Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 2 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...

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Windows 10: New animations for opening windows in build 986x

Posted 3 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...

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Xbox One Update: New Friends, Snap, TV Features and More Rolling Out Today

Posted 8 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.

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Microsoft Cloud Platform System Brings Azure to On-Prem

Posted 2 days ago ago at Windows IT Pro with 1 recent echos

Microsoft on Monday held an enterprise cloud event in San Francisco and announced, among other things, the Cloud Platform System. This is a sort of Azure consistent cloud in a box—well, a datacenter friendly rack or set of racks—that will let enterprise customers take advantage of its private and hybrid cloud capabilities. Microsoft also announced new Azure VM and storage capabilities and a new Azure Marketplace. If you're confused by how the Cloud Platform System new offering...

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Microsoft attempts to improve Android with new 'Garage' apps

Posted 1 day ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Google might not be interested in building apps for Windows Phone, but Microsoft isnt holding any grudges. Starting today, the software giant is expanding its Garage project to give outsiders a chance to see what Microsoft employees create inside the company during their free time. Some of those projects might be iOS, Windows, or Android apps, but the really interesting ones, and the ones Microsoft is choosing to highlight today, are for Googles Android operating system. Microsoft Garage is a...

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