Non-suspending UWP Desktop Apps

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Development MVP Magnus Montin as part of our Technical Tuesday series.  A traditional Windows desktop application such as a .NET or a classic Win32 application is either running or non-running. This is not true for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app however. These kind of apps that… Continue reading Non-suspending UWP Desktop Apps

Scott Hanselman Talks with Team XGLU – the Winners of the 15th Imagine Cup!

Three students from the Czech Republic took home $100,000 after winning Imagine Cup last July.  They built a holistic hardware, software and gamification application that helps Type 1 diabetics, particularly children, manage their disease. XGLU’s … Continue reading Scott Hanselman Talks with Team XGLU – the Winners of the 15th Imagine Cup!

Digital transformation on a global scale—Accenture runs its business on Microsoft

One of the first global corporations to migrate to Office 365, Accenture has 484,000 Exchange Online mailboxes. Consultants work in creative teams and stay engaged with the company through 20,000 SharePoint Online sites, and more than 25,000 employees are enthusiastic early adopters of Microsoft Teams.

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What’s This? Learn More About Pseudo-Loc in Preview

Hello, Xbox Insiders! If you’ve been a member of the Xbox One System Update Preview for a month or three years, you may be wondering “What’s with the funny text I sometimes see in places?” Well, have I got some news for you folks: you aren’t alone. One of the more commonly reported issues from users we receive during a Preview update is related to this very issue. Why is this text funny you may ask? I’m glad you did, and I’ll be happy to elaborate on what it is you are seeing. You see, while we are in Preview… Continue reading What’s This? Learn More About Pseudo-Loc in Preview

New Preview Beta and Delta System Update – 1/29/18

Preview Beta and Delta Insiders can expect another new update today, complete with brand new fixes. This update (1802.180125-1923) will begin rolling out at 2 p.m. PST and will become mandatory shortly after that. Read on to learn more about the fixes and known issues related to this build. Fixes: My Games and Apps Fixed an error that resulted in content that was installing/downloading not resuming after a reboot. Certain games when installing had been failing to run on first launch until a reboot – this is now fixed. Party Chat Reliability fixes to improve the time it takes for… Continue reading New Preview Beta and Delta System Update – 1/29/18

Microsoft acquires PlayFab, accelerating game development innovation in the cloud

Together, Azure and PlayFab will further unlock the power of the intelligent cloud for the gaming industry, enabling game developers and delighting gamers around the world.

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Xbox Designs the Ultimate Football Ring for Fans

How would you like to win your very own Xbox ring inspired by the Big Game just by playing Madden NFL 18 on Xbox One? We’re talking 10 carats, premium white gold with 188 diamonds and 46 earthy green tsavorite stones valued at over $10,000! From now until February 5, Xbox fans who win an online head-to-head matchup playing Madden NFL 18 on Xbox, while broadcasting on Mixer, will be eligible to win our one-of-a-kind Xbox-themed ring. Check out the full details of the sweepstakes on Mixer here. The winner will be selected at random on February 7, so don’t… Continue reading Xbox Designs the Ultimate Football Ring for Fans

Xbox Live Sessions: Rob Gronkowski to Play Madden for Special Football Show

Calling all football fans! The Big Game is almost here and who better to help us celebrate than with two-time champ, Rob Gronkowski? That’s right! Gronk is bringing his gaming skills to Xbox Live Sessions: Big Game Edition, as he challenges former teammate LeGarrette Blount to a Madden NFL 18 showdown on Xbox One X. Featuring our 4K Ultra HD enhanced edition of Madden for Xbox One X, Gronk and Blount will square-off on Tuesday, January 30 at 5:30 p.m. PT. Fans are invited to visit the Microsoft Store at Mall of America to watch Gronk and Blount in-person, but other… Continue reading Xbox Live Sessions: Rob Gronkowski to Play Madden for Special Football Show