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📢 Update -Microsoft pulls Xbox Onesie orders due to last minute discovery of manufacturing flaw

Due to an unexpected manufacturing flaw, Microsoft has been forced to push back the shipping date for all Xbox Onesie models.
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📢 Update -Getting to your Office 365 email in Outlook.com is about to get a lot easier

Starting in December, Office 365 users will be able to access their work email via Outlook.com, as Microsoft will make this url an universal entry point for personal MSA accounts and Office 365 accounts.
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📢 Update -Sign-ups for Anthem’s Xbox One Closed Alpha are now open

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC gamers can sign up at EA's Community Playtesting website to be part of the studios Closed Alpha testing of Anthem.
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📢 Update -Microsoft works with New Delhi police to take down some of those “Microsoft support” call center scams

Scammers had extracted money from thousands of victims, most of whom were American or Canadian.
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📢 Update -Which web browser should I use on my Windows 10 PC?

Your web browser is one of your most used applications, so it’s important to pick the one that works best for you. In this article, we’ll walk through some of the most popular options available for Windows 10 and explain their differences – but remember, the final decision comes down to you. Microsoft Edge First […]
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📢 Update -Dragon Age 2 is now free on Xbox One as Dragon Age 4 announcement looms

Dragon Age 2 is now available to download and play for free for Xbox Live Gold members as part of December’s Games With Gold promotion. December’s other title, Q.U.B.E. 2, has yet to go free for Gold subscribers but the discount should turn on any minute now. Dragon Age 2 is an incredibly popular video […]
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📢 Update -Latest SwiftKey update brings web searches to the keyboard on Android devices

The new searching feature is robust enough to identify and link flight options and URL's.
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📢 Update -Microsoft readies “Xbox Family Guide” for holiday shoppers

Microsoft wants family messaginig to become a cornerstone of the Xbox One bying experience this year.
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📢 Update -New book on Surface makes a number of claims for 2019 and beyond

Brad Sams’ new book looks back at how Microsoft created a billion dollar business in the past six years, but there are also a lots of interesting bits about future Surface products that Microsoft currently has in the pipeline.
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📢 Update -Microsoft adds new AI features for Word and lots more to Office in November

Microsoft 365 got a November 2018 update for Office. As noted in a post on the Microsoft 365 Blog, the November update brings new AI features to Word, Microsoft Teams on Android and iOS, as well as improvements to PowerPoint and Outlook on the web. Here’s a look at all of the new features available […]
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📢 Update -Microsoft redesigns Office 365 apps icons for the first time since 2013

Microsoft has created new icons for its core Office apps like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, and Outlook, but the redesign also englobes Office 365 apps like SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, as well as “prosumer” apps like Skype.
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📢 Update -SwiftKey adds Bing search to its Android keyboard

Microsoft is adding its Bing Search into SwiftKey, and with the new Bing integration, its clear the company wants to take a real swing at Google's Gboard.
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📢 Update -Xbox Game Pass picks up The Gardens Between today, with two more games coming in early December

The Gardens Between, a puzzle video game released in September is playable starting today, and it will be followed by two other games next week.
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📢 Update -Microsoft Search admins can now add Locations for buildings within an organization

Microsoft is adding a new feature to their recently launched Microsoft Search tool in Bing, and Office 365 business accounts will now be able to search for Locations within the businesses.
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📢 Update -Microsoft set to deliver a monitor-only version of Surface Studio by 2020, new book says

Microsoft’s Surface Studio all-in-one PC received a lot of praise for its superb multi-touch display, and the company may finally release a monitor-only version before the end of this decade.
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📢 Update -MIcrosoft’s Office Mobile apps on Windows 10 gain a new pen feature

The new featue can be found in the mobile ribbon under the Draw tab for all Windows 10 Office Mobile apps that include Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
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📢 Update -Microsoft Flow adds rich text editor for emails

Microsoft Flow added a rich HTML-based text editor to Office 365 Outlook and Outlook.com connectors. As noted in a post on the Flow blog, this editor allows you to change your font, use bold, italic, or underline, as well as change the text color, highlight text, and create lists and hyperlinks in emails. Microsoft noted […]
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📢 Update -Microsoft Rewards begins to roll out Badges, a new gamification feature

Microsoft has quietly added a nice little addition to its Microsoft Rewards program. Badges can now be earned as users earn points for searching in Bing or shopping on the company's online store.
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📢 Update -Intel begins providing new Universal Windows Drivers for some graphics chips on Windows 10 1809

Following the release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Intel announced this week the introduction of Universal Windows Drivers for its Intel Graphics Drivers.
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📢 Update -Microsoft wins $480 million AR/VR contract with US Army for 100,000 HoloLens

the US Army has signed a $480 million AR/VR contract with Microsoft, which includes over 100,000 headsets that will be used in training as well as on the battlefield.
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📢 Update -Guacamelee! 2 confirmed for early-2019 launch on Xbox One consoles

Guacamelee! 2 has been confirmed for launch on the Xbox One and will be arriving on Microsoft’s gaming consoles in January next year. This game is already available to play on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console right now. This early launch on the PS4 did cause some speculation that it would be a PS4 console exclusive […]
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📢 Update -The official Xbox Onesie will finally go on sale tomorrow alongside Fallout 76 variant

The elusive Xbox-branded onesie, the Xbox Onesie, that Microsoft Australia has been teasing for the past two years during select promotional campaigns will become available for purchase by the general public tomorrow on the official Xbox Gear online store. The announcement was made during today’s Major Nelson livestream on Mixer. During the stream, it was […]
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📢 Update -More Fluent Design and tweaks to Search & Cortana among new features for Windows 10 Insider preview 18290 for the Fast Ring

With Microsoft’s Windows development offices being primarily in North America, the release of a new preview build was postponed as employees observed the Thanksgiving holiday for the past couple of days. Being three days removed from the Thanksgiving weekend, the Windows teams is already back at work releasing new builds. Windows 10 Insider preview build […]
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📢 Update -Here are the Known Issues and what’s changed in Windows 10 Insider 19H1 build 18290

Microsoft has released a new build to Windows Insiders today, comes with a number of known issues to be fixed in a future build including multiple issues causing the Settings app to crash.
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📢 Update -Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 build 18290 for Fast Ring Insiders

The Windows 10 19H1 build 18290 is now available to download for Skip Ahead Insiders, and it keeps bringing new features following the addition of the new Light Theme in the build 18282.
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📢 Update -MIcrosoft begins hiring for work on the next Xbox console

Adding to all the buzz is a recent job description that highlights the Microsoft's search for a team to work on its next itteration of Xbox.
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📢 Update -Microsoft holds annual shareholders’ meeting after record year

Microsoft is hosting its annual shareholder meeting as they officially close their fiscal year earnings.
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📢 Update -Sea of Thieves’ free Shrouded Spoils content update is launching today

Sea of Thieves is getting a major update today. Titled "Shrouded Spoils," The update includes a host of new features as well as various improvements to enhance the overall gaming experience.
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📢 Update -AdDuplex: Less than 3% of Windows 10 users are currently running the October 2018 Update

According to AdDuplex, only 2.8% of Windows 10 users are currently running the October 2018 update, compared to 89.5% users still on the April 2018 update.
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📢 Update -Congratulations Michael West, soon to be Microsoft intern

Over the years we’ve come to know a number of Windows enthusiasts, either frequent commenters or frequent contributors on Twitter, and it’s nice to see a “local boy make good.” This time, it’s Michael West, who frequently posts design concepts on Twitter, and is a vocal proponent of all things Microsoft and Windows, as well […]
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📢 Update -Xbox One’s Star Wars Battlefront II video game gets Obi-Wan Kenobi & Geonosis today

The long-awaited Geonosis update has begun to rollout to the Star Wars Battlefront II video game on PC and is expected to arrive on Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles in two hours at around 11:00 UTC. This update will be one of the biggest updates the game has received since it launched in late-2017 and will […]
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📢 Update -The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame gets surprise announcement, Xbox One pre-orders open

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, that’s its actual name, was just officially announced and digital pre-orders for it have now gone live for the Xbox One version in the Microsoft Store. This latest LEGO video game will follow the storyline of the upcoming film, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which will premiere in […]
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📢 Update -The iCloud Windows 10 October Update compatibility issue has been resolved

Earlier this month, it was discovered that there was a major compatibility issue with Apple’s iCloud for Windows program (Version 7.7.0.27) and the latest Windows 10 update. Essentially, iCloud users lost some important functionality and were unable to sync Shared Albums after upgrading to the Windows 10 October Update. In response, and to prevent more […]
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📢 Update -Windows 10 October 2018 Update build 17763.167 now available for Release Preview Insiders, here’s what’s new

Microsoft has just shipped the Windows 10 October 2018 Update build 17763.167 to Release Preview Insiders, and this new update fixes many issues that were still present in Windows 10 version 1809.
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📢 Update -Microsoft releases updates for Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709, but not the October 2018 Update (1809)

If you have yet to receive the Windows 10 version 1809 (aka the October 2018 update), Microsoft has just released new cumulative updates for the versions 1803 and 1709.
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📢 Update -NEW! Teams Adoption Hub - Enhanced guidance for user adoption projects

We are excited to share with you our new Teams Adoption Hub which you can access at https://aka.ms/TeamsAdoption.  This content simplifies the deployment and adoption process for Microsoft Teams and can be applied to other Office 365 workloads.  At Ignite we taught the enhanced Office 365 Adoption framework and Microsoft Teams is the first workload to build these enhancements into our core adoption methodology.  By breaking our adoption guidance into three key sections - Start, Experiment and Scale - we hope to help organizations accelerate and simplify their adoption with hands-on experience in their organization.  This site, which is a portion of the overall SuccessWithTeams.com guidance, also provides downloadable tools to help you execute your project.  These tools include our popular Day in the Life training one sheets, an overall service adoption project plan, example personas and helpdesk guidance to name a few.  We will continue to enhance this section with additional tools an…

📢 Update -DNS issues cause more multi-factor authorization problems for Office 365 users

Microsoft seems to be facing another outage of its multi-factor authentication service for its Office 365 service, which is currently being investigated.
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📢 Update -Tidal brings its high fidelity music streaming app to the Microsoft Store

Tidal, a music streaming service that offers songs in "lossless" audio format, has officially been released to the Microsoft Store.
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📢 Update -Sketch 360, the latest app from Microsoft Garage, lets you quickly prototype VR scenes

An equirectangular perspective grid helps you while you draw with a stylus, mouse, or your finger.
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📢 Update -Microsoft’s Games with Gold for December include an OG Xbox game for the first time ever

Xbox’s Major Nelson has just announced the free Games with Gold for the month of December, and for the first time ever the selection of four games will include an original Xbox title.
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📢 Update -Code updates gone bad the root cause of Microsoft’s recent MFA outage, yet they’re suffering another one now

There were actually "three independent root causes."
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📢 Update -Microsoft is now inviting select Windows Insiders to share their feedback via Skype interviews

The Redmond giant is apparently looking to gather more quality feedback from Windows Insiders via Skype interviews.
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📢 Update -Microsoft and Apple are currently competing to be the most valuable US company

Microsoft's market cap value temporarily grew past that of Apple's, briefly making the tech giant from Redmond the most valuable company in the world.
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📢 Update -The Red Dead Redemption 2 online mode’s beta starts today

Starting today, Xbox One gamers will get the online beta for Red Dead Redemption 2. For Xbox Live subscribers who put down money on Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate version, they should have access to the online beta starting today, with other versions of the game getting access to the online beta through Friday this […]
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📢 Update -New Microsoft patent suggests that thinner Surface Type covers are on the way

According to a new Microsoft patent, future versions of the Surface Type covers could shed some thickness and weight by integrating the trackpad directly into the circuit board of the detachable keyboard.
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📢 Update -NEW! Teams Adoption Hub - Enhanced guidance for user adoption projects

We are excited to share with you our new Teams Adoption Hub which you can access at https://aka.ms/TeamsAdoption.  This content simplifies the deployment and adoption process for Microsoft Teams and can be applied to other Office 365 workloads.  At Ignite we taught the enhanced Office 365 Adoption framework and Microsoft Teams is the first workload to build these enhancements into our core adoption methodology.  By breaking our adoption guidance into three key sections - Start, Experiment and Scale - we hope to help organizations accelerate and simplify their adoption with hands-on experience in their organization.  This site, which is a portion of the overall SuccessWithTeams.com guidance, also provides downloadable tools to help you execute your project.  These tools include our popular Day in the Life training one sheets, an overall service adoption project plan, example personas and helpdesk guidance to name a few.  We will continue to enhance this section with additional tools an…

📢 Update -Microsoft News app gains new International English version on iOS devices

The Microsoft News app has updated on iOS devices today with new support for an International (English) option. This new option isn’t just a new language option for those who like words to be spelt correctly though. Once enabled, this new International (English) version will also suggest stories from more English news sources from around […]
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📢 Update -Windows 10 October 2018 Update may mess with Windows Media Player and application defaults

Even though Microsoft has resumed the global rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 update, Microsoft still has to fix two bugs affecting Windows Media Player and application defaults.
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📢 Update -Microsoft and Politico bring Power BI insights to EU elections

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that political journalism company Politico Europe had teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new Election Hub. The interactive tool leverages Microsoft’s PowerBI analytics service to improve Politico’s coverage of the the 2019 European Parliamentary elections. Today, this new Election Hub has been updated with new country-level pages […]
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📢 Update -Cyber Monday: Save up to $200 on a Surface Book 2, or up to $300 on a Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft is offering $200 discounts on almost all of its Surface Book 2 models for Cyber Monday, as well as up to $300 discounts on the brand new Surface Laptop 2 through December 22.
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📢 Update -New Xbox One 1811 and 19H1 preview builds are available for select Xbox Insiders

After a little break following the release of the November 2018 Xbox One update, the Xbox team is now back at shipping new preview builds to Xbox Insiders.
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📢 Update -Acer launches its new Windows Mixed Reality headset in India

Acer has announced the launch of its Windows Mixed Reality headset, the Acer OJO 500, in India. The new headset features a unique detachable design that enables the lens and head strap to be individually removed, making the headset easy to store and clean. The headset is available with either a hard or soft head […]
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📢 Update -Windows 10 news recap: Google Chrome could be coming to Windows 10 on ARM, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 available on the Microsoft Store, and more

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. Google Chrome could be coming to Windows 10 on ARM soon with help from Microsoft According to a new report, Microsoft is helping on a project with Qualcomm […]
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📢 Update -Microsoft news recap: LinkedIn launches its own take on Snapchat Stories, Microsoft Launcher gets To-Do and Sticky Notes integration, and more

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! LinkedIn is launching Student Voices, its own take on Snapchat Stories for students Microsoft’s professional-centric social network, LinkedIn, is adding a new feature called Student Voices, which is its […]
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📢 Update -Job listing hints at renewed Xbox focus in Japan, China, and South Korea

A new job listing surfaced recently that indicates that Microsoft is also interested in reproaching the lost market shares it suffered during this current generation of gaming, specifically in Asian markets.
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📢 Update -Black Friday: Get a year of Xbox Game Pass for just $69.99 at Amazon or Best Buy

If you want to save big on Xbox Game Pass today, Amazon and Best Buy are currently offering a year of subscription for just $69.99 ($50 off) for Black Friday.
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📢 Update -Hong Kong-based startup, Nexstgo, launches its commercial laptops in India

Hong Kong-based technology startup Nexstgo has entered the Indian market with its commercial laptops. Established in 2016, Nexstgo is growing steadily in the Asia Pacific region. According to Alex Chung, CEO of Nexstgo, Nexstgo entered the Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South-east Asia markets with an incredibly impressive sales record. Seema Bhatnagar, Country General Manager of […]
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📢 Update -[NEW] Site24x7’s updated app for Microsoft Teams enables intelligent DevOps in the moment

We live in an era of cloud with SaaS applications driving our productivity day in and day out. As a consumer it’s hard to imagine even a second without your favorite app being accessible whenever you need it. As a SaaS business, it’s even harder to imagine your service facing a downtime with every minute costing you significant dollars and of course, customer trust. Site24x7’s innovative cloud-based IT monitoring tools provide visibility into critical performance parameters of your infrastructure (websites, servers, network etc.) and provide proactive insight on the health of your services so that your customers never face a downtime.The new Site24x7 app in Microsoft Teams enables DevOps within your favorite collaboration workspace a breeze. How? See below:

Information at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere you need on any device!
Use the Site24x7 bot on Microsoft Teams to ask questions and receive accurate responses on real-time, monitored data using natural language processing (NLP)-…

📢 Update -3 new Xbox One video games were added to Xbox Game Pass today

Thomas was Alone, Agents of Mayhem, and MXGP3 are now playable for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles. Xbox Game Pass titles are usually added or removed at the end of the month but occasionally there are exceptions. About a week ago, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, often called PUBG, came to Xbox Game Pass. […]
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📢 Update -Black Friday: Save up to $330 on select Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 models

The brand new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are heavily discounted with up to $330 savings, and all discounted Surface Pro 6 models also include a Type Cover.
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📢 Update -ASUS launches a refreshed range of TUF Gaming laptops and Desktop in India

ASUS has announced the launch of TUF Gaming laptops and TUF Desktop in India promising high-end gaming PCs at affordable prices. The TUF Gaming laptops FX505 and FX705 sport 15.6” and 17.3” displays respectively with up to 144Hz high-refresh rate and 100% sRGB gamut, and are powered by up to 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H […]
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📢 Update -New Intel display driver issue will prevent more PCs to immediately get the Windows 10 October 2018 update

The new Intel display drivers may cause problems with audio playback from an external monitor on PCs running the latest Windows 10 update, and that's why Microsoft decided to put a new upgrade block in place.
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📢 Update -“Not all tablets are created equal,” Surface Pro 6 survives bend test

The Surface Pro 6 survives (barely) the same bend test that took out the iPad Pro
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