News tagged ‘microsoft’

Monday, 8 Jul 2013

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

In an effort to give Office Web Apps users a comprehensive productivity experience, Microsoft will be adding many new features in the coming months. PDF viewing is now possible in the Word Web App, and Excel Web App now supports freeze panes and data validation.

Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

The new Facebook 5.0 app for Windows Phone 8 features an overhauled UI, improved navigation, and timeline, just to name a few, with Facebook chat being built into the Messaging app on the Windows Phone as well.

Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

According to reports, former Microsoft Xbox boss Don Mattrick left so abruptly because of Microsoft's upcoming massive reorganization.

Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft has announced plans to discontinue the TechNet Subscription service. Currently, it allows subscribers to try full version and beta software from Microsoft's extensive library, for an annual fee as low as US$199. However, this service will be retired by the end of August 2013.

Friday, 28 Jun 2013

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Microsoft has announced Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY and WebGL. Early adopters can look forward to speedy web browsing, and interactive 2D and 3D graphics without the need for any plug-ins.

Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

At Build 2013, it was announced that Foursquare has developed a native tablet app for Windows 8 tablets. This is the company's first native tablet app. Several big-name apps are coming to the platform too, as Windows Store nears 100,000 apps.

Thursday, 27 Jun 2013

Modern-style Office Apps in the Works

Modern-style Office Apps in the Works

At the Build conference today, Microsoft has announced that Office apps that run in the Modern environment are in the works.

Monday, 24 Jun 2013

Major Microsoft Reorg Speculated on July 1st

Major Microsoft Reorg Speculated on July 1st

According to All Things D, Microsoft is expected to unveil a major restructuring on July 1st. CEO Steve Ballmer seems to have been planning this re-organization only with a small group of direct reports and some board members, leaving the larger group of leadership executives out of the loop.

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013

Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One Always Online and Used Game Policies

Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One Always Online and Used Game Policies

Following extremely negative feedback after E3, Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business President, Don Mattrick, has posted an update stating that the Xbox One will no longer require an always on internet connection, nor will there be any limitations to trading or sharing used games.

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013

Sony Raises Sales Projections of Playstation 4 After E3

Sony Raises Sales Projections of Playstation 4 After E3

Sony is raising its sales projections of its new Playstation 4 console after E3, after it has been warmly received by gamers.

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