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.
Video is being used more and more across the world, and in the business world its being used a lot more as well. Office 365 is a perfect platform that could use video, and has been rumored to have it soon. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled Office 365 Video, which will be a nextgen portal, that will revolutionize the Office 365 world.
The product of OneDrive has become a much talked about product from Microsoft in the consumer space, as the company updated consumers to an unlimited amount of cloud space. But for businesses, OneDrive for Business has been a talked about product with some details talked about and some not. On Monday, Microsoft talked more about OneDrive for Business.
In the latest newstrends, infographics and reports with charts and graphs, always seem to make the news about a topic or company more entertaining. Microsoft has learned that, and on Monday released a report about itself by the numbers. The report as seen on the web is a tiled experience, like Windows 8, with plenty of data that is interesting.
One of the biggest complaints about Skype since its initial debut was the fact that it needed to be run via a separate app. It has been done so since the beginning, and with the evolution of technology and something called Web RTC, this may just change. On Friday, Microsoft and Skype announced a new Skype client that can be used in the browser.
Facebook in all its glory is one of the most visited web sites around, and its messenger product for all mobile platforms has gotten updates to give users a number of new features. Windows Phone was the last one to get the updates, and on Friday got the latest updates. It will help users communicate easier on Facebook and chat easier on Windows Phone.
Yammer is one of the most successful enterprise and business tools that Microsoft has acquired over the years, and making it work with Office 365 has been a chore. On Thursday, that chore has ended with support for Office 365 with Yammer. Plus hot Red Stripe deals on the Windows Store.
Windows Phone 8.1 continues to get a series of new applications by the day, and those with the higher end line of Lumia phones are always looking for photo and video editing apps. On Thursday, Microsoft on the Lumia Conversations blog, released its latest video editing app, called Movie Creator for Windows Phone 8.1 fans.
Two of the most effective tools that Microsoft has for developers is Visual Studio and .NET, and they have been tools that developers have used for years. Microsoft on Wednesday came out with huge news on both of them. Microsoft open sourced .NET’s core stack, while at the same time giving away Visual Studio Community 2013 for free.
If there is one thing that the cloud has taught Microsoft, its global expansion and local availability of its services. As Azure has expanded to over 19 regions around the globe, the need to get into more by the day grows. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the latest with Dynamics CRM in Japan.