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This Week’s Deals With Gold In Xbox Store Includes Killer Instinct Ultra, Powerstar Gold And More

This week’s Deals with Gold titles are now live in Xbox Store. For Xbox One gamers, the titles are Killer Instinct Ultra and Powerstar Gold. For Xbox 360 users, the games are Marvel Vs Capcom Origins, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass, Dark Souls II and many others. Content Title Content Type Discount % Killer Instinct Ultra Add-on 25% Powerstar Golf (full game unlock) Add-on 25% For Xbox 360 users,……

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Watch It Now: ‘Halo: Nightfall’ First Look Video

As announced earlier, at Comic-Con International: San Diego happening from July 24-27, Microsoft Xbox team offered the first look of Halo: Nightfall live-action digital series. Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director)along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, spoke about the details of the story and production….

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Microsoft Will Continue To Deliver Monthly System Updates For Xbox One

@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….

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Microsoft Releases OneNote App For Kindle Fire And Fire phone

Microsoft announced the availability of OneNote app for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet and Fire phone devices. With this release, Microsoft is keeping up its promise of to bring OneNote to every device that matters to you. If you have a Kindle Fire or a Fire phone, you can now use OneNote to capture or access thoughts, ideas and to-do’s while on the go……..

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Read About Microsoft Research’s Quantum Computing Research Lab, Station Q

Station Q is a Microsoft Research lab located on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Topological quantum computing is the main research area over there. They are exploring theoretical and experimental approaches to creating the reliable quantum analog of the traditional bit—the qubit. If you don’t know anything about Quantum Computing, watch the short animated video above from the Microsoft Stories team……..

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Microsoft Releases Preview Version Of “Catan Anytime” Game On The Web, Try It Now

Microsoft today released a preview version of “Catan Anytime,” a new social version of the beloved board game “The Settlers of Catan,” is available for free. This is game is developed to promote Internet Explorer, so it works in any modern browser with best experience on IE. Catan Anytime game developed to be fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile browser to your TV screen with IE on XBOX…….

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Developers: Learn What’s New In Office Developer Platform

Developers can learn what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. In the above video, you can know about top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for……

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Check Out Microsoft’s Xbox Lounge At San Diego Comic Con Even If You Don’t Have A Badge

Comic Con conference is happening this week in San Diego and Microsoft’s Xbox team will be there with gamers lounge, developer panels and more. But what if you don’t have a badge? Microsoft is planning to allow gamers to experience everything we’ve got on offer at the Xbox Lounge. Microsoft was able to clear access for several dozen non-badged Xbox fans this……

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Apple Is Reportedly Working With Microsoft’s Old Partner Swatch For Its Smartwatches

Today, Venturebeat reported that Apple is working with the world’s largest Watch manufacturing group Swatch for to release a line of smartwatches in variety of branded styles and price points. Apple usually does not license their technology/OS to other companies, they do both the software and hardware as we have seen in the past with iPod, iPhone, Mac and iPad. If this report is true, then Apple is aiming to capture a significant share ……

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Microsoft Has Become A More Significant Intellectual Property Licensee Of Nokia

Nokia Corporation today reported their interim report for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014. Nokia ended Q2 2014 with a strong balance sheet and solid cash position with gross cash of EUR 9.0 billion and net cash of EUR 6.5 billion compared to EUR 6.9 billion and EUR 2.1 billion, respectively, at the end of Q1 2014. Among the three main divisions in the Nokia, Nokia Technologies group does research and development building on the strength of…….

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Check Out How British & Irish Lions Rugby Team Uses Microsoft As Their Secret Weapon

Microsoft today highlighted one of their successful customer stories in the sports business. The British & Irish Lions rugby team uses Microsoft as their secret weapon Microsoft for their success. Microsoft’s devices and services helped them win a 41-16 triumph over the Qantas Wallabies in the tournament final (a Test Series decider) in front of 84,000 people at Sydney Olympic Park in July 2013. If Microsoft was a rugby player on the Lions all-star 2013 team,…..

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Office 365 Home And Personal Subscribers Now At 5.6 Million, Microsoft Added 1 Million New Subscribers Last Quarter

During the quarterly financial report, Microsoft revealed that Office 365 consumer subscriptions which includes Home and Personal editions increased to 5.6 million in total. In fact, Microsoft added 1 million subscribers in the last quarter. Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said they are thrilled with the tremendous momentum of our cloud offerings with Office 365. CFO Amy Hood commented the following on Office 365, Our commercial……

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Watch Microsoft OneNote Team’s Parody Of ‘LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It’

Microsoft OneNote team today posted a parody video to promote OneNote integration in the Microsoft Surface. This is a parody of “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO, watch it above. It was recorded and produced by the OneNote Engineering Team. OneNote Engineering team celebrated the launch of OneNote for Mac early this year by creating a parody of……..

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