ActiveWin.com Headlineshttp://www.activewin.com/The Most Activated Windows Resourceenhttp://www.activewin.com/activewin_bigbutton.gifMicrosoft to 5th-grader: We’ll make Minecraft betterhttp://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54053The Seattle software company doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to acquisition integrations (think aQuantive, for example), so it’s not surprising that a $2.5 billion deal for the developer of Minecraft has raised some concerns among the game’s most dedicated players. Will Microsoft kill off the Minecraft marketplace?http://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54054As evidenced by Amazon's $1 billion purchase of Twitch, the livestreaming service popular with gamers and virtually unheard of outside of that world, big companies are catching on to the value of owning the technology powering gaming communities. What's still unknown is how those communities will react, in the long run, to suddenly finding themselves in the hands of a major corporation -- and what Microsoft will do to try and keep them. For many, the Minecraft-Microsoft deal will become the canary in the redstone mine. Fan reaction has been mixed so far. Some concentrated on making tributes to Markuss "Notch" Persson, the Minecraft creator who will leave Mojang, the company behind the game, once the purchase is final. Others were outraged at what was widely read as Mojang "selling out" to a big corporation that has a mixed history with its earlier indie acquisitions. Microsoft reorgs its Trustworthy Computing group; cuts some staffhttp://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54055As part of the latest round of layoffs, Microsoft also is cutting an undisclosed number of employees working in its Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group, a spokesperson said, and will be splitting the remaining TwC team between the Cloud & Enterprise and Legal and Corporate Affairs groups. The engineering team members are going to Cloud & Enterprise, and the policy side of the TwC house is going to Legal and Corporate Affairs. Apple intercepts Microsoft's Surface tablet NFL play http://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54056microsoft Corp. thought it had scored a touchdown when it struck a multiyear deal with the NFL that would allow teams to use the company's Surface tablets during games.. Too bad television announcers keep referring to the devices as iPads. The tablet computers, covered in bright blue protective cases, have become a familiar sight on the sidelines this season as coaches and players turn to them to study opponents' moves, review previous possessions and strategize. They're replacing the pages of black-and-white photographs that had long been printed out using fax machines and printers and delivered in binders to teams dozens of times during a game. Microsoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In Chinahttp://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54057Microsoft has waited until practically the last possible minute to delay the launch of the Xbox One in China, originally slated to be released this Tuesday, September 23rd. Now they’re saying it will be out in the country before the end of the year, though they’re rather unclear about the reasons behind the delay. Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro firmware and driver packshttp://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54058 Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro firmware and driver packs Entity Framework 6.1.2 Beta 1 Tools for Visual Studio 2012 & 2013http://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54059Today we are making Beta 1 of the EF6.1.2 release available. This patch release contains bug fixes and some contributions from our community. Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 Public Previewhttp://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54060 The Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.0 enables developers to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition, using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded Standard 8, and Windows Embedded Standard 8.1. HP Z27x Dreamcolor Professional Display Reviewhttp://www.activewin.com/awin/comments.asp?HeadlineIndex=54061HP's new Z27x DreamColor supports all the important color gamuts and carries some distinctly unique features. This screen simply blows us away.