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Back in April, you heard me talk about how we believe Windows Phone 8.1 is the world’s most personal smartphonebecause of features like highly personal Live Tiles on your Start screen and the world’s first truly personal digital assistant. Today I am in China to talk about how we’re continuing this vision in the very first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which we’re making available in preview form for developers next week.

Facebook has released an update for their Messenger app for Windows Phone that brings a few new features I think you will enjoy. This update introduces video recording and video playback so that you can send video messages and watch received videos directly within the app. A new sticker tab is also being introduced that shows recent stickers, as well as some sticker improvements to help save bandwidth. If you already have Messenger installed, you should begin seeing the update soon.

 

This post was written by Microsoft MVP Can Bilgin.

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This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program.

One of the benefits of Cortana is that we can make updates behind-the-scenes on the servers that light up new capabilities without the need for a software update. We added the ability for Cortana to predict the winners in popular soccer matches in Brazil courtesy of Bing magic earlier this month.

This post was written by Microsoft MVP Rob Miles.

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This week we're featuring guest blog posts from some of the members of our Microsoft developer MVP program.