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Xbox Preview Program is Becoming the Xbox Insider Program

Microsoft is bringing the “Insider” name to Xbox, replacing Xbox Preview Program with the Xbox Insider Program. To kick off the changes, Xbox Preview Dashboard that has been rebuilt from the ground-up based, with the following highlights: A new name – the Xbox Insider Hub Personalized to give you more relevant announcements, quests, and Insider content opportunities to get early access...

Microsoft Gets Serious About Creative Update, Begins Bug Bash

Microsoft today has announced via the Windows 10 Feedback Hub that it is launching a Bug Bash for Windows 10 for November 2016. The Bug Bash starts today and lasts until Sunday November 13th, 11:59 PM PST. The event is offered internally within Microsoft as well as with Windows Insiders. The Bug Bash is run to help identify new bugs for the features announced recently as part of the upcoming Windo...

Android Auto Comes to More Cars Through the Smartphone

Google is making available today better support for any vehicle for Android Auto. Android Auto launched 2 years ago as Google’s way of providing integrated services for turn-by-turn directions, music, and hands-free communications. Google’s announcement today seeks to bring Android Auto to anyone with an Android-based smartphone… We know there are millions of older cars on the ro...

Gmail and Google Calendar Enhancements for iOS Rolling Out

Google has updated its apps for Gmail and Calendar for iOS. Here’s the new functionality you can expect to find. Gmail Faster performance Undo Send Search faster with instant results and spelling suggestions Swipe to archive or delete Calendar Month view and week in landscape view Spotlight Search support Alternate calendars Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pro...

Microsoft Extends Support for EMET until July 2018

EMET has become a standard for security administrators needing to mitigate active exploits before Microsoft has a chance to plug holes in its software. This past week Microsoft has announced that it will extend support for EMET until July 31, 2018.  The company had originally planned to end support on January 27, 2017. Finally , we have listened to customers’ feedback regarding the January 27, 201...

Prodigal Product: Microsoft Access Now Comes with Office Business and Business Premium

Once upon a time, Microsoft Access was a full-fledged Microsoft Office citizen with many small to medium-sized companies developing and using Access-created UIs and databases to run some or all of the business. Over recent years, not much has been seen/heard of Microsoft Access. Today, Microsoft is announcing that Microsoft Access will be included with Office 365 Business and Office Business Premi...

Support for ConfigMgr Current Branch 1511 Ends December 8, 2016

A word of warning to System Center Configuration Manager customers… The first release of the Current Branch, version 1511, was made generally available on Dec 8th, 2015 and will reach its end-of-support date on Dec 8th, 2016. After this date, there will be no more security updates or technical support for Configuration Manager (CB – version 1511). Microsoft will no longer provide security fi...

Avoid Running Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 for Now

A recent cumulative update for Exchange 2016 was intended to add support for Windows Server 2016. But, after numerous reported issues, Microsoft has acknowledged a problem exists. According to the release notes… If you attempt to run Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU3 on Windows Server 2016, you will experience errors in the IIS host process W3WP.exe. There is no workaround at this time. You should...

New Resources Added to the Microsoft MVP Program

Earlier, we told you about the new “MVP Reconnect” program that gives former MVPs the opportunity to stay connected to peers and product leaders. Microsoft is also adding additional resources to drive excitement and help evolve a program that has become stagnate over the past few years. Those that have participated in the MVP program for any length of time know that it goes through cyc...

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL for $79 While Supplies Last

Diehard Windows Phone users will be happy to hear that Daily Steals has the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 8GB Unlocked GSM Quad-Core Windows Smartphone w/ 13MP Camera for just $79.99. This deal ends in 5 days, but also while supplies last. Features: GSM/WCDMA Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1200.0 MHz RAM: 1 GB MicroSD Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi Windows Phone 8.1 Order here: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Looking for an awesom...

Microsoft’s MVP Reconnect Program for Former MVPs

Microsoft has created a program for former MVPs to stay connected with peers and product leaders. The program is called MVP Reconnect. The program is open to all former MVPs, regardless of technical expertise or award category, with a minimum of 1 full MVP Award year. Members must be in good standing, meaning that they must have no Code of Conduct or NDA violations. Join here: https://mvp.microsof...

Microsoft Introduces Unified Update Platform in Latest Windows Insider 10 Build

Today, Microsoft is rolling out yet another Windows 10 Insider build. In this build the company is introducing a reimagined updating platform designed to handle the onslaught of incremental updates. Prior to the Unified Update Platform (UUP), Windows 10 updates deliver through large, cumulative updates. UUP offers the following improvements: Reduction in download size on PCs (download size to decr...