Cloudally: Is Your Office 365 Data as Secure as You Think? Take a Look. #Office365 #Microsoft #onlinebackup #dataloss #cloud

Cloudally: Is Your Office 365 Data as Secure as You Think? Take a Look. #Office365 #Microsoft #onlinebackup #dataloss #cloud

The latest Readit for Windows 10 update adds a Markdown editor for revising posts

The team behind the popular third-party Reddit app Readit for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile has pushed out another solid update, just a day after it released a major new version. The new build includes a Markdown editor for revising posts among its new additions, improvements and bug fixes.

There's huge pent-up Windows Phone fan demand for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL

When it comes to buying a new phone, we have a tendency to stick close to home. In our first look at the purchase interest and intent of the Mobile Nations’ communities, we tapped into the level of demand for tablets, watches, and TV boxes being offered by the biggest smartphone providers. But the smartphone itself remains the primary digital device for many, and plenty of companies have debuted offerings in the past few months that vied to become holiday purchases — or at least a last-minute buy before the calendar flips over. So late last month, we asked over 5,700 readers of Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore and Windows Central to share their thoughts on what could be taking their calls. Even the smartphones that garnered the most interest didn’t muster the same amount of attention as some of the hot (and newer) non-smartphone products like as Android Wear, Apple TV and the Surface Book.

These are the best Xbox One headsets you can buy

Boost your Xbox One audio Microsoft was ahead of the curve when it came to voice communication on home gaming consoles. The Xbox 360 headset almost became part of the console’s image, and partying up with your friends to communicate over voice chat is now a standard console feature. As such, there’s a flood of Xbox One headsets on the market — and since the latest versions of the Xbox One controller support 3.5 mm jacks — you can use practically any headset with an in-line mic to communicate over Xbox Live. While the basic $10 single-piece headset might suffice for many, even the most casual gamer will benefit from picking up a dedicated headset. Here are some of the best headsets designed for use with the Xbox One. Let us know what you’re using to enhance your Xbox One audio in the comments! 3.5mm Adapters If, like me, you’re still rocking the Day One Edition controller, you may want to consider picking up a 3.5mm adapter for use with headsets that don’t support the Xbox One’s base controller port. Microsoft’s official adapter gives you mute controls and allows you to tune the balance between game sound and chat audio. It snaps snugly into the bottom of your controller, and can be removed easily if necessary. It’s worth noting that most Xbox One headsets designed for 3.5mm jacks come with adapters in the box, like each headset on this list.

ARK: Survival Evolved has more daily Xbox One players than PC

Studio Wildcard, the developer of the popular PC game ARK: Survival Evolved, has already had a huge success with the Xbox One version. It was released just a couple of weeks ago for Microsoft’s console. and a new report from the team says the Xbox One port already has more daily players than the PC version.

Azure Batch Service Update – Dec., 2015

We are excited to announce the first major service update of Azure Batch since the service GA in July, 2015. This service update brings multiple new features.

Multi-instance task support. Batch service now support MPI type of workloads. Only Windows and MS-MPI combination is fully supported by we are working hard on other OS and MPI implementation. For detail, check this blog post.

Take node offline without deleting it. Out customer have been asking for this feature for a long time. With the Dec., 2015 service update, it’s possible to disable a node from scheduling any new tasks without deleting it. Check the Microsoft.Azure.Batch.PoolOperations.DisableComputeNodeScheduling|EnableComputeNodeScheduling.

Change autoscale formula evaluation interval. By default, the Batch service adjusts a pool’s size according to its autoscale formula every 15 minutes. This interval is configurable now through the property of CloudPool.AutoScaleEvaluationInterval. The minimum interval is 5 minutes, and the maximum is 168 hours. If an interval outside this range is specified, the Batch service will return a Bad Request (400) error.

All features mentioned above are available across all regions immediately. To access those features, the REST API version should be “2015-11-01.2.1” or using Azure Batch Client Library 3.0.0. All earlier version of REST and .NET API are still available. We will not obsolete them for now.

TimeClock and Baseball Riot headline this week's Windows 10 Store Red Stripe Deals

Every week, Microsoft delivers savings of at least 50% off six Windows 10 apps and games. It is a great opportunity to save a bit on some fantastic titles from the Windows 10 Store. The Red Stripe Deals run from Thursday to Thursday every week and is a nice mixture of games and apps that are often available for both your Windows PC and mobile device. Please note that these deals are only available for Windows 10 devices and will expire in seven days. Unless otherwise noted, the deals do not extend to Windows/Windows Phone 8.1 devices.