Curious what the top news stories were at Microsoft over the past year? Take a look at the list compiled by the Microsoft News Center.
Here are my favorites from the collection:
Windows Phone 7
Oct. 11 — Article and feature slideshow: Windows Phone 7 delivers a new user experience by integrating the things users really want to do, creating a balance between getting work done and having fun. Watch the demo.
Kinect for Xbox 360
Nov. 3 — Article and video: Microsoft rolls out its new gesture- and voice-controlled Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor. Nine-year-old Morgan Walters, one of 1,200 kids, moms, and others who helped get the gaming device ready for launch, says that playing the Kinectimals game “was really, really cool.”
June 15 — Article and video: As Microsoft Office 2010 releases worldwide, customers who helped the company refine the new product share their stories. Watch the Make It Great video.
Sept. 14 — Article and launch slideshow: Fans around the world celebrate the release of “Halo: Reach,” the newest installment of the popular sci-fi video game series made exclusively for Xbox. Watch the trailer (rated M by the ESRB).
Bing-Facebook Social Search
Oct. 13 — Blog post and video: New features allow you to take your Facebook friends with you into your Bing experience. See the Bing Maps video.
Sept. 15 — Article, video, and slideshow: Hardware acceleration for snappy performance and a focus on the Web highlight how Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 beta delivers a better experience for both users and developers. Watch the demo.
Windows Live Essentials 2011
Sept. 30 — Article and feature slideshow: Microsoft releases Windows Live Essentials 2011, a suite of free consumer apps that connects Windows to the cloud to help people connect, create and share online. See the video.
July 12 — Article and images: Dramatic imagery from NASA Mars missions creates new user experiences in the Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope.