Track Your Xbox One Preview Program Progress

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Those of you participating in the Xbox One Preview Program have been instrumental in making Xbox One the best place to play. Beginning today, participants will be able to track their contributions via the new My stats page in the Preview Dashboard app. Preview program activities such as completing quests, surveys, quick polls, and rating updates now earn you points, viewable in My stats. As you earn points, youll level up and unlock new Preview pics. Fear not, longtime contributors, youll get...

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Introducing the IE Platform Suggestion Box on UserVoice

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Internet Explorer Team with 1 recent echos

On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box http: on the UserVoice platform. Since then, it has been great to see the feedback flowing in as everyone adds their voice in support of their most wanted Web platform features in IE. This post provides some background on our decision to launch a UserVoice site and describes how we expect to use the site going forward. In April, we made a commitment to build a better two way conversation with the Web...

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Microsoft to 'Connect' with developers at November event in New York

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev ops products, services and strategies at its Connect event in New York in mid November. Follow @maryjofoley Among the scheduled presenters will be Enterprise and Cloud chief Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Developer Division Soma Somasegar, Technical Fellow and Team Foundation Server lead Brian Harry, and Principal Community Architect for Web Platform and Tools Scott Hanselman. Unlike the case at...

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Windows 10: A few bits about the next Technical Preview release

Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

According to the feedback that Microsoft has been getting, anyone who suggested that Microsoft should include more animations in Windows 10, you will be happy. The current builds of Windows 10 have a more polished UI no surprise there which includes new animations as well. The notification center has also appeared in more recent builds but we are not sure if the feature will be part of the upcoming technical preview release. Now this next bit should be taken with a pinch of salt, as it a bit...

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Tumblr launches on OS X, lets you post anything in a window with a share button

Posted 2 days ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

To celebrate the release of OS X Yosemite, Tumblr has launched on Apples desktop operating system. You can download the new app now directly from the Mac App Store. Tumblrs Mac app has two features. It lets you browse just Tumblr, and it lets you post content straight to Tumblr. Why would anyone want to do that? In its announcement, Tumblr explains the rather obvious: The rest of the Internet? Dont worry about it. Youre not missing anything. In typical Tumblr fashion, the company naturally had...

Read More is testing a new drop down menu

Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft has started to test an update for its many web properties that changes the header bar. The update improves the drop down experience from a large black bar to a cleaner white box that lays on top of the existing content. The update is a minor tweak but for those of you who are heavy users of Microsoft many online products that utilize this header, it a modest change that you will notice once if the update hits your account. The new layout is posted below and you can see the down arrow...

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Xbox Store Week in Review

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Its been another a busy week on the New Release Calendar. In the last few days, the following Xbox One titles arrived on the Xbox Games Store.        Additionally, these titles become available for pre order and pre download on Xbox One this week. Only 25 days until Halo: The Master Chief Collection ! Marketplace, Pre order, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One

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Windows 10: the top 10 most requested features

Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Microsoft made some good progress with its audio management as part of Windows Vista, allowing you to individually control the volume of applications, but people want more. Some Windows users with headsets are calling for Microsoft to allow them to map a certain application to a specific audio output. The scenario could allow an app with essential notifications to output over the speakers, while music could play on the headphones. Its a niche scenario, but there are environments, particularly in...

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