Microsoft has released a new series of virtual machines running on their Azure servers. The D-Series come with up to 112 GB of memory and ~60% faster processors than the A-Series Virtual Machines. And perhaps most importantly, the D-Serie... keep reading
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Microsoft is rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 for the Lumia 930, bumping it to build 14157 which is believed to be 'Update 1' -- the build was spotted in one of Windows 8.1 Update 1 previews. Microsoft mentioned it's a minor upd... keep reading
Microsoft has released significant updates to Visual Studio, Team Explorer Everywhere, and Visual Studio Tools for Unity. These new improvements are based on developer feedback.
Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 2 is now available.... keep reading
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team has arrived on Windows Phone and now you can build your dream squad of footballers from a vast selection of players in over 500 licenses teams. The game is free and is developed by Electronic Arts.
"FIFA 15 U... keep reading
Today to become certified in Microsoft's technologies you must travel to a testing facility and have the exam proctored to you. Soon the same certification can be achieved over the internet. Microsoft is partnering with Pearson VUE to hav... keep reading
Despite the rapid growth in mobile gaming markets in Asia, developers are not able to generate much revenue out of it. Carrier billing has yet to be adopted in most locations, and credit card’s poor penetration have left developers with v... keep reading
Sunset Overdrive, the upcoming open world, third-person shooter game will hit Xbox One on October 28th as an exclusive title for the platform. Microsoft and Insomniac Games have been filming a live action trailer to promote the game and i... keep reading
Microsoft is set to open up three new Microsoft Stores across the United States this November. The new locations include Syracuse, New York on November 13th; Metairie, Louisiana on November 14th; and Chandler, Arizona on November 14th. ... keep reading
It's not a secret that students frequently can't afford a lot. That's why Microsoft introduced discounts and even free additions of tools needed for the education system, as in Office. The suite is something almost every student and teach... keep reading
The recently announced Lumia 830 and Lumia 735, are now finally prepping for their launch in the United Kingdom. Retailers Unlocked Mobiles and Clove have begun to accept their pre-orders and will be releasing the handsets start... keep reading
Today Skype has received an update for iOS 8 to v5.5. Now Skype takes advantage of the new features introduced by iOS 8. Rich lock screen and heads up notifications are now a part of the Skype app on iPhone.
When you receive a Sky... keep reading
Football season is going in its full force, and if you missed a game, you can now watch full replays of the matches on your Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone devices, thanks to NFL Game Rewind. NFL Game Rewind doesn't stream the matches live,... keep reading
A new video has just been uploaded to the official Nokia YouTube channel showcasing the Lumia 930. It's not your typical video that showcases the device in all its glory. Instead, the video shows you how the Lumia 930 lets two cats keep i... keep reading
Amazon’s Iain Kennedy has a found himself a new job. Kennedy who spearheaded product management for the e-commerce giant’s local commerce efforts will now be doing a similar job at Microsoft, according to his LinkedIn bio.
While K... keep reading
This weekend, Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus announced its next VR headset, Crescent Bay. At the sidelines of the event, the company also announced that native apps for this virtual reality headset will be coming to Microso... keep reading
For those of you with a shiny new Windows 8.1 PC or mobile device, having the right apps makes all the difference. Teachers and students alike can make the best of their new Windows 8.1 device by having our top ten apps to help make the s... keep reading
The Windows Phone Store is home to over 300,000 Windows Phone apps, with new apps coming in on a weekly basis. Let's take a look at the Windows Phone Store and see which apps are at the top of the charts when it comes to the free, paid, a... keep reading
At the IFA 2014 tradeshow earlier this month, Microsoft took the wraps off the Lumia 730 smartphone, the successor to last year affordable Lumia 720. The Lumia 730 comes with 5MP front facing camera, and is being touted as a "selfie phone... keep reading
As per usual, it's been a pretty busy week here at WinBeta with all the Windows 9 news breaking ground. This week, we got our first proper glimpse of Windows 9 thanks to a handful of new screenshots leaked from a number of different partn... keep reading
This week has been quite interesting in the world of Microsoft. We've covered a lot over the past week and chances are you most likely missed an important piece of news. Let's take a look back at the past seven days in a feature we call "... keep reading
As a partner of the ‘It’s On Us’ campaign by the Center for American Progress, Microsoft is getting involved in taking action against sexual violence, particularly in college where 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men experience some form of sexu... keep reading
Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, has confirmed in a tweet, that Minecraft will be coming to every corner of the Microsoft ecosystem.
Microsoft recently bought Mojang AB, the creators of Minecraft, for $2.5 bil... keep reading
The recently announced Lumia 830 has its looks going for it, appearing to be the result of a cross between the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 930, which are gorgeous devices in their own right. With the quad-core CPU, a 10-megaixel PureView camera,... keep reading
Depending on the part of the world you live in, the word "football" can mean different games, though most of the world thinks of it as what the US calls soccer. Either way, it's a fun and exciting sport, that is wildly popular. Now a new... keep reading
OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage solution, has multiple ways for users to get extra space, such as getting Office 365, though that subscription isn't free. Now the company is showing its smartphone rivals some love, offering extra spa... keep reading
All the gamers in China who were waiting for the Xbox One launch will have to wait a little longer, as Microsoft has postponed the launch of its gaming console till the end of this year. The Xbox One was previously stated to launch in Chi... keep reading
One of the biggest criticisms of Windows 8 is the scalability issues. As higher density displays get more and more popular, this problem only gets worse. Getting a full HD 13 inch laptop becomes a lot less appealing if everything on the s... keep reading
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Users who are currently participating in the Xbox One Preview, Microsoft has instructed participants to not install the most recent update due to an "unforese... keep reading
Contrary to popular belief, Microsoft will not be releasing a public Technical Preview at its September 30th event. According to my sources, Microsoft will allow the press first dibs on the new bits (or at least give them a very detailed... keep reading
Microsoft launched their latest console, Xbox One, with the goal of taking over your living room. So far, that goal has been accomplished within my household; our cable routes through our Xbox One’s HDMI-IN port and everything else is str... keep reading
Angry Birds is a franchise that doesn't require any introduction. Yes, you shoot a collection of angry birds at the evil ferocious pigs; however, the case is a little different when it comes to Angry Birds Star Wars 2, a title based on th... keep reading
Windows Phone owners that wished to set static IP addresses on their phones can now rejoice, well, at least those with a Lumia 525, 625, or 925. A new firmware update has been rolling out for those models that ever s... keep reading
If you’re involved in any sort of media production in the entertainment industry, be it TV, film, digital imaging or game creation, you’ll know how important it is to have a powerful computer by your side that won’t... keep reading
Our UK readers can rejoice! Microsoft has officially dropped the price of its premium Lumia 930 handset to £400 (off-contract). Additionally, the company is now bringing back the free 'wireless bundle' which includes a portable wireless d... keep reading
App updates are always welcomed, no matter how big or minor they are. Even a small number of bug fixes are appreciated, since it shows how committed the developers are to the operating system. Recently, a number of Windows Phone apps rece... keep reading
As we all know, Microsoft acquired Nokia's devices division, which was completed earlier this year. The software giant can use the Nokia and Lumia brands for the next few years, but the company is slowly making the transition to make sure... keep reading
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