Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One

Posted 2 days 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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Sunset Overdrive Free for Xbox Live Gold Members this Saturday

Posted 18 hours ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 3 recent echos

Beginning Saturday, November 22nd at 12.01 Eastern Time, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will get to play Sunset Overdrive for free for 24 hours. This is the full game; players will earn achievements and be able to save how far they progress during that 24 hour span. If you decide to purchase the game at a later point, you will be able to start again right where you left off. Sunset Overdrives 8 player cooperative multiplayer experience, Chaos Squad, will also be available for everyone...

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Surface Pro 3 Firmware Updates for November Are Now Available

Posted 2 days 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 Adds Skype Chat to Office Online

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

If you use or OneDrive, you have probably noticed that you can initiate Skype chats from their web based UIs. Well, now that capability is coming to some of Office Online—the web based versions of Microsoft popular Office applications—too. And it may make even more sense in that environment, since it enables easier real time collaboration. Microsoft calls this feature document chat, and it is available when you're collaborating with others in real time in Word and...

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Interview: Dragon Age Inquisition’s Aaryn Flynn

Posted 7 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Interview: Dragon Age Inquisition Aaryn Flynn Dragon Age Inquisition available to play right now via the EA Access program http: Dragon Age: Inquisition is Now Available for Digital Preorder & Download on Xbox One Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes MP3 Listen in iTunes? Subscribe to the Podcast directly in Zune

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The Dark Side of Tech Enthusiasm

Posted 3 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 3 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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Microsoft Health Mobile App Gets First Update

Posted 3 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

Microsoft today issued an update to the Microsoft Health mobile app that a requirement for any Microsoft Band user. The update fixes some big bugs in the initial release of the app and improves stability. This one was really bugging me, but now you can complete your profile correctly. I didn't see this issue, but this is another one that impacts your profile. The new app versions improves its handling of 0 minute duration sleep events. is now available at first sign up. Previously, you had...

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