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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015



  Windows 10: Microsoft at the crossroads
Time: 16:16 EST/21:16 GMT | News Source: Computer Weekly | Posted By: Erick Cordero

Windows is at a crossroad. Microsoft needs to convince businesses and third-party app developers to adopt Windows 10. The software giant announced a range of new features and functions for the latest version of its flagship operating system (OS) at its Next Chapter event in Seattle on 21 January. In a move that will appeal to consumers and corporate IT managers alike, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the first year after its release for all users of Windows 7 and 8.

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  Microsoft releases big update to Windows 10 preview
Time: 16:13 EST/21:13 GMT | News Source: ComputerWorld | Posted By: Erick Cordero

Microsoft today released the long-awaited consumer-centric preview of Windows 10, just two days after the company conducted a two-and-a-half-hour presentation that impressed analysts. "Hey #WindowsInsiders, who wants a new build today?" tweeted Gabriel Aul, the engineering general manager for Microsoft's operating system group, using a hash tag to describe the preview program's participants.

On Wednesday, Microsoft said that the Windows 10 upgrade would appear in "the next week."

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015



  Cross-platform support is key to Spartan's success
Time: 10:36 EST/15:36 GMT | News Source: BetaNews | Posted By: Erick Cordero

Microsoft revealed earlier this week that Windows 10 will ship with a new browser, known as Spartan. The venerable Internet Explorer will still be around for enterprise duty and certain sites, but the new kid on the block is the one Microsoft wants you to embrace. But when it is Google's Chrome or Mozilla's Firefox that you have to leave behind, convincing you to jump ship is not going to be easy.

Spartan is clearly no Internet Explorer. It is designed from the ground up as a modern browser, that works well across multiple form factors. It will be found on all PCs, smartphones and tablets that ship with or are upgraded to Windows 10, which means that it, at least, will be readily available to test. But does it have what it takes to pass the test, and become your new favorite browser?

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015



  Here’s Everything That Went Down At Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event
Time: 20:29 EST/01:29 GMT | News Source: TechCrunch | Posted By: Erick Cordero

It was a very Windows day, with Microsoft unveiling lots more about Windows 10, the next generation of its operating system, including how it will work across mobile, tablet, desktop and other platforms. The biggest surprise was probably the new HoloLens augmented reality headset Microsoft created, and the Windows Holographic software it built to support said gadget. But there was more, too, so read on for a summary of everything you need to know about the event.

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  First Windows 10 mobile preview, due in February, key to Microsoft's OneCore vision
Time: 06:58 EST/11:58 GMT | News Source: ZDNet | Posted By: Robert Stein

The biggest takeaway Microsoft is hoping to deliver this week, sources say, is that Windows 10 is built on a single, common "core" (known internally as "OneCore") that will work across a variety of devices, from phones, tablets, PCs, large-screen displays like the company's Perceptive Pixel multitouch-screen devices, and ultimately, Xbox. OneCore implies more than just the common kernel that Microsoft touted as part of its Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 stories. In addition to the OS kernel, OneCore also includes the dynamic link libraries (DLLs), application platform layer and other pieces of the operating system. Microsoft's pitch to developers with Windows 10 will be they can target the same core environment with their apps, and those "Universal" apps will work across a range of screen sizes. These apps will be available in a single store, rather than separate Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox stores.

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  Windows 10 Briefing Today @ 9 AM PST: Watch Live
Time: 06:56 EST/11:56 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin.com | Posted By: Robert Stein

We’re getting close to our Windows 10 media briefing next week and as promised – I’ve got the details for you on where to watch the live webcast. The live webcast will start once the event starts at 9am (Pacific) and you’ll be able to watch it here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows10story. An on-demand version will be available shortly after the event at the same link. We’re pretty excited about this event and to be able to talk about what’s next for Windows 10. You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer as well as our CEO Satya Nadella!

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015



  Microsoft dates three exclusive Xbox downloadable games
Time: 11:11 EST/16:11 GMT | News Source: Neowin | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Microsoft has revealed release dates for three upcoming exclusive downloadable games for its Xbox consoles, with each title slated for release within three months. The first downloadable exclusive scheduled for 2015 is "ScreamRide," which will hit Xbox One and Xbox 360 on March 3. "ScreamRide" allows gamers to create their own rollercoasters in the near future, though it has a twist on similar games: The goal of the game's main mode is to scare riders nearly to death, while an alternative mode lets gamers destroy buildings with their rollercoasters. Frontier Developments, the team behind "Kinect Disneyland Adventures" and the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, is the developer of "ScreamRide."

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  Sunset Overdrive is 40% off for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, three new achievements inbound
Time: 11:10 EST/16:10 GMT | News Source: WinBeta | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Microsoft has announced today that Xbox Live Gold members can snag Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One at a 40 discount for a limited time. On top of that, new achievements are inbound, consisting of three new Buck National themed challenges with each achievement worth 25 gamerscore points.

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  Microsoft Research develops lamp that can charge your smartphone
Time: 11:09 EST/16:09 GMT | News Source: Neowin | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Microsoft Research has been working on a proof-of-concept lamp that can charge your smartphone just by placing it on a table, or having it in the same room with the lamp. The lamp, called AutoCharge, would be fitted to the ceiling or incorporated in furniture or devices. It would feature a number of cameras that could detect a phone’s specific signal and location and it would then shine light on the device; the light could be either visible or infrared.

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  Windows 10 event: what to expect from tomorrow's announcement
Time: 11:08 EST/16:08 GMT | News Source: The Verge | Posted By: Byron Hinson

t’s only been a few months since Microsoft officially unveiled some of the features we can expect in Windows 10 to the world, but the software giant is now ready to talk specifics. On Wednesday, Microsoft is holding a special Windows 10 event at its company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington. While we got an early look at the Windows 10 user interface in late September, Wednesday’s event will be a chance for the company to detail how Windows 10 will run across PCs, phones, tablets, and even its Xbox One gaming console.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015



  Xbox One price slashed to $349
Time: 13:32 EST/18:32 GMT | News Source: E-Mail | Posted By: Byron Hinson

The holiday season 2014 turned out to be extremely good for Microsoft as the console managed to become the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December, as per a report from NPD. The company even released a number of popular titles for the console, and came with an extremely affordable price tag of $349 for the holiday season, which was reverted back to $399 in early January. However, it seems the company has announced a new promotion where it will sell the Xbox One for $349 once again.

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  Microsoft releases Network+ update for Lumias
Time: 13:31 EST/18:31 GMT | News Source: E-Mail | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Network+ has been updated by Microsoft, releasing version 2.3.1.17 to the Windows Phone Store. As is the norm with these system apps, there's no up-to-date changelog attached to the store listing, making it difficult to decipher what's actually new in this latest version.

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  Microsoft Clarifies About Game Content Usage Rules On Xbox
Time: 13:30 EST/18:30 GMT | News Source: E-Mail | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Recently, Microsoft made some changes to Game Content Usage Rules. It created confusion among users related to Game titles and describe their creations. Microsoft is aware of it and they will be updating the language in the policy to provide some more examples and clarification of this clause with the revised version

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  Chromebooks spank Windows
Time: 13:30 EST/18:30 GMT | News Source: ComputerUser.com | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Last summer Microsoft talked its partners into trying to stop the growing popularity of Chromebooks in its tracks by making a big push during the holiday season. While full retail results won’t be in for a while, we do know the laptop sales results from the most important retailer of them all, Amazon. Guess what. With that retailer at least, Microsoft and its buddies failed. Miserably.

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  Microsoft releases Skype 4.0 along with free group video calling for Samsung Smart TVs
Time: 13:28 EST/18:28 GMT | News Source: Neowin | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Microsoft has announced a new version of Skype for TVs, so if you happen to be the owner of a Samsung Smart TV, things just got better. The two companies have been working together to bring a better experience to the app for Samsung's HU9000 line of Ultra HD curved Smart TVs (2014), which have a built-in video camera.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015



  How to watch the Windows 10 media briefing live webcast on Jan. 21
Time: 12:44 EST/17:44 GMT | News Source: Microsoft | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Want to find out what’s next for Windows 10? You can watch the live webcast of Microsoft’s media briefing next Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 9 a.m. PT. You’ll hear directly from CEO Satya Nadella, as well as senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group, including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer.

To watch the live webcast, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/windows10story. An on-demand version will be available shortly after the event at the same link, writes Brandon LeBlanc.

To learn more, head over to Blogging Windows.

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  Using Azure and Visual Studio Online makes Hogarth Worldwide more ‘agile,’ exec says
Time: 12:43 EST/17:43 GMT | News Source: Microsoft | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Hogarth Worldwide, which creates advertising and other marketing communications, was long frustrated by the limitations and labor-intensive nature of traditional Content Management Solutions.

The company decided to develop a multi-tenant environment in which it could run many websites in a common environment. The result, I/AM/WW, is a single platform for creating, managing and localizing websites and microsites – and it operates entirely in the cloud, hosted in Azure, with all development done with Visual Studio Online.

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  Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532: the most affordable Lumia devices to date
Time: 12:40 EST/17:40 GMT | News Source: Microsoft Press Release | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced the Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones, the most affordable Lumia devices to date. Offering the latest Windows Phone 8.1 capabilities at an incredible price, both Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver smartphone experiences that help people do more on the go.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015



  Spartan Browser Will Work on All Windows 10 Versions – Report
Time: 19:58 EST/00:58 GMT | News Source: Softpedia | Posted By: Erick Cordero

Spartan will soon become Microsoft’s big bet in the Windows browser world, and chances are that a technical preview build of Windows 10 could provide us with a glimpse of what the new app could look like before the public debut in the final version of the OS. In the meantime, all we have is unconfirmed details and now a new report claims that Spartan, or whatever new name the browser will get when it’s ready to ship, will be available on all Windows 10 versions, not only on the desktop.

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  Microsoft primes the pump for Windows 10 mobile
Time: 19:52 EST/00:52 GMT | News Source: ZDNet | Posted By: Erick Cordero

Microsoft's "Windows 10: The Next Chapter" event on January 21 is fast approaching. And Microsoft is priming the Windows Phone pump for the expected Windows 10 mobile preview that the Operating Systems Group team has been readying. Windows 10 mobile is the version of Windows 10 that is expected to work on Windows Phones and smaller Windows tablets running ARM and most likely Intel processors, sources have been saying for a while.

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