Desktop alerts are here!  We just rolled out a new update to our Windows 8 app that brings major Breaking News alerts to your desktop and tablet — even when you’re not inside the app.As you can see above, a Breaking News alert has appeared on the upper-right of the screen.  Depending on the news, we typically send one or two a day, focusing on the biggest stories.  You’ll need to activate the notifications when you first download or update the app.We’ve also launched a “live tile” that displays the latest breaking stories — smaller stories that we update throughout the day — on the Start screen.  For more details about a report, you can pop open the Breaking News app and drill down to the source of the story.  For our news partners, this will mean more clicks as Windows 8 scales.Both of these additions make it easy to stay on top of the news in real-time with minimal interruption while you work.  Download the Windows 8 app right here. If you have a Windows Phone, we have an app for that, too.

Desktop alerts are here!  We just rolled out a new update to our Windows 8 app that brings major Breaking News alerts to your desktop and tablet — even when you’re not inside the app.

As you can see above, a Breaking News alert has appeared on the upper-right of the screen.  Depending on the news, we typically send one or two a day, focusing on the biggest stories.  You’ll need to activate the notifications when you first download or update the app.

We’ve also launched a “live tile” that displays the latest breaking stories — smaller stories that we update throughout the day — on the Start screen.  For more details about a report, you can pop open the Breaking News app and drill down to the source of the story.  For our news partners, this will mean more clicks as Windows 8 scales.

Both of these additions make it easy to stay on top of the news in real-time with minimal interruption while you work.  Download the Windows 8 app right here. If you have a Windows Phone, we have an app for that, too.