WinBeta Your source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:41:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 95021432 Open Live Writer is now available for download in the Windows Store Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:34:41 +0000 Open Live Writer is now finally obtainable for download, free of cost from the Windows Store. ]]> 0 81790 Xbox France is giving away a stunning collector Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One S to celebrate release Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:23:15 +0000 Xbox France is celebrating the release of Forza Horizon 3 by giving away a unique, heavily customized Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One S console which comes with a classy leather Xbox One S controller.]]> 0 81792 5 popular developer apps for Windows 10 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:06:47 +0000 Windows 10 for developers is getting better and better. While the Windows Store app gap problem is still a huge issue for Microsoft and Windows 10, it may take some time for before Windows fans see the apps they want in the Windows Store. At the moment, there are plenty of helpful apps to get developers of any experience level started on creating Windows 10 apps.]]> 0 81448 Azure Service Fabric for Windows Server now available for download at no cost Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:04:30 +0000 Azure Service Fabric for Windows Server now available for download at no cost. ]]> 0 81781 System Center 2016 launched along with new services for Operations Management Suite Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:50:10 +0000 Today, Microsoft announced the latest version of their datacenter management tool, Microsoft System Center 2016, and several new features for Microsoft Operations Management Suite. System Center 2016 has received expanded data center management capabilities,...]]> 0 81776 Microsoft announces SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:54 +0000 Microsoft has just announced the first Feature Pack for SharePoint Server 2016, Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016. These Feature Packs, of which there will be more, are a way of rolling out...]]> 0 81772 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 and Forza Horizon 3 launch on Xbox One Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:34:10 +0000 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 and Forza Horizon 3 both launched today on the Xbox One. Forza Horizon 3 had been playable for a few days through early access for those gamers who had pre-ordered...]]> 0 81766 Discover lesser-known Xbox One video games in Instant Indie Collection 3 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:46:31 +0000 Game publisher, Curve Digital, has just released a bundle of three new Xbox One video games developed by indie game studios. Called, Instant Indie Collection: Vol. 3, the bundle contains the games, Action Henk,...]]> 0 81761 Resident Evil 7: biohazard Standard and Deluxe pre-orders go live on Xbox One Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:55:14 +0000 The latest entry in the popular Resident Evil video game franchise, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, is now available to pre-order on the Xbox One console in both a Standard and Deluxe digital version. The...]]> 0 81756 EVERSPACE and XCOM 2 bring the Sci-Fi back to Xbox One gaming Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:09:07 +0000 XCOM 2 and EVERSPACE are both now available to buy, download, and play on Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console. XCOM 2 is the latest game in the long-running XCOM video game franchise which...]]> 0 81752 The AAA Medical Windows Phone app solves a major accessibility issue Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:25:48 +0000 A new medical app launched for Windows phone last month and it’s already seeing success with implementation within 20 large U.K. teaching hospitals. Named, AAA Medical, the app is designed to increase productivity in...]]> 0 81746 Amazon has Star Wars Battlefront standard edition on sale for Xbox One for only $17.20 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:28:28 +0000 Star Wars: Battlefront is on sale at Amazon for cheap not long after the release of its second expansion DLC titled Death Star.]]> 0 81723 Azure Disk Encryption for Linux VMs now generally available Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:44:55 +0000 The Azure Disk Encryption will now provide security measures for Linux VMs. ]]> 0 81739 Azure Security Center gets new capabilities for stronger cloud security posture Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:47:00 +0000 With the clear and present danger of cyber threats, securing cloud-based services remains a constant concern. In July 2016, Azure Security Center first became generally available. Since that time, Microsoft has worked nonstop to ensure that the Azure Security Center remains effective at stopping cyber threats before they start with the help of Microsoft's partners.]]> 0 81721 Office 365 now in use by over 70 million commercial subscriptions Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:32:47 +0000 Office 365 is now the proud house of seventy million commercial subscribers as of September 26, 2016, which is up from the sixty million number the company presented during a keynote at its developer conference roughly seven months ago.]]> 0 81727 Microsoft resurrecting OneDrive ‘placeholders’ with upcoming On-Demand Sync feature Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:27:08 +0000 Users of OneDrive will be happy to see the use of placeholders again with a new name: On-Demand Sync.]]> 0 81709 Cortana gains new Health Insights driven by business intelligence Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:10:19 +0000 Soon, Windows 10 and Cortana on iOS and Android will be able to use the digital assistant to pull data from the Microsoft Health app to monitor a user’s dietary behavior. ]]> 0 81716 Microsoft details evolution from Delve Analytics to ‘MyAnalytics’ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:45:59 +0000 MyAnalytics takes the former Delve Analytics and builds on top of it with new features to help you improve your personal productivity. ]]> 0 81684 Azure achieved ISO 22301 certification, demonstrating industry-leading continuity and disaster recovery Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:44:36 +0000 Microsoft highlights some of the company’s best practices to fully utilize the data and security redundancies embedded in Azure that is now enabled thanks to its ISO 22301 certification.]]> 0 81703 Microsoft’s Project Springfield is a new cloud-based bug detector Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:32:47 +0000 Today, Microsoft announced over at the official Microsoft blog the availability of a preview of a new cloud-based bug detector codenamed Project Springfield.]]> 0 81697 Microsoft introduces new NFL Fantasy Football Bot for Skype Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:28:14 +0000 Soon Skype users will be able to get Fantasy Football news and notifications within the messaging app. ]]> 0 81690 Azure DNS now generally available Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:59:55 +0000 Microsoft has now made Azure DNS generally available to all of its cloud services customers.]]> 0 81679 HP is rolling out Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update to Elite X3 smartphones via new firmware Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:20:58 +0000 HP Elite X3 handset is finally getting some clarification now that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is rolling out with fixes. ]]> 0 81666 Microsoft is retooling its datacenters with FPGA chips Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:08:30 +0000 Microsoft is using programmable chips called field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in its data centers to power its online services that will soon leverage artificial intelligence and deep neural networks.]]> 0 81662 Watch Drew Brees (and his 5 year old son) in the latest Microsoft Surface NFL ad Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:58:39 +0000 The one minute and 47-second long clip place the Surface Pro 4 in the hands of several pro athletes as they go about strength training, play calling, drilling on technique, recruiting, and more important communicating with family.]]> 0 81658 Office 365 receives a number of enhancements for better connectivity at Ignite 2016, including new Delve app for Windows 10 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:47:00 +0000 Office 365 is getting some major updates to how people interact within an organization, including the addition of the new Delve app.]]> 0 81651 Ignite 2016 brings a ton of new features and functionality to Office 365 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:37:57 +0000 Microsoft announced a number of key features and functionality updates for Office 365 in September at the Ignite 2016 event.]]> 0 81653 Microsoft brings metrics and logs together in one place with new Azure Monitor Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:27:10 +0000 For those looking for an all-in-one monitoring solution for keeping track of Azure users within a company, Microsoft is previewing its new Azure Monitor service as of today.]]> 0 81639 Open Live Writer is coming to the Windows Store, Scott Hanselman announces at Ignite Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:17:11 +0000 Scott Hanselman has announced that open Live Writer will be coming to the Windows Store.]]> 0 81631 Skype for Business enhances iOS integration, more real-time transcription and translation, more Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:01:10 +0000 Microsoft has announced today at Ignite 2016 new Skype for Business clients for iOS and macOS X, real-time transcription and translation in Skype Meeting Broadcast and several other new innovations.]]> 0 81625