On MSFT https://www.onmsft.com Previously WinBeta, your top source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 95021432 Strangely named I Am Bread video game launches on Xbox One https://www.onmsft.com/news/strangely-named-i-am-bread-video-game-launches-on-xbox-one https://www.onmsft.com/news/strangely-named-i-am-bread-video-game-launches-on-xbox-one#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:13:31 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99834 A video game with probably one of the strangest titles in recent history, I Am Bread, is now available to download and play on Microsoft’s Xbox One. The game is about a slice of bread who wishes to become toast and the whole thing is pretty surreal and is also getting quite a bit of […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/strangely-named-i-am-bread-video-game-launches-on-xbox-one/feed 0 99834 Xbox One and Windows 10 Astroneer gamers can now play together https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-and-pc-astroneer-gamers-can-now-play-together https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-and-pc-astroneer-gamers-can-now-play-together#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:54:08 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99829 The Windows 10 and Xbox One versions of Astroneer have all updated to add support for crossplay between the two versions as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. This means that Xbox One users can now play with Windows 10 players and visa versa. Other changes made with this update include improvements to visuals […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-and-pc-astroneer-gamers-can-now-play-together/feed 0 99829 Windows phone Slack app updates with fancy new threads https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-phone-slack-app-updates-with-fancy-new-threads https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-phone-slack-app-updates-with-fancy-new-threads#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:08:01 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99824 The Slack app for Windows phones has just updated to Version 2017.118.0.0 and has added threaded messages which should please those that have been wanting this feature. This feature was announced several days ago but it looks like today is the day that it begins rolling out to users. This update also fixes several smaller […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-phone-slack-app-updates-with-fancy-new-threads/feed 0 99824 Windows phone Ola Cabs app gets a booking revamp in latest update https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-phone-ola-cabs-app-gets-a-booking-revamp-in-latest-update https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-phone-ola-cabs-app-gets-a-booking-revamp-in-latest-update#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:48:27 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99821 The Windows phone Ola Cabs app has updated to Version 5.1.9.0 and now features a new visual design with a cleaner UI for checking and comparing fares and making bookings. Ola Cabs, as the name suggests, is an app for Windows phones that displays taxi locations and fares and lets users book a trip. Here’s the […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-phone-ola-cabs-app-gets-a-booking-revamp-in-latest-update/feed 0 99821 City Mania video game announced for Windows 10 mobile and PCs https://www.onmsft.com/news/city-mania-video-game-announced-for-windows-10-mobile-and-pcs https://www.onmsft.com/news/city-mania-video-game-announced-for-windows-10-mobile-and-pcs#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:40:47 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99817 A trailer for an upcoming Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile video game called, City Mania, has been discovered and posted online. No specific details on the game or its release date have been revealed but it appears to be a city-builder sim along the lines of Sim City and Cities Skylines but with a […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/city-mania-video-game-announced-for-windows-10-mobile-and-pcs/feed 0 99817 Microsoft, Volvo, and Cortana offer a glimpse of a sexy driverless car future https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-volvo-and-cortana-offer-a-glimpse-of-a-sexy-driverless-car-future https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-volvo-and-cortana-offer-a-glimpse-of-a-sexy-driverless-car-future#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:55:40 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99809 Volvo announced their partnership with Microsoft that would bring Skype for Business to future Volvo cars a few weeks ago but the company has now released a very cool video showcasing not only Skype but Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, and their payment solution, Microsoft Wallet, as well. This new video, first spotted by MSPoweruser, showcases […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-volvo-and-cortana-offer-a-glimpse-of-a-sexy-driverless-car-future/feed 0 99809 Bandai Namco’s WRC 6 racing video game coming to Xbox One in March https://www.onmsft.com/news/bandai-namcos-wrc-6-racing-video-game-coming-to-xbox-one-in-march https://www.onmsft.com/news/bandai-namcos-wrc-6-racing-video-game-coming-to-xbox-one-in-march#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:57:44 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99805 A new Xbox One car racing game called, WRC 6, has just been given the general release date of “March 2017” in a new teaser trailer. The game is an officially licenced title based on the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship and places a heavy emphasis on realism and representation of official WRC drivers and […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/bandai-namcos-wrc-6-racing-video-game-coming-to-xbox-one-in-march/feed 0 99805 Windows 10 Viber app updated with new UI and sharing features https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-viber-app-updated-with-new-ui-and-sharing-features https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-viber-app-updated-with-new-ui-and-sharing-features#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:37:23 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99802 The Windows 10 Viber app has updated to Version 6.6 on both Windows phones and Windows 10 PCs. The update brings some rather significant changes to the share UI with new options and a more optimized process for photo sharing. Here’s the official release notes: Changes to the Share UI with new options and improved […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-viber-app-updated-with-new-ui-and-sharing-features/feed 0 99802 Xbox One version of Cities Skylines video game to be shown at GDC https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-version-of-cities-skylines-video-game-to-be-shown-at-gdc https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-version-of-cities-skylines-video-game-to-be-shown-at-gdc#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:05:17 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99798 The upcoming Xbox One video game, Cities Skylines, is reportedly going to be shown working the Xbox One at GDC 2017 late next month. The game had been announced for Microsoft’s video game console almost a year and a half ago during a Gamescom teaser trailer. While no release date has been set yet for […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-version-of-cities-skylines-video-game-to-be-shown-at-gdc/feed 0 99798 Xbox One glitch reveals secret Achievements’ details https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-glitch-reveals-secret-achievements-details https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-glitch-reveals-secret-achievements-details#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:22:12 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99794 A Reddit user by the name of MoltenPanthar has discovered a rather amusing glitch on Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console that reveals the hidden descriptions of secret Xbox Achievements. Secret Xbox Achievements are the same as regular Achievements except that their text description remains hidden from users until unlocked by playing the related video […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-one-glitch-reveals-secret-achievements-details/feed 0 99794 Confirmed: Minecraft Pocket Edition for Windows phones will not receive the Ender update, unlikely to see further updates https://www.onmsft.com/news/confirmed-minecraft-pocket-edition-for-windows-phones-will-not-receive-the-ender-update-unlikely-to-see-further-updates https://www.onmsft.com/news/confirmed-minecraft-pocket-edition-for-windows-phones-will-not-receive-the-ender-update-unlikely-to-see-further-updates#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:26:08 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99789 The Minecraft Pocket Edition FAQ now states that it will not be updated for Windows phone devices, both Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 10 Mobile.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/confirmed-minecraft-pocket-edition-for-windows-phones-will-not-receive-the-ender-update-unlikely-to-see-further-updates/feed 0 99789 Xbox news recap: UI update incoming, Beam website revamped, Phil Spencer teases new IP and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-news-recap-ui-update-incoming-beam-website-revamped-phil-spencer-teases-new-ip-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-news-recap-ui-update-incoming-beam-website-revamped-phil-spencer-teases-new-ip-and-more#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:30:36 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99779 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-ui-update-incoming-beam-website-revamped-phil-spencer-teases-new-ip-and-more/feed 0 99779 Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Common shell includes mobile, Microsoft Store selling unlocked Alcatel IDOL 4s and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-mobile-pc-xbox-to-join-common-shell-microsoft-stores-selling-unlocked-alcatel-idol-4s-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-mobile-pc-xbox-to-join-common-shell-microsoft-stores-selling-unlocked-alcatel-idol-4s-and-more#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:51:29 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99764 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-mobile-pc-xbox-to-join-common-shell-microsoft-stores-selling-unlocked-alcatel-idol-4s-and-more/feed 0 99764 Disqus Beta updated for Windows 10 devices, brings social login, bug fixes and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/disqus-beta-updated-for-windows-10-devices-brings-social-login-bug-fixes-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/disqus-beta-updated-for-windows-10-devices-brings-social-login-bug-fixes-and-more#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:17:30 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99761 Disqus Beta has received an update to add social login support, advertisements and several bug fixes.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/disqus-beta-updated-for-windows-10-devices-brings-social-login-bug-fixes-and-more/feed 0 99761 Slack’s new Windows 10 app takes advantage of Project Centennial https://www.onmsft.com/news/slacks-new-windows-10-app-takes-advantage-of-project-centennial https://www.onmsft.com/news/slacks-new-windows-10-app-takes-advantage-of-project-centennial#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:57:14 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99754 The post talks about WinRT, NodeRT, the Electron framework and more - complete with snippets of code to read.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/slacks-new-windows-10-app-takes-advantage-of-project-centennial/feed 0 99754 HSBC France to pull Windows Phone app in February, blames Microsoft https://www.onmsft.com/news/hsbc-france-to-pull-windows-phone-app-in-february-blames-microsoft https://www.onmsft.com/news/hsbc-france-to-pull-windows-phone-app-in-february-blames-microsoft#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:32:33 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99751 HSBC France has sent messages to users of its Windows phone app that it will be removing the app in February 2017.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/hsbc-france-to-pull-windows-phone-app-in-february-blames-microsoft/feed 0 99751 Microsoft rumored to lay off 700 employees soon https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-rumored-to-lay-off-700-employees-soon https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-rumored-to-lay-off-700-employees-soon#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:30:59 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99750 Along with the quarterly earnings report next week, we expect that Microsoft will also be announcing the removal of around 700 jobs. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-rumored-to-lay-off-700-employees-soon/feed 0 99750 Try Halo Wars 2 Blitz beta on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC today! https://www.onmsft.com/news/try-halo-wars-2-blitz-beta-on-xbox-one-and-windows-10-pc-today https://www.onmsft.com/news/try-halo-wars-2-blitz-beta-on-xbox-one-and-windows-10-pc-today#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:27:10 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99743 Halo Wars 2 Blitz multiplayer beta is running until 30th January. It provides a new take on the standard real-time-strategy gameplay mechanics.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/try-halo-wars-2-blitz-beta-on-xbox-one-and-windows-10-pc-today/feed 0 99743 Which Minecraft edition is right for me? https://www.onmsft.com/news/which-minecraft-edition-is-right-for-me https://www.onmsft.com/news/which-minecraft-edition-is-right-for-me#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:55:03 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=98945 There are a lot of choices for which Minecraft version to play. But before you buy one, check out this list of Pros and Cons for each! ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/which-minecraft-edition-is-right-for-me/feed 0 98945 Explore new Experiences and Story Mode Episode 2 in Minecraft Realms for PC https://www.onmsft.com/news/explore-new-experiences-and-story-mode-episode-2-in-minecraft-realms-for-pc https://www.onmsft.com/news/explore-new-experiences-and-story-mode-episode-2-in-minecraft-realms-for-pc#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:24:49 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99731 Minecraft Realms for PC has added a new way to play together: Experiences. You can attend concerts in a virtual world, play Story Mode, and more.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/explore-new-experiences-and-story-mode-episode-2-in-minecraft-realms-for-pc/feed 0 99731 Hands-on: Windows 10 Creators Update build 15014 for PC (video) https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-windows-10-creators-update-build-15014-for-pc-video https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-windows-10-creators-update-build-15014-for-pc-video#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:41:35 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99621 Hey there everybody, it’s me Cody On Microsoft where today I’ll showing you Windows 10 build 15014 for PC. This build is the latest fast ring build for Windows Insiders as part of the Creators Update, which is expected to come out sometime around spring of this year. I will note that these builds are […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-windows-10-creators-update-build-15014-for-pc-video/feed 0 99621 Get Madden NFL 17 for Xbox One for $40 off today only from Amazon.com https://www.onmsft.com/news/get-madden-nfl-17-for-xbox-one-for-40-off-today-only-from-amazon-com https://www.onmsft.com/news/get-madden-nfl-17-for-xbox-one-for-40-off-today-only-from-amazon-com#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:06:24 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99700 Amazon is currently selling the Xbox One game Madden NFL 17 for just $19.99, which is a great price for a game that was released less than six months ago.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/get-madden-nfl-17-for-xbox-one-for-40-off-today-only-from-amazon-com/feed 0 99700 Twitch and Ubisoft partner to give For Honor players in-game rewards https://www.onmsft.com/news/twitch-and-ubisoft-partner-to-give-for-honor-players-in-game-rewards https://www.onmsft.com/news/twitch-and-ubisoft-partner-to-give-for-honor-players-in-game-rewards#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:49:59 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99673 Twitch and Ubisoft are teaming up to offer in-game rewards to fans of the upcoming For Honor on Xbox One. Twitch is offering its Twitch Prime service, which is an extension of Amazon Prime. For Honor beta takes place January 26-29, 2017 and will offer For Honor fans, Twitch streamers, and viewers will get a chance to win special prizes.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/twitch-and-ubisoft-partner-to-give-for-honor-players-in-game-rewards/feed 0 99673 Playdead, the makers of Inside and Limbo, tease a new game https://www.onmsft.com/news/playdead-the-makers-of-inside-and-limbo-tease-a-new-game https://www.onmsft.com/news/playdead-the-makers-of-inside-and-limbo-tease-a-new-game#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:43:11 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99677 Half a year after its latest release, the studio is already teasing their newest game on Twitter and it looks a lot like Limbo and Inside meets space.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/playdead-the-makers-of-inside-and-limbo-tease-a-new-game/feed 0 99677 How to turn off pop-up “ads” and Start menu app suggestions in Windows 10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/how-to-turn-off-pop-up-ads-and-start-menu-app-suggestions-in-windows-10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/how-to-turn-off-pop-up-ads-and-start-menu-app-suggestions-in-windows-10#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:33:16 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99674 Microsoft wants to help Windows 10 users get the most out of their experience by providing app suggestions and other tips, but the company may do so by using not-so-subtle methods.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/how-to-turn-off-pop-up-ads-and-start-menu-app-suggestions-in-windows-10/feed 0 99674 OneDrive Preview for Android adds a “clean up space” feature for photo storage https://www.onmsft.com/news/onedrive-preview-for-android-adds-a-clean-up-space-feature-for-photo-storage https://www.onmsft.com/news/onedrive-preview-for-android-adds-a-clean-up-space-feature-for-photo-storage#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:20:07 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99666 The latest preview version of the OneDrive Android app has a new "clean up space" feature that can automatically delete local copies of your recently updated photos.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/onedrive-preview-for-android-adds-a-clean-up-space-feature-for-photo-storage/feed 0 99666 Amazon is offering a huge discount on Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition https://www.onmsft.com/news/amazon-is-offering-a-huge-discount-on-gears-of-war-4-collectors-edition https://www.onmsft.com/news/amazon-is-offering-a-huge-discount-on-gears-of-war-4-collectors-edition#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:34:42 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99660 For a limited time, the online retailer is discounting the Gears of War 4: Collectors Edition bundle which includes the game's Ultimate Edition plus a lot of other cool goodies.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/amazon-is-offering-a-huge-discount-on-gears-of-war-4-collectors-edition/feed 0 99660 New puzzle video game KYUB launches today on Windows 10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-puzzle-video-game-kyub-launches-today-on-windows-10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-puzzle-video-game-kyub-launches-today-on-windows-10#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:29:08 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99654 The puzzle game, KYUB, has finally launched on Windows 10 after enjoying several months of release on Microsoft’s Xbox One console. The Windows 10 version also features Xbox Live connectivity and a host of Xbox Achievements to unlock despite the strange absence of the recognizable green Xbox stripe on its promotional artwork in the store […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-puzzle-video-game-kyub-launches-today-on-windows-10/feed 0 99654 Micro Machines are back in a new video game for Xbox One and Windows 10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/micro-machines-are-back-in-a-new-video-game-for-xbox-one-and-windows-10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/micro-machines-are-back-in-a-new-video-game-for-xbox-one-and-windows-10#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:59:56 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99650 A brand new video game based on the classic Micro Machines franchise called, Micro Machines World Series, has been announced for an April release on Windows 10 and Xbox One. The game features a combination of racing and battle modes and will support up to four players in local multiplayer and up to 12 players […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/micro-machines-are-back-in-a-new-video-game-for-xbox-one-and-windows-10/feed 0 99650 Xbox Play Anywhere video game Gigantic gets first new character https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-play-anywhere-video-game-gigantic-gets-first-new-character https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-play-anywhere-video-game-gigantic-gets-first-new-character#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:45:46 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99646 The Xbox Play Anywhere video game, Gigantic, has just received a new character in its Exile in the North update. The character, Pakko, appears to be some sort of ice-koala and has been given its own special trailer to introduce itself to players. You can watch it below. Gigantic hasn’t actually publically released yet but […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-play-anywhere-video-game-gigantic-gets-first-new-character/feed 0 99646