Microsoft revealed last week that it’s planning to rebuild the Xbox One dashboard with a focus on speed.
While the software giant revealed common tasks will be faster, Mike Ybarra, head of platform engineering for Xbox, has now teased exactly what the new dashboard will look like. Microsoft is adding a new Xbox button part of the guide that slides into view, with the ability to quickly switch between recent apps or games without having to navigate back to the home of the dashboard.
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Microsoft has issued a statement that Xbox One had its highest sales numbers ever in December and the console is the best selling console of the second half of 2016.
Xbox One has been gaining momentum ever since the launch of Xbox One S in August 2016. However, the console has a huge gap between its competitor, PlayStation 4, in terms of install base. Now Microsoft as revealed that Xbox has broken a record in December 2016.
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Microsoft is allowing all users of its Skype VoIP service to share files, photos and videos of up to 300MB each with friends and groups.
In a blog post, Microsoft stated files that are shared on Skype can be accessed later if the person that is receiving the file is offline. They can also download the same file multiple times on different devices. Microsoft added:
Over the last few weeks we’ve tested a number of different file size limits for file sharing. Based on the results of these tests, we are setting a limit of 300MB per file as this accommodates almost all the file sizes shared over Skype, and has been working well for our millions of users since it started rolling out several weeks ago.
Microsoft recommends using its OneDrive cloud file storage service for users who want to share files that are larger than 300MB.