Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos

Microsoft decision to drop the Nokia brand itself doesnt mean that Nokia is going away fully. Nokia still exists as a separate company without its phones business, and the Finnish firm now focuses on mapping and network infrastructure. Microsoft choice to use Lumia as the Nokia replacement wont come as a surprise to many. Nokia Windows Phone apps have been rebranded to Lumia recently, and holiday ads will be pushing Lumia instead of Nokia. What not clear is how Microsoft will handle the branding...

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Xbox One November System Update: New TV, Personalization and SmartGlass features now in Preview

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

Lol at pipe down. Im not a software developer, Im a consumer and the consumers have voiced in huge numbers that this is a feature they want. I think its the #1 request on the feedback site and has been for quite some time. Consumers arent ever going to pipe down because it is their money that is being spent that gives these people their jobs. Im the biggest fan of Microsoft and Xbox there is, but that doesnt mean Im going to shut up about things that need to happen regarding the brand. The whole...

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Windows 10: New animations for opening windows in build 986x

Posted 3 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is expected to release a new build of the technical preview for Windows 10 in the very near future, according to their own words. The only build so far to be released to the public is 9841 but the next iteration will likely be in the 9860 class of releases. With this new build, Microsoft has polished up the animations that give the OS a more comprehensive feel. When you open a new window, it fliesout on to the screen from the icon and when you minimize it, it collapses back in to the...

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Microsoft attempts to improve Android with new 'Garage' apps

Posted 1 day ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Google might not be interested in building apps for Windows Phone, but Microsoft isnt holding any grudges. Starting today, the software giant is expanding its Garage project to give outsiders a chance to see what Microsoft employees create inside the company during their free time. Some of those projects might be iOS, Windows, or Android apps, but the really interesting ones, and the ones Microsoft is choosing to highlight today, are for Googles Android operating system. Microsoft Garage is a...

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Windows 10: Battery Saver and Data Sense show up in 986x

Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is expected to release a new build of the technical preview for Windows 10 in the very near future,according totheir own wordsand now we know a little bit more about what to expect.The only build so far to be released to the public is 9841 but the next iteration will likely be in the 986xclass of releases but of course, anything could change with Microsoft internal plans before release. Even with that small jump in build numbers, there are quite a few new things to play with for those...

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ASP.NET vNext in Visual Studio “14” CTP 4

Posted 17 days ago ago at ASP.NET Team with 1 recent echos

This CTP includes our alpha4 runtime packages for ASP.NET vNext. You can find details on the specific enhancements added and issues fixed in the published release notes on GitHub. For information on how to get started with ASP.NET vNext using Visual Studio “14” check out the article Getting Started with ASP.NET vNext and Visual Studio 14. The MVC Music Store and Bug Tracker sample projects have been updated for this release. You can find instructions on how to open, build, run, and...

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Xbox One Update: New Friends, Snap, TV Features and More Rolling Out Today

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

Today, were beginning to roll out new features that take advantage on the multitasking capabilities of Xbox One and connect with your friends in better ways than before thanks to your feedback. Please keep it coming. For a preview of what to expect, watch the following video, and find the full changelog below.

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