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Windows 8.1 has been gaining on with users, and as it has, it has brought a number of new Windows Phones from Microsoft’s Windows Phone partners as well. Like any mobile operating system though, changes take time and users do as well. News on Thursday, revealed that Windows 8.1 is actually gaining on with users, and with big time engagement.
With the holiday weekend in the US, news from Microsoft towards the end of the week is a little spare, but the focus of Microsoft this holiday weekend is the Xbox and Windows. With that, Microsoft came out with its weekly Red Stripe Specials plus announced the newest free games In December For Xbox users.
Skype on the Macintosh platform has gotten its updates, but for Mac users, the updates always seem to fall behind the Windows and other versions. It seems to not get the latest features, and that has angered some Mac users. On Wednesday, Microsoft pushed out version 7.2 of Skype on the Mac.
No matter where in the world you are located, traffic is always one of the top concerns. Mobile technology has made traffic congestions a little easier to get around, but predicting where traffic is not is a project. Bing has done this in the US, and on Wednesday announced its rollout worldwide.
As the largest marketshare of mobile phones being sold, Android is a platform that Microsoft is certainly embracing, and making its apps for continually. On Tuesday, Microsoft issued a major update to Skype for Android, and should please those looking for picture in picture support.
We have talked about how Microsoft and Dropbox have collaborated, and announced partnerships to make the two services more friendly and cooperative. On Tuesday, Dropbox and Microsoft announced that the two services have gone official, and are available on mobile platforms for all to use.
Throughout the year, the Windows Phone platform has grown at incredible rates, and as it has, the number of users and apps has grown as well. On Monday, Microsoft highlighted its list of top 10 user submitted Windows Phone applications, and while some are big names, a number of them are newbies.
One of the biggest researched things on the Internet as the holiday season approaches, is recipes. Not everyone has the family handed down recipes that they can cook for the masses, and many need the Internet for help. On Monday, Microsoft issued an update to the Bing recipe features guide that will help millions before Thanksgiving arrives.
Yammer as we have discussed in previous articles, is one of Microsoft’s crown jewels with the enterprise and business customers, and its always updating schedule makes it a must have for businesses. On Friday, Microsoft expanded the languages of Yammer, and will allow more users around the world to use Yammer more than ever.
Bing is Microsoft’s crown jewel, and one of the top web portals on the globe. It has gotten a number of updates throughout the year, and on Friday got another set of updates. HD Images have been updated to Bing, and Bing also reacted to user requests by integrating those into Bing’s latest updates for users aroud the globe.
Microsoft has released its Office 365 for Mobile product across a number of platforms, and it has gotten very popular with all kinds of mobile users. It’s announcement with Dropbox a few weeks ago indicated that the Office products would get Dropbox integration soon. On Thursday, Microsoft updated the Android client to get it first.
Office Online is perfect for users who want to write and collaborate on documents, without the need to download the full suite of Office apps. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest inclusion of Office Online: The ability to have Skype Chats within the group document.
It’s been almost one year since the Xbox One launched in the United States, and Saturday, November 22nd marks the official date. The unit has had a great success tale since its launch, and had many updates to its software, and on Wednesday came out with prizes to celebrate it.
The Surface Pro 3 has been a huge hit for Microsoft, but one of the biggest bugs that many users have issues with, concerns the Wi-Fi in the unit. Finally on Wednesday, Microsoft issued their latest set of fixes, that should once and for all fix these Wi-Fi bugs. Along with other bugs, it stabilizes the Surface Pro 3 into a power horse.
Microsoft and the Xbox One are constantly updating its content, services, and offerings to its owners, and making them happier with every update. On Tuesday, Microsoft added a few new apps and released a few big title games for the console, making the Xbox One hotter than ever.
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