Next Xbox One Update Begins Rolling Out Today

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 5 recent echos

Today, we will begin rolling out the next Xbox One system update to fans around the world, which will include improved social features to make sharing your gaming experiences with friends better and easier. These new features are a result of your invaluable feedback, including some of the most requested features seen on Xbox Feedback. You can see some of the new features in the video above. Heres the final list of the features rolling out to Xbox One systems starting today and over the next few...

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HTC One Windows Phone front and back, now in high resolution

Posted 4 days ago ago at Neowin with 3 recent echos

HTC is workingon a new Windows Phonethat will be headed to Verizonand now we have views of both sides of the device.The phone, the M8 running Windows Phone, is using the same chassis as the HTC One andlooks like a winner on all accounts as it keeps the brushed aluminum look of the Android version of this device. These are the highest resolutionimages yet of the device that will be announced next week and for the first time, we can see the back of the device too. The HTC One M8 running Windows...

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The 3.9 pound laptop runs Windows 8.1, of course, and is tied directly to Microsofts cloud storage services, much the way a Chromebook works with Google Drive. Indeed, just like a Chromebook, the HP Steam 14 will come with 100 GB of OneDrive storage for two years. I wonder where that idea came from? I expect many other similar low cost laptops to arrive by years end, since last month Microsoft publicly acknowledged the threat of Chromebooks. The company isnt willing to cede the bottom of the...

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The 3.9 pound laptop runs Windows 8.1, of course, and is tied directly to Microsofts cloud storage services, much the way a Chromebook works with Google Drive. Indeed, just like a Chromebook, the HP Steam 14 will come with 100 GB of OneDrive storage for two years. I wonder where that idea came from? I expect many other similar low cost laptops to arrive by years end, since last month Microsoft publicly acknowledged the threat of Chromebooks. The company isnt willing to cede the bottom of the...

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Azure cloud services have a rough week

Posted 4 days ago ago at PC World with 3 recent echos

Microsofts Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world. Maintaining solid performance and reliability of the Azure infrastructure and platform as a service cloud tools is key for Microsoft, as it battles strong rivals in this market, like Amazon and Google. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has identified the Azure suite of PaaS and IaaS products as essential for...

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Microsoft's Visual Studio Online outage hits users worldwide

Posted 5 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 3 recent echos

Microsoft Visual Studio Online service has been down for a number of hours for many, if not all, users. Follow @maryjofoley Visual Studio Online is a collection of developer services based on Team Foundation Server that are running on Azure. Microsoft launched Visual Studio Online in November 2013. We are currently investigating an issue that has caused a disruption with the Visual Studio Online service, a company spokesperson said via an e mailed statement. The service has been...

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Windows XP upgrade proves tricky

Posted 1 day ago ago at BBC with 2 recent echos

The need to replace the operating system OS became urgent in April when Microsoft officially stopped supporting the venerable workhorse. No more support means no more bug fixes or security patches a situation that makes it much more vulnerable to attack by cyber thieves. My XP end of life experience was great. I carried out a forklift upgrade and replaced the old machine with a new one running Windows 7. Easy. Much more straightforward than the massive task many big companies faced. The scope of...

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ReddX: reddit App for Xbox One Available Soon

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

In June we announced more than 45 new entertainment experiences coming to Xbox One and we continue to deliver on that commitment with additions like ReddX, an app that we are confident our reddit fans will embrace with open arms. At Xbox, community is a big part of who we are. And we know at reddit, community makes up the very core of the service there, too. The launch of ReddX on Xbox One is exciting because it combines the intense community involvement weve come to know on both platforms with...

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