It’s a busy week in Atlanta for Microsoft Ignite. But here are some tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft is reportedly bringing back OneDrive placeholders, Disney emerges as a possible Twitter suitor, Google is combining Android and Chrome OS, more.
Microsoft corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi mentioned during his appearance at the Ignite keynote that there are now over 70 million active users of the commercial versions of Office 365. But that number isn't new. What's going on with Office 365 adoption?
Brad and I are at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta this week, and if you’re at the show or live in the area, we’d love to meet with you. Here’s our schedule.
It’s been three long months since Microsoft announced a new figure for Windows 10 usage. But the firm today said that there now over 400 million active Windows 10 devices around the world. So Windows 10 adoption has slowed dramatically since the free upgrade offer ended.
In this episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss Microsoft’s slow progress rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the new portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, and rumors about Google’s new Pixel phones.
Microsoft has been plotting a major upgrade to its Outlook.com web email service for quite some time. But despite many delays, it appears that the upgrade is final accelerating. And many readers have questions about what is happening.
We’re bearing down on the end of September, and have a big trip planned next week to Atlanta for Microsoft Ignite. So I wanted to provide another update about the work we’re doing to improve Thurrott.com, for both Premium and non-Premium members.
Well, this is interesting. Microsoft announced today that the new Xbox Wireless Controller that shipped alongside Xbox One S will soon be compatible with controller-enabled games on Samsung Gear VR. And the first game that will support this controller is Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, of course.
Having played through the first day of Firewatch previously on a friend’s PlayStation 4, I was excited to see that the game was coming to Xbox One. But now that I’ve actually finished the game on my favorite console, I’m a bit less excited.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including the on-going problems with Microsoft hardware, Skype Teams, Ignite, and good riddance to an annoying pop-up.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Consumer group criticizes Windows 10 upgrade, Call of Duty 3 is now available on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, Microsoft makes MIDI enhancements in Windows 10, the unlocked version of the Moto Z is now available, and much more.
Microsoft updated its Authenticator app on iPhone today, adding a much-requested feature: Push notification support. Now, you’ll no longer need to enter codes when you approve a sign-in from your iPhone.
Microsoft announced today that Minecraft: Education Edition will be available for purchase on November 1. This public release follows a months-long early access program during which 35,000 students and educators tested the product.