Along with Surface slates, the Zune media player and Zune Marketplace
have failed to achieve success.
The change is currently only available on Zune Marketplace
for movies and songs; but is expected to roll out for others app stores such as Xbox 360 marketplace as well.
Jim Carr's direct involvement over the last decade consulting at the world's largest software maker in Redmond helped pioneer such startup projects as Zune, Microsoft Auto, Microsoft Tag, and other groups with Microsoft Office, Microsoft IT, Zune Marketplace
, Metro, Windows CE for Automotive, xBox Live and many more.
In addition, users will be able to purchase tagged tracks direct from the Zune Marketplace
With wireless capabilities, the Zune can sync with your PC, share music with other Zunes, and access its online store, Zune Marketplace
, so you can buy music anytime.
The 30 gigabyte device plays songs and videos which can be downloaded from the Zune Marketplace
The 30 gigabyte device plays songs and videos which owners can download to their PCs via the Zune Marketplace
Songs will be sold via the Zune Marketplace
service for around USD0.99 per song, comparable with the price at Apple's iTunes online music store.
Those users can listen to the songs three times over three days before deciding whether to purchase it themselves.Microsoft said the song-sharing capability will be available for most songs available through its forthcoming Zune Marketplace
service, although some music publishers won't allow it.Also, for now at least, users will not be able to buy the songs directly through the device.
MICROSOFT have released details of their digital music player, the 30GB Zune, along with Zune Marketplace
, an online service to rival iTunes.
Microsoft is also launching a competitor to Apple's iTunes online store called Zune Marketplace
. It said: "The digital music revolution is just beginning."