New Preview Beta & Delta Rings 1811 Update – 10/30/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta and Delta Rings will begin receiving a new 1811 Xbox One system update (181026-1939). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1811 system update.   New Features:   Family Settings Children signing up for new accounts will now be asked to add a parent only if required to by local privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR or COPPA). This means that some minors, like teens in the U.S., will no longer have to add a parent and join a Microsoft family during signup. Xbox… Continue reading New Preview Beta & Delta Rings 1811 Update – 10/30/18

Your Nightclub Bouncer Job Just Got Real in Out of the Box on Xbox One

Our club is finally open, so get in line and prepare to enjoy Out of The Box on Xbox One! So, what is Out of The Box? Well, it’s a quirky, cartoonish bouncer simulator. Players not only get to do a bouncer’s job, meeting all sorts of strange characters and getting physical with some of them, they also get to experience a bloody, decision-based narrative with a pinch of dark humor and political incorrectness! In Out of The Box, players get to experience the night from the particular perspective of an ex-convict named Warren Baker, who cannot escape from his… Continue reading Your Nightclub Bouncer Job Just Got Real in Out of the Box on Xbox One

Instrumenting Observability: Getting Started and Pro Tips | The Open Source Show

Systems are increasingly complex and distributed, and standard metrics, monitoring, and logging aren’t enough: they catch known unknowns and send real-time updates – but what about what you don’t know? How do you set up a system that helps you see what… Continue reading Instrumenting Observability: Getting Started and Pro Tips | The Open Source Show

New Games with Gold for November 2018

Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In November on Xbox One, engage your enemies in the critically acclaimed shooter Battlefield 1, then test your nerves and dexterity in Race the Sun. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, relive the game that started it all in Assassin’s Creed, and rescue the soul of your beloved in Dante’s Inferno. All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games,… Continue reading New Games with Gold for November 2018

A Letter from Chris Charla: ID@Xbox Celebrates Release of 1,000 Titles Through the Program

Before we announced the ID@Xbox program, we did a listening tour in 2012 with more than 50 developers to help us shape a program that really worked for developers. At the time, it felt like a lot of people! It’s almost surreal that we’re now looking at thousands of talented people working at more than 3,000 studios independently creating games for millions of players around the world on Xbox One and Windows 10 with the ID@Xbox program. It’s an amazing feeling to not only see how much the independent development scene has grown over the years, but also to be… Continue reading A Letter from Chris Charla: ID@Xbox Celebrates Release of 1,000 Titles Through the Program

Microsoft’s Smart Campus IoT and AI project “Garcon” | Internet of Things Show

When IoT and AI come together to make buildings smarter, anything can happen. Microsoft’s campus is a great playground for developing and testing solutions such as project "Garcon". Ganesh and Olivier give us a quick walkthrough and demo of t… Continue reading Microsoft’s Smart Campus IoT and AI project “Garcon” | Internet of Things Show

New Preview Alpha Ring 1811 Update – 10/29/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving a new 1811 Xbox One system update (181026-1939). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1811 system update.   New Features:   Family Settings Children signing up for new accounts will now be asked to add a parent only if required to by local privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR or COPPA). This means that some minors, like teens in the U.S., will no longer have to add a parent and join a Microsoft family during signup. Xbox privacy… Continue reading New Preview Alpha Ring 1811 Update – 10/29/18