Announcing: Microsoft’s Unified Technology Event for Enterprises

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft MSDN Channel 9 with 4 recent echos

Were excited to announce the inaugural unified Microsoft commercial technology event the week of May 4, 2015. If youve attended TechEd or Microsoft Management Summit, this place for you to be. It everything youve come to know and love and more. Youll find what youre familiar with and youll learn more about Lync, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Project, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visio, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Intune, Windows Server and lots more. Save the...

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Leaked ‘Windows 9’ screenshots offer a closer look at the new Start Menu

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

The new Start Menu hasnt changed much since Microsoft demonstrated it at Build in April, but the screenshots show a variety of Metro style apps that are pinned to the menu, alongside traditional applications.  understands the screenshots are genuine, and that in some current development versions of Windows 9 the Start Menu expands to maximize the screen and act like the Start Screen found in Windows 8. The second screenshot also shows how Microsoft is planning to make Metro style apps run in the...

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Windows 8.1 update 2 said to arrive on August 12th

Posted 3 days ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos

Over the past few weeks, Windows 8.1 update2 has been referenced many times, but so far, no one has been able to figure out what all the update includes. It seems that this update will be small, when compared to update 1, and may only include enhancements to stability rather than front end features. If you are wondering when update 2 will arrive, that is, after all while you are reading this post, thanks to some leaked information from our Russian friends, update 2 should arrive in August....

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For Bungie, straddling four consoles in Destiny was a balancing act

Posted 7 days ago ago at Digital Trends with 2 recent echos

isnt the first game to straddle two generations of gaming hardware, but its one of the few currently in play that was built from the ground up with that in mind. With its latest title, Bungie took on the Herculean task of building a game for four systems: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. With the foundations now laid and the all important beta just around the corner, we spoke with Bungie engineer Roger Wolfson to find out more about the challenges of building a game that...

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Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold

Posted 22 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

To date, our understanding of the new Start menu that coming in Threshold, the next major Windows release that may or may not be called Windows 9 when it ships next year, is that it would augment the existing Start screen as an option of sorts for desktop users. But here a surprise: That not how it going to work. According to my sources at Microsoft, the new Start menu will instead be the entire Start experience in Threshold. That is, there won't be a Start screen a Start menu. But you will...

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Microsoft appoints former Best Buy exec to head its Consumer Channels Group

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

Microsoft has brought in a former Best Buy exec to head its Consumer Channels Group, which handles sales and marketing relationships with OEMs, operators and retail partners. Follow @maryjofoley Buckley, who will report directly to Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, was most recently Chief Commercial Officer of Best Buy, according to a July 21 internal announcement of his appointment. Before that, Buckley was managing director of The Carphone Warehouse in Sweden.Buckley...

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Microsoft consolidates its IT pro tradeshows into one

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

Microsoft is consolidating a number of its standalone IT pro focused tradeshows into a single unified event, slated to kick off in May 2015 in Chicago. Follow @maryjofoley Microsoft execs said the new conference will be held the week of May 4, 2015 in Chicago. They said they would provide more details in September 2014 about the event. There have been rumors circulating for a while that Microsoft planned to phase out its TechEd conferences the same way that the company discontinued...

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New Start menu leaks in Windows build 9788

Posted 10 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Well, it looks like the leaks are starting to flow or elsesomeone has decided to spend an unhealthyamount of time building an elaborate Start menu replica. As you can see in the image above, the Start menu is there but it not all that exciting as we have seen most of this before. We do know that this is still an early build of next generation of Windows and we will have more to report on that tomorrow. So, don't get too caught up in the minor details as there will be other enhancements to...

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