Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.
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Recent May, 2020 Stories
With Windows 10 version 2004 set for imminent release, its predecessor saw only minor usage share gains in the past month.
The Coronavirus pandemic will trigger a 14 percent decline in PC, tablet, and phone sales this year, Gartner claims.
While the rest of Microsoft embraces open source and open standards, Windows app development remains stuck in the proprietary past.
But most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, with online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments.
HP today announced a sweeping set of updates to its Elite commercial PCs and ZBook portable workstations.
Minecraft Dungeons is available now on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.
Microsoft is bringing Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Coffee Talk, Destroy All Humans! and Sine Mora to Xbox Games with Gold.
With Teams usage surging and soon adding consumer features and Skype integration, many are wondering about the fate of Skype.
In the spirit of the other recent re-evaluations of my favorite handsets from last year, I decided to give the P30 Pro another shot.
Or, at least that’s the plan, according to a Microsoft blog post that was mysteriously edited to remove this information.
Four months after Microsoft took its new browser out of preview, Edge is getting extension sync, paving the way for automatic deployments.
Microsoft Solitaire debuted 30 years ago today, and the software giant says it’s still used by over 35 million players each month.
Happy Friday! Flush with our post-Build glows, here’s an amazing set of reader questions to kick off the weekend.
With Windows 10 version 20H2, Windows 10 on ARM will finally support Hyper-V. But the system was never available virtually.
Microsoft lost some PWA momentum during its year-long shift to Chromium for the new Edge. But that’s over now.
Originally expected in April, the integration of Skype functionality into Teams has now been delayed a second time, to June.
Intel announced today that it is acquiring Rivet Networks, the makers of the well-regarded Killer networking products, for an undisclosed sum.
According to reports, the source code for Windows NT 3.5 and the original generation Xbox video game console have leaked.
Following a months-long beta test, Apple last night released iOS 13.5, which adds improved Face ID recognition for mask wearers.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss all the news from Microsoft Build 2020, including Project Reunion, Windows 10, M365, and more.
At its Build 2002 virtual conference this week, Microsoft announced how it will evolve its Xamarin.Forms cross-platform developer framework.
Project Reunion is a modern replacement for UWP and a way to use APIs that were locked into UWP in other developer frameworks.
Microsoft may be losing the console wars, but its video game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass is outpacing Sony’s by a wide margin.
In the wake of yet another political attack from the United States, Huawei argued this week for “cooperation over competition.”
Adobe announced today that it is adding two eagerly-awaited features to Photoshop on iPad: Curves and Brush Sensitivity.
Microsoft announced today that it has now sold over 200 million copies of Minecraft, the hit virtual world game.
Windows 10 on ARM still has far too many limitations to recommend, but one of the most serious may soon be eliminated.