Monthly Archives: February 2014

XBOX One Media Remote

I’ve been waiting for this… the XBOX One Media Remote is expected to be available and for sale in March as reported by CNET.  Expected retail costs are $25.

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Windows Azure… the Power behind the Winter Olympics

I love seeing the Windows Azure stories come to life… is there anything bigger than the Winter Olympics?

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, and Microsoft announced that Windows Azure Media Services is being used to publish and stream all 98 events of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, through Feb. 23.

Watch the video

 

And read the story… Going for gold: Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games on NBC

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XBOX One February Update is rolling out now

image Good news… the XBOX One February update is starting to roll out.  I have already rec’d the update on my XBOX One.  What’s new?  Check out Major Nelson’s blog.

The biggest feature I’m happy to get back is the ability to see the battery power indicator so I know when my controller needs to be charged.

Happy playing!!!

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Windows 8 crosses 200 million licenses sold

This is a quick post. My apologies for being gone for so long… so much has been happening lately. I want to quickly check in as it is being reported that Windows 8 has sold more than 200 million licenses. This is another huge milestone.  There have been many things that have transpired over the last few months; I’m excited to begin posting about my adventures.  Until then, take heart that Windows 8 is growing.

I first saw this announcement from Mary Jo Foley and her article posted on ZDNet – Microsoft: More than 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold.

From the article, this looks to have been supported by Microsoft:

Update: A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed Reller’s 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold figure with the following statement:

“Windows 8 has surpassed 200 million licenses sold, and we continue to see momentum. This number includes Windows licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8. The figure does not include volume license sales to enterprise. Windows is a central part of life for more than 1.5 billion people around the world, and we are looking forward to the future.”

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