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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

Microsoft today announced that NHL 15 game is now available for order and download on Xbox One. NHL 15 brings hockey to life the sights, sounds and feel of real NHL action like never before with real-world physics leading to multiplayer collisions and pileups through 12 Player NHL Collision Physics. Game Description: Built to harness the power of the next generation console – NHL® 15 brings to life the sights, sounds and feel of real NHL action like never before. Every player is affected by real-world physics leading to multiplayer collisions and pileups through 12 Player NHL Collision Physics. NHL 15 welcomes Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and analyst Ray Ferraro providing insight through revolutionary real life visuals all presented in an authentic NBC Sports Broadcast Package. This is the next generation of Hockey. To get 10% off your purchase and an exclusive trial five days before the release date, ...

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Last month, we reported that Microsoft has filed a legal action against Samsung in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. The reason behind was that Samsung has stopped paying patent royalties as per the contract it signed in 2011 pointing out reasons like Microsoft has now acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services business. We all know that Microsoft and Samsung need each other. While Microsoft is a leader on software front, Samsung leads in the hardware. Today, Korea Times reported that Microsoft and Samsung has now resumed talks to resolve this contract issue. However, the case which was already filed in Southern District of New York about a month ago could go to trial in February or March 2015 barring an unexpected delay. Fosspatents commented the following regarding this case, The sooner the Microsoft v. Samsung contract matter is clarified, the better. That also appears to be the opinion of Judge Rakoff, who ...

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Destiny game is now available for download from Xbox Store for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Destiny is an incredible story set within a newly-imagined, always-connected universe filled with action and adventure. Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre and breaks traditional conventions of story, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. GAME OVERVIEW: From the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. A Bold New World Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden ...

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Microsoft launched its CityNext initiative more than a year ago and since then they have partnered to work with number of cities in various countries around the world. Today, Microsoft highlighted their work in China regarding their CityNext initiative. The Microsoft CityNext initiative enables Microsoft to offer deeper and better service to Chinese cities by engaging our vast ecosystem of partners to enable cities to do both “more with less” and “New with Less.” By transforming their existing infrastructure and investments, connecting and streamlining operations across many city functions, and engaging citizens and businesses in solving their toughest challenges, Microsoft CityNext is accelerating innovation and opportunities for cities globally. Based on local understandings of Chinese urbanization, Microsoft is working closely with several Chinese cities to solve immediate challenges while laying the foundation for the future. For example, in December 2013, the administrative committee of the Xi Xian New District of ...

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As Microsoft expanding the availability of Xbox One to new countries this month, today they announced another massive update for Xbox One. There are features for  better multitasking while gaming, more ways to stay connected with friends, new options for accessing your media, and more. This October system update preview is rolling out to Xbox Live preview members starting today, and over the next week or so, in two major themes. New Snap and Friends functions o    Snap Updates – We’ve updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things our fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app ...

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Based on the recent reports, Chinese search giant Baidu has hired Microsoft veteran Zhang Yaqin in China. Zhang Yaqin is the Corporate Vice President, and chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group. He is currently leading thousands of engineers and scientists involved in research and development. Zhang has published more than 500 refereed papers in leading international conferences and journals and has been granted over 50 U.S. patents in digital video, Internet, multimedia, wireless and satellite communications. Many of the technologies he and his team developed have become the basis for start-up ventures, commercial products, and international standards. As Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, and Chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group (ARD), Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang is responsible for driving Microsoft’s overall research and development efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring success for the company in this growing market. Under Zhang’s leadership, ARD has become Microsoft’s largest R&D center outside of ...

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Microsoft today announced the updates to the Office Mix portal and PowerPoint add-in that should make it even easier to use Office Mix. Find the list of new features and improvements below, Easy Contest Integration: Now, when you view your Mix Details or the list of mixes in the My Mixes tab, you’ll see a new button Submit to Contest. This button makes it easy to submit your mix to the Lessons to Life contest, where you can win up to 15 Surface Pro 3’s to donate to your favorite K-12 school. When you click the Submit to Contest button, you’ll automatically be taken to the Contest site with your name, address and address of your mix prepopulated for entry. This contest is open to most adults in the US (See here for full eligibility). Residents outside the US should stay tuned for more offers in the future! Export Analytics ...

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Microsoft has signed a $400 million deal with NFL for various marketing activities. In fact, Microsoft is the “The Official Sideline Technology Sponsor of the NFL,” and the Surface is “the official tablet” of NFL. You could have even spotted Surface and Microsoft branding in sidelines during NFL games. Despite all these, a commentator was not aware of the fact that players were given a Surface Pro 2 devices to analyze their games instead of physical photos which they used all these years. The commentator mentioned it as “iPad like tool” when he was trying to mention Microsoft Surface. I guess Microsoft marketing team should better educate the people involved in NFL about Surface devices. via: The Verge ...

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Microsoft today announced a new offer for people buying Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Stores. Consumers will get free 1-year subscription to the New York Times Crossword App (a $39.99 value) with each Surface Pro 3 purchase. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.  Find the links below to order, Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $799 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $999 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,299 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,549 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,949 All the Surface ...

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To serve the business customers in Brazil and Latin America better, Microsoft has agreed to have fiber optic network capacity on Seaborn’s US-Brazil submarine cable system. BOSTON, MA – September 5, 2014 – Seaborn Networks announced today they have entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corp. for fiber optic network capacity on Seaborn’s US-Brazil submarine cable system. “We are extremely pleased to have Microsoft on board as the foundational customer for Seabras-1. With their full participation in the system, it is clear that Microsoft is highly committed to delivering the best cloud experience and infrastructure in Brazil and all of Latin America. We are delighted that Seabras-1 will play a major role in further enabling their cutting edge consumer and enterprise services in region,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO, Seaborn. Microsoft’s commitment assures the deployment of Seabras-1, a system that will be built with next generation coherent technology to deliver high ...

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At SharePoint conference which was held earlier this year, Microsoft spoke about the future of Enterprise Social and revealed no.of new features that will be part of Office 365 in the coming months. In that, Microsoft revealed something called Office Graph, which leverages insights from Office 365 and maps the relationships between people, groups, files and conversations through machine learning, and Microsoft intelligently connect and surface the most relevant content to users. They demoed a product which uses Office Graph Codenamed Oslo. Today they announced that the official name of codename Oslo is Delve. Today, they announced that they have started roll-out of Office Delve to Office 365 business customers from today. Office Delve is a new way to discover relevant information and connections from across your work life. Delve displays information that is most relevant for each person based on the work they are doing and the people with whom they are ...

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At WPC earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that there will be number of really affordable Windows laptops coming to the market to compete with Google Chromebooks. They even revealed that one such device from HP will sell for just $199. Today, HP officially announced the product and it turns out to be coming to market with a higher price tag. HP will start selling HP Stream Windows laptop for $299 starting September 24th. This device comes with 14-inch 1,366 x 768 display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of local storage and AMD A4 Micro processor which enable fanless design. It also includes a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port and microSD slot for expanding the storage. To make the deal better, Microsoft is giving away 100GB of OneDrive storage of two years. ...

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SanDisk memory cards are on sale at Amazon as part of Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day. You can save up to 60% on select SanDisk memory items. Get great savings on SanDisk memory cards, USBs, and SSDs, including the newest SanDisk Ultra microSD, the Extreme USB drive, and the Extreme Pro SSD. SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDHC up to 48MB/s with Adapter (SDSDQUAN-032G-G4A) [Newest Version] SanDisk 64GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDXC up to 48MB/s with Adapter (SDSDQUAN-064G-G4A) [Newest Version] SanDisk 128GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDXC up to 48MB/s with Adapter (SDSDQUAN-128G-G4A) [Newest Version] SanDisk Ultra 32GB SDHC Class 10/UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Speed Up To 30MB/s, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDSDU-032G-AFFP (Label May Change) [Old Version] SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC Class 10/UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Speed Up To 30MB/s, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDSDU-064G-AFFP (Label May Change) [Old Version] Find the deal here from Amazon. ...

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Microsoft today announced their partnership with Pearson VUE to take advantage of Pearson VUE’s extensive network of testing centers in training centers, academic institutions, corporations, U.S. military installations, and many other locations around the globe. Microsoft also announced that, beginning at the start of 2015, Pearson VUE will become our sole test provider(previously, prometric has this partnership). Microsoft is making this changes to make it convenient for people to learn how to make the most of our products and gain valuable certifications. We’re also introducing a personalized candidate experience to make it easier to schedule and take exams. On our web site, you’ll find one-stop scheduling, recommendations on relevant training courses and study resources, and customized offers for continuing on to your next stage of Microsoft certification. Another benefit of the change is that Pearson VUE’s test centers provide security measures that ensure skills testing integrity. Candidates are photographed and ...

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Back in July, Microsoft released a preview version of “Catan Anytime,” a new social version of the beloved board game “The Settlers of Catan,” is available for free. This is game is developed to promote Internet Explorer, so it works in any modern browser with best experience on IE. Catan Anytime game developed to be fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile browser to your TV screen with IE on XBOX. Catan Anytime game is now out of preview and available to play from any device. Thank you to all the registered users who signed up for beta and gave us valuable feedback. This feedback helped us prioritize what new functionality to develop for Catan Anytime. We understand that balanced gameplay is key to any Catan experience – whatever the platform. So to present the best online experience we welcome feedback as ...

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Getty Images last week filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for “massive infringement” of copyrighted images with the new Bing Image Widget. Bing Image Widget enhances a web site with the power of Bing Image Search and provides your users with beautiful, configurable image collages and slideshows. The webmaster can customize the Image Widget for his site, he can specify which query to show images for, what size it should be, and more. Below is an example, I’ve created Image Widget for the term Volcanos. According to Getty, this tool allows users to use billions of unlicensed images on the internet instead of choosing from a pool of licensed images. “In effect, defendant has turned the entirety of the world’s online images into little more than a vast, unlicensed ‘clip art’ collection for the benefit of those website publishers who implement the Bing Image Widget, all without seeking permission from the owners of ...

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