On MSFT https://www.onmsft.com Your source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:16:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 95021432 Microsoft highlights how Office 365 is more accessible than ever https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-highlights-how-office-365-is-more-accessible-than-ever https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-highlights-how-office-365-is-more-accessible-than-ever#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:58:43 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=94022 Accessibility has been an increasing highlight for software and hardware companies recently as tech businesses such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft continue to pour resources into normalizing customers who require these features. Microsoft’s Office 365 has been one of the company’s hotbed for accessibility features, and it seems the Office team is no hurry to […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-highlights-how-office-365-is-more-accessible-than-ever/feed 0 94022 Here’s how developers can use the Surface Dial for a new “input paradigm” in Windows 10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-how-developers-can-use-the-surface-dial-for-a-new-input-paradigm-in-windows-10 https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-how-developers-can-use-the-surface-dial-for-a-new-input-paradigm-in-windows-10#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:29:53 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=94013 The company is attempting to educate developers on how best to incorporate the Surface Dial.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-how-developers-can-use-the-surface-dial-for-a-new-input-paradigm-in-windows-10/feed 0 94013 Here’s why HP picked Windows 10 for the Elite X3 rather than Android https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-why-hp-picked-windows-10-for-the-elite-x3-rather-than-android https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-why-hp-picked-windows-10-for-the-elite-x3-rather-than-android#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:36:39 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93997 At the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Spain, HP unveiled the Elite X3 Windows 10 device featuring a Snapdragon 820 processor, close to 6-inch display with 2560×1440 resolution, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and a 16MP f/2.0 FHD rear-facing camera. The HP Elite X3 is a full-fledged Windows 10 PC that just so […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-why-hp-picked-windows-10-for-the-elite-x3-rather-than-android/feed 0 93997 Microsoft’s Bookings app gets some air time on Good Morning America https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-bookings-app-gets-some-air-time-on-good-morning-america https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-bookings-app-gets-some-air-time-on-good-morning-america#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:35:48 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=94006 Numerically speaking, small businesses make up the vast majority of all businesses in the U.S., coming in at a whopping 99.9%. It’s no surprise, then, that ABC’s Good Morning America show decided to create a segment, called “Boosting Your Business,” around how small business can be more successful. Given that Microsoft is the show’s sponsor, […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsofts-bookings-app-gets-some-air-time-on-good-morning-america/feed 0 94006 Windows 10 edges closer to 50% share of Steam gamers https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-edges-closer-to-50-share-of-steam-gamers https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-edges-closer-to-50-share-of-steam-gamers#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:15:05 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93998 Microsoft’s Windows 10 has made slow but steady gains in the market since it was officially released last year. It’s not going to hit a billion users as soon as Microsoft hoped, but nevertheless, it’s a major operating system at more than 400 million users. Gamers are also big on Windows, as its tie-in with […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-edges-closer-to-50-share-of-steam-gamers/feed 0 93998 Here’s what Microsoft accomplished at yesterday’s annual shareholder’s meeting https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-what-microsoft-accomplished-at-yesterdays-annual-shareholders-meeting https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-what-microsoft-accomplished-at-yesterdays-annual-shareholders-meeting#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:42:07 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93982 Microsoft's vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary provides a bullet point list of the shareholder meeting]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/heres-what-microsoft-accomplished-at-yesterdays-annual-shareholders-meeting/feed 0 93982 Microsoft Pix Camera for iPhone gets decorative frames and support for dual lens on the iPhone 7 Plus https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-pix-camera-for-iphone-gets-decorative-frames-and-support-for-dual-lens-on-the-iphone-7-plus https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-pix-camera-for-iphone-gets-decorative-frames-and-support-for-dual-lens-on-the-iphone-7-plus#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:36:10 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93989 Microsoft makes some nice cross-platform apps for iOS and Android via its Microsoft Garage team of hackers. Some of those apps are better than the ones Apple and Google ship themselves, such as the Arrow Launcher for Android. Another good example is the Pix Camera app for iPhone, which offers up a camera app that […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-pix-camera-for-iphone-gets-decorative-frames-and-support-for-dual-lens-on-the-iphone-7-plus/feed 0 93989 New information surfaces about Microsoft’s Home Hub, the software rival to Amazon’s Echo and Google Home https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-information-surfaces-about-microsofts-home-hub-the-software-rival-to-amazons-echo-and-google-home https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-information-surfaces-about-microsofts-home-hub-the-software-rival-to-amazons-echo-and-google-home#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:23:21 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93978 In a post on Windows Central (WC), Zac Bowden goes into detail about what is expected to be Home Hub, Microsoft's version of Amazon Echo (Alexa) or Google Home. The new details on Microsoft's Home Hub should be taken as just rumors until Microsoft makes an official announcement.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-information-surfaces-about-microsofts-home-hub-the-software-rival-to-amazons-echo-and-google-home/feed 0 93978 Hands-on: Windows 10 Mobile build 14977 (video) https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-windows-10-mobile-build-14977-video https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-windows-10-mobile-build-14977-video#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:13:26 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93981 Hey there everybody, it’s me Cody On Microsoft where today I’ll be showing you Windows 10 build 14977 for mobile. It’s been a while now since a build has been released specifically for mobile, as the last few builds have been focused on PC. This update is somewhat smaller than anticipated, though, and only includes […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/hands-on-windows-10-mobile-build-14977-video/feed 0 93981 London Metropolitan Police body cams to store video in Azure https://www.onmsft.com/news/london-metropolitan-police-body-cams-to-store-video-in-azure https://www.onmsft.com/news/london-metropolitan-police-body-cams-to-store-video-in-azure#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:58:20 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93970 In partnership with Microsoft, London’s Metropolitan Police (Met Police) force will use Azure to store all police officers’ body camera footage. Azure will store the millions of hours of body cam footage from police forces from more than 30 London boroughs. In October 2016, the Met Police started using body cameras on their officers to […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/london-metropolitan-police-body-cams-to-store-video-in-azure/feed 0 93970 2016 was a “tipping point” for Microsoft’s Xbox, says Xbox UK exec https://www.onmsft.com/news/2016-was-a-tipping-point-for-microsofts-xbox-says-xbox-uk-exec https://www.onmsft.com/news/2016-was-a-tipping-point-for-microsofts-xbox-says-xbox-uk-exec#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:10:01 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93969 Microsoft's Xbox One is currently selling well in the UK, as Xbox UK marketing director Harvey Eagle acknowledged that 2016 was a "tipping point" for the Xbox One.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/2016-was-a-tipping-point-for-microsofts-xbox-says-xbox-uk-exec/feed 0 93969 Former Microsoft exec Kevin Johnson is now CEO of Starbucks https://www.onmsft.com/news/former-microsoft-exec-kevin-johnson-is-now-ceo-of-starbucks https://www.onmsft.com/news/former-microsoft-exec-kevin-johnson-is-now-ceo-of-starbucks#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:15:07 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93955 Kevin Johnson, former Microsoft employee, is Starbuck's newest CEO. At Microsoft, Johnson worked for Microsoft for 16 years working his way up to serve as president of Windows and Online Services.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/former-microsoft-exec-kevin-johnson-is-now-ceo-of-starbucks/feed 0 93955 Get free Christmas music from Groove, today only https://www.onmsft.com/news/get-free-christmas-music-from-groove-today-only https://www.onmsft.com/news/get-free-christmas-music-from-groove-today-only#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:48:16 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93956 Microsoft has just announced that it’s giving aways nine popular holiday albums that you can grab on the Windows Store today until 11:59PM PST.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/get-free-christmas-music-from-groove-today-only/feed 0 93956 Microsoft reveals this year’s 12 Days of Deals, all at once – check them out here https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-reveals-this-years-12-days-of-deals-all-at-once-check-them-out-here https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-reveals-this-years-12-days-of-deals-all-at-once-check-them-out-here#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:09:34 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93950 If you’re not done with your holiday purchases yet, Microsoft has just announced that it is bringing back its annual series of 12 Days of deals in the US starting December 5.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-reveals-this-years-12-days-of-deals-all-at-once-check-them-out-here/feed 0 93950 Pre-orders of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition to gain early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition https://www.onmsft.com/news/pre-orders-of-halo-wars-2-ultimate-edition-to-gain-early-access-to-halo-wars-definitive-edition https://www.onmsft.com/news/pre-orders-of-halo-wars-2-ultimate-edition-to-gain-early-access-to-halo-wars-definitive-edition#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:33:36 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93945 While Halo Wars 2 won't be released until February 2017, 343 Industries announced yesterday that anyone who preorders the game’s Ultimate Edition will also receive a download code for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on December 20.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/pre-orders-of-halo-wars-2-ultimate-edition-to-gain-early-access-to-halo-wars-definitive-edition/feed 0 93945 New trailer released for the Rogue One Star Wars Battlefront DLC https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-trailer-released-for-the-rogue-one-star-wars-battlefront-dlc https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-trailer-released-for-the-rogue-one-star-wars-battlefront-dlc#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:42:26 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93939 EA has released more information on the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story downloadable content (DLC) for the Xbox One video game, Star Wars Battlefront named, Rogue One: Scarif. The DLC is set on the new planet, Scarif, and features two new playable heroes, Jyn Erso and Orsson Krennic. Players will also gain access to […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-trailer-released-for-the-rogue-one-star-wars-battlefront-dlc/feed 0 93939 Xbox One’s Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 video game just got a big update https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-ones-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-video-game-just-got-a-big-update https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-ones-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-video-game-just-got-a-big-update#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:13:32 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93849 A new paid update for the Xbox One’s Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 video game has just appeared in the Xbox Store. Named the, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Festive Edition Upgrade, once it’s purchased and installed, this new upgrade will add 2 new characters and a special customization pack that adds a […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-ones-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-2-video-game-just-got-a-big-update/feed 0 93849 The Mass Effect: Andromeda video game looks stunning in its new gameplay trailer https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-mass-effect-andromeda-video-game-looks-stunning-in-its-new-gameplay-trailer https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-mass-effect-andromeda-video-game-looks-stunning-in-its-new-gameplay-trailer#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:35:00 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93841 A new official trailer for the much-hyped Mass Effect: Andromeda Xbox One video game has been released and it provides a fairly good look at the gameplay mechanics and visuals which are a huge improvement over the previous three Mass Effect video games and have many fans chatting about how excited they are for the […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/the-mass-effect-andromeda-video-game-looks-stunning-in-its-new-gameplay-trailer/feed 0 93841 Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy video game confirmed, watch teaser here https://www.onmsft.com/news/telltale-games-guardians-of-the-galaxy-video-game-confirmed-watch-teaser-here https://www.onmsft.com/news/telltale-games-guardians-of-the-galaxy-video-game-confirmed-watch-teaser-here#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:19:33 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93837 Telltale Games has confirmed the upcoming release of their latest story-based game based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comic book and movie series. Telltale Games’ CEO and co-founder, Kevin Bruner, said of the new project that, “The energizing blend of humor, emotion, teamwork, and full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides an enormously satisfying […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/telltale-games-guardians-of-the-galaxy-video-game-confirmed-watch-teaser-here/feed 0 93837 Injustice: Gods Among Us and Haunted House get Xbox One backwards compatibility today https://www.onmsft.com/news/injustice-gods-among-us-and-haunted-house-get-xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-today https://www.onmsft.com/news/injustice-gods-among-us-and-haunted-house-get-xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-today#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:46:53 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93830 Haunted House, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and the disc-only Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition are coming to the Xbox One console via the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility feature today. Haunted House is a classic Atari game while Injustice: Gods Among Us is a fighting game feature alternate versions of popular DC Comics characters such […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/injustice-gods-among-us-and-haunted-house-get-xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-today/feed 0 93830 Germany and Japan have different Games With Gold games this month, grab them here https://www.onmsft.com/news/germany-japan-games-with-gold-max-kalimba https://www.onmsft.com/news/germany-japan-games-with-gold-max-kalimba#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:19:41 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93826 Due to some differences in the way games are distributed in other regions, both Japan and Germany are offering slightly different free video games this month as part of the Games With Gold promotion for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The best part about this is that, because the Xbox One is region free, global users […]]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/germany-japan-games-with-gold-max-kalimba/feed 0 93826 Twitter update for Windows 10 brings native gif support https://www.onmsft.com/news/twitter-update-for-windows-10-brings-native-gif-support https://www.onmsft.com/news/twitter-update-for-windows-10-brings-native-gif-support#respond Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:46:07 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93820 A new update hits the Windows Store bringing with it, native gif support. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/twitter-update-for-windows-10-brings-native-gif-support/feed 0 93820 Play new Windows 10 UWP platformer game John Strike in all its 8-bit glory on PC and mobile https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-new-windows-10-uwp-platformer-game-john-strike-in-all-its-8-bit-glory-on-pc-and-mobile https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-new-windows-10-uwp-platformer-game-john-strike-in-all-its-8-bit-glory-on-pc-and-mobile#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:12:46 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93814 John Strike is a retro 8-bit platformer that has reviewers feeling nostalgic. You can download it for free on the Windows Store. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/play-new-windows-10-uwp-platformer-game-john-strike-in-all-its-8-bit-glory-on-pc-and-mobile/feed 0 93814 Microsoft outlines November 2016 updates for Excel 2016 Get & Transform and Power Query add-in https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-outlines-november-2016-updates-for-excel-2016-get-transform-and-power-query-add-in https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-outlines-november-2016-updates-for-excel-2016-get-transform-and-power-query-add-in#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:02:45 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93800 The Microsoft Excel 2016 update included ten new features for the Power Query add-in making collecting and organizing data easier. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-outlines-november-2016-updates-for-excel-2016-get-transform-and-power-query-add-in/feed 0 93800 Microsoft Research to showcase innovative uses of crowdsourcing at NIPS on December 5 https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-research-to-showcase-innovative-uses-of-crowdsourcing-at-nips-on-december-5 https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-research-to-showcase-innovative-uses-of-crowdsourcing-at-nips-on-december-5#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:17:03 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93804 The tutorial will go into detail about how we can better utilize information from the crowd in order to help teach machines how to be more intelligent.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-research-to-showcase-innovative-uses-of-crowdsourcing-at-nips-on-december-5/feed 0 93804 Upcoming Microsoft virtual classroom session to cover Cortana Intelligence Suite for free https://www.onmsft.com/news/upcoming-microsoft-virtual-classroom-session-to-cover-cortana-intelligence-suite-for-free https://www.onmsft.com/news/upcoming-microsoft-virtual-classroom-session-to-cover-cortana-intelligence-suite-for-free#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:13:45 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93803 Live, online, step-by-step guidance course from Microsoft involves information about building intelligence into applications via Cortana Intelligence Suite. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/upcoming-microsoft-virtual-classroom-session-to-cover-cortana-intelligence-suite-for-free/feed 0 93803 Power BI app now available to preview on Android tablets https://www.onmsft.com/news/power-bi-app-now-available-to-preview-on-android-tablets https://www.onmsft.com/news/power-bi-app-now-available-to-preview-on-android-tablets#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:49:24 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93796 Power BI, Microsoft's data visualization program, has an app coming to support Android tablets.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/power-bi-app-now-available-to-preview-on-android-tablets/feed 0 93796 Microsoft rewards Windows 10 Insiders with 10% holiday discount, in physical stores only https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-rewards-windows-10-insiders-with-10-holiday-discount-in-physical-stores-only https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-rewards-windows-10-insiders-with-10-holiday-discount-in-physical-stores-only#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:33:18 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93776 In an email, Microsoft is offering Windows Insiders a 10% discount on all products (except the Surface Studio) in Microsoft Stores across the US. Microsoft wants to reward Windows Insiders for all of their valuable feedback.]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-rewards-windows-10-insiders-with-10-holiday-discount-in-physical-stores-only/feed 0 93776 Gears of War 4 December update to bring new maps and holiday deals https://www.onmsft.com/news/gears-of-war-4-december-update-to-bring-new-maps-and-holiday-deals https://www.onmsft.com/news/gears-of-war-4-december-update-to-bring-new-maps-and-holiday-deals#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:26:38 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93778 Gears of War 4 will get two new maps plus a second major update on December 6 which will bring several new features and gameplay improvements. ]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/gears-of-war-4-december-update-to-bring-new-maps-and-holiday-deals/feed 0 93778 Deal Alert: Amazon has the Lumia 640 XL for only $69.99 https://www.onmsft.com/news/deal-alert-amazon-has-the-lumia-640-xl-for-only-69-99 https://www.onmsft.com/news/deal-alert-amazon-has-the-lumia-640-xl-for-only-69-99#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:10:41 +0000 https://www.onmsft.com/?p=93774 The online retail giant Amazon currently has the Lumia 650 XL for the ultra low price of $69.99]]> https://www.onmsft.com/news/deal-alert-amazon-has-the-lumia-640-xl-for-only-69-99/feed 0 93774