All Articles by Michael Archambault

Office 365 keeps on growing – lands in another 17 markets with 4 more languages

Office 365 keeps on growing – lands in another 17 markets with 4 more languages

Michael Archambault 9

As of yesterday, the popular Microsoft subscription service, Office 365, is available in a total of 141 markets around the globe. The productivity goliath has expanded its reach into another seventeen markets and has added four new languages to the mix. New markets include the following: Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Lebanon, Jamaica, Bolivia, Brunei, Nicaragua, Honduras, Albania,...

Want to watch ABC programming on your Windows 8 device? You can now! (U.S. Only)

Want to watch ABC programming on your Windows 8 device? You can now! (U.S. Only)

Michael Archambault 31

Love ABC programming and wish you could take it on the go? Luckily, ABC networks has just released their latest app for Windows 8, WATCH ABC. The app can be download to your favorite Windows 8 device and gives you the ability to watch ABC shows on demand or live stream the network broadcast for your area. There are some restrictions to the application though. As of now, the app is...

Redeeming Xbox codes has never been so easy – or so freaking awesome!

Redeeming Xbox codes has never been so easy – or so freaking awesome!

Michael Archambault 59

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson posted a video on Vine, showcasing the Xbox One’s ability to easily input and redeem codes. The process is simple: give a voice command, scan a QR code, and start gaming. How long does the entire process take, you ask? As the spirit of Vine would hint – six seconds. We have seen a lot of cool video demos of Xbox One, but somehow this simple six second Vine is...

Yes, Microsoft is giving out free Xbox One consoles to “Xbox fans”

Yes, Microsoft is giving out free Xbox One consoles to “Xbox fans”

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If you have seen someone bragging that they are getting a free Xbox One from Microsoft, it might be true. The company has been sending out emails to “fans” and surprising them with free gifts, including Xbox One consoles and games, due to their loyalty. According to the official Xbox LIVE twitter account, the Redmond team is picking their winners specially by considering “a variety of...

Microsoft continues to give - Windows 8.1 is now free for nonprofit organizations

Microsoft continues to give - Windows 8.1 is now free for nonprofit organizations

Michael Archambault 24

Microsoft is not new to the concept of donating software for those in need; every year, the company uses DreamSpark, BizSpark, and their team devoted to “corporate citizenship” to donate software and services around the world to those in need. Microsoft has also been noted to donate to nonprofits and have kept Office 365 free of charge to those who qualify. Now, the team up in Redmond...

Mozilla Firefox adapts to your life - uses one profile for desktop and modern UI app

Mozilla Firefox adapts to your life - uses one profile for desktop and modern UI app

Michael Archambault 64

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has come a long way from the days of IE6 and may even represent one of the best touch screen web browsers around. Other third party companies don’t want to be left out of the future though, and Firefox has been the strongest advocate as its beta version of Firefox for Windows 8 continues to be developed. Recently, a blog post by Mozilla’s Brian Bondy,...

Microsoft delays Office for iPad, but speeds up Office for Windows RT

Microsoft delays Office for iPad, but speeds up Office for Windows RT

Michael Archambault 174

Many Apple users have been asking Microsoft when Office for iPad will be released, and to their dismay, the project is being delayed. While this may be a disappointing notice for iOS lovers, Microsoft fans should be excited, because the delay is a result of the company wanting to focus on Office “Gemini” – a touch optimized Windows 8 set of Office applications. According to Mary Jo...

Xbox One's extra features may be bringing down its gaming quality

Xbox One's extra features may be bringing down its gaming quality

Michael Archambault 381

Lately, Call of Duty Ghosts has had their guns pointed at the Xbox One – or at least that is how many people around the web have felt. With news that Microsoft’s Xbox One won’t be running the game at native 1080p, and instead a lower 720p, there is question of how the console will be able to handle gaming in the next 5-10 years (the predicted lifespan of the unit). Eurogamer decided to...

Step inside the Microsoft Archives and see the past of your favorite company

Step inside the Microsoft Archives and see the past of your favorite company

Michael Archambault 32

If you want to step back into the past of Microsoft, then there is no better way than stepping into the official archive room and taking a look around. In an exciting video, Luke Burbank, takes us on a tour through the history of Microsoft. Amy Stevenson has the official title of “Microsoft Archivist” and spends her days deciding what should be preserved for future generations of...

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Michael Archambault 151

We recently reported that Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system with a 275% percent growth rate, but that might not be Microsoft’s only reason to smile. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 8 now owns 9.25% of the desktop market. Breaking that number down even further, we find that 1.72% of all market share belongs to Windows 8.1, while the other 7.53...