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Zune Pass/Zune Music Features Changes on August 31st Announced; US$300,000 is the Prize Money Offered for Imagine Cup 2013; Eight Atari Classics on IE9/IE 10

Microsoft in a letter sent to Zune Pass users announced that some features are now being disabled, in preparation for the move over Zune Pass/Zune Music to Xbox Music, later this year.

The changes rolling out on August 31st, bringing in some significant changes with following features going off as per Microsoft’s e-mail: …

E3 2012: Xbox SmartGlass, Internet Explorer for Xbox, Xbox Music, Xbox on Windows 8, New Games, TV & Entertainment Contents; “Nike+ Kinect Training” Announced

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At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced a bundle of blockbuster games led by Halo 4 and also unveiled new content and entertainment experiences for Xbox LIVE and smart devices (PCs, tablets and phones) including: Xbox SmartGlass, Internet Explorer for Xbox, and new TV, movie and music …

Woodstock Xbox Streaming Music Service Will Run on non-Microsoft Mobile Devices, Preview at E3

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Microsoft may be planning to unveil a new stremaing music service that complement to the current Zune Music platform at E3. The new service, code named “Woodstock”, would replace the current but neglected Zune music service, and run under the Xbox brand, according to the Verge.

Woodstock seems to …

Zune Access to Marketplace Removed, Now Required Windows Phone 7.5 Update; Adds 9 New Markets

Microsoft just announced two changes to the Windows Phone Marketplace shopping experience that developers should be aware of. First, the company is removing the option to browse and buy Windows Phone apps from the Zune PC software. This change started rolling out this afternoon.

Second, in the coming weeks, Microsoft will also start …

How to Update Your Nokia Lumia 900 Device Data Bug on a Mac and PC

Nokia Lumia 900, the flagship Windows Phone 7.5 device that began selling recently through the AT&T in the U.S. was accompanied with a data connectivity bug in the device.

“In short, a memory management issue was discovered that could, in some cases, lead to loss of data connectivity. This issue is purely in …

Windows Phone in News: Microsoft Confirms Funding Developers Up to $600,000; Apps to be Tango Compatible; Offers Guidance for Transferring Contacts and Other Stuff to a New WP

Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace reaching 80,000 apps just a couple of days ago — the company has been helping fund the development of some apps with up to $600,000.

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The company has also been offering Windows Phone devices to developers for some time now, so …

Webcast: Managing Office 2010 Endpoints in an Interoperable and Multi-device World

Desktop IT pros are faced with several methods to deliver Microsoft Office to client computers. Office offers a wide range of deployment options, ranging from the well proven setup program MSI installation to VDI, terminal services, and application virtualization.

This session discusses approaches to delivering Office 2010 to your users, from UI and …

Microsoft Your Account Portal Launches, Unify Your Accounts and IDs

Microsoft rolling out a new billing portal dubbed Microsoft Your Account, which replaces the old portal (http://billing.microsoft.com/). According to the help page, the portal “will allow you to view at once all of your purchases, payments, subscriptions and accounts from various Microsoft services including Hotmail, Office, Zune, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8,”

Microsoft Planning ‘Music Service’ for Xbox & Windows Phone, in Talks with Major Music Lables

Microsoft might soon announce a new “Music” service designed for Xbox users, as well as for the Windows Phones owners. According to CNet article, the Redmond software giant is in talks with with some of the major record companies about creating a music service to serve Xbox and an upcoming Windows-based phone.

Microsoft Cooking up new Music Service for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone

Xbox.com to Get New Social and Zune Functionality – ‘Kinect Effect’ Video

Kinect Effect – Microsoft’s Xbox team posted a cool new video – “See the future possibilities of Kinect that go beyond the expected, into truly amazing things that people around the world are beginning to imagine.”

In other Xbox news, it looks as if the Microsoft “Ventura” social …

Zune Players Finally Laid to Rest

Microsoft announced the demise of the Zune players, noting that the Zune devices are dead on a Zune player support and service webpage.

“We recently announced that, going forward, Windows Phone will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy, and that we will no longer be producing Zune players. So …

Guide to Create Your Own Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” Ringtones

So, have you got the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” — now, if you want to create your own ringtones, so you can match your jingle to your mood, or match just the right tune to your contacts.

To make any file that fits these criteria into a ringtone, all you’ve to …

Windows Phone Web Marketplace Live Around the World

Windows Phone Web Marketplace web portal is now available in the United States, Germany, and Australia.

The web Marketplace is an extension of the Zune Desktop application and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, and is designed to compete with existing web solutions from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market.

Going to …

Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” Rolling Out In Next Week Or Two

Microsoft will begin pushing the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” mobile operating system update to existing customers “in the next week or two,” according to a September 21 post on the Windows Phone blog.

Windows Phone General Manager, Customer Experience Engineering Eric Hautala said:

“During the official Windows Phone …

Zune Music Pass: No Of Connected Devices Reduced To 4

The key feature of the Zune music service, so far, has been the “Zune Music Pass,” a DRM-protected music subscription service which allows users to download and stream as much music as they like for as long as they maintain their monthly subscription, so that users can enjoy their music at home or at work, …