Respond to App Reviews: a phased rollout

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 4 recent echos

This capability is designed to help you maintain closer contact with users to inform them of new features, bugs youve addressed, as well as get feedback and ideas to improve your app. This capability is not to be used for marketing and does not provide you as the developer with the users personal information, such as an email address. At this time, developers will be able to respond to reviews posted from Windows Phone 8.1 devices, as well as reviews posted from Windows Phone 8 devices in the US...

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Anticipating More from Cortana

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Research News with 2 recent echos

Most of us can only dream of having the perfect personal assistant, one who is always there when needed, anticipating our every request and unobtrusively organizing our lives. Cortana, the new digital personal assistant powered by Bing that comes with Windows Phone 8.1, brings users closer to that dream. For Larry Heck, a distinguished engineer in Microsoft Research, this first release offers a taste of what he has in mind. Over time, Heck wants Cortana to interact in an increasingly...

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Troubleshooter updated to fix Windows Update 10×80070002, 0×80070003 errors

Posted 2 days ago ago at The Windows Club with 1 recent echos

Today, it appears to have updated Windows Update Troubleshooter to be able to automatically fix Windows Update errors 0×80070002, 0×80070003, which many users have been facing while installing Windows 8.1 Update. This has been explained in the updated KB article. Windows 8.1 Update package introduces several new features. You will need to install this update in order to receive all future updates. But many Windows 8.1 users have been reporting that Windows 8.1 Update fails to install...

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You May Soon Get a Response to Your Windows Phone App Review

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 1 recent echos

Microsoft recently announced that developers would soon be able to respond to user reviews of their apps and games. This new feature allows app developers to address common questions, troubleshoot issues, understand user requests for new app capabilities and overall help ensure that users get the best app experience. This capability is not about allowing developer to question or debate your personal opinions. In fact, developers who misuse the ability to respond to app reviews will lose the...

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

Posted 4 days ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

Microsoft has rolled out the first universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone, allowing users to buy an app once and play it on phones, tablets and PCs. The first two paid apps to take advantage are Microsoft own Halo: Spartan Assault and 17 Bit Skulls of the Shogun. Both games cost $4.99 and can be purchased through either the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store,. Strangely, the games Windows Store listings give no indication that these are universal apps. But when you view their Windows...

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Windows 8.1 Update: WSUS Availability, Extended Deployment Timing

Posted 4 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 1 recent echos

With todays release of a solution that resolves the connectivity issues with WSUS 3.2 described here, we have now published the Windows 8.1 Update as well as the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Update to Windows Server Update Services WSUS. For organizations using WSUS, Windows Intune, or System Center Configuration Manager for updating their Windows 8.1 computers, this means that you can now easily deploy these updates to the computers or servers you manage. For...

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Brazil-based Apek launches Maxpad, a large screen Windows 8.1 PC-TV

Posted 4 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Besides Windows 8.1, the Maxpad includes its own software programs for taking screenshots of TV shows that can then be manipulated by the included art program. Those images can then be sent instantly to a user social network account. There;s also a DVR feature that allows users to rewind live TV shows as much as 150 minutes in the past. The ShowMeTech website has more information on the Maxpad, which took Apeknearly two years to develop and make before this week launch. Maxpad also includes a...

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update: Availability of WSUS fix and revised servicing timing

Posted 4 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Server Team with 1 recent echos

Following our announcement from last week, we have now released the fix through Windows Update for the issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 Update communicating with WSUS 3.2 servers in certain non-default configurations. For servers that have already installed the update, Windows Update will re-offer the complete update, but it will only install the fix. Please read KB2959977 and the WSUS team blog for further details. As always, we’ve been listening to your feedback and want...

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