WPD Bits: Microsoft sets a world record, Windows 8 launch event, and Skype’s new tricks

We’ve just written up your prescription for WPD Bits, which will cure that nagging emptiness you feel when you just haven’t read enough about Microsoft. Remember to take it once every Sunday with water, after a meal, and before you get a case of the Mondays (it’s hard to cure that once you get it!)

This week’s dosage includes an impressively nerdy world record, a certain carrier expanding its ultra fast network, a big party in the Big Apple, and more. Swallow the pill and get cozy after the break.

Microsoft’s Windows AppFest captures Guiness World Record for largest coding marathon

In case you didn’t know, developers are pretty important to Microsoft. So it may not come as a big surprise that Microsoft managed to get 2,567 developers to code for 18 hours non-stop at its Windows AppFest in Bangalore, India this week. One of the goals of the event was to set the new Guinness World Record for “Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One Location” and that’s exactly what they managed to do. Time to pop the bubbly! [ Source: 

While we’re expecting to see Verizons significantly larger network join the fray later this year, right now the only way to get LTE on your Windows Phone is through AT&T. Fortunately, it looks like the carrier has lit up new markets with support for the ultrafast network technology: Detroit, Portland, Seattle, Honolulu, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Birmingham, Memphis, Cincinnati, and Fayetteville. You can find the full list of all covered markets in the Network page linked at the source. [ Source: