On MSFT https://www.onmsft.com Previously WinBeta, your top source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:23:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 95021432 Beam video game streaming site just completely revamped its look https://www.onmsft.com/news/beam-video-game-streaming-site-just-completely-revamped-its-look https://www.onmsft.com/news/beam-video-game-streaming-site-just-completely-revamped-its-look#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:21:00 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99313 The revamp of the Beam website and video game streaming service is now live. While using the same color scheme as the original layout, the new Beam website features a cleaner, easier to use layout and loads significantly faster than the previous version. (low key, announce coming at a later date) Beam2 is now live […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/beam-video-game-streaming-site-just-completely-revamped-its-look/feed 0 99313 Play Watchdogs 2 video game for free on Xbox One… for 3 hours https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-watchdogs-2-video-game-for-free-on-xbox-one-for-3-hours https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-watchdogs-2-video-game-for-free-on-xbox-one-for-3-hours#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:46:54 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99309 Ubisoft is letting Xbox One owners play their new video game, Watchdogs 2, for free over a one week period starting on January 24th. There’s a catch though. While gamers are encouraged to start a game during that week, once they start, they can only play for three hours. The full game will be unlocked […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-watchdogs-2-video-game-for-free-on-xbox-one-for-3-hours/feed 0 99309 Pre-order Injustice 2 video game on Xbox One to unlock Darkseid https://www.onmsft.com/news/pre-order-injustice-2-video-game-on-xbox-one-to-unlock-darkseid https://www.onmsft.com/news/pre-order-injustice-2-video-game-on-xbox-one-to-unlock-darkseid#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:08:16 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99302 Today was a big day for Injustice fans as an all-new trailer was released that revealed the game’s story and end boss as well as all three different Xbox One pre-order versions which are now available to, well, pre-order. The Standard Edition of Injustice 2 contains the main game and default content. The Deluxe Edition […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/pre-order-injustice-2-video-game-on-xbox-one-to-unlock-darkseid/feed 0 99302 Scientists used a Windows phone to sequence DNA https://www.onmsft.com/news/scientists-used-a-windows-phone-to-sequence-dna https://www.onmsft.com/news/scientists-used-a-windows-phone-to-sequence-dna#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:42:24 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99297 Swedish researchers this week published the results of a study where they used a Windows phone to analyse DNA sequencing reactions in cells and tissues. “A Nokia Lumia 1020 mobile phone was used in our prototype,” their paper published on Nature Communications reads. “It is equipped with a 1/1.5 inch camera sensor that provides 38 megapixels […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/scientists-used-a-windows-phone-to-sequence-dna/feed 0 99297 Microsoft New Zealand audited over tax diversion questions https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-new-zealand-audited-over-tax-diversion-questions https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-new-zealand-audited-over-tax-diversion-questions#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:48:02 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99288 The audit is happening over the Microsoft branch's use of "transfer pricing." ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-new-zealand-audited-over-tax-diversion-questions/feed 0 99288 Microsoft partners to ship first VR headsets in March, available to developers at GDC https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-partners-to-ship-first-vr-headsets-in-march-available-to-developers-at-gdc https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-partners-to-ship-first-vr-headsets-in-march-available-to-developers-at-gdc#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:05:14 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99284 Microsoft is shipping out its own VR headsets soon, offering a new bit of hardware to people who have been following the virtual reality scene.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-partners-to-ship-first-vr-headsets-in-march-available-to-developers-at-gdc/feed 0 99284 The new NexDock will work with Intel Compute Card, along with Windows 10 smartphones and mini PCs https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-new-nexdock-will-work-with-intel-compute-card-along-with-windows-10-smartphones-and-mini-pcs https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-new-nexdock-will-work-with-intel-compute-card-along-with-windows-10-smartphones-and-mini-pcs#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:56:12 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99275 NexDock envisions a world where people carry only their Compute Cards or smartphones that can be plugged into any screen in the world to turn them into tablets, laptops, and PCs.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-new-nexdock-will-work-with-intel-compute-card-along-with-windows-10-smartphones-and-mini-pcs/feed 0 99275 Popular gameplay video program XSplit adds Beam FTL support in beta release https://www.onmsft.com/news/popular-gameplay-video-program-xsplit-adds-beam-ftl-support-in-beta-release https://www.onmsft.com/news/popular-gameplay-video-program-xsplit-adds-beam-ftl-support-in-beta-release#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:43:54 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99265 XSplit Broadcaster 2.9 Beta has added support for Microsoft Beam's FTL low latency protocol, making delays between streamer to viewer even shorter.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/popular-gameplay-video-program-xsplit-adds-beam-ftl-support-in-beta-release/feed 0 99265 “Microsoft is US based,” not worried about Donald Trump calling for US jobs creation, says CEO Nadella https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-is-us-based-not-worried-about-donald-trump-calling-for-us-jobs-creation-says-ceo-nadella https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-is-us-based-not-worried-about-donald-trump-calling-for-us-jobs-creation-says-ceo-nadella#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:01:07 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99244 In an interview with CNN, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that "Microsoft is US based" and that they are not worried about Donald Trump's calls for more US job creation.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-is-us-based-not-worried-about-donald-trump-calling-for-us-jobs-creation-says-ceo-nadella/feed 0 99244 Fujitsu is launching a 6-inch Windows 10 tablet in Japan https://www.onmsft.com/news/fujitsu-is-launching-a-6-inch-windows-10-tablet-in-japan https://www.onmsft.com/news/fujitsu-is-launching-a-6-inch-windows-10-tablet-in-japan#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:50:53 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99250 Fujitsu's first handheld tablet runs Windows 10 Pro, weighs 280g and is 85mm wide, but we don't have any details about hardware specs for now.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/fujitsu-is-launching-a-6-inch-windows-10-tablet-in-japan/feed 0 99250 First look at Windows 10’s ebook store leaked https://www.onmsft.com/news/first-look-at-windows-10s-ebook-store-leaked https://www.onmsft.com/news/first-look-at-windows-10s-ebook-store-leaked#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:49:36 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99247 The Windows 10 Store is getting a new section for e-books in the upcoming Creators Update, but it might only work with Microsoft Edge ePUB reader.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/first-look-at-windows-10s-ebook-store-leaked/feed 0 99247 U.S. Government Community Cloud customers get advanced Office 365 capabilities https://www.onmsft.com/news/u-s-government-community-cloud-customers-get-advanced-office-365-capabilities https://www.onmsft.com/news/u-s-government-community-cloud-customers-get-advanced-office-365-capabilities#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:47:10 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99238 Office 365 has more security features and communication capabilities now for the U.S. Government Community Cloud, connecting many agencies.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/u-s-government-community-cloud-customers-get-advanced-office-365-capabilities/feed 0 99238 Microsoft continues spending spree, acquires 3D data optimization company Simplygon https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-continues-spending-spree-acquires-3d-data-optimization-company-simplygon https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-continues-spending-spree-acquires-3d-data-optimization-company-simplygon#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:28:26 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99237 Today the Redmond giant has once again extended its spending reach, as Microsoft has announced that is has acquired the 3D data optimization company Simplygon.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-continues-spending-spree-acquires-3d-data-optimization-company-simplygon/feed 0 99237 Microsoft Zune held up as example in how not to do product planning https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-zune-held-up-as-example-in-how-not-to-do-product-planning https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-zune-held-up-as-example-in-how-not-to-do-product-planning#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:04:38 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99228 According to product development expert Tony Scherba, Microsoft could still have turned Zune into a success if the company had done "proper product planning." ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-zune-held-up-as-example-in-how-not-to-do-product-planning/feed 0 99228 Looking for Microsoft HoloLens links and resources? Here’s a great list https://www.onmsft.com/news/looking-for-microsoft-hololens-links-and-resources-heres-a-great-list https://www.onmsft.com/news/looking-for-microsoft-hololens-links-and-resources-heres-a-great-list#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:59:33 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99223 The Microsoft HoloLens continues to gain traction and here is everything you might want to know to get started with the augmented reality headset.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/looking-for-microsoft-hololens-links-and-resources-heres-a-great-list/feed 0 99223 Microsoft makes a big splash at Retail Foundation’s Big Show https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-makes-a-big-splash-at-retail-foundations-big-show https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-makes-a-big-splash-at-retail-foundations-big-show#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:38:51 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99213 In New York City, the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Big Show kicks off this week. Retailers across the US are looking to focus on their customers now more than ever, by providing a unique and personalized shopping experience. Microsoft will be there at every step of the way, showcasing new technologies and innovations to […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-makes-a-big-splash-at-retail-foundations-big-show/feed 0 99213 Microsoft’s “Council for Digital Good” pilot program aims to make the web healthier, safer for teens https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-council-for-digital-good-pilot-program-aims-to-make-the-web-healthier-safer-for-teens https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-council-for-digital-good-pilot-program-aims-to-make-the-web-healthier-safer-for-teens#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:55:19 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99215 In a recent post to the On the Issues Blog, Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft's Chief Online Safety Officer, announced the "Council for digital Good" program and encouraged U.S based teenagers ages 13-17 to apply now. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-council-for-digital-good-pilot-program-aims-to-make-the-web-healthier-safer-for-teens/feed 0 99215 Having problems with audio or Edge on Windows 10 Insider build 15007? Here’s a workaround https://www.onmsft.com/news/having-problems-with-audio-or-edge-on-windows-10-insider-build-15007-heres-a-workaround https://www.onmsft.com/news/having-problems-with-audio-or-edge-on-windows-10-insider-build-15007-heres-a-workaround#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:55:31 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99206 The Windows 10 Insider build 15007 for PC brought a nasty bug that can cause your PC to experience Edge crashes or lose audio, but the Windows Insider team has shared a workaround.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/having-problems-with-audio-or-edge-on-windows-10-insider-build-15007-heres-a-workaround/feed 0 99206 After leaving an executive position at Microsoft, Qi Lu joins Chinese search engine Baidu as COO https://www.onmsft.com/news/after-leaving-an-executive-position-at-microsoft-qi-lu-joins-chinese-search-engine-baidu-as-coo https://www.onmsft.com/news/after-leaving-an-executive-position-at-microsoft-qi-lu-joins-chinese-search-engine-baidu-as-coo#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:28:45 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99195 It has been announced that former Microsoft veteran Qi Lu has joined the Chinese search engine Baidu as a group president and Chief Operating Officer.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/after-leaving-an-executive-position-at-microsoft-qi-lu-joins-chinese-search-engine-baidu-as-coo/feed 0 99195 Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle highlights this week’s Deals with Gold https://www.onmsft.com/news/forza-horizon-2-and-forza-motorsport-5-bundle-highlights-this-weeks-deals-with-gold https://www.onmsft.com/news/forza-horizon-2-and-forza-motorsport-5-bundle-highlights-this-weeks-deals-with-gold#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:16:47 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99194 This week's Deals with Gold should be quite interesting for racing fans as the Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 5 bundle is receiving a 50% discount.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/forza-horizon-2-and-forza-motorsport-5-bundle-highlights-this-weeks-deals-with-gold/feed 0 99194 Microsoft Store is now selling unlocked Alcatel IDOL 4S Windows phones https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-store-is-now-selling-unlocked-alcatel-idol-4s-windows-phones https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-store-is-now-selling-unlocked-alcatel-idol-4s-windows-phones#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:22 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99187 If the $799 HP Elite x3 may be a bit too expensive for die-hard Windows Phone fans, the $470 Alcatel Idol 4S is now available to purchase on the US Microsoft Store.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-store-is-now-selling-unlocked-alcatel-idol-4s-windows-phones/feed 0 99187 Microsoft promotes Xbox One free-to-play games with new FREEdom campaign https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-promotes-xbox-one-free-to-play-games-with-new-freedom-campaign https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-promotes-xbox-one-free-to-play-games-with-new-freedom-campaign#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:02:28 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99182 Microsoft has just sent out an email to all Xbox One gamers enrolled in the Xbox Live Rewards program about a new promotional campaign called, FREEdom Rewards. FREEdom Rewards is basically an attempt to encourage more Xbox One owners to try the numerous free-to-play video games the console has to offer. Until February 28th, gamers […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-promotes-xbox-one-free-to-play-games-with-new-freedom-campaign/feed 0 99182 Grab the second season of the Killer Instinct video game for free https://www.onmsft.com/news/grab-the-second-season-of-the-killer-instinct-video-game-for-free https://www.onmsft.com/news/grab-the-second-season-of-the-killer-instinct-video-game-for-free#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:32:37 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99179 Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition is now available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers as part of the long-running Games With Gold promotional campaign. The bundle unlocks all nine Season 2 characters which, once downloaded, will be able to be used in the main Killer Instinct Xbox One video game such […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/grab-the-second-season-of-the-killer-instinct-video-game-for-free/feed 0 99179 Gamers will soon be able to play 360 degrees videos on Xbox One https://www.onmsft.com/news/gamers-will-soon-be-able-to-play-360-degrees-videos-on-xbox-one https://www.onmsft.com/news/gamers-will-soon-be-able-to-play-360-degrees-videos-on-xbox-one#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:42:02 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99173 The Windows 10 Video 360 app is expected to get an update sometime this week that will bring it to Xbox One consoles according to a tweet from one of its developers. “May the #XboxOne could have a 360 degrees player in few days ;) ? Video360 app on the road!” the tweet which was […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/gamers-will-soon-be-able-to-play-360-degrees-videos-on-xbox-one/feed 0 99173 Here’s what Microsoft’s Xbox One will look like after the next update https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-what-microsofts-xbox-one-will-look-like-after-the-next-update https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-what-microsofts-xbox-one-will-look-like-after-the-next-update#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:15:33 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99168 A few days ago, Microsoft teased an update to their Xbox One video game console that would, among other things, feature a redesigned function for the main Xbox button on the Xbox One controller. “Through one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you’ll be able to pull up the newly enhanced Guide as […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-what-microsofts-xbox-one-will-look-like-after-the-next-update/feed 0 99168 Microsoft made an inflatable Xbox One controller for Australia Day https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-made-an-inflatable-xbox-one-controller-for-australia-day https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-made-an-inflatable-xbox-one-controller-for-australia-day#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:24:41 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99162 First Microsoft Australia released the Xbox Onesie and now they’ve created another limited edition bit of Xbox One merchandise that’s making gamers go crazy, an inflatable Xbox One controller. Like the Xbox Onesie, the inflatable controller is also being given away in a competition on Microsoft Australia’s Facebook page. To win one, entrants must describe […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-made-an-inflatable-xbox-one-controller-for-australia-day/feed 0 99162 Amazon has Final Fantasy XV on sale for $20 off, get it now https://www.onmsft.com/news/amazon-has-final-fantasy-xv-on-sale-for-20-off-get-it-now https://www.onmsft.com/news/amazon-has-final-fantasy-xv-on-sale-for-20-off-get-it-now#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:31:17 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99158 Final Fantasy XV, the latest installment in the popular J-RPG franchise is once again being discounted on Amazon. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/amazon-has-final-fantasy-xv-on-sale-for-20-off-get-it-now/feed 0 99158 Details on Microsoft’s Project Osaka, a collaborative data tool, leak out https://www.onmsft.com/news/details-on-microsofts-project-osaka-a-collaborative-data-tool-leak-out https://www.onmsft.com/news/details-on-microsofts-project-osaka-a-collaborative-data-tool-leak-out#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:48:57 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99153 Microsoft's new tool for collaborative spreadsheets for Office 365 has now been branded as Project Osaka according to a leaked preview page.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/details-on-microsofts-project-osaka-a-collaborative-data-tool-leak-out/feed 0 99153 Windows 7 support ends in three years, but “can no longer keep up,” says Microsoft Germany https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-7-support-ends-in-three-years-but-can-no-longer-keep-up-says-microsoft-germany https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-7-support-ends-in-three-years-but-can-no-longer-keep-up-says-microsoft-germany#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:50:32 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99147 While Windows 7 will remain in extended support through January 2020, Microsoft Germany published today a new blog post to explain that it's now time to move on from the legacy OS.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-7-support-ends-in-three-years-but-can-no-longer-keep-up-says-microsoft-germany/feed 0 99147 Fitness app Runtastic to end support for Windows phone app https://www.onmsft.com/news/fitness-app-runtastic-to-end-support-for-windows-phone-app https://www.onmsft.com/news/fitness-app-runtastic-to-end-support-for-windows-phone-app#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:19:51 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=99133 Runtastic has declared that it is "phasing out" their Windows Phone app because they do not see the "greatest potential". ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/fitness-app-runtastic-to-end-support-for-windows-phone-app/feed 0 99133