2011: A Watershed Year for Microsoft, from Gaming to Phones to the Cloud and Beyond


REDMOND, Wash. – Dec. 27, 2011 – 2011 was a big year at Microsoft as the company gained traction in a variety of arenas. Microsoft introduced Office 365, which CRN Magazine named the best cloud application of the year. The company made major strides in mobile communications, through a newpartnership with Nokia and the release of Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”) as well as the acquisition of Skype.
Xbox experienced the biggest year in its 10-year history in terms of both sales and excitement. Kinect for Xbox 360 was named the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever by Guinness World Records, and was adapted in fields far beyond gaming in what became known as the “Kinect Effect.” Microsoft introduced several blockbuster Xbox games, and a major Xbox LIVE update with voice and hand gesture control as well as custom entertainment applications from leading content providers.
Here’s a selection of 2011 highlights.
Microsoft 2011 Technology Highlights
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Say Hello to a ‘Game Changing’ Xbox Experience
Dec. 6, 2011
In December Microsoft rolled out an update for Xbox LIVE that lets people control their Xbox using voice or hand gestures. At the same time we introduced the first group of new, custom applications from leading TV and entertainment content providers. Our slide show demonstrated why one industry insider called the update a “game changer” in entertainment.
  

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