Bing Maps is one of Bing’s strongest features, and as it competes against Google, it needs more ammo to go against it on a day to day basis. On Friday, Microsoft and Bing announced the latest Bing Maps updates, which bring over 100 cities to have street-side imagery and 3D cities.
As Microsoft Azure is getting to be used by larger corporations and users around the globe, Microsoft is looking for ways to improve on its service. On Friday, Microsoft announced six major sets of update for Microsoft Azure, which should please many Azure developers.
The news around Windows 9 aka Threshold hasn’t been much of a quiet thing, as screenshots and rumors have circulated as of late about it. News on Thursday came out, that Threshold aka Windows 9 will be announced during a special press event, held by Microsoft, at an unknown place.
Consumers have been eating up Microsoft’s Red Stripe Deals, and every week the company is delivering great bargains for customers for all Windows machines. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest batch of Red Stripe Deals, which highlight music apps and a variety of great deals.
One of the biggest complaints about Skype in recent times, has been the inability to get all your Skype chat notifications in one place. On Wednesday, Skype issued a major update to its Skype Chat notifications for mobile devices, which will drastically help mobile users immediately.
When a week comes along that two major apps hit the Xbox One and Windows Phone at the same time, there is reason to write it up, and talk a bit about it. The news on Wednesday that the Xbox One gained the MTV app, and the Windows Phone gained Accuweather certainly gave Microsoft fans a treat.
Tuesday turned out to be a very busy day for Microsoft, as a new Windows Phone from a premiere manufacturer plus Android updates hit the scene. Both of these show the future of Microsoft as a truly mobile company with huge reaches seen on pleasing mobile users everywhere.
In more corporate Microsoft news on Tuesday, the Microsoft Board lost one of its members, as Steve Ballmer officially stepped down from the board. His news came as a shock to many who have followed the company, but in a post on the Microsoft site, details his reasons to move on.
The Xbox One from Microsoft continually is getting monthly updates, and its monthly updates are what is keeping it matches sales with Sony and its Playstation 4. On Monday, Microsoft announced that the latest August update is live, and brings a bunch of new features to owners.
Generally speaking, Microsoft’s Azure services in the cloud have been a very reliable set of features and products for users around the globe. But on Monday, the company suffered from a rare outage, which ran across a wide number of Azure features which caused problems for many.