Microsoft has updated its Services Agreement with numerous changes to Skype, OneDrive and more. Gamers will now need to log in to Xbox Live at least once every five years to maintain their gamertags.
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In its latest quarterly results, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Live active users grew by 33%, although it also said that Xbox hardware revenue fell by 33% - but that's not quite as bad as it sounds.
Microsoft is making things easier for Twitch broadcasters that want to stream Xbox One games, as Xbox Live now integrates with Twitch and supports capture card streaming on PCs.
Microsoft's Mike Ybarra has provided a 'sneak peek' at how Xbox avatars will look with a new wheelchair option - and the images suggest that more detailed avatars may be on the way for everyone.
Microsoft has shared some new Windows Store insights, claiming that the store has enjoyed 6.5 billion visits since the launch of Windows 10, touting it as a profitable opportunity for developers.
Microsoft has reported its latest quarterly financial results, including a 61% rise in Surface revenue, and solid growth in Office and cloud services - but a massive 46% slide in phone revenue.
Xbox Live logins using Microsoft accounts have offered two-factor authentication since 2013 - but Sony is finally catching up, confirming that it's preparing to add 2FA to the PlayStation Network.
We're approaching the end of March, which means that your chance to grab this month's free games from Xbox are numbered and another round of free games is nearly upon us.
Xbox Live, typically a rock-solid online gaming platform, has seen its share of issues lately. With all of the reported online outages, Microsoft may look to make up for lost time for its subscribers.
Yet another hacking group aimed to take down Microsoft's Xbox Live network, causing online outages between both parts of the United States and much of Europe. Was it out of anarchy or a wake up call?
Microsoft has introduced the second week of holiday discounts on Xbox Live today, valid until January 7th. Discounts are available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.
The first wave of discounts on Xbox games over the holiday period have been detailed today and are now accessible on Xbox Live. Discounts are available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.
The Xbox team have procured another set of free Xbox games through the monthly Games with Gold program for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. See what's in store for Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners.
A free trial for the newly released 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' is now available for Xbox One via Xbox Store, and gives gamers access to the first section of the game's story.
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, has stated that an Xbox app for Mac OS isn't on the company's radar, but will be considered if users show interest in the idea.
While hacking group Phantom Squad says that it plans to knock Xbox Live and PSN offline over Christmas, rival group 'SkidNP' says it "will be attacking Steam and Minecraft servers".
The website of hacking collective Phantom Squad has been defaced by a rival hacking group, known as 'SKidNP' - although it initially appeared that the defacement was carried out by Lizard Squad.
A hacking collective calling itself 'Phantom Squad' has had its Twitter account suspended, shortly after claiming responsibility for a recent outage that affected Microsoft's Xbox Live network.
Microsoft's online gaming network, Xbox Live, is currently experiencing numerous issues, each affecting different portions of the Xbox Live network.
A newly-formed hacking group has claimed that they will attempt to take down both Xbox Live and PSN over the coming weeks, to bring the lack of cyber-security to the attention of the public.
Microsoft has recently updated its Certificate Trust List after private keys belonging to a digital certificate for its Xbox Live domain had been disclosed.
The Xbox 360 turns ten years old today and in celebration, we take a brief look at the launch of the legendary console, and the events that made the console so special.
The largest Xbox One system update to date has rolled out to the public today, and introduced many speed and stability improvements. The Xbox 360's iconic guide has also seen a return on the console.
The Work & Play Bundle includes one-year subscriptions to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Skype Unlimited World + Wi-Fi and Microsoft Assure Software Support, along with a £40 Windows Store voucher.
It has been reported that Cortana is able to integrate with Xbox Live and provide Windows 10 users with game-related information such as personalized notifications, and a few surprising new features.
With the month of September coming to a close, Microsoft has announced Octobers's 'Games for Gold' for the Xbox One & Xbox 360. This month, we see The Walking Dead and Metal Gear offered for free.
The weekly sales on Xbox Live were refreshed yesterday, and add some significant discounts for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners, and reduced add-ons on Xbox Live Silver users.
Earlier this month, hundreds of users reported that their Xbox Live Rewards' MyVIP star rank had been reduced due to some glitch. Microsoft's "Major Nelson" has now taken notice of this issue.
Microsoft was among many companies targeted in Lizard Squad's hack-for-hire services. The cybergang became notorious after forcing PSN and Xbox Live to go offline on Christmas last year.
Xbox Live appears to be suffering from some severe bandwidth issues across the United States and Europe, with users reporting extremely slow download speeds; Microsoft is investigating.
This must be the weekend of issues, and while Neowin's forums may be unavailable, all of Xbox Live is currently offline for gamers. While we don't know the cause, we'll be looking for the fix.
Revenge porn is when a person shares, without your permission, intimate photos on the web and if these images are on a Microsoft service, the company is making it easier to have them removed.
Not only is the People Hub getting a revamp on Windows 10 but new backend capabilities are also being added, which will allows developers to better integrate and access their services across the OS.
A new set of discounted games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers is out for the week of April 13, 2015 for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. Great savings await.
The Xbox team has unveiled its latest deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for Gold members. Although Xbox One owners might be a bit disappointed, the latter will get great deals on retro titles.
You can now grab a year of Xbox Live Gold membership for just $39.99 - saving you $20 on the normal price - either as a digital download, or as a card, for those planning to give it away as a present.
Microsoft has started talking about the upcoming GDC event, where the company is expected to detail its plans for gaming and development across Windows 10 and the Xbox One.
A Microsoft official took to Twitter to explain that new UI elements are coming to the Xbox One specifically meant to help when dealing with spammers and fakes messages on Xbox Live.
The latest OS version that's rolling out to folks in the Xbox Preview program has some unfortunate bugs that seem to be affecting a large number of testers; so you might want to stay away for a while.
The new Xbox app for Windows 10 will receive updates on a monthly schedule, just like the Xbox One, and it's expected to see its first batch of new features in the near future.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the UK, and computing equipment confiscated, as part of a joint investigation with the FBI into recent attacks against Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
An arrest has been made related to the attacks on Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Sony's Playstation Network, and the warrant for the arrest clearly states the reasoning behind it.
An employee who was on the team that created Xbox Live is leaving Microsoft after 18 years with the company for a new adventure but we don't expect this to have a big impact on the service.
Kim Dotcom is the sole person responsible for stopping Lizard Squad's attack on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, according to Kim. He offered Lizard Squad an unlimited Mega account in exchange.
Sony and Microsoft have been hit with another attack rendering their respective gaming services offline. "Lizard Squad" has been suspected of causing the latest issues.
Microsoft has announced the titles that its Xbox Live Gold users will be able to download for free in January, and those include some highly acclaimed and well known names
Xbox Live experienced another outage courtesy of 'Lizard Squad'. This is the second outage, with the first one occurring on December 1st. Xbox Live is still experiencing issues hours later.
If you are having trouble connecting to Xbox Live right now, you are not alone, as many users are reporting that they are seeing error code 80151909 and it could be related to a DDOS.
Limbo hasn't even been talked about being made for the Xbox One console yet, but apparently early adopters of the Xbox One are going to get it for free sometime in the future.
Microsoft retail stores now carry an exclusive bundle of Microsoft services that span entertainment, gaming and productivity in new Work & Play Bundle