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Xbox Live members: Play online with friends for free through Oct. 30


All Xbox Live members without a Gold membership can now play online with friends for free during the Multiplayer All-Access event, which runs from Thursday to Oct. 30 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Xbox is also giving all Xbox Live members free access to play “Borderlands: The Handsome Collection” now through Oct. 30. … Read more »

Skype adds new features to help people keep in touch


Skype users can soon take advantage of some new features that are coming in the next few weeks. They include a “Calls” tab with one-tap calling for Android and iOS users, an option to leave video voicemails and the ability to keep conversations from being interrupted when one or more … Read more »

Now in preview: New Azure Government Department of Defense regions

New Azure Government Department of Defense (DoD) regions are now available in preview. These regions offer a comprehensive cloud that is DoD information Impact Level 5-ready for infrastructure, platform and productivity services.   “Microsoft is the only hyperscale cloud provider to provide this level of support to the DoD as … Read more »

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016, an important milestone in enterprise integration, now available

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016, which enables customers to automate mission-critical business processes, leverage support for the latest first-party platforms and gain newer capabilities within the BizTalk Administration console, was released on Thursday. “This is an important milestone that not only reinforces strong on-premises application integration capabilities, but also provides flexibility … Read more »

Kevin Gallo: A developer’s perspective on the Windows 10 event


Kevin Gallo, corporate vice president of Windows Developer, provides a developer’s perspective on Wednesday’s Windows 10 event, focusing on 3D, Windows MyPeople and Surface Dial. “As a developer, my first question when I see new features or new hardware is ‘What can I do with that?’” Gallo writes. “We want … Read more »


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