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There were a number of great announcements from #Microsoft at Build’s day 1 keynote with bots and the new Bot Framework given the most attention. Satya talked for a while about the new “Conversation as a Platform”, it's place within Microsoft as it intersects with all three of their strategic areas and how it'll be the future of technology.

There were examples of #Cortana interacting with bots,...

January 21st

#Microsoft held its big #Windows10 event unveiling many features, that it will work on PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, IoT devices and the #Xbox One, plus the all-important fact that for the first year it would be a free update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

The company showed off the new #Continuum features, improved design of the OS and how Cortana would be integrated into the OS. T...

This morning I was trying out the new #Uber app on my #Lumia950 and saw that I had another app with custom voice commands, BBC iPlayer. I thought I would try those voice controls out and ended up trying "watch BBC One", just like I would on the Xbox One. Interestingly, #Cortana didn't open the iPlayer app but instead recognised the command herself but told me she can't anything with it just yet an...

Tomorrow, #Microsoft will kick off its biggest and most important conference of 2015, #Build. It's the biggest conference because Microsoft won't have a larger collection of developers, a fuller schedule of sessions or more important news all year. It's the most important because Microsoft will be showing the world why they are still important to consumers, outlining how with #Windows10 they've le...

Just a short Pip to let those in the UK know, who, like me, have pre-ordered the #Microsoft Band that it's companion app, Microsoft Health, is now available to download.

The wait begins

There isn't much that can be done with the app right now; you can enter in some personal details but the next stage is to sync the app with the Band. However, by downloading the app and doing as much as you ca...

Quite often I will browse the likes of Behance and Dribbble to check out the latest design trends and usually in doing so I will check out if there are any new projects related to #Microsoft. It's how I stumbled across this apparent new #Xbox app that we might see later this year - http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4339

I found myself doing this routine when I stumbled across another Microsoft ap...

When browsing Dribbble.com today I stumbled across a pair of images apparently of a new #Xbox app. What I can’t tell is whether these images are concepts or actual shots of a finished app but the posters imply that their involvement is now over.

"This is the homescreen of a exciting app we've been working on for XBOX. It was really great working with the team at XBOX and we are really happy wit...

Following on with my regular investigations into the #OneDrive Locker service (http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4193), coming soon to #XboxMusic, I have discovered something new. On the music.xbox.com website there is a new string that suggests the Locker service won't just be integrated into Xbox Music but will be a separate app in its own right.

'GetTheLockerApp': 'N/A'

In the list of strin...

As part of the Xbox One Preview Program #Microsoft has released an update for the console’s controllers. The main improvement with this update is a significant reduction in the time for the controllers to connect to the #XboxOne. Currently it take between 4 and 5 seconds for a wireless controller to connect, with this new update it will take less than 2.

The update also addresses a number of st...

Buried in all the announcements on Wednesday was a small comment about the long rumoured locker service for #XboxMusic. When showing off Microsoft's vision for the Xbox Music app in #Windows10 Joe Belifiore stated that "in about a month or two months" the company will be adding support for users to have their music collection in the cloud to access on any of their devices.

"In about a month or ...

#Microsoft's #Windows10 media briefing yesterday did not disappoint. The company showed off long rumoured features, new functions and surprised us all with new devices and experiences. Over the course of several Pips I will surmise the announcements and what additional information has surfaced since the event. I am going to start with Windows 10 followed by separate Pips about the changes coming t...

I'm filing this one under #VeryUnlikely but I have been wondering whether #Microsoft might announce the long rumoured and much evidenced locker service for #XboxMusic at Wednesday's #Windows10 media briefing.

Upload the music you already own to OneDrive and we'll add it to your Xbox Music collection

In case you don't know, the locker service will allow users to store their music in #OneDriv...