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...

Windows Insiders To Receive Full Windows 10

Yesterday, Gabe Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program, put up a blog post which answers one of the most asked questions regarding the ongoing Windows 10 preview...

101 by Brett Howse on 6/20/2015

Xbox At E3: New Controller, Game Emulation, And Plenty Of Exclusives

Today is the first official day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, and the Xbox team was on-stage to deliver plenty of news surrounding Xbox. It...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2015

Microsoft Surface Hub Availability And Specifications Announced

Today Microsoft announced more news regarding the Surface Hub, which is their large-screen collaboration device. Built specifically for the business conference room, the Surface Hub packs some impressive features...

35 by Brett Howse on 6/10/2015

Microsoft Launches Updated Xbox One, Controller, and PC Adapter

News comes from Redmond today that Microsoft will be offering a new model of Xbox One. It will ship with a larger 1 TB hard drive, which is double...

33 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2015

The Microsoft Lumia 640 Review

The group that was once Nokia's mobile division has gone through a great number of changes in the past few years. After declining sales of Symbian devices, the company...

129 by Brandon Chester on 6/9/2015

Microsoft Confirms You Can Clean Install Windows 10 After Upgrading

This is one question that a lot of people have been asking, and Gabe Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program, finally answered it on Twitter today. Credit...

95 by Brett Howse on 6/2/2015

Microsoft Announces That Windows 10 Will Launch On July 29

Today Microsoft formally announced the release date for Windows 10, the latest version of their Windows operating system. Up until this point, all Microsoft had said was that they...

42 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

Cortana Going Cross Platform And Windows 10 Will Support Android And iOS Devices

Microsoft unveiled Cortana back in Windows Phone 8.1, and their version of the digital assistant is going to be integral to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser. Today...

18 by Brett Howse on 5/26/2015

Microsoft Partners With 20 More Vendors To Pre-Install Apps On Android Tablets

Today Microsoft announced partnerships with 20 device manufacturers to pre-install apps such as Office, OneDrive, and Skype on future Android tablets. Microsoft already has existing deals in place with...

11 by Brandon Chester on 5/26/2015

Windows 10: Build 10122 Released To Fast Ring

Today there is a new release of Windows 10 available to those who have chosen the fast ring for the Windows Insider program. There are a few more changes...

63 by Brett Howse on 5/20/2015

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Editions

In a blog post on the Windows Blog today, Tony Prophet outlined the various editions of Windows 10 that will be available this summer. And while there are a...

57 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2015

The Surface 3 Review

The Surface lineup for Microsoft has been extremely interesting to watch. What first launched in October 2012 as the Surface RT has been constantly iterated upon, and of course...

263 by Brett Howse on 5/4/2015

Microsoft Hololens Hands-On

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a chance to try out the much vaunted Hololens, which is a completely new device from Microsoft which provides “Augmented Reality” as...

33 by Brett Howse on 5/1/2015

Microsoft Acquires Pen Technology From N-Trig Ltd

In a move that has long been rumoured, Microsoft has announced today on the Surface Blog that they have acquired the digital pen technology from N-Trig Ltd. This is...

22 by Brett Howse on 5/1/2015

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Staggered Release Schedule

Today at a special breakout session, Corporate VP of the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore confirmed that the launch schedule for Windows 10 is going to be summer (he...

30 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2015

Windows 10 Build 10074 Now Available

As if Microsoft has not had enough Windows news today, they have also released a new build of Windows 10 into the pipeline. Unlike the last build, this one...

27 by Brett Howse on 4/29/2015

Microsoft Demonstrates Android and iOS Applications Running On Windows 10

Much to the dismay of some viewers watching at home, Microsoft's BUILD developer conference today actually focused on technologies designed to benefit developers. However, some of the new developer...

78 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

Microsoft Details Improvements To The Windows Store For Users, Businesses, And Developers

The Windows store was a large area of focus during today's Microsoft BUILD keynote. As Microsoft expands Windows across multiple platforms and devices, part of their strategy has been...

5 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

Microsoft Shows Off Continuum For Windows 10 Phones

Today Microsoft revealed a number of new features relating to their various platforms at their BUILD developer conference. One of the most interesting features shown was the Continuum feature...

17 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

Microsoft's Project Spartan Browser Officially Named Microsoft Edge

Today during the opening keynote of the Microsoft BUILD developer conference the official name of Microsoft's new web browser was revealed. The new browser has previously been referred to...

25 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

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