A First Look at the Windows Technical Preview

Posted 5 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 3 recent echos

In less than two weeks, Microsoft will begin revealing information about the Windows Technical Preview, the first pre release look at the next version of Windows. The actual Preview won't be out until October, I'm told. But there no reason to wait: Here what you're going to see. Obviously, a lot of information about the Windows Technical Preview has leaked already. But information I believe to be truly new is bolded below so you can find it more easily. Microsoft is bringing back the...

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 15 hours 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 29 September 2014. […] The post This Week’s Deals with Gold appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Microsoft, Getty copyright dispute heads for mediation

Posted 1 day ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

A judge in New York has postponed for mediation proceedings a decision on an injunction motion by Getty Images against a Bing widget, which allowed publishers to embed image collages and slideshows from search results on their websites. Getty had earlier this month filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Microsoft, in which it alleged that the image galleries and slideshows typically consist of copyrighted images, including those owned or...

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Finally, Xbox One Heads Out to More Markets

Posted 15 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

If you're an Xbox fan who felt jilted by Microsoft decision last year to limit the launch of its new console to just a handful of markets, take heart: This month, Xbox One will launch in 29 additional markets, just in time for the crucial second holiday games wave. You may recall that Microsoft in 2013 decided to dramatically cut back on the number of markets in which it would launch Xbox One in 2014, stating at the time that it would expand the reach of the console in 2014. Belgium,...

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How the next version of IE, codenamed 'Spartan,' might support extensions

Posted 8 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

My sources say that the codename for this next IE release is Spartan. One of my contacts caught a glimpse of a zSpartan app that can be seen in one of the leaked Threshold screen shots from ComputerBase and WinFuture. Ive embedded that screen shot in this post. zSpartan is visible in the list of programs on the Start Menu, just below the word Video. Before Microsoft went public about its Cortana personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, there also were similar sightings of a zCortana app....

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Microsoft is busy preparing a Windows Technical Preview for later this month, but the software maker is also privately testing an Office Technical Preview for the next version of its popular Office suite. Sources familiar with Microsofts Office plans tell that the company has been distributing copies of a future version of Office to partners and testers recently, providing an early look at new features. While testing is in the early stages, we understand Microsoft is adding the Tell Me helper...

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What's new for business users in Microsoft's Office '16'?

Posted 5 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is privately testing a technical preview of the next version of its Office client for Windows. Here are a few features expected to be part of Office 16. Follow @maryjofoley But a bit of information has begun to trickle out about what looks to be a private technical preview of the coming Office suite. This technical preview, which some inside Microsoft also are said to be dogfooding internally, is the touch first, Metro Style version of Office for Windows that some of us...

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