WinBeta Your source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:48:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 95021432 Get your free Doctor Strange Cloak of Levitation Xbox Live prop here Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:48:46 +0000 Marvel’s Doctor Strange is getting a fun little promotion in the Xbox Live Marketplace with the giving away of a completely free digital avatar prop for Xbox Live users’ avatars. The prop in question...]]> 0 86600 Who sang that remix of Pure Imagination in the Microsoft Surface Studio video? Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:10:22 +0000 One of the biggest moments, if not the biggest moment, during Microsoft’s recent event was the company’s reveal of the new Surface Studio product. One reason for this is absolutely due to the impressive...]]> 0 86355 Windows 10 Creators Update features will soon roll out to Insiders, starting with Paint 3D in the Store Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:35:31 +0000 In a late day tweet, Sarkar informs Insiders that the Creators Update features should begin rolling out in various builds over the next few weeks to months.]]> 0 86374 Microsoft adds Touch Bar support to Office for Mac Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:00:40 +0000 It’s been an exciting time for Microsoft with their special event earlier this week where they revealed more powerful iterations of their Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book products as well as the completely...]]> 0 86341 Microsoft releases October 2016 update for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and Power Query Add-In Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:43:16 +0000 It's going to be a while until you get to dig into all of the Windows 10 changes Microsoft announced at the Creator's Update event, so take this update as a bit of an appetizer. ]]> 0 86328 Microsoft releases Host Integration Server 2016 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:47:06 +0000 The new version of Host Integration Server adds in support for Windows 10, along with tons of other changes.]]> 0 86317 Xbox One gets some more Backward Compatible titles with Rage, Killer is Dead, and Shred Nebula on tap Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:43:29 +0000 More Backward Compatible titles join the fray such as Rage, Killer is Dead, and Shred Nebula giving you hours more time to play the classics. ]]> 0 86314 Microsoft updates Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery to make legal investigation easier Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:25:17 +0000 Microsoft continues to boost its Office 365 app suite proposition, this time adding eDiscovery analysis workflow with one-click export support to Excel as well as two other new features. ]]> 0 86299 Microsoft expands Bing Ads platform with Shared Budgets Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:53:53 +0000 Bing Ads got an update with the new Shared Budgets tool, letting business users better allocate their invested money to more productive campaigns.]]> 0 86311 Skype for iOS updated with ability to send Skype message using Siri Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:59:16 +0000 Skype has updated its iOS apps to let you use voice commands to send Skype messages to any of your contacts.]]> 0 86300 OneNote for Android gets undo and redo support, can rename sections, and more Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:57:39 +0000 OneNote for Android received an update today adding in undo/redo support, the ability to rename sections, and more.]]> 0 86302 Amazon is offering some significant savings on Surface Book Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:41:59 +0000 Amazon is conveniently putting the Microsoft Surface Book on sale today for up to 25% off.]]> 0 86288 More info emerges on yesterday’s unsung heroes, the partner built $299 VR Windows Holographic headsets Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:58:46 +0000 Alex Kipman, the man behind the development of the HoloLens share more details about the first wave of third-party mixed reality headsets coming in early 2017.]]> 0 86256 Microsoft releases BizTalk Server 2016 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:57:06 +0000 Today, Microsoft marked an important milestone in enterprise hybrid cloud integration with the release of BizTalk Server 2016. Previously announced at BizTalk 360, BizTalk Server 2016 offers several on-premises application integration capabilities that help customers automate mission-critical business processes, but also showcases our strong commitment to the hybrid integration platform.]]> 0 86244 Bethesda posts modding guidelines for Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:47:08 +0000 If you're playing Skyrim Special Edition or Fallout 4, you might want to check out some new guidelines for modding the games. ]]> 0 86260 Microsoft is bringing Minecraft to Apple TV Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:22:31 +0000 It looks like Microsoft will be bringing Minecraft to the Apple TV, as Apple announced at their October event.]]> 0 86257 Xbox Live is hosting a free Multiplayer All-Access Event, free Borderlands Collections download this weekend Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:48:40 +0000 Microsoft has come out and has officially announced that Xbox Live is hosting a free Multiplayer All-Access Event, with Borderlands Collections as a free download this weekend]]> 0 86226 Windows 10 Creator’s Update to bring developer support for 3D, MyPeople and Surface Dial Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:47:55 +0000 An interview with Windows Developer Kevin Gallo shows off the developer perspective on the Creators Update and how they can be creators too. ]]> 0 86215 Windows Maps updated for Fast Ring Insiders, includes new Collections feature Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:44:16 +0000 Windows Insiders can now test a new "Collection" feature in the Windows 10 Maps app which lets them better organize their saved locations.]]> 0 86227 North American universities to begin using Microsoft’s HoloLens in courses Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:25:47 +0000 Pearson Education has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft that has the ultimate goal of exploring the power of mixed reality.]]> 0 86214 Yesterday’s Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio video at 3.6 million views less than 24 hours later Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:03:48 +0000 Less than 24 hours after its publication on the video sharing website, the video already has 3.6 million views and is the #2 trending video right now. ]]> 0 86196 Poll: After Creators Update, what should the next Windows 10 version be called? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:32:46 +0000 As I just said on Twitter, I’m really coming to love Microsoft’s newly announced name for Redstone 2, the “Creators Update.” It’s a name that changes the focus of the company’s viewpoint on productivity,...]]> 0 86162 PC makers could make their own Surface Dials, says Terry Myerson Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:29:01 +0000 Terry Myerson discussed additional plans for radial menus, the Surface Dial, and how third party manufacturers could make similar Surface Dial devices. ]]> 0 86163 Skype for Business for Mac is now Generally Available, iOS and Android apps gain new features Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:25:16 +0000 Following the release of several preview versions earlier this year, the Skype for Business Mac client is now generally available for Office 365 commercial users. ]]> 0 86164 Microsoft wins Game Publisher of the Year award for its Xbox One efforts Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:43:27 +0000 Microsoft won the "Game Publisher of The Year" award at the 45th annual Clio Key Art Awards in Los Angeles last week.]]> 0 86154 For some reason you can get The Borderlands Collection on Xbox One for free (update, it’s for real!) Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:41:16 +0000 The Borderlands Collection is currently listed as a free title on the store, but perhaps for a limited time only.]]> 0 86152 Attending the Windows 10 October Event, impressions of my first Microsoft show Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:13:19 +0000 What follows is an extremely personal look at what it was like for me to attend Microsoft's October NYC Press event.]]> 0 86083 5 cool facts about Microsoft’s new Surface Dial Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:01:00 +0000 During Microsoft’s special Windows 10 event, the tech giant unveiled a variety of new software and hardware innovations. From the slightly more powerful Surface Pro 4 to the redesigned Surface Book i7 and completely...]]> 0 86135 6 new Xbox One video games that launched this week Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:15:39 +0000 A host of new video games launched on Microsoft’s Xbox One console this week. Here are six of the more notable releases with their official game descriptions and shopping link for where to buy...]]> 0 86127 New Xbox One video game Saturday Morning RPG has music by 80’s Transformers composer Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:16:09 +0000 Saturday Morning RPG launched today on Microsoft’s Xbox One console in several regions. The game is a throwback to the Saturday morning cartoons kids watched in the 80s and 90s and boasts a soundtrack...]]> 0 86124