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As the battle of ecosystems intensify, we can no longer use a company's phone OS without knowing about the rest of its services. Microsoft-News.com aims to bring news of Microsoft's latest moves to remain relevant in the Post-PC world.

Meet Mystery Skype, An Educational Activity Played By Two Classrooms On Skype

Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. It’s suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science. How to use Mystery Skype? 1. Find a class: Join the list and message or tweet teachers you’d like to connect with. Our community……………

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Watch How Windows 8 Helps A 16 Year Old Who Is Affected By A Rare Genetic Disorder

Alejandra Tristan is a 16 year old who has a rare genetic disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which makes her joints fragile and loose. Because of this, the simple act of typing on a laptop could pop her shoulder, wrist or finger out of its joint, making it difficult for her to connect with her friends, learn new things and others. To prevent dislocations, she has placed splints on her fingers, which makes it virtually impossible to use …….

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Microsoft Releases Revamped Office Dev Center Website

Microsoft today released a major redesign and content overhaul for Office Dev Center, which is a home for the Microsoft Office 365 developer audience. Microsoft’s focus is to make this site speak to developers, but also to the technical and business decision makers by highlighting the opportunity and the getting started experience for building on Office 365. Also, both upcoming Microsoft and third party events as well as the previous events are now listed on the Events page. Developers also wanted easier access to……….

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Microsoft Responds To The Issue On Availability Of Thousands Of Fake Apps In Windows Store

Apart from the lack of key apps, Microsoft’s Windows Store faces another key issue of having fake apps in the Store. For example, searching for VLC will give you the above search results page, out of which only one is the official app. Others are just spam apps with no real content and offers no value to the users downloading it. How-To Geek’s  did an investigation of this issue, “Within half an hour we managed to find fake paid versions of Adobe Flash Player, Firefox, Pandora, IMDB, Candy Crush Saga, Wechat, WhatsApp,………

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Microsoft Releases Updated Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 With Over 200 Improvements

Microsoft today released an updated version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 public preview which includes more than 200 improvements to the core SDK. It also includes Kinect Fusion tool kit, which provides higher resolution camera tracking and performance. The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice and gesture-based applications…….

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Microsoft To Reveal Windows 9 On September 30th

Today, The Verge reported that Microsoft is planning to preview Windows 9 in a press event on September 30th. Last week, ZDNet reported that Microsoft is planning to deliver a “technology preview” of its upcoming major Windows release codenamed “Threshold” by late September or early October. Windows Threshold is likely to be marketed as Windows 9 will be released as a public preview for anyone who are interested by…….

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China Approves Sale Of 5 Million Microsoft Xbox One Units

Microsoft last month officially announced that Xbox One will go on sale in China on September 23rd. The launch lineup of games was also revealed. The console is priced at ¥3,699 RMB. At the Xbox One media briefing, Microsoft and BesTV revealed that more than 25 developers are building more than 70 games for Xbox One including exclusive content, free to play games, and blockbuster titles. Now, Chinese Government has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country’s emerging console sector. This number was revealed……..

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Microsoft Planning To Add ‘Free Game Day’ Feature To Xbox Live Gold Subscribers

With Xbox Live Gold subscription, you get free games every month, the multiplayer gaming, exclusive member discounts up to 75% on games in the Xbox Store and more. Microsoft is planning to add one more benefit to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Few Xbox beta testers noticed that this new feature named ‘Free Game Day’ allows users to try select games for 24 hours, giving them a chance to preview games before making a purchase…..

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Opera Mini Becomes The Default Web Browser For Microsoft’s Feature Phones And Asha Phones Portfolio

Opera today announced that their Opera Mini will become the default web browser for Microsoft’s existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio, Opera Software today announced. This includes mobile devices based on the Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms. Microsoft is planning to send notifications to existing Xpress browser users and they will be encouraged to upgrade to the latest Opera Mini browser. Factory-new devices will have Opera Mini pre-installed. “We continue to sell and support classic first and feature phones as well as the Asha range, which have performed well with millions of people who want…..

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Microsoft Announces The Release Of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2

Microsoft today announced the availability of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2 which includes updates to the Visual F# compiler and F# IDE tooling for Visual Studio. Microsoft is continuing to expand .NET portable library support in Visual F#, with this release you can find F# project templates, along with compiler and runtime support, for two additional portable profiles: Profile 78 (.NET Framework 4.5, Windows 8, Windows Phone Silverlight 8) Profile ……..

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Microsoft Adds Over 100 New Streetside And 3D Cities To Bing Maps

Microsoft today announced that they have crossed the 100-city mark for both their Streetside imagery and our 3D cities on Bing Maps. Find the list of new cities and their details below. You can see Streetside imagery in both Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview app exclusively available on Windows 8.1. With this release, Streetside passes 100 cities and the count of close-up views of your favorite places keeps growing. Also, over 125 highly detailed………

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Microsoft Drops American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC) Membrship, Shows Its Commitment Towards Green Energy

Microsoft has announced that they are dropping their membership with ALEC. The American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC) is a lobbying group that works to advance limited government, free markets, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public. But it was recently revealed that ALEC was involved in lobbying for…….

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Microsoft Discontinues Titanfall Xbox One Bundle

Early this year, Microsoft indirectly reduced the price of Xbox One in the available markets. They did it in the name of celebrating the launch of “Titanfall”, and they wanted more people to join on day one for “Titanfall” on Xbox One. So, based on this special, limited time offer, the Xbox One “Titanfall” Bundle was made available starting March 11 for $499.99 at select retailers. This bundle included the following, Download code for a digital ……….

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