Yesterday, 2016 April 20, Microsoft announced that they decided to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles.
This news was not very surprise to all Xbox customers actually, because they knew that day would come eventually since Microsoft has released new Xbox One to replace Xbox 360.
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Microsoft announced a new development plan which was about SQL Server on Linux 2 days ago, which was an amazing news to all software developers. They started the plan already. The formal SQL Server on Linux will be released in Mid of 2017.
Microsoft SQL Server is the No. 3 popular database system in the world currently, It is also the No. 1 database system on Windows system. If MS SQL Server will support Linux, We guess it could be the No. 1 popular database in the world which is above Oracle and MySQL;
Please check here to get more detail information.
Even it might be some late (less than 48 hours ago) which is about Microsoft and Xamarin, but we still want to share this great news to everybody:
Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin. Please read more details from this website.
In 2015 When Microsoft released the 1st version of Windows 10 IoT Core system, It was free, I did not focus on researching the commercial license at that time, but I checked Google, seems Microsoft had official web page mentioned the Windows 10 IoT Core was free for commercial products.
But today, when I checked the official page, a new page showed up:
We are making some enhancements to the Commercialization page. The updated page will be coming later this month. Please revisit us for more information at that time.
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Almost one month past since Black Friday and Christmas Holiday, most of good deals have already gone, but some stores still provide good deals, maybe the price increased a little bit, but still good deals.
Here is a SD card deal, I personally think the price is good currently compare with other retail sellers. The Microsoft Store, are providing the deal of Kingston 32GB Micro SDHC Class 10 + SD Adapter for $14.99 CAD, it is the lowest price in Canada local place.
You could find out similar Kingston 32GB SD card with adapter on Amazon.ca which is cheaper around $1 CAD, but those sellers are in Asia such as Taiwan, you will have to wait the item shipped from Taiwan. Also, compared with Microsoft, I am sure I would choose Microsoft Store.
HERE Drive+ app is a top GPS app with the capability offline map feature on Windows phone. However, I do not understand why an issue has been existed long time but seems nobody fixed it:There are lots of Windows phone users have the same issue about HERE Drive+ app, if they try to new install HERE Drive+, or they uninstalled previously due to storage limitation and later they want to find back the app to install it, they will realize they even can not search out HERE Drive+ or any other HERE Map related apps from Windows Store.
I do not want to discuss the reason why we can not search out the app, but here I just provide ways to find this app back for our Windows phone.
My Windows phone is Windows phone 8.1 system. I found at least there are 2 methods to find back the HERE Drive+ app:
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We just realized the new Microsoft products Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band 2 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL have already in stock on Microsoft Store Canada.
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Microsoft just finished their Windows 10 new status event in today.
The following are the new info which we got from this event:
1: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 can be free upgraded for the first year after Windows 10 launch.
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Microsoft provides official webpage to list KMS client setup keys for some popular software such as Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 etc.
But, these keys are only for the case you have KMS host.
However, you can use these keys to install those software but not activate. for example, in our company the software manager hold all product keys, if we have not a chance to meet him to get real product key, we used to input KMS key to let the installation process continue, later we can find our software manager to get real product key to activate the software.
Here are part of official KMS client setup keys:
Windows 8.1 Professional
Windows 8.1 Professional N
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Enterprise N
Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Please find all KMS Client setup Keys from here.
If you want to register a Microsoft account, and you do not want to use a Microsoft email to register, is it possible?
We just got it worked: registered a Microsoft account using our company email, it is not a Microsoft email.
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