Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 3

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

Xbox One players can enjoy a scary good deal on Outlast while Xbox 360 players get a couple of deals on […] The post Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 3 appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Microsoft announced today that the company selling its MixRadio music service to LINE but the company is about to make some serious improvements to its Xbox Music service and it comes with help from OneDrive. We have been hearing and seeing evidence that OneDrive was going to soon support music storage and Neowin has been tipped by a reliable source about the plans for the service. An upcoming update to both OneDrive and Xbox Music will make it possible to store your music in OneDrive and access...

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Microsoft Xim update broadcasts photo sharing from small screens to big

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

When Colleen Estrada first used Xim to share pictures of her Hawaii vacation over her phone, her sister responded with Finally, youve done something useful! Perhaps thats the closest thing to a compliment Estrada could expect from her older sister, but judging from the number of downloads, shes not the only one enjoying the Xim experience. Since its release in mid October, the phone synching, photo sharing app has frequently been ranked among the top Android and Windows Phone apps. I recently...

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Announcing General Availability of Mobile Offline Sync

Posted 1 day ago ago at ASP.NET Team with 1 recent echos

When writing modern mobile apps, developers have to consider the reality that end users may not always have network access. This can be due to a transient network issue, or it could be a mobile app thats often used in remote areas with little connectivity. Also, sometimes mobile data plans can be very expensive, so users appreciate apps that limit their network calls. However, many apps dont work offline, because of the challenges of implementing correct sync behavior. Fortunately, Azure Mobile...

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Hands-On with Windows 10 Build 9901

Posted 5 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

As expected, this newly leaked build of Windows 10 features a ton of improvements over what we've seen officially in the Windows 10 Technical Preview. And it makes me wish we could go back to the old days of weekly builds during Windows betas. Anyway, there is a lot here. But based on just a few minutes of tooling around in the build, I can make some corrections and additions to my previous article, Windows 10 Build 9901 Leaks with Numerous Changes. There are five new wallpapers in all in...

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Microsoft's 'Arcadia' team is building a streaming app and game service

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

As Microsoft officials themselves have said, as Windows moves forward, Microsoft is looking at services connected to the operating system to monetize it. Some of those services are available today, such as OneDrive, Xbox Live and Office 365. But there are more to come. And one of those is something codenamed Arcadia. Arcadia, according to my sources, is the technology being developed by a new streaming team in Microsoft Operating Systems Group. The Arcadia technology replaces the discontinued...

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Microsoft's Xim app now shares photos to Apple TV, Chromecast, and Xbox One

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

Microsoft Xim photo sharing app debuted in October from the company research labs, and today it getting a big update. Available across Windows Phone, iOS, and Android, the latest version of Xim lets you share photos to an Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Xbox One simultaneously, alongside existing mobile devices. Microsoft is making use of the various wireless sharing protocols that each device uses to get content into the living room and on TVs. It one of the first times that Microsoft has...

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Inside the Azure Storage Outage of November 18th

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft MSDN Channel 9 with 1 recent echos

On November 18, Microsoft Azure customers experienced a service interruption that impacted Azure Storage and a fewother services, including Virtual Machines. Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich sits down with Channel 9 to provide customers with a look into what happened, along with how the team is actively working to improve customer experiences on the Azure platform as a result.

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