As announced by the Bing Ads team earlier, Microsoft today revealed the overhaul of the Bing Ads web interface. Microsoft has redesigned it based on the feedback of from customers. The site been redesigned to simplify navigation, a number of existing features have been revamped to make you more efficient including negative keywords, opportunities and change history. It include the following improvements: Easier access to frequently used tools and links Shared libraries – lists of entities you can reuse across campaigns starting with shared negative keyword lists Multi-metric trend charts make it easy to view key campaign performance metrics at a glance More intuitive and actionable proposals in the Opportunities tab Overhauled Change History page, with undo functionality forthcoming Read more about it here.   ...

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Back in February when Nokia X devices were first announced for first time, Microsoft Skype team announced a modified version of Skype for Android that will run on Nokia X devices. It provided all the basic Skype features you can expect from a Skype mobile client. Always be reachable: You can feel confident to leave Skype running in the background as we’ve designed the app to have only a very small impact on battery life. Call waiting is also available for Skype calls, and switching from a Skype call to a phone call is simple. Reach anyone, anywhere: Skype for Android complements the family of platforms on which you can enjoy Skype. Android users can connect with people they care about most on any device with Skype installed – PCs, Surface, Windows Phone, iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires, Xbox Ones, Androids, Macs and even TVs. Make calls the way you want ...

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Nokia today updated the HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 app with new features and the app is now available globally. Check out the list of new features in this release apart from under the hood improvements. Manual Positioning: You can now manually set your location under settings menu. You can switch between Automatic and Manual positioning modes. Nokia has redesigned the City pages to bring more relevant and more exploration to the foreground. You can explore cities in the new City page and see detailed weather forecast. You can now change your route plans by selecting/de-selecting modes of transport to avoid Ferries, etc,. You can also add waypoints to your route. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft OneNote team is on a roll! Following the OneNote update for Android and Mac, they have updated the OneNote for iPhone app as well. OneNote for iPhone app now includes support for inserting different types of files inside your notes, support for password protected notebook sections, PDF printing support and more. Find the full list of features below. What’s New in Version 2.3: •Insert Files – You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your notes, open them with a double-tap, and easily share them using AirDrop. •Protected Sections – Now you can lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows. •PDF Printouts – Add a PDF printout to any notebook page, then add your own notes. •Organize Notebooks – Now you can move and reorder sections, and move pages anywhere you want in OneNote. •Formatted Text – Copy and paste formatted text between application ...

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Microsoft today updated OneNote for Mac with several new features and improvements. Microsoft has added support to create, open, edit, and sync OneDrive for Business notebooks alongside personal OneDrive notebooks in the OneNote client. Find the full list of new features below. What’s New in Version 15.1: •Print – Need to print your notes or a to-do list? Now you can with OneNote for Mac! You can also save your notes as a PDF. •Drag and Drop – Drag pictures from websites or other places on your Mac and drop them directly into your notes. •Formatted Text – We’ve added the ability to copy and paste formatted text between applications. Whether it’s an article from the web or a document in Word, any content you paste into OneNote will look great! •Format Painter – Use Format Painter to quickly copy the format of text in one part of your notes and apply ...

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Microsoft today updated their OneNote on Android app. It includes the ability to take handwritten notes or draw with a stylus or with your finger. Also, it now includes variety of formatting options like font types, font sizes, alignments, and tags. New in this version: • Take handwritten notes or draw with a stylus or with your finger. • Use a variety of formatting options like font types, font sizes, alignments, and tags on your tablet. • Move between your notebooks, sections, and pages with a swipe. • Bug fixes and performance improvements. •Support for LG G3 Download it here from Google Play Store for free. ...

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@actionmahon @majornelson We've worked through the feature list through October. MUs will continue and features look good. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 23, 2014 When Xbox One was launched last year, the OS had lots of rough edges and lacked some key features such as external disk support, and more. But, Microsoft started delivering monthly system updates that has improved the system a lot better. Almost, all the missing key features are now added to the system in addition to the UX improvements. Microsoft at that time said that they will continue to push new features and other updates to these folks to explore and they’ll be trying new things with the UI, like notifications, different ways of discoverability, and a bunch of other ideas the team is working on. Through this process, some features will launch, others might not and all will be refined through feedback. Xbox team values ...

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Microsoft has updated their OneDrive app for iOS devices with new improvements. The new features included are the option to exclude video uploads from Camera Backup, improved sharing experience including AirDrop support, enhancements to video streaming for smoother playback, bug fixes and performance improvements. In our June update, we made it even easier to get your photos and videos backed up to OneDrive. As a result, both photos and videos were automatically backed up. But we heard from some of you that you really liked being able to back up just your photos and not your videos. Your feedback came in loud and clear, and we’ve brought that option back. We also made video playback better – when you put your videos into OneDrive, you want the best possible experience for viewing them or showing them to your friends and family without waiting for them to download and without buffering. We added HLS ...

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Until now, if you want to talk to someone on Skype, you both need to be connected on Skype as contacts. If they are not on your contact list, finding your friends on Skype may become a tedious process. Microsoft today announced a brand new feature for Android users that makes it easier than ever to find the people you’re looking for on Skype. Skype for Android will now automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your phone address book. With Skype 5.0 for Android, you’ll be able to connect Skype to your phone address book. This means it’s easier than ever to find contacts you already know on Skype so you can start chatting, calling and sharing instantly. After you download the latest Android update, in the coming months you’ll be prompted to verify your phone number. From there, the app will automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your address ...

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As promised, Microsoft today released the System Firmware Update – 7/16/2014 for Surface Pro 3 users to fix the WiFi performance issues.  This update will further improve Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios. Surface Integration (v.2.0.1038.0) further enhances system stability. Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v. 15.68.3042.85) further improving WiFi connection and throughput scenarios. Check for updates on your device. You can order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store starting $799. ...

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Microsoft today released an update for Skype for Windows Desktop. This Skype 6.18 for Windows Desktop release includes lots of bug fixes and improvements. Find the change log below. Fixed bugs: - Import contacts from Facebook showing empty for some users - Further sign in screen improvements to prevent empty - Messages showing wrong timestamp - There was a confusing message about group video being enabled because a participant has Skype Premium. We removed this as group video calls are free for everyone for a while now. - More stability improvements based on the feedback and reports from you here on the Community You can download latest Skype from www.skype.com/go/getskype.   ...

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Microsoft Skype team have been reading and listening to customer feedback ever since they launched the new redesigned Skype for iPhone and they have started incorporating many suggestions. Skype 5.1 update which was released last week included the ability to delete a conversation, edit a message and added a “Skype”-only contact filter, and more. Today, Skype 5.2 for iPhone was released with the following new features, •Voice message support: When you receive a new voice message from someone, it will show up in the conversation. To listen, just press play. •View contact profiles: Simply tap on any contact in your people list and then select profile from the “…” menu, and your contact’s mood message, Skype name, birthday, location and more will be available.  Additionally, if you are in a 1 to 1 conversation, you can just tap on the contact name in the header to bring up their profile. ...

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Microsoft is now delivering a new dashboard app for users to get the latest news about the Xbox Preview program, report problems, and send feedback. You will have quick poll from the Xbox team which you can answer, try out specific new feature and provide feedback and more. From Xbox forums, • Go to Registration to register your console for the Preview program. And if you ever want to opt-out of the program or change your console’s preview settings, you can do that here too. • In Announcements, you’ll find info about what’s changed in each update, what’s new in this preview wave, and which known issues we’re already working on. • Quick poll is a single question from the Xbox team – questions might range from how you’d feel about a feature change to what your favorite Halo game is. And once you answer, you’ll see realtime results from ...

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When Microsoft released Windows 8.1 last year, consumers were asked to update through Windows Store for the first time. Windows users usually use the built-in Windows update to receive any major updates or bug fixes, Windows RT to Windows RT 8.1 update was not allowed to be done the same way. Because of that, many users didn’t update their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1. To fix this, Microsoft has released an update that enables Windows RT to update to Windows RT 8.1. If you have enabled Automatic Updates on a computer that is running Windows RT and that has update 2871389 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2871389)  installed, this update can automatically start the update process to Windows RT 8.1. This update is available from Windows Update (http://update.microsoft.com) It is better for Microsoft to keep everyone updated to the latest OS release. Mary Jo Foley reported that Microsoft is enabling this option to deliver more frequent ...

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Microsoft last month launched the public preview of Office Mix, a new tool that will allow users to create interactive online lessons using PowerPoint. You can add whatever content you want into the Mix. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. Based on the user feedback, Microsoft has created a public Gallery designed for sharing and discovering great lessons. Through the new public Gallery, you can upload your favorite mixes, make them available to others, and browse content created by others to spark ideas or share with your class. Also to make sharing easier, you can now embed Office Mix content, so it can show up on virtually any website. Microsoft is also adding more content partners to Office Mix, The list of content partners continues to grow (in addition ...

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Microsoft has recently released an update to the Microsoft update/Windows update client with security enhancements. It also include further hardening of infrastructure used by WU/MU client and a more secure communication channel between WU/MU Client and Service. You can read more about the changes in WU/MU at KB 2887535. The update is applicable to Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012 and the rollout will begin today. Similar to past updates, this update will be automatically installed if Automatic Updates is turned ON, either set to automatically install updates or notify to download/install updates. As with past updates, this update will not change your current Windows Update or Automatic Updates settings. Anytime Windows Update (or Automatic Updates) is turned ON, either set to automatically install updates or notify to download/install updates, Windows Update will take care of updating itself. ...

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