Microsoft Stores Celebrate Master Chief Collection Launch With Streams And Swag | Joystiq

According to Microsoft spokesman Larry Hryb (aka: Major Nelson), those who visit their local Microsoft Store will be able to score a free t-shirt and canteen, among other prizes. The HaloFest Premiere Event will also be streamed to each of the 106 Microsoft Stores around the country, meaning you’ll be able to catch the debut of the live-action series Halo: Nightfall while waiting to pick up a copy of The Master Chief Collection. If you live within visiting distance of the Bellevue, Washington Microsoft Store, you’re in for arguably the biggest treat: Master Chief himself (or someone dressed like him, seeing as this is the real world and not the dream world we write about in our Livejournals) will be available for photo opportunities, and the store itself will act as a museum, full of props and replicas from the Halo universe. Wherever you’re looking to go, the party starts on November 10 at 10 p.m.
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Onedrive – Microsoft Piedāvājums Datu Glabāšanai ‘mākonī’ | Dpalatvia

Uznemumiem noteikti interesantaks bus OneDrive for Business (ODB) piedavajums. Sobrid ODB ir pieejams ari Open licencu programma ar patikamu 50% atlaidi lidz 2014. gada septembrim. Ieprieks sis risinajums bija pieejams tikai Office 365 ietvaros, tacu Microsoft no 1. aprila piedava iegadaties ODB ka atsevisku produktu. Pec noklusejuma ODB sobrid pieejams ar 25 GB kratuvi.
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Microsoft Speaks Up About Surface Pro 3 Overheating – Slashgear

More to the point, it affects Core i7 models only on restart. Here is their commentary, in its entirety: The Surface Team is aware of a very small number of Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i7 devices that are temporarily restarting and incorrectly showing a “Thermometer Gauge” icon while attempting to boot up. Our investigation reveals that the system is triggering this event sooner than it should for some people, only when the device restarts, and this does not occur when the device is booted and running.
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Linux-on-the-desktop Pioneer Munich Now Considering A Switch Back To Windows | Ars Technica

There’s only been one small problem: users aren’t happy with the software, and the government isn’t happy with the price. The switch was motivated by a desire to reduce licensing costs and end the city’s dependence on a single company. City of Munich PCs were running Windows NT 4, and the end of support for that operating system meant that it was going to incur significant licensing costs to upgrade. In response, the plan was to migrate to OpenOffice and Debian Linux. Later, the plan was updated to use LibreOffice and Ubuntu.
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Microsoft Considers ‘rebranding’ And Renaming Internet Explorer | Q13 Fox News

Sincerely. A lot of things are changing. The Internet Explorer team noted that the latest version of Microsofts browser takes advantage of all the latest security and software features that its rivals use. To speed adoption of IE 11, the latest iteration of Internet Explorer, Microsoft said it is ending support for old versions of its browser.
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White House Partners With Amazon And Others On Climate Change Resilience | Guardian Sustainable Business | Theguardian.com

Monsanto, which has controversially promoted genetically modified crops and taken small farmers to court to protect its seed patents , stated that it will release data from a multi-year, multi-site corn breeding project into the public sphere, to enhance efforts at forecasting crop production under changing water and climate conditions. There are also a number of university-corporate partnerships, as well as commitments from big data firms Quandl, The Climate Corporation and SWIIM. Several other well-known corporations made commitments that while admirable in aspiration were light on detail, or seemed to represent ongoing efforts that were shoehorned into the White Houses food-resilience framing: Coca-Cola pledged to expand efforts at quantifying and analyzing various aspects of its global corn supply chain including water, energy, and fertilizer use towards lowering its overall environmental and climate impacts. Nestle pledged to set greenhouse gas reduction targets that are based upon science and incorporating both absolute-carbon and carbon-intensity aspects. It has already announced a reduction target of 35% per metric ton of goods by 2015. Mars stated it would continue to make major investments in …
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Microsoft Scraps Windows 8 Major Updates. Bets The Farm On Windows 9 – Forbes

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The message is clear: Dont question, just keep upgrading! This is over simplistic and repeats a mistake the company has made before . And yet the sad thing in all of this is Windows 8 is close to being the outrageously ambitious and creative OS Microsoft originally intended.Desktop users can now live almost entirely in the desktop interface if they so wish, the merger of desktop and Windows 8 apps is well underway, it is increasingly friendly to touch, mouse and keyboard interaction and is arguably the fastest and most stable version of Windows to date.
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