Microsoft today released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.3 Update. Office for Mac 2011 is now available as a subscription offering in addition to the application improvements that are mentioned below. This update provides the latest fixes for Office for Mac 2011. These include the following: Improves functionality in Outlook for Mac 2011 This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac not to automatically detect and connect to the connection settings for the Exchange server. Instead Outlook for Mac prompts for manual settings when you use certain proxy auto-configurations. Improves functionality in Outlook for Mac 2011 This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac to delete shared folders that are added by using the Open Other User’s Folder feature when certain errors occur on the server. Improves functionality in Outlook for Mac 2011 This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac to continuously ...

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Microsoft today announced updates to OneDrive apps for iOS and Android devices. In Android devices, OneDrive will now automatically upload your videos by default. Also they have updated the UI to make it feel more native to Android. It comes with an in-app navigation drawer that works just how you expect it to. Also, you have a new, dedicated search button means your important files are only a quick search away. For iOS, And on iOS, we’ve made uploads more reliable (so you should see fewer pesky notifications), enabled camera backup to occur in the background, and made it easier to work on your documents by opening them directly in Office Mobile on your iPhone or Office for iPad. Updates will be rolled out in the coming days. ...

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Microsoft yesterday announced the new Nokia X2 Android based device which comes with enhanced specs compared to the first generation Nokia X, with a larger 4.3” ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP camera and a 1800mAh battery. The other significant news is the release of Nokia X software platform 2.0 along with Nokia X2. The latest software platform release includes the following improvements, The home screen experience has really evolved with extra room for additional tiles;  There’s also the new home button; you can long-press the back button for easier multitasking;  The new apps list view; Fastlane has gotten richer, with more app detail exposed. The new camera UI Improvements in the control panel and more. The bad news is that this software update won’t be made available for first gen Nokia X devices like Nokia X, X+ and XL. This is again the WP7 story ...

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Skype today announced that they are going to retire the older versions(6.13 and below) of Skype for desktop soon. Same is the case for Skype for Mac (6.14 and below). Microsoft is planning to do it over the next few months as they are trying to improve Skype with latest features which are built upon recent Skype client. From now, they will be focusing their efforts on bringing the latest and greatest to the most recent versions of Skype. What are the benefits of the latest version? You’ll be able to enjoy lots of great improvements. Some highlights: Sending and receiving instant messages when your contacts are offline Viewing consistent and complete chat history across multiple devices Syncing read/unread status on all messages across devices What do I need to do if I’m using an older version? Don’t panic – whether you’re using Skype for Windows desktop or Skype for Mac, you ...

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On the launch day of Microsoft Surface Pro 3, N-Trig has released their updated Wintab drivers for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices. The R16 version will be available for download soon. N-trig is constantly working on improving the user experience and adding support for additional features and programs. Our DuoSense Pen is fully compatible with Microsoft HID reports and any application that support the windows pen API should work without any issues. There are some programs that do not support the standard Microsoft HID reports. For these programs N-trig released its Wintab middleware software in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The N-trig’s Wintab middleware is compatible with all of Windows-based devices powered by N-trig’s pen and touch technology, this driver was fully tested with all relevant Wintab test applications. The following list includes applications that were tested and are compatible with N-trig’s Wintab driver: Anime Studio Debut 9.5 Version 9.5 ...

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Last month, we reported that some of the review units of Surface Pro 3 are facing a battery charging issue in which the device won’t turn on even when connected to the charger. Microsoft then acknowledged the issue and confirmed that Microsoft is working on the fix that will be delivered via update soon. Today, Microsoft delivered this update via Windows Update. Mary Jo Foley confirmed that her review unit received this update today. Microsoft told her that this update fixes the power issue and also contains number of performance improvements as well. The device will be available in the retail in US from tomorrow. Pre-order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today ...

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Last month, a new rumor emerged online that revealed some information about the Microsoft’s future product roadmap. The information was believed to be from a Microsoft employee who worked on these projects. It revealed that the next major version of Windows called Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 will be released in preview during Q2-Q3 time frame in 2015. Windows 9 is likely to contain a revamped Metro interface. The new start menu and windowed Metro apps will also be included in this update. Today, Neowin reported few information about Windows 9, Windows 8.1 update 2 and Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1. Windows 8.2 or Windows 8.1 Update 2 – is getting close to release. Might get RTMd in July followed by general release in August/September. Windows 9 – Development is on track with the expected release date in Q2-Q3 2015. Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 is being dogfooded inside Microsoft and it ...

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Microsoft today announced an update for Skype for Linux with fresh UI and other new features. Skype for Linux version 4.3.0.37 will have the following list of new features, An updated UI Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support Lot of bug fixes Microsoft has also dropped support for direct Alsa support; You need to install PulseAudio 4.0 or greater for the best calling experience. Download the latest version ...

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As announced this week, Microsoft has released the redesigned Skype app for iPhone users. This update brings Skype app for iOS to the same UI which Windows Phone and Android users already enjoy. We’re excited for you to see how the new app has been redesigned to put your conversations first, providing you with a smoother, leaner and more integrated experience. Skype for iPhone is up to five times faster and it is also more stable and more reliable. Navigating through the new UI is easier and more fluid. Whether it’s creating a group chat, sending a photo or starting a video call, the new Skype for iPhone has been rethought to be simple and intuitive. New changes: Faster: You’ll notice the effort we’ve put into this overhaul as soon as you launch Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The new version is over 5 times faster than the old version. Smoother: ...

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Microsoft yesterday sent out email to its users saying that they are updating their terms of use and privacy statement. The update was focused on increasing the privacy, transparency and simplicity. This Microsoft Services Agreement applies to your Microsoft account and includes many of Microsoft’s consumer services such as Outlook.com, OneDrive and Bing, while the privacy statement explains how your personal information is collected, used and protected across your Microsoft account, Outlook.com and OneDrive. Privacy: As part of our ongoing commitment to respecting your privacy, we won’t use your documents, photos or other personal files or what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to you. Transparency: We updated our Code of Conduct so that you can understand better the types of behaviour that could affect your account, and added language that parents are responsible for minor children’s use of Microsoft account and services, ...

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Microsoft today announced the release of Lync for Mac 14.0.9. Microsoft listed the following issues fixed in this v14.0.9. •             Substantial improvement in Desktop Sharing (~10x throughput improvement) •             Top few Watson crashes fixed •             Location Awareness (LIS server for location) implemented •             E-911 support implemented •             Ability to select video camera for calls (can change camera while in a call/meeting) •             Warn users that contact list can’t be edited for UCS contacts •             File transfer now works •             Audio stutter fix when using 44100 sampling rate devices •             Fix QOE blob so that QOE metrics are captured correctly at server •             Bridge ACP calls so that Lync for Mac meeting experience will see ACP users in roster •             Anonymous join now works •             CVC version now has consistent numbering in Lync for Mac Update your Lync today. ...

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Microsoft today updated their Bing Maps and Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1 devices in Windows Store. Bing Maps offers regular 2D maps while Bing Maps Preview offers 3D maps of the locations. Find the new features in these apps below. Bing Maps: • Search box and map controls always visible in the app along with other improvements to the app look and feel. • Improved search experience with autosuggest and improved results. • Integration of ratings and reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor and other providers. • Favorites now available across PCs and Windows Phone 8.1 • Transit and driving directions availability in additional markets Download it for free here from Windows Store. Bing Maps Preview: • Get Yelp and TripAdvisor ratings and reviews for restaurants, hotels and other businesses • Easily find 3D cities with the new Explore 3D experience • Search more quickly and easily with inline suggestions ...

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Microsoft today released an update for OneNote app for Windows 8 devices in Windows Store. This is a minor update which includes added support for stroke eraser, security improvements and lots of bug fixes. What’s new: Added stroke eraser. Security improvements. Various bug fixes. Full List Of Features: Make lists — Quickly write up to-do lists with check boxes. Draw and write — Use your device’s pen or your finger to draw in your notes. Take pictures — Take photos with your device’s camera to put in your notes, text in the images will be searchable with OCR. Scan whiteboards and documents — use your device’s camera and they will be auto cropped and enhanced. Share to OneNote — You can clip content to OneNote using Share option in Windows Charms bar. Recent Notes and page thumbnails — Find your notes quickly with page previews and your recent notes on ...

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If you are a fan of Despicable Me franchise, then you will love this game in Windows Store. Rediscover the heart and humor of Despicable Me in the official game of the franchise. There are hundreds of missions in the game through which you can enjoy unpredictably hilarious Minion moments. Find the latest stuff from the recent update below. New in this update: The Minions are ready for new adventures! Check out a fun new environment, a new mini-game, a new costume and more in this exciting update for Despicable Me: Minion Rush! – New Environment: Discover the secrets of the Anti-Villain League from Despicable Me 2. – New Mini-Game: Unlock a new Power-Up and get ready for a Mission to the Moon! – New Costume: Run dressed as a Starfish Minion! – More Challenges: Compete against friends from your country in the new local leaderboards, and participate in daily ...

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Microsoft today released an update to Lync 2013 app for Android devices in Play Store. This v5.4 update brings in support for Android tablets, ability to start group chat from conversations and more. Find the full change log below. Lync 2013 for Android extends the power of Lync to your mobile device – including voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface. What’s new in version 5.4: - Tablet support (excludes Tegra2 based devices) – Add participants into an ongoing conversation (IM or Lync Meeting) – Start an ad-hoc group conversation – Bug fixes Download it here from Google Play Store. ...

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Microsoft previously announced that Windows 8.1 users need to update to Windows 8.1 update by to further receive security updates. Microsoft has now extended the deadline to June 10th, so customers will continue to receive security updates even though they are in Windows 8.1. While we believe the majority of people have received the update, we recognize that not all have. Having our customers running their devices with the latest updates is super important to us. And we’re committed to helping ensure their safety. As a result, we’ve decided to extend the requirement for our consumer customers to update their devices to the Windows 8.1 Update in order to receive security updates another 30 days to June 10th. As noted previously, consumer customers who do not update their Windows 8.1 devices to the Windows 8.1 Update by this new deadline will no longer receive updates. We’re confident that within the ...

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