Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 4 recent echos

Saturday, November 22, marks the official one year anniversary of Xbox One. Its been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans. We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long. First, if youre in one of our original 13 markets and have opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails*, youll receive a personalized email detailing what youve accomplished since Xbox One launched last November....

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 8 September […] The post This Week’s Deals with Gold appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Surface Pro 3 Firmware Updates for November Are Now Available

Posted 1 day ago ago at Win Super Site with 2 recent echos

Microsoft today delivered a new set of firmware updates for Pro 3, fixing issues with UEFI, Surface Pen, the Home button, and the wireless adapters. The firm had previously revealed that it would deliver November firmware updates a bit later in the month than usual, and not on the normal Patch Tuesday schedule. I wrote about one of the fixes in this month set of updates yesterday in Will Microsoft Ever Fix the Surface Pro 3 Wi Fi Issues?, but here a complete rundown of what new: This update...

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Microsoft refreshes Office for iPad, iPhone; more features now free for consumers

Posted 14 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is making available new versions of its Office apps for iPads and iPhones, and is making more of the core Office functionality available for free to consumers. Follow @maryjofoley To date, without an Office 365 subscription, Office for iPad users could view documents, copy and paste between documents, share via attachments, and present using PowerPoint. To create new documents, edit and format them, save to OneDrive or SharePoint, they were required to pay for an Office...

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What can you expect from a $199 PC? More than you might expect

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Report with 1 recent echos

When I heard that I was going to receive an HP Stream 11 to review, I was skeptical. You would be too, if you knew that the Stream 11 sells for $199 and comes in your choice of blue or pink plastic cases. But after spending a couple days with this budget PC I came away impressed at what you get for two C notes. No, it will not replace my Surface Pro 3, nor are you likely to exchange your MacBook Air for a Stream 11. But I would certainly recommend it over a Chromebook for anyone who does most...

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Editing Google's search results would damage free speech, judge rules

Posted 2 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

A San Francisco court declared that Google can arrange its search results however it likes, in stark contrast to the decision of European regulators. Judge Ernest Goldsmith of the superior court of California in San Francisco declared that Googles search results are protected under free speech laws in the US, dismissing a lawsuit that claimed Google biased its results to exclude the CoastNews website run by Louis Martin. The defendant has met its burden of showing the claims asserted against it...

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The Dark Side of Tech Enthusiasm

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

It interesting watching Microsoft trying to develop Windows 10 openly, and under the ever vigilant eyes of its biggest fans. After six plus years of secretive silence under the previous regime, this new more transparent approach is both laudable and welcome. But as Microsoft is discovering, the open approach also has a downside: its most vocal fans are also its most vocal critics when things don't go their way. For a humorous and not always suitable for work—you've been warned look...

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Microsoft rebrands Identity Manager (again) and delivers new public preview

Posted 2 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is rebranding again its identity manager security offering and making a public preview version of a new release. Follow @maryjofoley The new preview allows administrators to synchronize identities directly to the cloud, while also supporting on premises systems that use and exchange identity information, according to a Microsoft blog post announcing the preview availability. Customers can enable single sign on to an application that supports Azure Active Directory by...

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