On MSFT https://www.onmsft.com Previously WinBeta, your top source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:53:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 133798955 Halo 3 is 10 years old today and 343 Industries is celebrating https://www.onmsft.com/news/halo-3-is-10-years-old-today-and-343-industries-is-celebrating https://www.onmsft.com/news/halo-3-is-10-years-old-today-and-343-industries-is-celebrating#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:53:08 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125377 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Halo 3, 343 Industries is inviting fans to watch a special live stream that will kick off at 1PM PST on Mixer and Twitch.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/halo-3-is-10-years-old-today-and-343-industries-is-celebrating/feed 0 125377 Siri moves from Bing to Google for web search results https://www.onmsft.com/news/siri-moves-from-bing-to-google-for-web-search-results https://www.onmsft.com/news/siri-moves-from-bing-to-google-for-web-search-results#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:59:28 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125358 In what can be seen as a huge blow for Bing's market share, it has been revealed that Apple is changing the default search provider for Siri and Spotlight queries from Bing to Google]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/siri-moves-from-bing-to-google-for-web-search-results/feed 0 125358 Intel’s new 8th gen desktop processors available for purchase beginning October 5th https://www.onmsft.com/news/intels-new-8th-gen-desktop-processors-available-for-purchase-beginning-october-5th https://www.onmsft.com/news/intels-new-8th-gen-desktop-processors-available-for-purchase-beginning-october-5th#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:53:47 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125359 Intel announced yesterday its 8th Gen Core Desktop processors, which includes its “best gaming desktop processor ever” as well as the first 6-core i5 chips.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/intels-new-8th-gen-desktop-processors-available-for-purchase-beginning-october-5th/feed 0 125359 Nevermind: reports that HP is ending Elite X3 sales were wrong, will continue until 2019 https://www.onmsft.com/news/nevermind-reports-that-hp-is-ending-elite-x3-sales-were-wrong-will-continue-until-2019 https://www.onmsft.com/news/nevermind-reports-that-hp-is-ending-elite-x3-sales-were-wrong-will-continue-until-2019#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:46:56 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125354 Following reports that HP would discontinue sales of the Elite x3 in November, the company has replied back to say that it would keep selling the premium Windows 10 Mobile handset through 2019.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/nevermind-reports-that-hp-is-ending-elite-x3-sales-were-wrong-will-continue-until-2019/feed 0 125354 The Fate of the Furious car pack brings ten awesome cars to Forza Motorsport 7 https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-fate-of-the-furious-car-pack-brings-ten-awesome-cars-to-forza-motorsport-7 https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-fate-of-the-furious-car-pack-brings-ten-awesome-cars-to-forza-motorsport-7#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:33:30 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125340 Forza Motorsport 7 is launching soon, and the Forza Team is now highlighting 10 awesome cars which will be making their way into the racing title by way of the "Fate of the Furious" pack. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-fate-of-the-furious-car-pack-brings-ten-awesome-cars-to-forza-motorsport-7/feed 0 125340 Move 100TB of data to Azure with this ruggedized 45 lb Data Box from Microsoft https://www.onmsft.com/news/move-100tb-of-data-to-azure-with-this-ruggedized-45-lb-data-box-from-microsoft https://www.onmsft.com/news/move-100tb-of-data-to-azure-with-this-ruggedized-45-lb-data-box-from-microsoft#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:23:14 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125332 At Ignite 2017 today, Microsoft showcased a slew of new products and technologies powered by the Microsoft Cloud. Now, Microsoft provides a new way to transfer a ridiculous amount of data (100TB) with a rugged 45-pound Data Box to Azure. In this video, Oceaneering International describes how the Azure Data Box helps their business data […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/move-100tb-of-data-to-azure-with-this-ruggedized-45-lb-data-box-from-microsoft/feed 0 125332 Bill Gates now uses an Android phone with “lots of Microsoft software” https://www.onmsft.com/news/bill-gates-now-uses-an-android-phone-with-lots-of-microsoft-software https://www.onmsft.com/news/bill-gates-now-uses-an-android-phone-with-lots-of-microsoft-software#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:14:04 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125336 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates confessed that he switched to an Android phone with "lots of Microsoft software" on it, but he still uses all Windows-based PCs.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/bill-gates-now-uses-an-android-phone-with-lots-of-microsoft-software/feed 0 125336 Ignite 2017: Lenovo unveils ThinkSmart Hub 500, aimed at tackling conference room complexities https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-lenovo-unveils-thinksmart-hub-500-aimed-at-tackling-conference-room-complexities https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-lenovo-unveils-thinksmart-hub-500-aimed-at-tackling-conference-room-complexities#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:29:16 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125318 Today at Microsoft Ignite 2017, Lenovo unveiled the ThinkSmart Hub 500. The device is Lenovo's first Smart Office product offering, aimed at tackling conference room complexities.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-lenovo-unveils-thinksmart-hub-500-aimed-at-tackling-conference-room-complexities/feed 0 125318 Ignite 2017: LinkedIn gains direct integration into Office 365 https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-linkedin-gains-direct-integration-into-office-365 https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-linkedin-gains-direct-integration-into-office-365#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:16:23 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125319 Office 365 users will soon be able to integrate LinkedIn's data into Outlook, Sharepoint and OneDrive for Business. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-linkedin-gains-direct-integration-into-office-365/feed 0 125319 HP looks to be giving up on Windows 10 Mobile, too: sales of Elite X3 reportedly to end in November https://www.onmsft.com/news/hp-looks-to-be-giving-up-on-windows-10-mobile-too-sales-of-elite-x3-reportedly-to-end-in-november https://www.onmsft.com/news/hp-looks-to-be-giving-up-on-windows-10-mobile-too-sales-of-elite-x3-reportedly-to-end-in-november#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:47:27 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125309 HP will reportedly stop sales of its premium Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile handset in November.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/hp-looks-to-be-giving-up-on-windows-10-mobile-too-sales-of-elite-x3-reportedly-to-end-in-november/feed 0 125309 Ignite 2017: Microsoft announces new low cost Windows 10 S laptops from HP, Lenovo, and Fujitsu https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-announces-new-low-cost-windows-10-s-laptops-from-hp-lenovo-and-fujitsu https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-announces-new-low-cost-windows-10-s-laptops-from-hp-lenovo-and-fujitsu#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:24:23 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125083 At Ignite 2017 today, Microsoft announced new low cost Windows 10 S laptops from HP, Lenovo, and Fujitsu.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-announces-new-low-cost-windows-10-s-laptops-from-hp-lenovo-and-fujitsu/feed 0 125083 HP, Lenovo to support Windows AutoPilot to allow IT pros manage Windows 10 deployments https://www.onmsft.com/news/hp-lenovo-to-support-windows-autopilot-to-allow-it-pros-manage-windows-10-deployments https://www.onmsft.com/news/hp-lenovo-to-support-windows-autopilot-to-allow-it-pros-manage-windows-10-deployments#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:10:58 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125262 Announced in June this year, Windows AutoPilot is a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, making them business-ready.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/hp-lenovo-to-support-windows-autopilot-to-allow-it-pros-manage-windows-10-deployments/feed 0 125262 Ignite 2017: Microsoft goes big on Quantum Computing https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-goes-big-on-quantum-computing https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-goes-big-on-quantum-computing#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:06:06 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125215 Today at Ignite 2017, CEO Satya Nadella laid out Microsoft’s big plans for quantum computing. Here’s a short video by Microsoft to give you an introduction to the world of quantum computing, where Microsoft blends quantum physics with computer science. In the last year, Microsoft hired two new leaders of quantum computing and created a […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-goes-big-on-quantum-computing/feed 0 125215 Ignite 2017: Microsoft reaches $1 billion non-profit donation goal, will triple nonprofits reached https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-reaches-1-billion-non-profit-donation-goal-will-triple-investments https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-reaches-1-billion-non-profit-donation-goal-will-triple-investments#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:05:45 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125251 Microsoft's supplemental cloud package for organizations continued its cloud donation program which tripled the number of non-profits it will be able to aid over the next three years. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-reaches-1-billion-non-profit-donation-goal-will-triple-investments/feed 0 125251 Ignite 2017: Microsoft formally announces Bing for Business preview, improved Office 365 search https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-formally-announces-bing-for-business-preview-improved-office-365-search https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-formally-announces-bing-for-business-preview-improved-office-365-search#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:04:59 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125091 On stage today, Microsoft mentioned the private preview of Bing for Business, and also improved Office 365 search.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-formally-announces-bing-for-business-preview-improved-office-365-search/feed 0 125091 Ignite 2017: Microsoft want to own the hybrid cloud with Azure Stack https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-want-to-own-the-hybrid-cloud-with-azure-stack https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-want-to-own-the-hybrid-cloud-with-azure-stack#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:03:46 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125079 At Ignite 2017, Microsoft announced the expansion of Azure Stack, Microsoft’s play to combine the cloud with on-premises computing.  In particular, Azure Stack will be the new standard for providing a consistent hybrid cloud experience for Microsoft’s enterprise customers. Today, Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie talked a lot about how Microsoft wants to mobilize some recent Azure […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-want-to-own-the-hybrid-cloud-with-azure-stack/feed 0 125079 Ignite 2017: As expected, Skype for Business will become part of Microsoft Teams https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-as-expected-skype-for-business-will-become-part-of-microsoft-teams https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-as-expected-skype-for-business-will-become-part-of-microsoft-teams#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:02:28 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125142 Microsoft Teams will soon integrate all Skype for Business Online capabilities, and it will replace the current Skype for Business client in Office 365 once it achieves feature parity. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-as-expected-skype-for-business-will-become-part-of-microsoft-teams/feed 0 125142 Microsoft kicks off Ignite 2017 with Windows 10 S, Skype and Bing for Business, Microsoft 365 news and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-kicks-off-ignite-2017-with-windows-10-s-skype-and-bing-for-business-microsoft-365-news-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-kicks-off-ignite-2017-with-windows-10-s-skype-and-bing-for-business-microsoft-365-news-and-more#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:53 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125273 Here is a wide angle look at the day's biggest stories from Ignite 2017, just in case you were caught up in all the action!]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-kicks-off-ignite-2017-with-windows-10-s-skype-and-bing-for-business-microsoft-365-news-and-more/feed 0 125273 Ignite 2017: Microsoft introduces two new Microsoft 365 offerings, as well as new capabilities https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-introduces-two-new-microsoft-365-offerings-as-well-as-new-capabilities https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-introduces-two-new-microsoft-365-offerings-as-well-as-new-capabilities#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:52 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125256 Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security to provide a complete, intelligent solution for organizations. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/ignite-2017-microsoft-introduces-two-new-microsoft-365-offerings-as-well-as-new-capabilities/feed 0 125256 Watch Microsoft’s Ignite Vision Keynote right here https://www.onmsft.com/news/watch-microsofts-ignite-vision-keynote-right-here https://www.onmsft.com/news/watch-microsofts-ignite-vision-keynote-right-here#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:41:57 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125282 Microsoft's Ignite Vision keynote will kick off this morning at 9 AM EST and you can watch it right here.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/watch-microsofts-ignite-vision-keynote-right-here/feed 0 125282 WeChat is dropping its Windows Phone app https://www.onmsft.com/news/wechat-is-dropping-its-windows-phone-app https://www.onmsft.com/news/wechat-is-dropping-its-windows-phone-app#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:33:49 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125274 WeChat, the most popular social media app in China is dropping support for its WIndows Phone app.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/wechat-is-dropping-its-windows-phone-app/feed 0 125274 Windows 10 news recap: Insiders preparing for a busy few days, Windows Store to become Microsoft Store and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-news-recap-insiders-preparing-for-a-busy-few-days-windows-store-to-become-microsoft-store-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-news-recap-insiders-preparing-for-a-busy-few-days-windows-store-to-become-microsoft-store-and-more#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:55:14 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125247 Take a look at the top Windows 10 news over the past week, from CCleaner hosting a hidden backdoor, to the Windows Store becoming the Microsoft Store on Windows 10.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-news-recap-insiders-preparing-for-a-busy-few-days-windows-store-to-become-microsoft-store-and-more/feed 0 125247 Microsoft news recap: over 8,000 people working on AI, Microsoft Store coming to London and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-news-recap-over-8000-people-working-on-ai-microsoft-store-coming-to-london-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-news-recap-over-8000-people-working-on-ai-microsoft-store-coming-to-london-and-more#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:58:13 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125245 Take a look at the top Microsoft news, from the first Microsoft Store in the UK, to over 8,000 people working on AI at Microsoft.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-news-recap-over-8000-people-working-on-ai-microsoft-store-coming-to-london-and-more/feed 0 125245 Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Skype offers free calls to Mexico, Market share continues to fall and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-skype-offers-free-calls-to-mexico-market-share-continues-to-fall-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-skype-offers-free-calls-to-mexico-market-share-continues-to-fall-and-more#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:50:19 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125233 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-skype-offers-free-calls-to-mexico-market-share-continues-to-fall-and-more/feed 0 125233 Xbox news recap: Xbox One X now available for pre-order, Microsoft re-releasing original Xbox controller and more https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-news-recap-xbox-one-x-now-available-for-pre-order-microsoft-re-releasing-original-xbox-controller-and-more https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-news-recap-xbox-one-x-now-available-for-pre-order-microsoft-re-releasing-original-xbox-controller-and-more#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:47:36 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125222 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-xbox-one-x-now-available-for-pre-order-microsoft-re-releasing-original-xbox-controller-and-more/feed 0 125222 Halo Wars 2’s vinyl soundtrack now available https://www.onmsft.com/news/halo-wars-2s-vinyl-soundtrack-now-available https://www.onmsft.com/news/halo-wars-2s-vinyl-soundtrack-now-available#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:48:07 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125217 The Halo Wars 2 original soundtrack is now available on vinyl.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/halo-wars-2s-vinyl-soundtrack-now-available/feed 0 125217 Chuwi’s next Windows 10 laptop, LapBook Air, goes official; now available for pre-order https://www.onmsft.com/news/chuwis-next-windows-10-laptop-lapbook-air-goes-official-now-available-for-pre-order https://www.onmsft.com/news/chuwis-next-windows-10-laptop-lapbook-air-goes-official-now-available-for-pre-order#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:22:40 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125211 The Chinese OEM has launched several Windows 10 laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1s in the recent past and has been gaining a good foothold outside of China slowly, but surely. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/chuwis-next-windows-10-laptop-lapbook-air-goes-official-now-available-for-pre-order/feed 0 125211 Wacom is working on Bamboo Note, aims to deliver “simple and intuitive note taking” https://www.onmsft.com/news/wacom-is-working-on-bamboo-note-aims-to-deliver-simple-and-intuitive-note-taking https://www.onmsft.com/news/wacom-is-working-on-bamboo-note-aims-to-deliver-simple-and-intuitive-note-taking#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:28:50 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125205 Wacom is working to bring its own note taking app, called Bamboo Note, to deliver hand writing, text and image notes in a "simple and intuitive" manner.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/wacom-is-working-on-bamboo-note-aims-to-deliver-simple-and-intuitive-note-taking/feed 0 125205 Windows 10 Mobile Insider build 15252 is now available for Slow Ring Insiders https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-insider-build-15252-is-now-available-for-slow-ring-insiders https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-insider-build-15252-is-now-available-for-slow-ring-insiders#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:22:36 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125202 After moving the Windows 10 PC build 16291 to the Slow Ring earlier today, the Windows Insider team is now doing the same for the Windows 10 Mobile build 15252.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-mobile-insider-build-15252-is-now-available-for-slow-ring-insiders/feed 0 125202 Just as the week ends, Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 16296 for PC for Fast Ring Insiders https://www.onmsft.com/news/just-as-the-week-ends-microsoft-rolls-out-windows-10-build16296-for-pc-for-fast-ring-insiders https://www.onmsft.com/news/just-as-the-week-ends-microsoft-rolls-out-windows-10-build16296-for-pc-for-fast-ring-insiders#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:34:17 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=125196 Microsoft has clearly reached towards the end of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/just-as-the-week-ends-microsoft-rolls-out-windows-10-build16296-for-pc-for-fast-ring-insiders/feed 0 125196