Next Xbox One Update Begins Rolling Out Today

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 4 recent echos

Today, we will begin rolling out the next Xbox One system update to fans around the world, which will include improved social features to make sharing your gaming experiences with friends better and easier. These new features are a result of your invaluable feedback, including some of the most requested features seen on Xbox Feedback. You can see some of the new features in the video above. Heres the final list of the features rolling out to Xbox One systems starting today and over the next few...

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When the specs are the same, Windows Phone has better battery life than Android

Posted 20 hours ago ago at Neowin with 4 recent echos

Yesterday, HTC announced that they would begin selling a Windows Phone variant of their HTC One M8 smartphone. Seeing that the hardware isidentical to that of Android version, the best test of performance is to see how long the battery will last when using the device. Both devices have a 2600 mAh battery, the same 2.3 Ghz quad core processor, same display, same everything. What is different between the two devicesis the battery life. The Windows Phone version is stated to have talk time of 22...

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HTC One Windows Phone front and back, now in high resolution

Posted 5 days ago ago at Neowin with 3 recent echos

HTC is workingon a new Windows Phonethat will be headed to Verizonand now we have views of both sides of the device.The phone, the M8 running Windows Phone, is using the same chassis as the HTC One andlooks like a winner on all accounts as it keeps the brushed aluminum look of the Android version of this device. These are the highest resolutionimages yet of the device that will be announced next week and for the first time, we can see the back of the device too. The HTC One M8 running Windows...

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The 3.9 pound laptop runs Windows 8.1, of course, and is tied directly to Microsofts cloud storage services, much the way a Chromebook works with Google Drive. Indeed, just like a Chromebook, the HP Steam 14 will come with 100 GB of OneDrive storage for two years. I wonder where that idea came from? I expect many other similar low cost laptops to arrive by years end, since last month Microsoft publicly acknowledged the threat of Chromebooks. The company isnt willing to cede the bottom of the...

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The 3.9 pound laptop runs Windows 8.1, of course, and is tied directly to Microsofts cloud storage services, much the way a Chromebook works with Google Drive. Indeed, just like a Chromebook, the HP Steam 14 will come with 100 GB of OneDrive storage for two years. I wonder where that idea came from? I expect many other similar low cost laptops to arrive by years end, since last month Microsoft publicly acknowledged the threat of Chromebooks. The company isnt willing to cede the bottom of the...

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Azure cloud services have a rough week

Posted 5 days ago ago at PC World with 3 recent echos

Microsofts Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world. Maintaining solid performance and reliability of the Azure infrastructure and platform as a service cloud tools is key for Microsoft, as it battles strong rivals in this market, like Amazon and Google. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has identified the Azure suite of PaaS and IaaS products as essential for...

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Microsoft's Visual Studio Online outage hits users worldwide

Posted 6 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 3 recent echos

Microsoft Visual Studio Online service has been down for a number of hours for many, if not all, users. Follow @maryjofoley Visual Studio Online is a collection of developer services based on Team Foundation Server that are running on Azure. Microsoft launched Visual Studio Online in November 2013. We are currently investigating an issue that has caused a disruption with the Visual Studio Online service, a company spokesperson said via an e mailed statement. The service has been...

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Microsoft weighs new names for its TechEd conference successor

Posted 5 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

Microsoft is surveying select users and partners about what it should name its unified IT pro show slated for next year. Here are the names said to be on the short list. Follow @maryjofoley According to some of those surveyed, Microsoft short list of names under consideration for the new show include: Any of these sound like a winner? Or any other write in candidates youd suggest, Microsoft show goers? Follow @maryjofoley Contact Disclosure

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