Microsoft partnered with broadcasters of 2014 Winter Games and 2014 FIFA World Cup to deliver an internet scale streaming solution for serving of millions of customers globally. Today, Microsoft announced that this solution is now available as a preview to its Azure customers as Live Streaming and Content Protection offerings from Azure Media Services. One of the main pain points of streaming is content protection, for that Azure Media is introducing a new Content Protection offering which features both static and dynamic encryption with first party PlayReady license delivery and an AES 128-bit key delivery service. Faster Speeds and Effective Billing Azure Media Services is also introducing faster encoding speeds and more cost-effective billing. We’re also introducing faster encoding speeds via our Basic, Standard, and Premium Encoding Reserved Units. These tiered Reserved Units offer further flexibility by allowing you to tailor the encoding capability you pay for to the needs ...

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Game pre-loading was one of the very few features that was available on Sony PS4 over Xbox One. Last, week Microsoft announced that game pre-loading starting this September. Xbox One pre-order and pre-loading will also be available for FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon in the coming months. This will allow gamers to buy their favorite games before their release and start playing the games the moment they are released. Today, Microsoft revealed that Madden NFL 15 is now available for pre-loading and you can download it today. XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 29/08/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM BST ON THE RELEASE DATE. NO REFUNDS ON OR AFTER RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. To get 10% off your purchase ...

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EA yesterday announced that have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One. With this subscription which starts at  $4.99 a month, users can access a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4™, with more titles being added soon. Commenting on this new service, Sony has said that this service does not offer much value to customers. Sony spokesman said, “We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.” “We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.” Sony is claiming that PSN signups are ...

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