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"Microsoft Monday" is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” features news about a Windows 10 update warning, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, the Xbox Ultimate Subscription, the Surface Hub 2S and more!

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

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Microsoft has announced that it is releasing a new disc-less Xbox console called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is priced at $249 and it is launching on May 7. This price point means that it is about $50 less than the Xbox One S with a disc drive.

Microsoft plans to keep the price difference between the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and the Xbox One S with a disc drive at a $50 constant going forward as well.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is also bundled with three games: Sea of ThievesForza Horizon 3, and Minecraft. If you want to pre-order an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, then you can do so from the Xbox website.

Xbox Ultimate Subscription

Coinciding with the launch of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is a new “Ultimate” subscription bundle plan for the Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. The bundle plan does not offer a discount as the monthly price is the same as getting each of these services separately — which is $60 per year ($5 per month) for Xbox Live Gold and $9.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass. It just simplifies the billing process.

Xbox Game Pass is a streaming game video service that offers access to more than 100 games on-demand including games published by Microsoft and third parties. And Xbox Live Gold is required for online multiplayer gaming on Xbox consoles and to receive free games through Games With Gold promotions.

Surface Hub 2S

Last week, Microsoft announced an update to its line of Surface devices with the introduction of the Surface Hub 2S. The Surface Hub 2S appears to be intended for conference room collaboration at companies that are willing to pay $9,000 as the starting price.

With a 50-inch screen and 2840×2560 pixel resolution, the Surface Hub 2S is 60% slimmer and 40% lighter than its predecessor. Internally, the Surface Hub 2S has Intel’s eighth generation Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and a UHD 620 graphics chipset.

Microsoft also partnered with Steelcase to build a mobile easel to wheel around the Surface Hub 2S. And APC created a battery pack to make it easier to use the large screen computer without having to keep it plugged in.

Windows 10 Update Warning

Last week Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly published a report about how Microsoft issued a Windows 10 update warning following reports about a number of PCs crashing at the point of booting up.

In the KB 4493509 support page, Microsoft warned that the update could cause the system to “become unresponsive upon restart” after it is installed. And Kelly pointed out that the freezes in operation are likely to impact business PCs as it involves Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs). The source of the problem is that it conflicts with antivirus software like ArcaBit.

Express Logic Acquisition

Microsoft announced it has acquired Express Logic, which is a leader in real-time operating systems (RTOS) for IoT and edge devices. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Around this time last year, Microsoft announced it was going to be investing $5 billion in IoT and the intelligent edge over four years. And since then, Microsoft made a number of investments in product innovation and partnerships with companies like DJI, SAP and Qualcomm.

“Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS has over 6.2 billion deployments, making it one of the most deployed RTOS in the world per VDC Research. This widespread popularity is driven by demand for technology to support resource constrained environments, especially those that require safety and security,” wrote Microsoft Director of Azure IoT Sam George in a blog post. "Manufacturers building products across a range of categories – from low capacity sensors like lightbulbs and temperature gauges to air conditioners, medical devices, and network appliances – leverage the size, safety and security benefits of Express Logic solutions to achieve faster time to market. Even highly constrained devices (battery powered and having less than 64KB of flash memory) can use Express Logic solutions. Over 9 billion of these MCU-powered devices are built and deployed globally every year, many of which can benefit from Express Logic solutions.”

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Microsoft store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. photo credit: Getty

Getty

“Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” features news about a Windows 10 update warning, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, the Xbox Ultimate Subscription, the Surface Hub 2S and more!

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Microsoft

Microsoft has announced that it is releasing a new disc-less Xbox console called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is priced at $249 and it is launching on May 7. This price point means that it is about $50 less than the Xbox One S with a disc drive.

Microsoft plans to keep the price difference between the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and the Xbox One S with a disc drive at a $50 constant going forward as well.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is also bundled with three games: Sea of ThievesForza Horizon 3, and Minecraft. If you want to pre-order an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, then you can do so from the Xbox website.

Xbox Ultimate Subscription

Coinciding with the launch of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is a new “Ultimate” subscription bundle plan for the Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. The bundle plan does not offer a discount as the monthly price is the same as getting each of these services separately — which is $60 per year ($5 per month) for Xbox Live Gold and $9.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass. It just simplifies the billing process.

Xbox Game Pass is a streaming game video service that offers access to more than 100 games on-demand including games published by Microsoft and third parties. And Xbox Live Gold is required for online multiplayer gaming on Xbox consoles and to receive free games through Games With Gold promotions.

Surface Hub 2S

Last week, Microsoft announced an update to its line of Surface devices with the introduction of the Surface Hub 2S. The Surface Hub 2S appears to be intended for conference room collaboration at companies that are willing to pay $9,000 as the starting price.

With a 50-inch screen and 2840×2560 pixel resolution, the Surface Hub 2S is 60% slimmer and 40% lighter than its predecessor. Internally, the Surface Hub 2S has Intel’s eighth generation Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and a UHD 620 graphics chipset.

Microsoft also partnered with Steelcase to build a mobile easel to wheel around the Surface Hub 2S. And APC created a battery pack to make it easier to use the large screen computer without having to keep it plugged in.

Windows 10 Update Warning

Last week Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly published a report about how Microsoft issued a Windows 10 update warning following reports about a number of PCs crashing at the point of booting up.

In the KB 4493509 support page, Microsoft warned that the update could cause the system to “become unresponsive upon restart” after it is installed. And Kelly pointed out that the freezes in operation are likely to impact business PCs as it involves Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs). The source of the problem is that it conflicts with antivirus software like ArcaBit.

Express Logic Acquisition

Microsoft announced it has acquired Express Logic, which is a leader in real-time operating systems (RTOS) for IoT and edge devices. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Around this time last year, Microsoft announced it was going to be investing $5 billion in IoT and the intelligent edge over four years. And since then, Microsoft made a number of investments in product innovation and partnerships with companies like DJI, SAP and Qualcomm.

“Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS has over 6.2 billion deployments, making it one of the most deployed RTOS in the world per VDC Research. This widespread popularity is driven by demand for technology to support resource constrained environments, especially those that require safety and security,” wrote Microsoft Director of Azure IoT Sam George in a blog post. “Manufacturers building products across a range of categories – from low capacity sensors like lightbulbs and temperature gauges to air conditioners, medical devices, and network appliances – leverage the size, safety and security benefits of Express Logic solutions to achieve faster time to market. Even highly constrained devices (battery powered and having less than 64KB of flash memory) can use Express Logic solutions. Over 9 billion of these MCU-powered devices are built and deployed globally every year, many of which can benefit from Express Logic solutions.”



Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2019/04/22/microsoft-monday-windows-10-update-warning-xbox-one-s-all-digital-edition-surface-hub-2s/

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