Review Category : Microsoft

Back in November, Microsoft confirmed that Skype will replace Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available). In order to focus the development efforts and create seamless experiences, Microsoft decided to do end Messenger service. Today, Microsoft sent out notifications to Messenger users in China that they will be closing down the service on October 31st. Users are recommended to migrate to Skype service and Microsoft is also offering 60 minutes of free calls to mobile and fixed lines globally to all these new users. Once you update to Skype, here are some of the other great features Messenger users can expect: • Broader device support for all platforms, including iPad and Android tablets • Instant messaging, video calling, and calling landlines and mobiles all in one place • Sharing screens • Video calling ...

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Microsoft Bing team is partnering with Microsoft Store team to offer free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do is select the two-day shipping option at check-out. Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store can take advantage of this offer. Apart from this, you can also use Bing Rewards credits and redeem them for a 5% off coupon. If you are not aware of Bing Rewards, Almost everyone is familiar with rewards, loyalty, and discount programs. Credit cards offer rewards for spending, airlines offer rewards for flight miles, and many grocery stores and gas stations offer coupon and discount programs. Did you know you could also be earning rewards just by searching the web with Bing? By searching on Bing and joining Bing Rewards, not only will ...

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Organizations today use a variety of controls and policies to keep their data such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or customer information to proprietary information such as patents or confidential documents safe and secure. With Office 365, Microsoft provides these necessary capabilities for email with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Exchange, Outlook, and OWA, along with a series of built-in sensitive information types that you can use for your searches. Today, Microsoft announced that they are expanding thus features to SharePoint and OneDrive, thereby allowing organizations to use the same sensitive information types to search documents and sites across your organization. With this new capability you’ll be able to: Search for sensitive content across SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Leverage 51 built-in sensitive information types (credit cards, passport numbers, Social Security numbers, and more). Identify offending documents, export a report, and adjust accordingly. Microsoft also announced that they ...

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NFL Sunday Ticket app is now available in Windows Store which allows you to stream live, out-of-market NFL games every Sunday afternoon. With your DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription, or NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV purchase, download the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app to watch live out-of-market games on any device—including your phone or tablet. You’ll never miss a big play or game, even when you’re nowhere near a TV! Features: Live Streaming Video – Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET game, plus the RED ZONE CHANNEL®* Instant Highlights – Relive the big moments. See all the big plays from every game, in near real-time Fantasy Football Integration – Follow your NFL.com fantasy team while you watch your game Big Play Alerts – Never miss a big play with on screen alerts Social Sharing – Post comments to your social network and let your voice be heard Scores, Stats, and Schedule – See scores and ...

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Microsoft today started the roll-out of September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to Xbox One. These updates include new ways to bring your personal media to your Xbox, updates to the party system, more ways to interact with your Xbox, and new social features for Xbox SmartGlass. Following are the list of features included in this update, A new Media Player app: Play media files from an attached USB device with the new media player app – DNLA support for home media servers coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like Mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and MKV, which will be added by the end of the year. Party on in the new and improved Party App: Be the leader of your party with the new party leader setting. As the party leader, ...

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Microsoft has released a new update to Xbox Video app on Windows 8.1 in Windows Store.  This update version 2.6.256.0 includes improvements to episode details page, , clearer messaging in download manager and more. What’s new: ◾Episode details pages now give you more context about the episode’s series title as well as its episode number ◾Clearer messaging has been added to the download manager when copying content to another drive. ◾Aspect ratios for images have been fixed. ◾Fixed some bugs where the app would unexpectedly exit. ◾Other minor bug fixes. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft is continuously updating Windows Intune service every month. This month, Microsoft is adding Email Profile Provisioning support for Windows Phone and iOS devices. Also, they have added mobile policy support for Windows 8/8.1 devices. iOS and Windows Phone 8/8.1 Email Profile Provisioning for Windows Intune Email Profile Provisioning allows you to provision devices with email profiles and restrictions by using Exchange ActiveSync, thereby enabling your users to access corporate email on their devices with minimal setup required on their part. This feature will be made available to customers using the Windows Intune standalone service and is already available to customers using Windows Intune with Configuration Manager. You can read more about Email Profile Provisioning here. Mobile Policy Support for Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer for Windows 8.1/8.1 RT Enterprise Mode is a compatibility mode that runs on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update. It enables the rendering of websites using a ...

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Respawn today announced the 6th update for Titanfall that includes Pilot Skirmish is an 8v8 mode with no AI and no Titans. Due to the difference in player sizes with the rest of the game modes, Pilot Skirmish will not be among the game modes played when choosing Variety Pack playlist. There will now be a Marked For Death playlist to choose from, along with custom Marked For Death loadouts to unlock. Three colorblind options (protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia) have been added. They affect IFF glows, crosshair colors, and names above heads. Also, joining late is no longer penalized. If you join a match that is more than half way over and your team is not winning, a loss will not be counted on your record. If the match is a win for your team, we’ll count it as one. We’ve also added a warning message noting you will receive ...

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  Microsoft today announced their updates to Korean map services integration into Bing Maps which they have been working on for past 18 months. Map data is provided by SK Planet and Microsoft uses it in accordance to complex local rules. They have implemented all of the map styles across Bing Maps to represent this rich, beautiful new data including road, hybrid aerial and high contrast. You’ll find these maps on both Bing Maps (.com), the Bing Maps app for Windows and the Bing Maps Preview (3D) app for Windows. We’ve implemented all of our map styles across Bing Maps to represent this rich, beautiful new data including road, hybrid aerial and high contrast. You’ll find these maps on both Bing Maps (.com), the Bing Maps app for Windows and the Bing Maps Preview (3D) app for Windows. And, we’ve integrated a full stack of services for our users, including address geocoding (both new ...

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Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members for the month of September.  Super Time Force is coming to Games with Gold on Xbox One as a free download, replacing Strike Suit Zero (so grab it now if you haven’t already). Crimson Dragon will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members as a free download for Xbox One. On Xbox 360, starting Monday, September 1st, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through September 15th. Then, on September 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Halo: Reach (normally US $24.99) for free through September 30th. Source: Major Nelson ...

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Archos has recently announced a ultra-cheap Windows tablet which will cost only $149. For $149, you will get 8-inch HD display, Intel Quad-core processor and it runs on Windows 8.1. Archos didn’t reveal any other details on this tablet. However, it is expected to feature 1GB RAM, 2MP cameras and mono speakers. Archos is just one of the many Windows tablets that will come for dirt cheap prices this holiday season. Are you looking forward to buy these Windows devices? ...

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Destiny game is now available for pre-order from Xbox Store. Like the latest Xbox One titles, this game is pre-loading enabled. So, you can download the game and install it on your Xbox One even before the release and start playing the game on the day it releases. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. Upgrade to the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition to receive a digital download copy of Destiny, and access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus, an exclusive Ghost Casing, Player Ship, and Player Emblem, and a reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions featuring all new storylines, new cooperative and competitive activities, and new weapons, armor, and gear to earn. Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Create and customize your Guardian. ...

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Microsoft offices in China were raided in the last week of July by Chinese government officials for unknown reasons. China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. Later, a Chinese regulator confirmed that they are conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft in relation to problems with compatibility, bundling and document authentication for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. Recently, a Chinese antitrust regulator said that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on Microsoft software in China. Today, Reuters reported that Satya Nadella is visiting China. Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world’s largest software company. It is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft ...

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  Microsoft today announced an update to OneDrive for Android app with many new features. The most significant feature in this update is the ability to access OneDrive for Business documents from the same app. With this app, Microsoft is creating a single, unified OneDrive experience that holistically addresses what people, businesses, and IT managers need. Because people are increasingly using the same devices and apps to get things done at work and at home, the ability to store and share files in the cloud is essential on both fronts. To make your OneDrive even more secure on your phone, our Android app also now supports setting up a PIN. Simply create a 4 digit code, and you can limit access to the app and your files. This version of our app also includes improvements to camera backup speed and reliability and lets users open files directly from OneDrive in other ...

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As per the latest data from StatCounter, Windows 8 has finally passed Windows XP in the global desktop market share. While Windows XP still has 14.31% of the market share, the combined market share of Windows 8 (7.35%) and Windows 8.1(8.2%) now equals 15.55% of the market. As Microsoft has already dropped the support for Windows XP, you can see this trend accelerating. Millions of customers are moving away from the decade old Windows XP OS to the latest ones running Windows 8/8.1. Source: Statcounter ...

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To promote the launch of Surface Pro 3 in the UK, Microsoft has asked popular British artist James Mylne to draw famous portraits on a Surface Pro 3 using Fresh Paint app and the stylus. James created the paintings of the Bronte Sisters, William Shakespeare and Dame Christabel Pankhurst. “After years of creating art with a ballpoint pen on paper, it’s remarkable how quickly I was able to adapt my working style to the Surface Pro 3,” the 33-year-old artist explained. “The Pen has many levels of pressure sensitivity, which enabled me to create smooth, precise lines and capture the depth and spirit of each painting.” The results were amazing, find them below. About the artist from Wikipedia, James Mylne is a British contemporary artist known for his drawings in ballpoint pen. His technical abilities with this unorthodox art medium have earned Mylne recognition in Europe and the UK, where ...

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