The last two builds for me have had explorer crashes. Seems fairly random, but Explorer just dies and restarts. It can take a few attempts before I can get to the file folder I want without it disappearing when explorer dies.
I had the problem after uninstalling the Lock screen beta.
Have a read of http://www.windowscentral.com/tip-resuming-live-lock-screen-beta-uninstall which should help you sort the issue
@Kryptos: We haven't had much time to spend on it, sorry... really just two devs working on site features, only one was working on the Xbox One app... also the person behind the player on the site and the Windows 8 app (and many more things that are not as visible). We will see what we can do to raise it in our priority list though! We'd like to see it too!
Thanks for the update. We all know the feeling, lots to do, so little time or resource ;) We might not say it enough, but we really do appreciate all the work that the C9 team do for us developers.
Of course, if you could get it ready for BUILD 2015, so I can watch the keynotes and sessions on my big-screen without having to use Play-to-Xbox of the downloaded MP4, that would be super cool.
Seeing as their web-site can't even support IE 11, then I'm not too worried about this.
I've seen these tools come and go over my entire 25 year career, even tried to write a few myself, but never found one which threatened my developer existence.
I'm all for tools that raise the abstraction layer to be closer to just concentrating on writing the bit that solves the business problem. However, there are always sometimes you need to step outside the tooling to do something, and that's when the entire thing breaks down and you have to jump through hoops to do something that would be easier if you'd just written the code yourself.
I see local weather on the top left, a summary with a link that takes me to my local weather. My experience has been customised by my using of the former Bing/now MSN apps on Windows and Windows Phone.
New "rebuilt" site is live.
"The new MSN is completely built from the ground up on Azure to provide massive, cost-effective scale (with more than 30,000 Azure cores for serving and 100 Terabytes of storage), reliability, and ongoing agility for a cloud-first, mobile-first world. Every single line of code was re-written to ensure that you have one consistent experience regardless of whether you are accessing your stocks in MSN Money, your favorite sports teams in MSN Sports, or your recipe collections in MSN Food & Drink. All of those experiences will always be with you across your devices."
Would love to know more details about the developer story behind the rebuild.
Any chance of some videos and interviews?
I'm excited about this purchase. (Also given that this was probably purchased with off-shore cash they can't bring back to the states without being taxed, it's pretty much a $0 deal for Microsoft)
I'd like to see Microsoft bring the power of Azure to bear and let us have much larger worlds, with support for more players in the world at a time.
Personally I'd like to see a Smartglass app as a companion, as an easier way to access my inventory, see the map of the world, and maybe even remind me of which things I need to put together to build something else.
I hope they continue to build cross-platform and allow the mods to keep on being developed. Be nice to see some official developer tools customised for making mods too.
Looking forward to seeing where Microsoft take this.