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  • Blog Post: Elbow grease and experimentation: the essence of the connected car

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team Last week on this blog , Pranish Kumar talked a little bit about Microsoft’s vision for the future of the automotive industry and what needs to happen for the connected car to flourish. That vision is based in part on nearly two decades of elbow grease and...
  • Blog Post: The connected car at a crossroads: why consolidation is critical for long-term success

    Posted By Pranish Kumar Group Program Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive Since the mid 90’s, car makers and technology vendors have been searching for ways to help drivers become better connected and to enrich the in-car infotainment experience – a concept that’s epitomized by...
  • Blog Post: Avis ‘Select and Go’: Empowering a mobile staff with agile technology solutions

    Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer Technical Program Manager Hello from //Build/ ! This week, the Windows Embedded team is in San Francisco with several thousand developers to talk about the Windows platform – this includes showcasing the opportunity to build rich, connected, immersive app experiences...
  • Blog Post: A gearhead’s perspective on the car of the future

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team Jay Loney, Principal Program Manager on Windows Embedded Automotive, had a great discussion with Geekwire’s Todd Bishop and John Cook . Jay covered the state of the art in automotive technology, the in-car app experiences (what he calls hot-rodding for geeks)...
  • Blog Post: Behind the scenes at the birth of Microsoft’s intelligent car program

    Posted By Walter Sullivan Senior Project Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive Walter Sullivan, senior project manager for Windows Embedded Automotive Ten years ago, in April of 2003, a small team from Fiat and Microsoft got together in Redmond, in Microsoft’s Building 32, to talk about...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Windows Embedded Automotive Team!

    Posted By Pranish Kumar Group Program Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive Today, Microsoft launched the “Designing the Future of the Intelligent Car” digital series to showcase the team we have working on Microsoft’s automotive solutions and our vision for the intelligent car of...
  • Blog Post: SYNC with MyFord Touch Update Available from a Browser Near You

    Posted By Chris Elliot Senior Marketing Communications Manager Software updates are a common occurrence these days. Whether it’s your mobile phone, laptop or Xbox 360—we’ve become used to our technology updating without worry. These updates enhance our experience by improving quality...
  • Blog Post: Tis the season to be shopping…for a phone that works with your car!

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you have some shopping to do. Some of you may be considering buying a new mobile phone as a gift for yourself or someone on your list. There are so many cool new...
  • Blog Post: Europe says “Ciao” to the new Ford Fiesta with SYNC

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager The year is 1976. ABBA , Queen and Rod Stewart rule the airwaves, while “ Rocky ”and “ A Star is Born ” dominate at the box office. It was in 1976 that Ford first launched the Ford Fiesta —a small but...
  • Blog Post: SYNC Fans Help Us Celebrate 5 Years

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager This month, we marked the 5 th anniversary of Ford SYNC and 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on the road. This is a major milestone for both companies and the technology, so needless to say, we’ve been celebrating a bit! The...
  • Blog Post: Ford SYNC Is Turning 5, and You Could Win an Xbox!

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Ford SYNC powered by Microsoft is celebrating its 5 th anniversary as a pioneer in vehicle connectivity system. Help us wish Ford SYNC a happy anniversary by tweeting your favorite SYNC feature and you could win an Xbox 360 with Kinect...
  • Blog Post: Get in SYNC with Microsoft for Ford's Random Acts of Fusion Campaign

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Believe it or not, Joel McHale , Ryan Seacrest and I have more in common than just our dashing good looks. We’re all part of Ford’s Random Acts of Fusion campaign promoting the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. Ford recently held...
  • Blog Post: Europe welcomes Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch

    Posted By Barb Edson General Manager, Marketing and Business Development Recently, I joined our partners at Ford for the European launch of Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. At IFA Ford announced that this version of Ford SYNC—which includes a touchscreen...
  • Blog Post: These are a few of your favorite things…about Ford SYNC

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager We wanted to know what you thought about Ford SYNC , so we asked. And you answered! SYNC fans tweeted their favorite features of the system for a chance to win an Xbox , a Microsoft keyboard or an Arc Touch Mouse . The overwhelming...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Ford roll into gdgt Live! Seattle

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager This week, we’re bringing Ford SYNC , powered by Microsoft, to the Emerald City as part of gdgt Live! Seattle . And we want to share the fun with you while we’re at it. On Thursday August 16, we’re going social for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Ford look further

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Go Further with Ford Trend Conference is becoming an annual pilgrimage for journalists and bloggers interested in learning more about Ford, its business plans, and its newest model lineup. This event at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn...
  • Blog Post: Focusing on gdgtNY

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager This week, we joined Ford at gdgt Live New York where more than 1,500 gadget geeks streamed into Chelsea’s Altman Building to see the latest and greatest consumer technology. Many of them ended up planted in one of the brand-new...
  • Blog Post: Get a lift with SYNC

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Microsoft and Ford want to chauffeur you, a friend and gdgt co-founder Peter Rojas in the all-new 2013 Ford Edge to gdgt live in New York on Monday, June 25! Along the way, you and your guest will experience the latest version of Ford...
  • Blog Post: Ford Makes Its Computex Debut and Unveils Microsoft-powered SYNC to Taiwan

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Walk around Computex and quickly you’ll see that all the usual tech players are there: Intel, Asus, Samsung and of course Microsoft, just to name a few. But dig a little deeper and you’ll see that one well-known global brand...
  • Blog Post: Compete Corner

    Posted By Mark Pendergrast Senior Product Manager Let’s face reality. For our customers and partners, every day comes with lots of choices – from deciding on which component to use for their motherboard, to what application to build/deploy, to which markets and opportunities to pursue...
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