Microsoft Japan announced today that its employees are to get Lumia 830 instead of their current Windows Phone IS12T, Windows Phone device which are not sold in Japan. The announcement also notes that the company got Lumia 830’s Giteki-certification only for this purpose, to legalize its employees’ usage of the phone. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NFG57CW/ IS12T, made by… Continue reading Microsoft Japan Finally Upgrades Staffs’ 4 Years-old Windows Phone
Social Game Networking Service Gree and Microsoft Japan announced their partnership around promotion of Microsoft’s cloud environment Windows Azure Platform to Gree’s game developer parteners on December 19. via CNET Japan [J]
Microsoft Developer Network(MSDN) runs a campaign for Japanese developers by featuring its cloud-technology poster girl Claudia. If you are living in Japan, you will be able to receive a Nengajou, new year’s greeting postcard from Claudia and a special guest Hikaru Aizawa, who is another anime campaign girl from Microsoft Taiwan [Zn]. (It is not… Continue reading Microsoft Japan’s Cloud Girl Sends You A New Year’s Card
Microsoft Japan’s Winter campaign of Windows Ultimate DSP version [J] comes with Deanne Cheuk design Touch Mouse and its official poster character Nanami Madobe. Nanami Madobe (Madobe Nanami in Japanese name order) was originally an unofficial character appeared from an Akihabara shop, became an official later before Cloud girl and Hyper-V girl. Nanami is from… Continue reading Microsoft Japan Windows DSP Campaign Comes With Its Anime Poster Girl Nanami Madobe
TeleBing, named after television and Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, is an iOS application for Japanese TV watchers to show TV program schedules. Microsoft Japan released it “to promote Bing brand.” The program guide works with Twitter and Facebook. From program detail page, you may share your comments to Twitter and/or Facebook. Japanese TV programs data… Continue reading TeleBing – Microsoft Releases TV Guide App For iPhone/iPad
Following to the cloud girl Claudia, Microsoft’s Japan local branch tries to appeal their target by using a new character. The Microsoft Virtualization campaign page suggests three Hyper-V solutions to Small and Med sized enterprise. The character name and other information are not disclosed but some anime fans already pointed out that it must be… Continue reading Microsoft Japan Introduces Another Anime Girl For Small And Medium Business
Microsoft Japan is teasing its online comic series “Cloud Girl”, which promotes Windows Azure cloud service. The first episode of this “Cloud Girl” with subtitle “Mado to Kumo to Aoi-sora”(windows, clouds and azure sky) is said to be released late this May 2011, on a prologue. The heroine, Claudia Madobe (@Claudia_Azure “madobe” means window-side in… Continue reading Cloud Girl – Microsoft Windows Azure Manga Promotion
Wall Street Journal’s blog All Things Digital(ATD) reported that Yahoo! Japan is going to announce that they will use Google Search as its search backend, switching from their customized Yahoo! Search Technology(YST). At this point, there are no Japanese media reported this rumour, except Bloomberg Japanese [J] which just refers All Things Digital. Until more… Continue reading Is Yahoo! Japan Switching To Google Search?