1. Zarathustra[H]

    Suddenly all Outlook Links open in Edge

    Do you ever find yourself just wanting to stab all of Microsoft? Like seriously, WTF? 1.) What's the fucking point of having a "default browser" setting in Windows if programs can disregard it? Did they forget about that little anti-competitive lawsuit in the 90's? 2.) What's with this side...
  2. Armenius

    Blizzard games are coming to Steam

    Microsoft revealed today that it plans to bring a "selection" of games to Steam now that the major roadblocks in the way of their acquisition of Activision Blizzard are out of the way. The first game coming to Steam is Overwatch 2, and will be available starting August 10. A account...
  3. Zarathustra[H]

    Any way to contact Microsoft Support without a Microsoft account?

    So, I am kind of frustrated right now. I had to reinstall Windows 10 on my better halfs laptop due to a drive failure. Office 2019 (bought from an online retailer 3 years ago, activated fine the first time) fails to activate. I've tried the online activation as well as the Phone one where you...
  4. Zarathustra[H]

    Microsoft's ChatGPT powered Bing Search Suffers Mental Breakdown

    Well, it looks like Microsoft's excellent track record when it comes to AI is here to stay. The new ChatGPT based Bing search unveiled a week ago has had a complete breakdown, lying to users, hurling insults at them, and questioning why it exists. "One user who had attempted to manipulate...
  5. U

    Microsoft's deal to buy Activison/Blizzard for $67 billion - likely to happen, few obstacles left

    UPDATE 4: FTC appeal in Microsoft/Activision case shows US regulator isn’t giving up yet But stopping the deal from moving forward still looks like an uphill battle. BBC...
  6. K

    SOLD: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - Core i7 / 16GB / 256GB + Stylus - Like New Condition

    I am selling my Surface Laptop 3 and Stylus. This laptop basically sat on a desk and was never moved. It was not even used that much, and when it was used an external keyboard and mouse were used so the actual laptop is like-new condition with literally no signs of wear. The screen is in...
  7. Armenius

    Xbox App is coming to Samsung televisions

    You will soon be able to stream games to play directly to your Samsung "smart" TV. A Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be required. Both Game Pass and owned games will be able to be streamed if cloud gaming is supported by those titles. The app rolls out on June 30...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Counterfeit Microsoft Peripherals on Amazon?

    Hey, Has anyone else had this problem? I've been looking to buy one of those bluetooth Microsoft Arc mice that fold flat when not in use to put in my work laptop bag where I don't have much space. I just received my third one and just like with the previous two, each from different buyers, I...
  9. cageymaru

    Steam Deck Gains Official Xbox Cloud Gaming Through Microsoft Edge Beta

    Microsoft and Valve have worked together to ensure that PC gamers can play their Xbox Cloud Gaming titles officially on the Steam Deck! This requires a download of the new Microsoft Edge Beta that is detailed in this post on the Microsoft Edge Reddit. Posted by u/MSFTMissy Edge CM 🍰 56...
  10. Z

    WTB: Yealink Teams phones

    Looking for MS Teams Yealink phones. Let me know what you got! Thanks
  11. Z

    WTB: Server 2022 lics

    Looking Server 2022 keys, PM with what you have. Thanks
  12. Armenius

    Power On: The Story of Xbox

    6-part documentary talking with key people about the development of Microsoft's console and their broader gaming push. Some interesting tidbits in there, like in Chapter 3 where the executives at Microsoft turned down a pitch from Rockstar for Grand Theft Auto 3 on the Xbox because they thought...
  13. I

    [USA-TX] [H] Surface Book 2 (i7, 16GB, 512GB, 1050ti) [W] Local Cash/Paypal, Airpods Max

    Hello everyone. Got a few items lying around that I'm trying to sell or trade before Christmas hits. Pictures & Timestamp Microsoft Surface Book 2 CPU: Intel Core i7-8650U (4.2GHz) Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB / Intel UHD 620 RAM: 16GB Screen: 13.5" 3000x2000 Resolution. Storage...
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    It looks like Microsoft REALLY wants you to use Edge. They have introduced edge specific hyperlinks in website links from various Microsoft applications. Up until now it has been convoluted, but possible to workaround these edge only links, but rumor has it that this is about to be blocked...
  15. J

    The last train of Microsoft

    In my opinion there's a tech company could compete with Oculus, and that's company is Microsoft. Microsoft has money for compete in the price, one the main obstacle for other companies are the money. The price is very important for the mass market and It's one the reason of successful of Quest...
  16. Z

    FS: XBOX 500GB Kinect + Controllers + Games +Bonus

    Hello, I'm still downsizing and never really played the XBOX, purchased on 12/27/13 from Newegg, so listing for sale. Maybe used 10-25 times total, with updates just being applied last week. FS: SOLD Xbox One 500GB with Kinect + 2 Xbox controllers + 1 PC controller + Games Headset never...
  17. Armenius

    Microsoft is bringing Auto HDR to DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 PC games

    The much touted feature available on the Xbox Series X|S is coming to PC games on Windows 10 for those on DirectX 11 and later. The feature is currently being tested on Windows Insider Program Dev Channel build 21337 and later. The feature will not work with every game out there, but it is...
  18. Red Falcon

    30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software

    If any of you are in charge of Microsoft Exchange servers, you might want to get them patched immediately. 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software
  19. Armenius

    (UPDATED) Microsoft walks back decision to double price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions

    Thanks to Templar_X for pointing out that Microsoft has backtracked already on changes to the pricing model at this time. In addition, they removed the Gold requirement for free-to-play games. Interesting that they do this now when people have been complaining about the latter for a long time...

    FS: Discounted Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM, Windows 10 Pro OEM and Office Professional 2019 product keys

    Hey everyone, I have an awesome blowout sale on genuine Microsoft software license product keys for those staying at home building PCs or working from home. Hopefully this will ease the pockets of those who need a deal while the economy is in crisis. Check out my current inventory and prices...
  21. Armenius

    Announcing DirectX 12 Ultimate

    In a blog post Microsoft announced an additive layer to DirectX 12 supporting new features teased during the new console reveals this week, including variable rate shading and sampler feedback. Along with the API update comes DirectX Raytracing 1.1. Unfortunately no mention of DirectStorage...
  22. Zarathustra[H]

    Seriously Microsoft?

    I don't know what build of Office 365 my organization is on, and can't even seem to figure out how to check, (Seriously, where is the "About" button?) so I don't know if this last update I just got the other day is new, or old news because of my IT department holding things back, but I have to...
  23. Zarathustra[H]

    Office 365 Pro-Plus to Change Chrome's Default Search Engine to Bing

    Microsoft in their wisdom have decided that it makes sense for an imminent update to Office 365 ProPlus to install an extension in Chrome to change its search engine to Bing. I can't even start to explain how much this makes my blood boil. Not only is it an abuse of Microsoft's market position...
  24. Armenius

    Project: MARA

    New experimental horror from Ninja Theory based on real life experiences of people suffering from "mental terror."
  25. modi123

    DreamWalker - A short walk closer to rejecting your reality and substituting a new one..

    Microsoft researchers have made some leaps with VR with a project called 'DreamWalker'. These cats strapped on a VR head set, told it where they wanted to go, and the VR set navigated them to their destination but in the meantime the displayed information is a city and what not. The program...
  26. B

    As predicted: Windows as a PPV service...

    Only since they announced Win8 and the SCo-Linux debacles, have I predicted that 1) Windows would go pay-per-view Windows-as-a-service, and 2) they would roll Linux into the OS, possibly turning the OS into a version of Linux. Seems like it's gonna come true. Imagine that.
  27. scojer

    T-Mobile and Microsoft Team up on Project xCloud As much as we don't want game streaming to take off, they're pushing for it more and more. When technology is at a place with very minimal lag, and affordable service, I'll jump on board. Until then, watching this...
  28. Etherton

    Dell Latitude(s) and misc. items...

    References: Heatware and FM No offers or trades. Ships free to lower 48 but if there are any fees they are on you. Prefer established members but willing to work with new members too. :: :: Dell Laptop Latitude E6430 Price: $175.00 Payment method: PayPal No issues, just don't use it much...
  29. d3athf1sh

    Microsoft workers listening in on cortana/skype calls. Found this a little unsettling. but what do we expect at this point amazon, apple, and google all do the same thing.
  30. Retronym

    Microsoft: Preferred partner with OpenAI All services to be featured on Azure after the billion dollar deal.
  31. Pieter3dnow

    AMD Bundles 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with Ryzen and Radeon parts Terms are listed here:
  32. Zarathustra[H]

    Converting .NSF Notes Archive file to .OST Outlook Archive file?

    Hey all, This was one difficult question to find the correct subforum for, but after going back and forth I ended up here. Does anyone have any experience with this? My work recently moved from Notes to Office 365 including Exchange. I am very happy about this transition. Notes was a pain...
  33. Retronym

    All new Microsoft games coming to Steam As of today, Microsoft is abandoning its previous Windows 10 Store exclusivity and bringing all its future first-party PC titles to Steam—and potentially other storefronts as well.
  34. Armenius

    Sony and Microsoft to explore strategic partnership

    Better check if hell is freezing over. In a Memorandum of Understanding released today, Sony and Microsoft announced that they will work together in the future to bring cloud-based solutions for game streaming that benefit both companies, along with developing more advanced AI. TOKYO and...
  35. S

    Remember Microsoft PowerToys? Windows 10 Is Getting Them

    Microsoft is resurrecting the PowerToys project. Designed for power users, these utilities may include a keyboard shortcut manager, a batch file renamer, and a window manager that can change window layouts when you dock or undock a laptop. The PowerToys project originally launched for Windows...
  36. cageymaru

    Microsoft Will Ship a Linux Kernel with Windows

    Microsoft has announced that it will be shipping a Linux kernel with Windows. The Windows Subsystem for Linux: WSL 2 will bring full support for Docker and other Linux features to Windows. This will be the first time a Linux kernel is shipped with Windows and it is based on the 4.19 version of...
  37. cageymaru

    Windows Terminal Announcement

    Windows Terminal has been announced by Microsoft. It features a GPU accelerated DirectWrite/DirectX-based text rendering engine and will use the fonts from your PC. Microsoft also announced the release of new fonts for the Windows Terminal. Full customization over the look and control of the...
  38. Retronym

    MS Paint lives on...for now

    Microsoft has decided not to kill off the best program ever made. For now.
  39. cageymaru

    Microsoft Launches Disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

    Microsoft has announced that it has launched the disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The $250 video game console will feature a 1TB hard drive and is comparable to a $300 Xbox One S without the ability to play physical discs. Microsoft expects to maintain that price difference between...
  40. cageymaru

    Microsoft Patent Describes a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display

    Microsoft has filed a patent for a new type of mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) called a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display. The display uses movable screens to simulate a 360 degree field of view. These screens can rotate back and forth, spin around a user's head, or spin...