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Microsoft Ending Messenger Service On October 31st In China

Back in November, Microsoft confirmed that Skype will replace Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available). In order to focus the development efforts and create seamless experiences, Microsoft decided to do end Messenger service. Today, Microsoft sent out notifications to Messenger users in China that they will be closing ……

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Great Deal: Acer Aspire E15 Windows Laptop For $199 From Microsoft

As we reported few days back, Microsoft retail stores and MicrosoftStore.com are delivering the choice value and service for customers this back-to-school season by offering  Acer Aspire E-15 for a crazy low price. Acer Aspire E-15 is now on sale for just $199, down from its regular price of $249. Key Specs: 15.6 in HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit………..

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You Can Now Get Free 2 Day Shipping From Microsoft Store By Using Bing Rewards

Microsoft Bing team is partnering with Microsoft Store team to offer free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do is select the two-day shipping option at check-out. Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store can take advantage of this offer. Apart from this, you can also use Bing Rewards credits and redeem them for a……..

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NFL Sunday Ticket App Now Available In Windows Store For Windows 8.1 Devices

NFL Sunday Ticket app is now available in Windows Store which allows you to stream live, out-of-market NFL games every Sunday afternoon. With your DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription, or NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV purchase, download the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app to watch live out-of-market games on any device—including your phone or tablet. You’ll never miss a big play or game, even when you’re nowhere near a TV! Features: Live Streaming Video……

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Microsoft Announces New Features Coming To Windows Intune

Microsoft is continuously updating Windows Intune service every month. This month, Microsoft is adding Email Profile Provisioning support for Windows Phone and iOS devices. Also, they have added mobile policy support for Windows 8/8.1 devices. iOS and Windows Phone 8/8.1 Email Profile Provisioning for Windows Intune Email Profile Provisioning allows you to provision devices with email profiles and restrictions by using……….

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Microsoft Begins Roll-out Of Xbox One September Update, Includes New Media Player App, SmartGlass Features, And More

Microsoft today started the roll-out of September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to Xbox One. These updates include new ways to bring your personal media to your Xbox, updates to the party system, more ways to interact with your Xbox, and new social features for Xbox SmartGlass. Following are the list of features included in this update, A new Media Player app: Play media files from an attached USB device with the new media player app – DNLA……

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Xbox Live Games With Gold For September 2014: Super Time Force For Xbox One, Halo Reach For Xbox 360 And More

Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members for the month of September.  Super Time Force is coming to Games with Gold on Xbox One as a free download, replacing Strike Suit Zero (so grab it now if you haven’t already). Crimson Dragon will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members as a free download for…….

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Microsoft Announces Updated Korean Map Services Integration Into Bing Maps

 Microsoft today announced their updates to Korean map services integration into Bing Maps which they have been working on for past 18 months. Map data is provided by SK Planet and Microsoft uses it in accordance to complex local rules. They have implemented all of the map styles across Bing Maps to represent this rich, beautiful new data including road…….

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This Week’s Deals With Gold In Xbox Store Includes Need for Speed Rivals For Xbox One, Crysis 3 & Watch Dogs For Xbox 360 And More

This week’s Deals with Gold is now live in Xbox Store. These discounts are valid now through 1 September 2014. : Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One has been added to this week’s Deals with Gold, at 50% off.  Find the list of games and add-ons available on deals below, Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Killer Instinct - Sabrewulf Add-on 60% Need for Speed Rivals Complete Movie Pack Add-on 33%………

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Titanfall Gets New Game Mode With No AI And No Titans In The Upcoming Update

Respawn today announced the 6th update for Titanfall that includes Pilot Skirmish is an 8v8 mode with no AI and no Titans. Due to the difference in player sizes with the rest of the game modes, Pilot Skirmish will not be among the game modes played when choosing Variety Pack playlist. There will now be a Marked For Death playlist to choose from, along with…….

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Microsoft: Security Bulletin MS14-045 Rereleased

Microsoft recently pulled security bulletin MS14-045 due to issues affecting a small number of users. In addition to releasing security updates alone, Microsoft decided to include more of our non-security updates together with our security updates and begin the global release to customers on the second Tuesday of each month. This caused issues to some users who updated their devices. This month we had our first roll out with …….

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Microsoft Releases Updated OneDrive App For Android With Access To Business Documents, New Photo View, And Search Enhancements

Microsoft today announced an update to OneDrive for Android app with many new features. The most significant feature in this update is the ability to access OneDrive for Business documents from the same app. With this app, Microsoft is creating a single, unified OneDrive experience that holistically addresses what people, businesses, and IT managers need. Because people are increasingly using the same devices and apps to……..

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