Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals Christmas campaign is slowly coming to an end, but the company still has a couple of special offers for customers who are looking for new gadgets. The company on Thursday is selling a new Windows 8.1 two-in-one tablet/laptop combo at a deep discount, with the promotion set to start at 8:00 a.m. More →
Whether by accident or intentionally, Microsoft published a pro-Office 365 (and anti-Google Apps) post on its blog in the form of a dad’s personal rant against some of his teenaged “knucklehead” son’s life decisions, and it’s actually hilarious.
The company quickly took the post down, however, telling TechCrunch the “blog post was not properly vetted” before going online. Of course, once something is published it’s online forever, and the entire post is still available to read. More →
After including a special Xbox One bundle package in its 12 Days of Deals sales a few days ago, Microsoft now offers gamers looking for the previous-generation console a hot deal, selling the Xbox 360 for just $149.99, $30 less than its regular $179.99 price, and letting buyers also choose a free game to go with it. More →
It’s no secret that Windows 8 hasn’t exactly been Microsoft’s most successful operating system, but the company is looking to turn things around next year with the release of Windows 10. According to the latest update on the Windows blog, over 1.5 million users are now registered for Windows Insider. Even more impressive: 450,000 of them are “highly active” on Windows 10. More →
What better way to celebrate the end of 2014 than with a bunch of discounted games? Starting this Tuesday, Microsoft will be offering daily and weekly deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games until the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to fill up your hard drive, now’s your chance. More →
Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals Christmas sales promotion continues on Tuesday with a special Fitbit bundle that fitness buffs will certainly appreciate. After discounting a variety of devices in the past days, most of them related to Microsoft’s core products, including Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One, the company has chosen for a popular fitness tracker to include in its holiday promotion on December 16th. More →
Microsoft is working on a real-time Skype translation tool that could go a long way toward eliminating language barriers once and for all, and you can preview it right now. Skype announced on Monday that people who signed up for its Skype Translator preview program can start using it right now on any devices they own that run on Windows 8.1. More →
Ahead of Microsoft’s January press event, where the company will unveil Windows 10 consumer features, The Verge has gotten its hands on a new Windows 10 build that includes some of the new operating system’s unannounced new features. Among them, Windows 10 build 9901 includes the Cortana voice-based virtual assistant that’s also available in Windows Phone 8.1 and which was demoed on Windows 10 in a video recently but also a new Xbox application and other visual changes. More →
Microsoft on Monday continued its 12 Days of Deals promotion, offering interested buyers a $200 discount on a 15.6-inch Asus Transformer Book Flip laptop. The laptop, usually priced at $499, will cost just $299 on December 15th. Additionally, users can also buy an Office 365 Home and Wedge Touch Mouse bundle for just $99.99, or $50 off its regular price. More →
Microsoft has had a checkered past when it comes to supporting one of its most valuable communities. PC gamers are part of the reason that Microsoft is still doing as well as it is in the desktop market, but the most the company has had to offer in recent years came in the form of the abysmal Games for Windows Live platform, which did far more harm than good.
Most gamers have lost faith that Microsoft will ever do anything worthwhile for PC gaming, but with the release of Windows 10 around the corner, the company has a chance to change that perception.
In addition to offering no less than 100 music albums as free downloads, Microsoft has a second music-related deal for you, this time part of its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion. The company on Friday kicked off sales of the Jawbone Mini Jambox, which is priced at $69 today only (while supplies lasts), down from its regular $129.99 price. More →