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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 »

Use your wits and weapons to survive ‘Zombie Anarchy’


When humanity falls and the dead arise, you must do whatever it takes to survive. In the new combat-strategy adventure game “Zombie Anarchy,” you’re in the aftermath of the apocalypse. You’ll scavenge the city, wage war on infected zombie camps and take what you can from other survivors. Recruit skilled … Read more »


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