Microsoft is testing a new design for Microsoft Account login pages across most of its services
Microsoft is currently testing a new design for the Microsoft Account login pages. The new login page design will be found across all of Microsoft’s different services, ranging from Office to Xbox Live. The new design is ver...
Microsoft is testing a new Bing design that looks more like Google
Microsoft runs a lot of A/B tests on their search engine, Bing. Many of these end up getting forgotten about for months, sometimes resurfacing after nearly a year. With that being said, we feel like the latest (potentially upcomin...
Microsoft reveals the secret behind the amazing Surface Studio Hinge (video)
Microsoft today announced the expanded availability of Surface Studio outside the US. Surface Studio is now available in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland...
Surface Laptop’s Alcantara-covered keyboard should be cared for like an expensive car, says Microsoft
Microsoft introduced Alcantara-covered Type Covers for the Surface Pro 4 last year. With the Surface Laptop, Microsoft incorporated the Alcantara fabric right into the keyboard. Unlike the Surface Pro 4, you can’t actually r...
Cortana for Android gets improved feed design, and more
by Sean Chan
Microsoft is testing a new and improved UI for some parts of Cortana on Android devices. The company today rolled out a fairly major update for Cortana to users testing the beta version of the personal assistant on Android. With t...
The Conversation names the HoloLens one of the 5 Best-Designed Products Ever
The HoloLens has an iconic futuristic design which sets it apparent from the more common front-heavy virtual reality headsets which reminds one more of scuba gear that the user interface of the future. Now the The Conversation has...
Cortana for iPhone arrives in the UK with a refreshed design
Last December, Microsoft announced Cortana 2.0 for iOS and Android, with the Android version rolling out that week and the iPhone version said to be rolling out within “weeks”. While Microsoft has technically kept to i...
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Microsoft will soon let Android users customise Cortana’s look
Microsoft’s release of Cortana for Android 2.0 included an unexpected redesign to the virtual assistant. However, it seems the firm isn’t done with the redesign of Cortana just yet. In the new Cortana app, if you tap t...
Andrew Kim, Senior Designer at HoloLens team has left Microsoft
It was a blog entry on Minimally Minimal a few years back that made Andrew Kim famous on the internet. His design project, “The Next Microsoft,” proposed a connected, futuristic approach for the company and its products. Hi...
Microsoft announces Project Olympus, next generation hyperscale open source cloud hardware design
Microsoft today announced Project Olympus in collaboration with the Open Compute Project (OCP). Project Olympus is Microsoft’s next generation hyperscale open source cloud hardware design With this new project, Microsoft is...