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Earlier this year, reports and rumors flooded the Internet that Microsoft and Nintendo were in talks to bring Xbox Game Pass to Nintendo Switch. And while these talks may have happened ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
The Surface RT - I'm going with the common name - was a simple proposition. A tablet-based Windows experience, optimised for portability, featuring a number of detachable keyboard and covers for ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
The Surface RT - I'm going with the common name - was a simple proposition. A tablet-based Windows experience, optimised for portability, featuring a number of detachable keyboard and covers for ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
The Surface RT - I'm going with the common name - was a simple proposition. A tablet-based Windows experience, optimised for portability, featuring a number of detachable keyboard and covers for ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
The Surface RT - I'm going with the common name - was a simple proposition. A tablet-based Windows experience, optimised for portability, featuring a number of detachable keyboard and covers for ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
The Surface RT - I'm going with the common name - was a simple proposition. A tablet-based Windows experience, optimised for portability, featuring a number of detachable keyboard and covers for ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Surface News
Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! With Microsoft remaining as a trillion dollar ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! With Microsoft remaining as a trillion dollar ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! With Microsoft remaining as a trillion dollar ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! With Microsoft remaining as a trillion dollar ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Microsoft Xbox
Summers allegedly returned to the home around 8 a.m., this time knocking on the door. The resident did not open the door. He then ripped an air conditioning unit out of one of the windows in order to ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Windows 8 News
Summers allegedly returned to the home around 8 a.m., this time knocking on the door. The resident did not open the door. He then ripped an air conditioning unit out of one of the windows in order to ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Windows 8 News
Summers allegedly returned to the home around 8 a.m., this time knocking on the door. The resident did not open the door. He then ripped an air conditioning unit out of one of the windows in order to ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Windows 8 News
Summers allegedly returned to the home around 8 a.m., this time knocking on the door. The resident did not open the door. He then ripped an air conditioning unit out of one of the windows in order to ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Windows 8 News
Toronto police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying eight men wanted for damaging a squad car ... media showed the men jumping on the car and photos showed the windows of a police car ...
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Windows 8 News
... for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. These security updates address a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections from Windows to unsecure Bluetooth devices. ...
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
Although BitLocker Drive Encryption is a useful feature (especially for mobile devices, such as laptops ... Also, this guide is focused on Windows 10, but these instructions should also work on ...
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
If you own a digital camera, an Android device, an MP3 player ... You can just install Recoverit free version on your Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10. If you own a Mac, then you can install it on macOS ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
If you own a digital camera, an Android device, an MP3 player ... You can just install Recoverit free version on your Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10. If you own a Mac, then you can install it on macOS ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
If you own a digital camera, an Android device, an MP3 player ... You can just install Recoverit free version on your Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10. If you own a Mac, then you can install it on macOS ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Windows Phone 8 News
3P WinRT component vs. desktop host app.
At Microsoft Build, we announced that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) would include XAML Islands v1. Below you can find more details on the roadmap and two workstreams in progress to complete the developer experience: the .NET wrappers and Visual Studio 2019 support. What are XAML Islands? XAML Islands enable .NET and native Win32 applications to host UWP XAML controls. You can enhance the experience and functionality of your existing desktop applications with the latest UI innovations previously only available for UWP apps. For example, you can use the UWP XAML controls such as ColorPicker, InkCanvas, CalendarView, and NavigationView in your existing C++ Win32, Windows Forms, and WPF applications. With XAML Islands you can modernize your app at your own pace without having to rewrite your app–just use the UWP XAML controls. How can I use XAML Islands? The first component is the UWP XAML hosting API. This is a set of Windows 10 APIs (Windows Runtime classes and COM interfaces) that are shipped within the Windows 10 version 1903. If you have a native C++ Win32 app that is using the Common Controls library (Comctl32.dll) or MFC and you need to modernize your UI, use these APIs. The second component consists of the .NET wrapped controls and the host controls. Those are a set of UWP XAML hosting API wrappers in the Windows Community Toolkit for both Windows Forms and WPF developers. What are the requirements for using XAML Islands in my application? Windows 10 version 1903 and above: Regardless you have a native Win32 app or a .NET app, this first version of XAML Islands only works on apps running in the Windows 10 version 1903 and above. Windows 10 SDK version 1903 (10.0.18362): This SDK provides the headers, libraries, metadata, and tools for building Windows 10 apps with XAML Islands. Packaged desktop app: Desktop
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Windows Blog
Screenshot showing Cursor & pointer page
At Microsoft, we're on a journey to empower every person on the planet, including people with disabilities, to achieve more. A recent blog post, entitled “Inspired by Insiders: Accessibility,” shared how we are creating experiences that support our users' needs. We are collecting, analyzing and acting on feedback from users; we are increasingly customer driven, some might even say we're becoming customer obsessed. If you haven't read the blog, please do. I highly recommend it. In this blog post, I am happy to share how our latest update, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, delivers on our mission by continuing to act on user feedback, in particular feedback from people with low vision or who are blind. We're continuing to make Windows 10 easier to see and easier to use without a display with Narrator. Making Windows easier to see Bigger, brighter mouse pointers In the previous release, we made it easier to make text larger across Windows. Already, more than 900,000 people are using larger text to make Windows 10 easier to see. Many of the same users indicated that while larger text was great, they were having trouble tracking their mouse pointer especially on high resolution displays. You now have more ways to see Windows 10 your way, with the addition of new bigger and brighter mouse pointers. In addition to making the pointer larger, you can choose from a recommended set of bright highlight colors or you can also change the pointer to your favorite color by going to Settings > Ease of Access > Cursor & pointer. Magnifier improvements For some users with low vision, the combination of setting larger text and mouse pointers makes Windows easier to use. Others prefer using Magnifier. We made several improvements to Magnifier in this release, including new defaults for Magnifier settings and smoother interactions when you
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Windows Blog
Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now have access to Remote Engines for quick deployments of cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-on premise environments in Azure Singapore – June 2019 – Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
Kale Logistics Solutions' latest offerings, next-generation regulatory single windows and multimodal logistics e-Marketplace, are in line with its commitment to facilitate foreign trade by ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
Kale Logistics Solutions' latest offerings, next-generation regulatory single windows and multimodal logistics e-Marketplace, are in line with its commitment to facilitate foreign trade by ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
Kale Logistics Solutions' latest offerings, next-generation regulatory single windows and multimodal logistics e-Marketplace, are in line with its commitment to facilitate foreign trade by ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
Kale Logistics Solutions' latest offerings, next-generation regulatory single windows and multimodal logistics e-Marketplace, are in line with its commitment to facilitate foreign trade by ...
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Microsoft Marketplace
Set an absolute bandwidth value to better control Delivery Optimization in Settings.
Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18917 (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 wish to remain on 19H1, please change your ring settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program *before* taking this flight. See this blog post for details. If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head on 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 the features in this build on your device? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you're on the Fast ring. What's new in 18917 New download throttling options for Delivery Optimization We've heard from our users with very low connection speeds that setting download throttling as a percentage of available bandwidth isn't providing enough relief in reducing the impact on their network. That's why we've added a new option to throttle the bandwidth used by Delivery Optimization as an absolute value. You can set this separately for Foreground downloads (downloads that you initiate from Windows Store for example) or background downloads. This option already exists for IT Pros who use Group Policies or MDM policies to configure Delivery Optimization. In this build, we've made it easier to set via the settings page. You can access this option via Settings > Update & Security > Delivery Optimization > Advanced Options Narrator improvements Data
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Windows Blog
Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 18912 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 18912 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider. For feedback and updates to the known issues, please see the developer forum. For new developer feature requests, head over to our Windows Platform UserVoice. Things to note This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017 and 2019. You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 build 1903 or earlier to the Microsoft Store. The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can download the Visual Studio 2019 here. This build of the Windows SDK will install ONLY on Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. In order to assist with script access to the SDK, the ISO will also be able to be accessed through the following static URL: https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/sg/Windows_InsiderPreview_SDK_en-us_18912_1.iso. Tools Updates Message Compiler (mc.exe) Now detects the Unicode byte order mark (BOM) in .mc files. If the .mc file starts with a UTF-8 BOM, it will be read as a UTF-8 file. Otherwise, if it starts with a UTF-16LE BOM, it will be read as a UTF-16LE file. If the -u parameter was specified, it will be read as a UTF-16LE file. Otherwise, it will be read using the current code page (CP_ACP). Now avoids one-definition-rule (ODR) problems in MC-generated C/C++ ETW helpers caused by conflicting configuration macros (e.g. when two .cpp files with conflicting definitions of MCGEN_EVENTWRITETRANSFER are linked into the same binary, the MC-generated ETW helpers will now respect the definition of MCGEN_EVENTWRITETRANSFER in each .cpp file instead of arbitrarily picking one
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Windows Blog
iCloud Drive shown in File Explorer
Apple and Microsoft are making it easy for customers to access and enjoy the benefits of their iCloud account across their Windows 10 PC and Apple devices with the all-new iCloud for Windows app available today from the Microsoft Store. You can easily access your photos, videos, mail, calendar, files and other important information from your iCloud account on the go and on your Windows 10 PC. iCloud is home to iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks and more. The new iCloud for Windows app introduces a new iCloud Drive experience for Windows 10 users powered by the same Windows technology that also powers OneDrive's Files On-Demand feature, enabling users to be more productive offline on mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS. With the iCloud for Windows app and iCloud Drive on your Windows 10 PC, you can: Access your iCloud Drive files right from File Explorer, without using up space on your PC Choose the files and folders you want to keep on your PC Safely store all your files in iCloud Drive and access them from your iOS device, Mac and on iCloud.com Share any file right from File Explorer and easily collaborate with others – edits will be synced across your devices We're excited to announce that starting today, iCloud for Windows is now available to download as an app in the Microsoft Store worldwide. For more information about the iCloud for Windows app please visit Apple Support. The post Apple's all-new iCloud for Windows app, now available in the Microsoft Store appeared first on Windows Blog.
Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Windows Blog