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File this under “I’m not shocked” but Microsoft has confirmed today that the Surface 3 tablet will cease production by the end of December. The Surface 3 first launched way back in the spring of 2015, and after its review it quickly jumped to the top of the stack in the Windows tablet space. The design, excellent display, and 3:2 aspect ratio still makes it one of the best sub-$500 Windows tablets today. So the news that it’s going to cease production in six months is not especially exciting – after all it will be going on two years old by that point. The real question is what is going to come next. The Surface 3 is a Cherry Trail Atom design, with a quad-core...

Microsoft FY 2016 Q1 Results: Cloud Growth And PC Slowdown

Today Microsoft released their earnings from the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. Revenue fell 12% year-over-year to $20.4 billion for the quarter, driven by a 17% decline in...

37 by Brett Howse on 10/22/2015

The Microsoft Surface Book First Look

Today is the official launch day for not only Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, but also the Surface Book which was announced back at the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices event...

101 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2015

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: Raising The Bar

Microsoft moved the yardsticks with the Surface Pro 3, a surprise hit after multiple generations of Surface Pro. With the Surface Pro 4, they look to take what worked...

175 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2015

Windows 10 Fast Ring Update: Build 10 10565 Comes To Insiders

Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has announced this morning that they have just released the latest build of Windows 10 to Insiders on the fast ring, and this build brings some...

63 by Brett Howse on 10/12/2015

Hands On: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, & New Lumia Phones

After the press event today, Microsoft had all of the devices available for a hands-on experience. Of all the devices, I was most excited to see the Surface Book...

48 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Launches Three New Lumia Phones

Today Microsoft officially revealed three phones which have been showing up in leaks for the past while. Leaks always seem to take away some of the wow factor at...

56 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Reveals the Surface Book

Pretty much since the original Surface was born, I, and many others, have wished that Microsoft would try their hands at a laptop computer. It’s not even that the...

113 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Announces the Surface Pro 4, from $900

Devices Day at Microsoft grows every year. We have seen the numerous Surface announcements come through the special event held in NYC, as well as the peripheral devices around...

93 by Ian Cutress on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Day NYC Live Blog

We're here in New York City for today's Microsoft hardware event. Thus far Microsoft has been very dilligent about avoiding leaks, so with any luck they should be able...

46 by Ian Cutress & Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Windows 10 Feature Focus: CompactOS

Microsoft took a serious look at how to save space from the operating system files with Windows 8.1 Update. What they came up with at the time was WIMBoot...

67 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Windows 10 Feature Focus: .NET Native

Programming languages seem to be cyclical. Low level languages give developers the chance to have very fast code with the minimum of commands necessary, but the closer you code...

30 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Fable Legends Early Preview: DirectX 12 Benchmark Analysis

DirectX 12 is now out in the wild as a part of Windows 10 and the updated driver model WDDM 2.0 that comes with it. Unlike DX11, there are...

141 by Ryan Smith, Ian Cutress & Daniel Williams on 9/24/2015

Microsoft Office 2016 Is Released Worldwide Today

Today Microsoft is launching a pretty important set of products. Office 2016 is now available worldwide, and marks the first major update to the suite since Office 2013 was...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

Windows 10 Build 10547 Brings Some Nice Changes For Insiders

It’s Friday and Gabe Aul has unleashed another new build of Windows 10 to people in the Windows Insider Program’s fast ring. Unlike the last build which was mostly...

71 by Brett Howse on 9/18/2015

Microsoft Quietly Rolls Out Windows RT Update To Enable Windows 10 Style Start Menu

When Windows 10 was first announced, one of the first questions was would this upgrade be available for Windows RT devices running on ARM based platforms. The answer was...

19 by Brett Howse on 9/16/2015

Windows 10 Mobile One Step Closer to Release: Build 10536 Released To Insiders

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 on the PC, it was just one part of a bigger story, and today Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile for...

25 by Brett Howse on 9/15/2015

Microsoft Announces Surface Enterprise Initiative, Partners With Dell, HP, And More

This morning, Corporate VP of the Windows and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi made a fairly startling announcement. Microsoft has created a new partnership to help drive Windows 10 adoption...

21 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2015

Microsoft Announces VP9 Support Is Coming To Edge

Today Microsoft announced that support for VP9 and the WebM container is in development for the Microsoft Edge browser that ships with Windows 10. Over the past couple of...

16 by Brandon Chester on 9/8/2015

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 35 - Windows 10 and Skylake

AnandTech Podcast #35: The summer season has been busier than usual. Microsoft released Windows 10, it’s latest operating system, as a free upgrade to current Windows 7 and Windows...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2015

The Windows 10 Review: The Old & New Face of Windows

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...

285 by Brett Howse on 8/25/2015

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