Microsoft

Let’s flash back to 2012. About three years ago, Windows 8, the last major release of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system, was released to manufacturers. This was to be Microsoft’s most ambitious release yet. Traditional PC sales were in decline, and more personal devices such as the iPad tablet were poised to end the dominant PC platform. Microsoft’s response to this was to change Windows more than in any previous release, in a bid to make it usable with the tablet form factor. Windows 8 launched in October 2012 to much fanfare, but did not help the struggling PC market recover. Windows 10 is here to fix what ailed Windows 8, with a goal of driving adoption from all older versions with a combination of...

Microsoft Makes Cortana For Android Available As A Public Beta

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that their digital assistant Cortana would be making its way to iOS and Android in addition to its launch on Windows Phone and Windows...

12 by Brandon Chester 5 days ago

Windows 10 Insider Preview Continues: Build 10525 Released To Fast Ring

Even though Windows 10 is now officially launched, the Insider Program is going to continue. People that have joined the preview program now have a new build of Windows...

47 by Brett Howse on 8/18/2015

Xbox One Will Be Upgraded To Windows 10 In November

Just a couple of days ago, Windows 10 was launched for the PC and the rollout is underway. But that is just a single aspect of Windows 10, and...

25 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2015

Xbox One To Get TV DVR Capabilities

Those that never got to experience Windows Media Center as the hub of a home entertainment system likely wonder why there is such a vocal group of people who...

19 by Brett Howse on 8/4/2015

Here’s How You Can Install Windows 10 Now

With Windows 10 being rolled out in waves, there are likely a large number of people who are enthusiastic to get the upgrade now. Staring at your Windows Update...

51 by Brett Howse on 7/30/2015

Windows 10 Installed On Over 14 Million Devices

Windows 10 has been out for a day, and Microsoft is reporting it has been installed on over 14 million devices so far. That’s not a bad start, but...

36 by Brett Howse on 7/30/2015

Windows 10 Launches Worldwide

It has been a busy time in Redmond. Three hundred and two days ago, on September 30, 2014, Windows 10 was announced by Microsoft. The name, at the time...

99 by Brett Howse on 7/29/2015

Microsoft Reports FY 2015 And Q4 Results: Nokia Write Down Results In $3.2B Loss For Q4

Microsoft released their earnings report for Q4 of fiscal year 2015. The numbers certainly reflect the massive write down of the Nokia acquisition that CEO Satya Nadella announced earlier...

17 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2015

Windows 10 Retail Will Be On USB Flash Drives

The death of the optical drive in the PC space has been a long time coming, and while removable media is unlikely to go away any time soon, with...

95 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Windows 10 Build 10240 Released To All Insiders

Today Microsoft unleased build 10240 to both the fast and slow rings for Windows Insiders. The Verge reported earlier today that build 10240 would be the “RTM” or “Release...

45 by Brett Howse on 7/15/2015

Microsoft Releases Office 2016 For Mac

The last major release of Microsoft Office for Mac was the 2011 edition. Due to Microsoft's naming and release timing, the release of Office 2011 actually took place in...

18 by Brandon Chester on 7/9/2015

Microsoft Announces Mobile Restructuring With Up To 7,800 Job Cuts

A little more than a year ago Nokia officially ceased to exist as a mobile phone manufacturer. Nokia's efforts to reverse their decline in the mobile space by adopting...

63 by Brandon Chester on 7/8/2015

Microsoft Rebrands Entertainment Apps

What’s in a name, you may ask yourself. Branding is likely one of the more difficult tasks out there, and companies like Microsoft seem to move around on branding...

18 by Brett Howse on 7/6/2015

Windows 10 Editions Compared

Today Microsoft has finally created tables outlining what the different versions of the operating system are going to feature. It was back in May that they finally announced all...

65 by Brett Howse on 7/2/2015

You Might Not Get Windows 10 On July 29, But You Get A New Build Today

Another day, and another build of Windows 10 has been released to the fast ring. With Windows 10’s official release date of July 29th coming up very quickly now...

41 by Brett Howse on 7/2/2015

Windows 10 Build 10159 Released To Windows Insiders

Just yesterday, Microsoft released build 10158 to the Windows Insiders fast ring. I was going to write it up but I wanted to kick the tires on it first...

51 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2015

Microsoft Introduces A 128GB Version Of The Core i7 Surface Pro 3

This weekend Microsoft introduced a new model of the Surface Pro 3. Like the existing two Core i7 models, this new version uses Intel's Core i7-4650U CPU. At $1299...

43 by Brandon Chester on 6/29/2015

Microsoft Brings Office to Android Smartphones

Today Microsoft announced that their line of Office applications has made its way to Android smartphones. After launching the first touch-optimized version of Office on the iPad, Microsoft has...

41 by Brandon Chester on 6/24/2015

Windows 10 Insider Activation Update: Part 2

Just a couple of days ago, Microsoft put out a blog post outlining how Windows Insiders would be updated to the release version of Windows 10. Later, they updated...

76 by Brett Howse on 6/22/2015

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