an open source license.