Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 4 recent echos

Saturday, November 22, marks the official one year anniversary of Xbox One. Its been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans. We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long. First, if youre in one of our original 13 markets and have opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails*, youll receive a personalized email detailing what youve accomplished since Xbox One launched last November....

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Surface Pro 3 Firmware Updates for November Are Now Available

Posted 1 day ago ago at Win Super Site with 2 recent echos

Microsoft today delivered a new set of firmware updates for Pro 3, fixing issues with UEFI, Surface Pen, the Home button, and the wireless adapters. The firm had previously revealed that it would deliver November firmware updates a bit later in the month than usual, and not on the normal Patch Tuesday schedule. I wrote about one of the fixes in this month set of updates yesterday in Will Microsoft Ever Fix the Surface Pro 3 Wi Fi Issues?, but here a complete rundown of what new: This update...

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

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

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 8 September […] The post This Week’s Deals with Gold appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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The Dark Side of Tech Enthusiasm

Posted 2 days ago ago at Windows IT Pro with 1 recent echos

It interesting watching Microsoft trying to develop Windows 10 openly, and under the ever vigilant eyes of its biggest fans. After six plus years of secretive silence under the previous regime, this new more transparent approach is both laudable and welcome. But as Microsoft is discovering, the open approach also has a downside: its most vocal fans are also its most vocal critics when things don't go their way. For a humorous and not always suitable for work—you've been warned look...

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Microsoft rebrands Identity Manager (again) and delivers new public preview

Posted 2 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is rebranding again its identity manager security offering and making a public preview version of a new release. Follow @maryjofoley The new preview allows administrators to synchronize identities directly to the cloud, while also supporting on premises systems that use and exchange identity information, according to a Microsoft blog post announcing the preview availability. Customers can enable single sign on to an application that supports Azure Active Directory by...

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Microsoft Health Mobile App Gets First Update

Posted 2 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

Microsoft today issued an update to the Microsoft Health mobile app that a requirement for any Microsoft Band user. The update fixes some big bugs in the initial release of the app and improves stability. This one was really bugging me, but now you can complete your profile correctly. I didn't see this issue, but this is another one that impacts your profile. The new app versions improves its handling of 0 minute duration sleep events. is now available at first sign up. Previously, you had...

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Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

Posted 30 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 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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Microsoft refreshes Office for iPad, iPhone; more features now free for consumers

Posted 14 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is making available new versions of its Office apps for iPads and iPhones, and is making more of the core Office functionality available for free to consumers. Follow @maryjofoley To date, without an Office 365 subscription, Office for iPad users could view documents, copy and paste between documents, share via attachments, and present using PowerPoint. To create new documents, edit and format them, save to OneDrive or SharePoint, they were required to pay for an Office...

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