Posted 21 hours ago ago at Win Super Site with 12 recent echos
After previous revelations about Windows Threshold, a release we might think of as .2, some more information has emerged about Microsoft plans for the future. And if you were worried that Windows 8.1 didn't go far enough in appeasing desktop users on traditional PCs, I think I have some good news for you. I first discussed Windows Threshold last week in Microsoft to Take Windows to the Threshold. According to Mary Jo Foley, Threshold is a wave of updates that will bring Windows 8.x, Windows...
Posted 21 hours ago ago at All About Microsoft with 9 recent echos
As Ive blogged previously, while Microsoft is moving toward a One Windows vision, that vision is more along the lines of one Windows core, but multiple SKUs, or versions, according to my contacts. SKU actually stands for stock keeping unit, for those wondering. This new strategy doesnt necessarily mean there will be a different SKU for every kind of Windows form factor out there. Instead, as Microsoft moves forward with its Threshold Windows wave, there might be just a few Windows SKUs built on...
Posted 22 hours ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 5 recent echos
Good news for those that have already purchased Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 – anyone who purchases the game on one of those platforms before December 15th will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99. As an Xbox One title, there are 1000 Achievement Points up for grabs, which means new Achievements and higher values to gun for. In case you missed it, Halo Waypoint published the full, updated Halo: Spartan Assault...
Posted 22 hours ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 3 recent echos
As you build new apps or improve existing apps, its important to understand as much as possible about the store where your apps will be offered. We frequently get questions about the best categories, the best markets, top languages, and so on.We started sharing information in the Explore Store Trends section of the Windows Store Dashboard, including some user demographics and catalog information. Very few developers used these reports, and we received feedback that the presentation was not...
Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos
Hey, folks! Im Jared Neuss, the Producer for Peggle 2 here at PopCap Games. Were incredibly excited to announce that Peggle 2 will be coming to Xbox One next Monday, December 9! The team and I cant wait for you to meet the brand new Peggle Masters, learn their magical powers and, well, just have a great time. Weve got tons of new levels, hundreds of objectives to complete and a whole bunch of ridiculous surprises lined up for you. We think youll love it. Recently, our friends across Lake...
Posted 23 hours ago ago at WinBeta with 2 recent echos
Revenue from the ads helps us feed the over worked hampsters so we can keep bringing you the latest news! You can also donate to keep us going. Now, we get our hands on the complete list, which has been leaked. This list pictured above shows us all the goodies Microsoft plans on offering to consumers as part of the 12 Days of Deals promotion. Here is a quick rundown of the deals: To snag these deals, head over to your local Microsoft Store bright and early and avoid the crowd. Let us know in the...
Posted 2 hours ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos
* For the Ubisoft Publisher sale, look for more information on your Xbox 360 dashboard. Ill have more details on the Countdown to 2014″ promotion next week when it kicks off. It will be similar to last years sales event where there are new items on sale every day.
Posted 8 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos
A couple of my contacts have confirmed that Microsoft Executive Vice President Terry Myerson recently mentioned the Threshold codename in an internal email about plans for his unified operating system engineering group. If all goes according to early plans, Threshold will include updates to all three OS platforms Xbox One, Windows and Windows Phone that will advance them in a way to share even more common elements. The codename Threshold, for those wondering, derives from the planet around which...