At Worldwide Partner Conference this year, Microsoft claimed that 785 customers have switched from Google Apps to Office 365 in the past 18 months. Microsoft highlighted this stat to show that they are winning back customers from Google. Google recently responded to these claims that 5,000+ companies sign up for Google Apps every day and that “thousands of those customers switch from Microsoft”. In fact, they responded to Microsoft’s slide with the following detailed statement, Google’s claims regarding the above slide from Microsoft, Smithfield: Smithfield is definitely still using Google Apps – they just renewed in March 2014. City of Edmonton: The City of Edmonton is definitely still using Google Apps. In fact, the CIO recently declared that they are staying with Google Apps after an exhaustive analysis by IBM and Deloitte University of Colorado Health: The University of Colorado Health — the teaching hospital for the University of Colorado ...

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Moodle open-source learning platform has released their official app for Windows Store devices. Description We are pleased to finally introduce the new official cross-platform Moodle Mobile app! Our Moodle Mobile app is a HTML5-based client that connects to an installed Moodle server. It does not try to replicate everything that Moodle does – we are focussed on providing features that are most useful on a standalone app, such as offline access to content, messaging and notifications. Please try the new features (and bugs!) and give us feedback on how you would like the app to develop in future. The app may be a little rough around the edges, but we’ll be pushing periodic updates so you can enjoy the improvements. Features •Upload a picture into your private file area •Record an audio file and upload it into your private file area •Record a video and upload it into your private ...

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Apart from the lack of key apps, Microsoft’s Windows Store faces another key issue of having fake apps in the Store. For example, searching for VLC will give you the above search results page, out of which only one is the official app. Others are just spam apps with no real content and offers no value to the users downloading it. How-To Geek’s  did an investigation of this issue, “Within half an hour we managed to find fake paid versions of Adobe Flash Player, Firefox, Pandora, IMDB, Candy Crush Saga, Wechat, WhatsApp, uTorrent, Picasa, Bluestacks, Minecraft, Spotify, Google Hangouts, Picasa, Clash of Clans, Blender 3D, and a lot more.” These are all apps that are supposed to be free (and if you go to the Windows Store now you can try this experiment for yourself). Microsoft responded to this issue with the following statement, We strive to make the Windows Store ...

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Microsoft today released an updated version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 public preview which includes more than 200 improvements to the core SDK. It also includes Kinect Fusion tool kit, which provides higher resolution camera tracking and performance. The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice and gesture-based applications. The updated SDK also includes substantial improvements in the tooling, specifically around Visual Gesture Builder (VGB) and Kinect Studio, and it offers 10 new samples (such as Discrete Gestures Basics, Face, and HD Face Basics) to get you coding faster. All of this adds up to a substantially more stable, more feature-rich product that lets you to get serious about finalizing your applications for commercial deployment and, later this year, for availability in the Windows Store. As you already know the SDK is free and there will be no fees ...

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As announced yesterday, MTV app is now available for download from Xbox Store for Xbox One customers. This app is launching on Xbox One in the U.S. with sneak peeks, bonus clips, recent full episodes from select MTV series with a TV subscription and more. You’ll also be able to read the latest in pop culture news, fashion and go behind-the-scenes of blockbuster movies. If you’re a huge fan of festivals, and music and video awards, MTV on Xbox One follows the latest and greatest. Download the app from Xbox Store. ...

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Microsoft today revealed that Twitch app on Xbox One is getting a new update that brings new features such as auto zoom, audio capture from headsets and “watch with friends”. The “watch with friends” feature is an interesting one, which lets you see the Twitch channels your friends on Xbox are watching and check out the same broadcasts. Also, now the home screen of the “watch with friends” section showcases what up to six friends are watching, and becomes hidden if none of your friends are viewing Twitch channels. Just like Skype app on Xbox One, Twitch app is adding a new optional feature that allows Kinect to follow and zoom to your face while broadcasting, and when the Kinect is not plugged into the console, audio can be captured from the player’s attached headset. Source: Microsoft ...

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Microsoft today started the roll-out of August system update for Xbox One which includes several new features like 3D Blu-ray support, ability to purchase games from mobile and more. To support these new features, Microsoft today updated the SmartGlass app in Windows Store, Android Play Store and Apple App Store with the following new features. New in this release: Rate your favorite game clips and activity feed entries Buy things on your phone or tablet and they’ll start installing on your Xbox Browse new and popular games, add-ons, and bundles Receive and view shared Activity Feed and Game Clips General stability and polish improvements Bug fixes Download it here from Google Play Store, here from Windows Store and here from Apple Play Store. ...

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At the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. Matter Center, Microsoft today announced a preview version of Matter Center for Office 365. Matter Center of Office 365 is an intuitive document management and collaboration solution catered toward law firms and law departments, works seamlessly with Office 365 and offers legal professionals a way to easily find, organize and collaborate on files without leaving the familiar Microsoft productivity tools they use the most.  Microsoft’s legal team built this tool for internal use and now Microsoft has decided to make it available for other legal entities. Matter Center gives legal professionals security-enhanced access to the information they need — virtually anywhere, anytime, and from virtually any device. Features: Your briefcase in the cloud. Matter Center works with OneDrive for Business, providing 1 TB of individual storage and a personal briefcase, which automatically synchronizes your documents so you can ...

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The week’s Red Stripe Deals in Windows Store is now available and it gives you savings of at least 50 percent off games and apps in the Windows Store. Find the list of apps/games and their store links from the list below, The magical world awaits in “Castle Raid 2” (free in both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, usually $1.99 and $1.29). Defend your castle using knights and wizards against your new enemy, the Reavers. Space Weather (99 cents in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store), “Cold Alley” ($3.49 in the Windows Store), “Machinarium” (normally $4.99, it’s now $1.99 in the Windows Phone Store and $2.49 in the Windows Store), PC Remote Pro ($1.49), “The Treasures of Montezuma 3 Premium” ($1.99), “Kings Can Fly” (99 cents) and InspirARTion ($1.49). via: Microsoft ...

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Following the release of Wunderlist Beta app for Windows Phone devices, the developer behind this app have now released Wunderlist beta in Windows Store for Windows 8/RT devices. Wunderlist helps millions of people around the world capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your lists from anywhere. Download it here from Windows Store. ...

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One of the main disadvantage of buying Nokia X2 devices is that you won’t get access to Google Play Store and Google services even though they are based on AOSP. Folks at AllNokia have created a new tool that will allow Nokia X2 owners to enjoy Google Play Store on their devices. Nokia X2 Tools Program allows Nokia X2 owners to install Google Play Store + Google services and also to gain Root-access. The process is very simple, you just need to connect the smartphone to PC and to run .exe file. Then press 1 to install drivers, and after that press 2 to get Google Play. If you want to get Root-access – press 4. Before all actions make sure, that you are in developer mode and USB debugging is turned on. To activate the developer mode go to Settings – About phone, and tap 5 times to ‘Software version’, ...

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Google today announced an updated YouTube app with all new design for Xbox users. With this new app, you will be able to find videos you want more easily with the updated YouTube app for TV designed specifically for the big screen. You can also access all the videos and playlists from channels. You can update this app in Xbox Store on Xbox One consoles. Find it all more easily with the guide The channels you subscribe to and videos you care about will be a click away with a guide on the left side that’s just like the guide you see on YouTube on your computer, phone, and tablet. When you sign in, you can jump to all the latest videos from your subscriptions and recommendations in the What to Watch section, or pop on a playlist you’ve saved such as Blogilates’ Cardio AB Attack and turn your TV into ...

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  Microsoft today announced an update for OneNote Online that will improve the co-authoring experience. This update allows users to work with others through shared notebooks stored on OneDrive or Office 365. Today we are happy to announce improvements to the OneNote Online co-authoring experience: The new “People Presence” feature helps you see who else is working on the same OneNote page or is in the same notebook simultaneously, regardless of which OneNote client they are using, so that you can connect and collaborate with them if needed. Improved syncing means your edits are nearly in real-time. This will help you and everyone else to stay on the same page as ideas develop and evolve.   With this update, OneNote has become a great place to collaborate in real-time. Source: OneNote blog ...

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Trueachievements.com is one of the popular Xbox community website on the web. Microsoft approached the website in bringing their experience to Xbox One console and it is happening. Tureachievements app will be available on Xbox One in the coming months. In addition to the following listed features, they are planning to add snapped mode and voice support as well. Like many other apps, you can even earn achievements. It will feature the following, • Achievement solutions • Gaming sessions • The latest Xbox news • True scoring • Friend feeds • Stats – for games, achievements and gamers • Achievement lists and solutions for games and apps on ALL Xbox platforms • Milestone charts • Friend game leaderboardsWe’re also planning to include . Read more about it here. ...

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Microsoft today updated the Skype for modern Windows to v3.1 with two new features. With this new update, you now have  the ability to edit messages and a few more improvements. To edit a message, select the message you want to edit or remove, by tapping on it or right clicking with your mouse to highlight the text you want to remove. Also, they have have made improvements to make video message notifications more reliable and to make video messages more accessible. What’s new: - Having second thoughts? Edit or delete messages you just sent. – Get notifications and improved accessibility for video messages. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Over the weekend, Microsoft Bing team released the new SNIPP3T, a new iOS app powered by Bing that lets users stay up-to-date on their favorite celebrities. Today, Next At Microsoft profiled the launch of this app talking to the people behind this new app. Here is the summary of it, The idea of this app came from Donald Soon, Program Manager for Microsoft when he was came to know that Bing exceled in celebrity news searches over Google. To take advantage of this, they came up with this idea of building an app based on Bing data. Why a mobile app instead of new celebrity news section on Bing? According to Emma Williams, General Manager of Bing Studios, it’s because apps are how the vast majority of smartphone users prefer to get their information. “Users spend 86 percent of their time in apps on mobile devices, and only 14 percent in web browsers,” ...

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