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 July, 2019 Stories
6 weeks ago, I set out to tell the history of Windows from a different perspective. Here’s a quick progress report on that work.
Microsoft announced today that those still running Windows 10 version 1803 will now be offered the upgrade for 1903.
Last week, ahead of its Inspire partner show, Microsoft said that current pre-release versions of the new Edge were ready for enterprise evaluation.
MFC allowed C++ developers to quickly generate skeleton code for even the most complex of Windows applications. After that, they were on their own.
Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Game Pass titles it is adding to the service during the second half of July. Here’s what you can expect.
Grammarly has updated its popular writing assistant with new AI-powered writing suggestions for correctness, clarity, engagement, and delivery.
Citing multiple sources, Bloomberg is reporting that the EU will launch a “full-blown” antitrust investigation of Amazon this week.
After it finally shipped Windows NT, Microsoft spent the next five years steadily improving the product until it could replace MS-DOS and Windows.
Lenovo’s IdeaPad S940 is a premium small, thin, and light laptop with high-end components and a gorgeous 4K UHD display.
Between 1991 and 1993, Microsoft dogfooded its own code and fought feature creep and bugs as it raced to release Windows NT.
Before there was Windows NT, there was NT, a 32-bit portable operating system that would run multiple OS personalities.
Aimed at road warriors, the Acer Swift 7 features one of the most compact designs I’ve ever used, but with a 14-inch display.
Qualcomm today announced a new, overclocked version of its Snapdragon 855 mobile chipset that is optimized for 5G, gaming, AI, and XR.
Before diving into the Microsoft Foundation Class library, I thought it might be a good idea to say hello to MFC with a bit of source code.
OOPs! By the 1990s, Windows application developers were consumed by the move to Object-Oriented Programming, or OOP.
Microsoft has quietly fixed three major issues with Windows 10 version 1903, one of which was preventing users from upgrading to this version.
One of the few digs against Hulu is that its original content, movies, and TV shows are not available in 4K. But that’s starting to change.
The mobile version of Microsoft Word has hit an impressive milestone: It’s been installed over 1 billion times on Android.
Thanks to a generous offer from Huawei, we’re providing U.S. readers with the chance to win a MateBook 13 laptop!
Heading into the weekend, I’m preparing for our trip next week to Amsterdam for this year’s home swap. Forgive me if I’m a bit distracted.
Mirroring the same quarter last year, PC sales in the quarter ending June 30 grew 3.2 percent to 64 million units.
A new report says that Amazon is growing subscribers for its music service faster than market leaders Spotify and Apple.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss why Microsoft's partners are upset, Windows 10, non-Windows Microsoft news, and much, much more.
The iPhone will retain its huge notch until 2020, when versions with a much smaller notch---or no notch all---will finally arrive.
Andrew and Paul discuss Apple finally ditching its butterfly keyboard, the Galaxy Fold, Android notifications on Windows 10, and much more.
Say hello to C++, an object-oriented superset of C that is still one of the most popular programming languages in the world.
We’re only halfway through 2019, but I’ve already listened to some great new audiobooks plus a growing collection of serial podcasts.