Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos
Microsoft decision to drop the Nokia brand itself doesnt mean that Nokia is going away fully. Nokia still exists as a separate company without its phones business, and the Finnish firm now focuses on mapping and network infrastructure. Microsoft choice to use Lumia as the Nokia replacement wont come as a surprise to many. Nokia Windows Phone apps have been rebranded to Lumia recently, and holiday ads will be pushing Lumia instead of Nokia. What not clear is how Microsoft will handle the branding...
Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos
Lol at pipe down. Im not a software developer, Im a consumer and the consumers have voiced in huge numbers that this is a feature they want. I think its the #1 request on the feedback site and has been for quite some time. Consumers arent ever going to pipe down because it is their money that is being spent that gives these people their jobs. Im the biggest fan of Microsoft and Xbox there is, but that doesnt mean Im going to shut up about things that need to happen regarding the brand. The whole...
Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos
Microsoft is expected to release a new build of the technical preview for Windows 10 in the very near future, according to their own words. The only build so far to be released to the public is 9841 but the next iteration will likely be in the 9860 class of releases. With this new build, Microsoft has polished up the animations that give the OS a more comprehensive feel. When you open a new window, it fliesout on to the screen from the icon and when you minimize it, it collapses back in to the...
Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos
Microsoft is updating its Skype for Windows Phone app today and its introducing an entirely new feature: drawing. The addition allows Windows Phone owners to draw on a canvas, add ink to photos, or annotate maps and send the results to contacts over Skype. While other rival messaging clients have already supported drawing, its unusual to see Microsoft add this support to just the Windows Phone client. Microsoft makes no mention of future drawing support for its Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows...
Posted 4 days ago ago at WinBeta with 1 recent echos
Over the past few months we have seen several new USB dongles offerings different features, including the ability to run Android apps, beam video content from your phone and other mobile devices to a big screen and more. Intel has something cooler up its sleeves. The company has launched a Bay Trail Atom powered dongle that is a full blown x86 PC. Priced at $125 shipping expenditure included, the device comes with a quad core Bay Train processor a 32 bit Z3735F paired with 1GB of RAM, 16 gigs of...
Posted 16 days ago ago at ASP.NET Team with 1 recent echos
This CTP includes our alpha4 runtime packages for ASP.NET vNext. You can find details on the specific enhancements added and issues fixed in the published release notes on GitHub. For information on how to get started with ASP.NET vNext using Visual Studio “14” check out the article Getting Started with ASP.NET vNext and Visual Studio 14. The MVC Music Store and Bug Tracker sample projects have been updated for this release. You can find instructions on how to open, build, run, and...
Posted 9 days ago ago at Windows IT Pro with 1 recent echos
While Microsoft mobile first, cloud first strategy is controversial in some circles, there little doubt that the client computing market is moving away from powerful but complex PCs and towards simpler and highly mobile devices. As such, traditional PC management solutions will likewise give way to more Mobile Device Management solutions that are better suited to a wide range of business types. And guess which software giant is ideally positioned to take advantage of that change? OK, right. It...
Posted 7 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos
Today, were beginning to roll out new features that take advantage on the multitasking capabilities of Xbox One and connect with your friends in better ways than before thanks to your feedback. Please keep it coming. For a preview of what to expect, watch the following video, and find the full changelog below.