Microsoft

Today at Microsoft’s WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China, the company announced that it’s working with Qualcomm to bring the full Windows 10 experience to future devices powered by Snapdragon processors. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, is “excited to bring Windows 10 to the ARM ecosystem” and looks forward to bringing “Windows 10 to life with a range of thin, light, power-efficient and always-connected devices,” which may include anything from smartphones to tablets to ultraportable laptops to servers. These new Snapdragon-powered devices should support all things Microsoft, including Microsoft Office, Windows Hello, Windows Pen, and the Edge browser, alongside third-party Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and, most interestingly, x86 (32-bit) Win32 apps. They should even be able...

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...

265 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

Microsoft Releases FY 2015 Q3 Financial Results

Yesterday (apologies for the delay I was in travel status when the results came out) Microsoft announced their Q3 results for fiscal year 2015, and revenue was up 6%...

9 by Brett Howse on 4/24/2015

Windows 10 Insiders: New Windows 10 Mobile Build Now Available For Phones

It was almost two months ago that Microsoft released the first build of Windows 10 for phones. The first build was very basic, and was missing a lot of...

29 by Brett Howse on 4/10/2015

Microsoft Adds Over-the-Air Tuner Support To Xbox

Back in the day, if you wanted to watch broadcast television on your Xbox 360, all you had to do was build an entire other computer, complete with TV...

33 by Brett Howse on 4/8/2015

Microsoft Announces Surface 3: 10.8-inch 2-in-1 with Atom x7 on 14nm from $499

The next element of Microsoft’s Surface line is here, and the anticipated Surface 3 throws up a couple of (nice) surprises. Starting at $499, the Surface 3 will complement...

121 by Ian Cutress on 3/31/2015

Windows 10 Build 10049: Meet Project Spartan

Microsoft has released a new build to the fast ring for Windows Insiders today. When build 10041 dropped on the 18th of March, we made note that updates would...

23 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2015

Microsoft Hints at Windows 10 IoT SKUs

This week at Microsoft's WinHEC 2015 conference in Shenzen, Microsoft announced new details in support of the developing IoT market. Microsoft previously announced support for the Raspberry Pi 2...

39 by Stephen Barrett on 3/20/2015

Microsoft Launches The Ultra Low Cost Lumia 430

To say that the Lumia brand is diluted with low cost smartphones would be a bit of an understatement. However, Microsoft has found a way to lower the barrier...

60 by Brett Howse on 3/19/2015

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