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College basketball fans who want to stay on top of the sport’s biggest show can watch every moment of all 67 games on their Windows 8.1 PC, tablet or Windows Phone device with the NCAA March Madness Live app.
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You can now be the “captain” of your Skype emoticons – “Captain America,” that is, as well as four other limited-edition emoticons: the mysterious Winter Soldier, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Bucky, all featured in the upcoming film, “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
While you can find most emoticons in Skype’s gallery, these emoticons are “hiding” within Skype, like the spies of SHIELD. To find out how to activate them, visit the Hero Hub.
Personal trainer and fitness expert Gabe Aguilar-Gamez uses his Surface device to help him teach outdoor classes, train with his clients one-on-one, and to be mobile and productive from anywhere.
In a Q-and-A on the Surface Blog, Aguilar-Gamez says he uses the Surface video camera to let clients “see themselves workout much like if they were to work out in front of a mirror” to make sure they’re doing their exercises correctly. “This allows me and the client to analyze their video so we can work together to find the appropriate solution for a better overall experience,” he says.
Searching for images can be tough, especially when you’re trying to nail down one with high resolution and the right dimensions. Bing has introduced a new feature that can match an image in a few clicks – without having to go back and scroll through the results pages.
Microsoft Advertising has launched a brand new ad unit, Connection Hub ads, which increase the scale of the Skype for Windows desktop offering to advertisers by five-fold, and is placed in the “grand central” of Skype for Windows: The Connection Hub. The Connection Hub is the starting point for all Skype users for voice calls, video calls, chat and messaging activity.
Skype Connection Hub ads were tested in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia and Turkey. As with any new ad unit, Microsoft Advertising is continuing to monitor the user experience closely to make sure it maintains the company’s commitment to quality for both consumers and advertisers in every market.
A study comparing the total cost of ownership between Lync and its competition shows that once a business puts Lync 2013 into place, the break-even point for recovering the costs of doing so is 14 months, and in some cases, even faster.
Forrester Consulting’s Lync 2013 Total Economic Impact (TEI) study, commissioned by Microsoft, built total cost of ownership comparisons between Lync and the competition, and also gave Lync customers a platform to share their experiences through written case studies and in-person customer sessions.
In only three months, the French studio Magma Mobile has ported 14 games to Windows Phone and accrued 2.5 million downloads. The Windows Phone Developer Blog shares a Q&A with Magma’s CEO, Nicolas Sorel, which reveals his story and successful strategies.