On MSFT https://www.onmsft.com Previously WinBeta, your top source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:36:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 95021432 Xbox news recap: leaked Scorpio screenshots, 343i promises more Master Chief in Halo 6 and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-news-recap-leaked-scorpio-screenshots-343i-promises-more-master-chief-in-halo-6-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-news-recap-leaked-scorpio-screenshots-343i-promises-more-master-chief-in-halo-6-and-more#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:36:50 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110431 Check out our weekly Xbox news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Xbox.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-news-recap-leaked-scorpio-screenshots-343i-promises-more-master-chief-in-halo-6-and-more/feed 0 110431 Netflix will be embracing Microsoft’s HoloLens with support for HoloLens and VR devices on Windows 10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/netflix-will-be-embracing-microsofts-hololens-with-support-for-hololens-and-vr-devices-on-windows-10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/netflix-will-be-embracing-microsofts-hololens-with-support-for-hololens-and-vr-devices-on-windows-10#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:56:20 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110425 Netflix is planning to enable HoloLens and VR support on its Windows 10 app, although, it will be a basic experience, at least to begin with.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/netflix-will-be-embracing-microsofts-hololens-with-support-for-hololens-and-vr-devices-on-windows-10/feed 0 110425 Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Creators Update releases, 40% of devices left behind and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-creators-update-releases-40-of-devices-left-behind-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-creators-update-releases-40-of-devices-left-behind-and-more#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:32:50 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110416 Check out our weekly Windows 10 Mobile news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s mobile operating system.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-creators-update-releases-40-of-devices-left-behind-and-more/feed 0 110416 Hands-on with Project Neon and People Bar in Windows 10 build 16184 (video) https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-with-project-neon-and-people-bar-in-windows-10-build-16184-video https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-with-project-neon-and-people-bar-in-windows-10-build-16184-video#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:24:10 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110393 Hey there everybody, it’s me Cody, OnMSFT where today I’ll be showing you my intro into the next major stage of Windows 10’s evolution. Those who have been following the Windows Insider Program extra closely will know that is isn’t the first fast ring build released post the Creators Update. This is build 16184, and […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-with-project-neon-and-people-bar-in-windows-10-build-16184-video/feed 0 110393 Microsoft enables editing of Keyword Opportunities on Bing Ads iOS and Android apps https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-enables-editing-of-keyword-opportunities-on-bing-ads-ios-and-android-apps https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-enables-editing-of-keyword-opportunities-on-bing-ads-ios-and-android-apps#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:52:25 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110411 Users of the Bing Ads app can now adjust keywords and bids in the Keyword Opportunities feature before accepting the recommendations.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-enables-editing-of-keyword-opportunities-on-bing-ads-ios-and-android-apps/feed 0 110411 Bing Ads launches Merchant Promotions for Shopping Ads in the US https://www.onmsft.com/news/bing-ads-launches-merchant-promotions-for-shopping-ads-in-the-us https://www.onmsft.com/news/bing-ads-launches-merchant-promotions-for-shopping-ads-in-the-us#respond Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:43:40 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110406 Bing Ads launches Merchant Promotions for Shopping Ads in the United States, enabling advertisers to promote special offers on products.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/bing-ads-launches-merchant-promotions-for-shopping-ads-in-the-us/feed 0 110406 Getting to know the people behind the Windows 10 Insider program https://www.onmsft.com/news/getting-to-know-the-people-behind-the-windows-10-insider-program https://www.onmsft.com/news/getting-to-know-the-people-behind-the-windows-10-insider-program#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:40:28 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110364 Alongside today's build release, Insiders are greeted with a community update]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/getting-to-know-the-people-behind-the-windows-10-insider-program/feed 0 110364 Microsoft hires former FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to head Privacy and Regulatory Affairs https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-hires-former-ftc-commissioner-julie-brill-to-head-privacy-and-regulatory-affairs https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-hires-former-ftc-commissioner-julie-brill-to-head-privacy-and-regulatory-affairs#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:58:28 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110367 The privacy expert and former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been hired as the new head of Microsoft's Privacy and Regulatory Affairs Group.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-hires-former-ftc-commissioner-julie-brill-to-head-privacy-and-regulatory-affairs/feed 0 110367 Here are the changes and known issues for Windows 10 Mobile Insider build 15208 https://www.onmsft.com/news/here-are-the-changes-and-known-issues-for-windows-10-mobile-insider-build-15208 https://www.onmsft.com/news/here-are-the-changes-and-known-issues-for-windows-10-mobile-insider-build-15208#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:28:49 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110357 The new preview mobile build is just a minor update for the "Feature2" development branch.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/here-are-the-changes-and-known-issues-for-windows-10-mobile-insider-build-15208/feed 0 110357 Here’s what’s in the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16184 for PC https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-whats-in-the-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16184-for-pc https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-whats-in-the-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16184-for-pc#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:21:44 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110355 Finishing up the week, the Windows Insiders led by Dona Sarkar have hit the big red button for the next Windows 10 Preview 16184.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-whats-in-the-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16184-for-pc/feed 0 110355 Microsoft finally introduces My People with Windows 10 Insider build 16184 https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-finally-introduces-my-people-with-windows-10-insider-build-16184 https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-finally-introduces-my-people-with-windows-10-insider-build-16184#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:20:31 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110354 Today, live from the Beam webcast, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider build 16184, the first build to officially introduce My People, a new feature built into Windows to allow you to pin people to the taskbar, view multiple communication apps together in a people-centric way, and set preferred chat apps for each of your people. […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-finally-introduces-my-people-with-windows-10-insider-build-16184/feed 0 110354 Live from Beam, Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Insider build 16184, and 15208 for Mobile https://www.onmsft.com/news/live-from-beam-microsoft-releases-latest-windows-10-insider-build-16184-and-15208-for-mobile https://www.onmsft.com/news/live-from-beam-microsoft-releases-latest-windows-10-insider-build-16184-and-15208-for-mobile#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:07:20 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110349 The Windows Insider team is in the middle of their first Beam broadcast, and yup, Jason Howard just pushed the red button, and released Windows 10 Fast Ring Insider build 16184, and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview 15208 (feature2). Go ahead and get to downloading, but you might want to wait until the Beam webcast […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/live-from-beam-microsoft-releases-latest-windows-10-insider-build-16184-and-15208-for-mobile/feed 0 110349 The Windows Insider Beam webcast is about to start, don’t forget to tune in! https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-windows-insider-beam-webcast-is-about-to-start-dont-forget-to-tune-in https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-windows-insider-beam-webcast-is-about-to-start-dont-forget-to-tune-in#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:58:31 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110338 Today's Beam webcast will feature top members of the Windows Insider Team including Jason Howard, Brandon Leblanc and Jen Gentleman.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-windows-insider-beam-webcast-is-about-to-start-dont-forget-to-tune-in/feed 0 110338 Digital Difference event: A talk with Dr. Bill Beninati about virtual healthcare solutions https://www.onmsft.com/news/digital-difference-event-a-talk-with-dr-bill-beninati-about-virtual-healthcare-solutions https://www.onmsft.com/news/digital-difference-event-a-talk-with-dr-bill-beninati-about-virtual-healthcare-solutions#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:51:32 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110264 I had a chance to talk to Intermountain's Dr. Bill Beninati and discuss how the healthcare company is using virtual healthcare solutions powered by Skype for Business. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/digital-difference-event-a-talk-with-dr-bill-beninati-about-virtual-healthcare-solutions/feed 0 110264 Office 365 now reaches 100 million commercial active users https://www.onmsft.com/news/office-365-now-reaches-100-million-commercial-active-users https://www.onmsft.com/news/office-365-now-reaches-100-million-commercial-active-users#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:12:40 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110325 Microsoft now has more than 100 million monthly active users of Office 365 commercial.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/office-365-now-reaches-100-million-commercial-active-users/feed 0 110325 Play the free Prey game demo now on Xbox One https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-the-free-prey-game-demo-now-on-xbox-one https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-the-free-prey-game-demo-now-on-xbox-one#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:30:20 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110318 Prey, the much-anticipated reboot of the 2006 sci-fi shooter now has a free demo on the Xbox One.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-the-free-prey-game-demo-now-on-xbox-one/feed 0 110318 Latest Skype UWP Insider app update brings improvements to screen sharing, more https://www.onmsft.com/news/latest-skype-uwp-insider-app-update-brings-improvements-to-screen-sharing-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/latest-skype-uwp-insider-app-update-brings-improvements-to-screen-sharing-more#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:17:03 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110310 The latest version of the Skype UWP app lets you share your PC's audio when you share your desktop with your contacts.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/latest-skype-uwp-insider-app-update-brings-improvements-to-screen-sharing-more/feed 0 110310 Preview Alpha Xbox Insiders can download a new build with a fix for the Xbox Store https://www.onmsft.com/news/preview-alpha-xbox-insiders-can-download-a-new-build-with-a-fix-for-the-xbox-store https://www.onmsft.com/news/preview-alpha-xbox-insiders-can-download-a-new-build-with-a-fix-for-the-xbox-store#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:52:59 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110303 This latest 1705 preview build brings a single fix for an issue which prevented Preview Alpha Insiders to access the Xbox Store. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/preview-alpha-xbox-insiders-can-download-a-new-build-with-a-fix-for-the-xbox-store/feed 0 110303 Groove Music gets NEON features, music videos on Windows 10 PCs https://www.onmsft.com/news/groove-music-gets-neon-features-music-videos-on-windows-10-pcs https://www.onmsft.com/news/groove-music-gets-neon-features-music-videos-on-windows-10-pcs#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:42:03 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110300 An update to the Groove Music app has begun to rollout that introduces some aspects of the Project NEON design sensibility as well as some extra features. Project NEON is the codename for a new visual style that Microsoft has begun introducing to their First-Party Windows 10 apps that mainly uses more of a flat, […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/groove-music-gets-neon-features-music-videos-on-windows-10-pcs/feed 0 110300 Disney Infinity game devs working on a new Microsoft Studios title https://www.onmsft.com/news/disney-infinity-game-devs-working-on-microsoft-studios-title https://www.onmsft.com/news/disney-infinity-game-devs-working-on-microsoft-studios-title#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:16:16 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110295 One of the many game studios that worked on the popular Disney Infinity game series, Studio Gobo, announced today in a tweet that they have begun a “new partnership” with Microsoft Studios. No further details were provided beyond the basic announcement though it’s probably safe to assume they’ll be working on a new video game […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/disney-infinity-game-devs-working-on-microsoft-studios-title/feed 0 110295 Microsoft Flow service update increases user productivity https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-flow-service-update-increases-user-productivity https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-flow-service-update-increases-user-productivity#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:37:02 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110291 Microsoft has updated its Flow service which can now perform multiple steps at the same time as others. “One simple example for this is using our new Approvals feature,” the Microsoft’s Stephen Siciliano says in a post on the official Flow blog. “Imagine for an incoming request for approval from both Finance and Sales, but […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-flow-service-update-increases-user-productivity/feed 0 110291 Xbox Live now has over 52 million users https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-live-now-has-over-52-million-users https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-live-now-has-over-52-million-users#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:01:13 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110287 Microsoft released their report for the 2017 Financial Year Third Quarter (FY17 Q3) this morning and among the earnings and product statistics were the number of active Xbox Live users that used the service during that period. In FY17 Q3, Microsoft recorded over 53 million users on Xbox Live across all devices including Xbox One, […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-live-now-has-over-52-million-users/feed 0 110287 Microsoft’s Q3 earnings show steady Office gains, sharp drop in Surface revenue https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-q3-earnings-show-steady-office-gains-sharp-drop-in-surface-revenue https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-q3-earnings-show-steady-office-gains-sharp-drop-in-surface-revenue#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:02:03 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110278 The Q3 earnings report leaves investors with a split impression, with numbers doing exceptionally for everything besides Surface products.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-q3-earnings-show-steady-office-gains-sharp-drop-in-surface-revenue/feed 0 110278 Mazda Road to Indy TV app now available on Xbox One https://www.onmsft.com/news/mazda-road-to-indy-tv-app-now-available-on-xbox-one https://www.onmsft.com/news/mazda-road-to-indy-tv-app-now-available-on-xbox-one#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:20:39 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110273 Looking to get a little bit more involved in the racing scene, but want to stick to the comfort of your Xbox One? The new app for the Mazda Road to Indy has arrived.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/mazda-road-to-indy-tv-app-now-available-on-xbox-one/feed 0 110273 Acer is already shipping Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets to thousands of developers https://www.onmsft.com/news/acer-is-already-shipping-windows-mixed-reality-vr-headsets-to-thousands-of-developers https://www.onmsft.com/news/acer-is-already-shipping-windows-mixed-reality-vr-headsets-to-thousands-of-developers#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:50:05 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110250 The Taiwanese company shared more details about its first Windows Mixed Reality headset during a press event in New York today. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/acer-is-already-shipping-windows-mixed-reality-vr-headsets-to-thousands-of-developers/feed 0 110250 Acer announces Swift laptops, Switch 2-in-1s, Predator gaming laptops https://www.onmsft.com/news/acer-announces-swift-laptops-switch-2-in-1s-predator-gaming-laptops https://www.onmsft.com/news/acer-announces-swift-laptops-switch-2-in-1s-predator-gaming-laptops#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:46:58 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110238 At the next@acer global press event in New York, Acer today announced Swift laptops, Switch 2-in-1, and Predator gaming laptops]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/acer-announces-swift-laptops-switch-2-in-1s-predator-gaming-laptops/feed 0 110238 Dead Space 2 & 3, more coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://www.onmsft.com/news/dead-space-2-3-more-coming-to-xbox-one-backward-compatibility-today https://www.onmsft.com/news/dead-space-2-3-more-coming-to-xbox-one-backward-compatibility-today#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:13:54 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110240 Space survival horror games Dead Space 2 and 3 have finally joined the first episode of the trilogy on the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/dead-space-2-3-more-coming-to-xbox-one-backward-compatibility-today/feed 0 110240 More info on running unsupported Windows 10 Mobile phones on Creators Update Release Preview Ring https://www.onmsft.com/news/more-info-on-running-unsupported-windows-10-mobile-phones-on-creators-update-release-preview-ring https://www.onmsft.com/news/more-info-on-running-unsupported-windows-10-mobile-phones-on-creators-update-release-preview-ring#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:11:59 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110241 This week, Microsoft outlined a path for unsupported Windows 10 Mobile phones, unable to run the Production version of the Creators Update, to be able to continue getting Cumulative Updates for their Windows phones. Now today, a new post on the Feedback Hub outlines how to proceed (Windows 10 Feedback Hub required for viewing). If […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/more-info-on-running-unsupported-windows-10-mobile-phones-on-creators-update-release-preview-ring/feed 0 110241 Digital Difference event: Hands on with Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle demo https://www.onmsft.com/news/digital-difference-event-hands-on-with-microsofts-connected-vehicle-demo https://www.onmsft.com/news/digital-difference-event-hands-on-with-microsofts-connected-vehicle-demo#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:37:59 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110223 We had a chance to go hands-on with Microsoft's own Connected Vehicle technology, guided by Christan Berg, Product Manger, Business Intelligence, and Analytics at Microsoft. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/digital-difference-event-hands-on-with-microsofts-connected-vehicle-demo/feed 0 110223 Xbox Head Phil Spencer wants Xbox Game Pass to become a Netflix of exclusive story-driven games https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-head-phil-spencer-wants-xbox-game-pass-to-become-a-netflix-of-exclusive-story-driven-games https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-head-phil-spencer-wants-xbox-game-pass-to-become-a-netflix-of-exclusive-story-driven-games#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:11:32 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=110226 Xbox head Phil Spencer thinks that it will be very important for the video games industry to create new business opportunities for story-driven games.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-head-phil-spencer-wants-xbox-game-pass-to-become-a-netflix-of-exclusive-story-driven-games/feed 0 110226