If you use a PC or a laptop with Windows 10, a Microsoft Surface tablet, or an Xbox One console, you have undoubtedly come across OneDrive, even if you don't use it. The same is true if you are using Office 365. You might have seen OneDrive even on your Android smartphone. Are you asking yourself: What is OneDrive? Do you want to know what OneDrive's benefits are and why you should be using it? Read this article and find out everything you need to know about OneDrive:
Did you know that you can buy Xbox One games from Amazon and redeem them on your Xbox console? Or that you can purchase an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon and apply it to your Xbox account to purchase games from the Microsoft Store? You can also give them away as a present to a friend or family member. Here is how to buy Xbox Gift Cards and games from Amazon and redeem Xbox digital codes from Amazon:
In recent years a new security concept has made the headlines - two-step verification or two-factor authentication (2FA). It all started with Google enabling it for its users, and since then, many companies followed their example, including Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. Even gaming companies joined this trend. If you would like to understand what two-factor authentication is, how it works, why you should enable it and where read this article:
Microsoft has taken the first big step toward unifying Minecraft for all the key platforms into ONE edition of Minecraft. This is a huge deal for the company as well as for gamers worldwide. Minecraft is the first major title where players on Xbox, Windows 10, Android, iOS and other platforms can play the same game, communicate with each other, synchronize their progress across platforms and more. Here's why this is a big deal both for Microsoft and gamers worldwide:
Are you using operating systems from Microsoft like Windows 10 or Windows 8.1? Are you using Office 365 or OneDrive? Do you have an Xbox console? Do you use Skype? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, chances are that you have a Microsoft account. You may call it in a different way but in Microsoft's dictionary, your account is a Microsoft account. In this article, we explain what a Microsoft account is, how to figure out if you have a Microsoft account and the benefits of using this account:
Microsoft has created a portal where anyone with a Microsoft account can view all the personal data that it is stored by this company on their servers. You can see the browsing history that Microsoft has about you, your search history, your location history, the data stored by Cortana in her notebook and your Microsoft Health activity. Here's how to review all this data and how to delete it, if you no longer wish for Microsoft to store it on their servers:
If you are using Xbox, Outlook.com, Windows 10, Office 365, Azure or other Microsoft products and services, you surely have a Microsoft account that you use to log in. You might call it your Xbox account, your OneDrive account or some other name but they all are, in the end, a Microsoft account. If you can't log into your account because you have forgotten your password, you must go online and reset it. You can't do it from the device or application where you are trying to use it. Here's how to reset the password for your Microsoft account:
Do you need to take a screenshot on your Xbox One console to show your friends the latest game you purchased or to use it as a background for your Xbox One dashboard? Whatever the reason, the latest version of the software for the Xbox One allows you to take screenshots by pressing a couple of buttons. Here's what you have to do in order to take a screenshot when using your Xbox One and where to find your screenshots:
By default, every Xbox One console is named Xbox-SystemOS. If you ask us, it's a rather boring name, without any personality. If your Xbox One is connected to a network with many devices, you may want to identify it by giving it your own name. Something more exciting and unique! Here's how to rename any Xbox One console in just three steps:Step 1. Go To Xbox One Settings
Start your Xbox One and sign in with your Microsoft account. Then, go to Settings.
In the Settings screen, look for the System category and select it.
In the Xbox One update that was made available in June 2014, a small and useful feature was added alongside others: the possibility to set the console to automatically sign-in with one account upon startup. Considering that most Xbox One users have only one account on their devices, this makes starting up their consoles faster. Here's how to set your Xbox One to automatically sign-in with your account: