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"Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition" illustration with the faces of various characters
You can now pre-order “Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition” – which releases Nov. 14 – at the Microsoft Store and Steam. It has four brand-new civilizations, three new campaigns, cross-network play and a transport ship full of game improvements. You'll also be able to play it using the Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta). And now, you can also play the definitive first chapter of the “Age of Empires” franchise (“Age of Empires: Definitive Edition”) on Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and buy it from the Microsoft Store and Steam. It now supports cross-network play across all available platforms, which means you can now play with anyone, anywhere. Read more over at Xbox Wire. The post You can now pre-order ‘Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition' and buy ‘Age of Empires: Definitive Edition' appeared first on Windows Blog.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows Blog
GIF shows Windows 10 lock screen and resetting PIN using forgot PIN link
Editor's note: We're back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We've been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop. We know remembering a PIN can be tricky, so thanks to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Microsoft account users will find a revamped Windows Hello PIN reset experience on the Windows 10 lock screen with the same look and feel as signing in on the web. Try it by clicking the “I forgot my PIN” link when signing in to Windows with a PIN. Insiders can try it out on all Windows 10 editions. Check it out in action: If you like this, check out more Windows 10 Tips. The post Windows 10 Tip: Streamlined Windows Hello PIN reset experience appeared first on Windows Blog.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows Blog
Photo of the Alienware Aurora tower
Dell and Alienware arrive at the 11th annual gamescom with a complete PC gaming ecosystem aimed at satisfying both die-hard gamers and newer players. Alienware Aurora The Alienware Aurora brings the new Legend Industrial design – introduced at CES earlier this year – to a desktop for the first time. It provides improved airflow, along with Intel's latest 9th Generation Core Processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphic cards. A tool-less upgrade option offers product longevity and scalable performance. It'll be available in the U.S. Aug. 20, starting at $969.99. Dell G5 For the new PC gamer or those who are looking for budget-friendly gaming options, the new Dell G5 Desktop extends the G Series brand into the realm of desktops. It's designed to offer game-ready power, graphics and features in a compact, upgradeable form. Play uninterrupted with the powerful performance and split-second responsiveness of up to i9 K-Series CPUs and VR-capable NVIDIA GeForce GTX and RTX or AMD Radeon graphic cards. It's easy to expand or upgrade with a tool-less entry and additional storage slots inside. In the Alienware Command Center, you can set the best thermal mode depending on whether you're gaming, working, studying or watching videos. It'll be available in the U.S. Aug. 19, starting at $629. Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor Marking yet another milestone, Alienware rolls out the world's first 55-inch OLED gaming monitor* with the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor (AW5520QF). It has a 120Hz variable refresh rate, a response time of 0.5ms (gray-to-gray) and low-input latency, so images get to the screen much faster. Gamers experience the colors as they were designed with color accuracy and depth at 98+% DCI-P3 color coverage. The sharp 4k UHD resolution allows for either sitting up close for intense gaming, or farther away with a gamepad for a more casual experience. AMD Radeon FreeSync minimizes graphic distortions such
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows Blog
Microsoft showed off Gears of War 5's horde mode, NBA 2k20's career mode, and the new games coming to Game Pass during its latest episode of Inside Xbox. The episode spanned over an hour and a ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
At gamescom 2019, Microsoft today announced several improvements coming to to Xbox Game Pass app and Xbox app for Windows PCs. These improvements will make it easy for gamers to find new games, manage ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
Owners of Microsoft's Xbox One may soon be able to stream games from their home console to their iPhone or iPad, with alleged screenshots of a configuration process indicating a personal network ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
Back in June, Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass for PC. And along with the new service, Microsoft announced a new Xbox app for PCs. Today, it's announcing some new updates to Xbox Game Pass for PC at ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
The Xbox app for Windows 10 is the tip of the spear as Microsoft tries to re-engage PC gamers. As the primary client for Xbox Game Pass for PC, the Xbox app for Windows 10 also sports nifty voice chat ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
Samsung's “Link to Windows” feature is a lot like Microsoft's Your Phone app; It lets you sync ... as well as as the Galaxy Note 8 and 9. Advertisement We'll show you how to get this ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
Samsung's “Link to Windows” feature is a lot like Microsoft's Your Phone app; It lets you sync ... as well as as the Galaxy Note 8 and 9. Advertisement We'll show you how to get this ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
Samsung's “Link to Windows” feature is a lot like Microsoft's Your Phone app; It lets you sync ... as well as as the Galaxy Note 8 and 9. Advertisement We'll show you how to get this ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
Version 8.6 of the popular Debian-derived Linux distribution Knoppix ... and by default in Arch. SEE: How to choose between Windows, macOS, and Linux (free PDF) (TechRepublic) Complaints about systemd ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows 8 News
The 8-year-old suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his ... The suspects, believed to be traveling in a burgundy Honda Accord with tinted windows, fired multiple shots into the boys' car, ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows 8 News
An 8-year-old boy sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm during the incident. the children were shot while in a Ford Escape, according to a news release. The suspect(s), traveling ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows 8 News
An 8-year-old boy sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm during the incident. the children were shot while in a Ford Escape, according to a news release. The suspect(s), traveling ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows 8 News
An 8-year-old boy sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm during the incident. the children were shot while in a Ford Escape, according to a news release. The suspect(s), traveling ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Windows 8 News
Microsoft has opened up its wallet recently and purchased the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, jClarity. The details of the acquisition have yet to really surface but both Microsoft ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
Microsoft has opened up its wallet recently and purchased the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, jClarity. The details of the acquisition have yet to really surface but both Microsoft ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
Microsoft has opened up its wallet recently and purchased the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, jClarity. The details of the acquisition have yet to really surface but both Microsoft ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
Microsoft has opened up its wallet recently and purchased the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, jClarity. The details of the acquisition have yet to really surface but both Microsoft ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
Last year, before Microsoft ditched its own browser engine to replace it with Chromium, the company showed off Edge beating Chrome in a video streaming test on Surface Books running Windows 10. SEE: ...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
Earlier
2 SSDs with Intel Optane technology, and Intel's latest Core i9-9980HK 8-core "Coffee Lake" CPUs. And vendors like HP and Dell manage to squeeze all of that technology into relatively thin and light ...
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
2 SSDs with Intel Optane technology, and Intel's latest Core i9-9980HK 8-core "Coffee Lake" CPUs. And vendors like HP and Dell manage to squeeze all of that technology into relatively thin and light ...
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
Showing the temperature of the GPU in Task Manager.
Hello Windows Insiders, today we're releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18963 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. IMPORTANT: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, these builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If you take this flight, you won't be able to switch Slow or Release Preview rings without doing a clean-install on your PC. If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you're on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren't working the way you expected. What's new in Build 18963 GPU temperature comes to Task Manager One of the longstanding requests we've been tracking for Task Manager is to add temperature monitoring support, and with today's build we're making progress on that ask. If you have a dedicated GPU card, we will now bubble up the current temperature next to its listing in the Performance Tab. We hope you like the change! If you have any further feedback for Task Manager, please don't hesitate to share it. To make suggestions or report issues in this space, press WIN+F and file the feedback under Desktop Environment > Task Manager in the Feedback Hub. Notes: Showing the GPU temperature in Task Manager is currently only supported if you have a dedicated GPU card. You may need an updated graphics driver to see the temperature. Specifically one which supports version 2.4 (or higher) of WDDM is required. To check which version your
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Windows Blog
Screen capture showing the WebView2Browser sample app
At this year's Build conference in May, we announced the Win32 preview of the WebView2 control powered by the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. Since then, we have been engaging with the community and partners to collect a great deal of feedback, and delivering SDK updates every six-weeks. To demonstrate the new WebView's capabilities, we built a sample browser app (we call it WebView2Browser) using the WebView2 APIs. The intent was to develop a rich sample that benefits other developers building on top of WebView2, and to provide direct feedback to the rest of the WebView2 team from first-hand app-building experience. The sample features an array of functionalities, such as navigation, searching from the address bar, tabs, favorites, history, and verifying a secure connection. Get the sample on GitHub You can read more about WebView2Browser and play with the source code on our GitHub repo. The sample code demonstrates a variety of WebView workflows – from the basics of using navigation APIs and calling JavaScript to retrieve the document title, to more advanced cases such as communicating between multiple WebViews through postMessage and using Chrome DevTools Protocol. The app-building experience also gave us some great ideas for future WebView functionalities – accelerator key event, user data/cache management – just to name a few. Build your own WebView2 app Apart from the WebView2Browser sample, you can also learn more about WebView2 through our documentation and getting-started guide. Tell us what you plan to build with WebView2 and we're excited to hear your thoughts on our feedback repo. – Limin Zhu, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge WebView The post WebView2Browser: A rich sample for WebView2 appeared first on Windows Blog.
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Windows Blog
The company announced the marketplace in the June 2019 quarter as a counter to ... That trailed both AWS (47.8 percent) and Microsoft Azure (15.5 percent), but led both Google (4.0 percent) and IBM (1 ...
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
The company announced the marketplace in the June 2019 quarter as a counter to ... That trailed both AWS (47.8 percent) and Microsoft Azure (15.5 percent), but led both Google (4.0 percent) and IBM (1 ...
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
The company announced the marketplace in the June 2019 quarter as a counter to ... That trailed both AWS (47.8 percent) and Microsoft Azure (15.5 percent), but led both Google (4.0 percent) and IBM (1 ...
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
The company announced the marketplace in the June 2019 quarter as a counter to ... That trailed both AWS (47.8 percent) and Microsoft Azure (15.5 percent), but led both Google (4.0 percent) and IBM (1 ...
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
The company announced the marketplace in the June 2019 quarter as a counter to ... That trailed both AWS (47.8 percent) and Microsoft Azure (15.5 percent), but led both Google (4.0 percent) and IBM (1 ...
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace