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 June, 2015 Stories
The Verizon version of the Lumia 735 is basically identical to the original 735, but with Microsoft branding, LTE support, and HD voice and video calling.
Microsoft says that it is making major changes to the Windows Insider program that will help guide how things work after the launch. Here's what's happening.
The leaked Windows 10 build 10147 is notable for a few reasons, but the big one is that this was my first opportunity to install Windows 10 Home.
Businesses that have deployed Outlook for Android and iOS can now manage those devices using new MDM capabilities in Office 365 or Microsoft Intune.
A LastPass breach has triggered some Chicken Little theatrics, but remember that you can easily secure your LastPass account with two-factor authentication.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's massive new reorg, major changes for Xbox One, and more.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss announcements from E3 including Microsoft Xbox 360 compatibility for Xbox One.
Microsoft this morning announced a partnership with TaylorMade to bring golf shot tracking and analysis capabilities to its Microsoft Band wearable.
If you've been hoping to see the Lumia 640 XL come to the United States as I have, your wait is almost over: Next week, AT&T will begin selling the phablet.
Microsoft has announced a major user experience makeover that is now being rolled for OneDrive on the web. You should see the update in the next few days.
It's been a long time since the last Insider build of Windows 10 Mobile for phones, and enthusiasts have been clamoring for a new build. Today we get it.
Call of Duty, one of the most successful gaming franchises in history, will now deliver game updates, including new maps, to PlayStation first, not Xbox.
Microsoft's upcoming new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller will offer an unprecedented level of performance and customization and come with a heady price tag.
Microsoft will roll out the Windows 10 upgrade for Xbox One as a system update this fall and enable a new user experience that includes Cortana assistance.
Blockbuster news, folks: this year, Xbox One gamers will be able to "natively" install and play a growing collection of their Xbox 360 games for free.
Just ten days after it delivered a limited beta release of Skype for Web to customers in the US and UK, Microsoft has made the beta available worldwide.
I've been using Apple Watch alongside Microsoft Band for over two weeks now. Here's how the device compare when it comes to health and fitness tracking.
Next week, Verizon is finally going to start selling the Lumia 735. Here's what you can expect, including some Verizon-specific information like pricing.
I'm a bit surprised this took so long, but Google announced a YouTube Gaming service today that will go head-to-head with Twitch, which was purchased by Amazon.com last year.
The taskbar has been a core part of Windows since 1995, and the version in Windows 10 builds on past versions while adding some unique new features of its own.
Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 build 10130 has been deployed to the Slow ring, meaning that it is reliable enough to merit broader distribution.
Microsoft is partnering with Facebook to bring the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset to market. And this looks like a very big deal indeed.
Though the Windows 10 Start menu is different from that in both Windows 7 and 8.1, it is quite customizable. Here's what you can do to make it work best for you.
This week Microsoft made it official: it is killing off the Modern app version of Skype and will now—again—focus on the desktop application instead.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Apple's copying of Windows, the latest Windows 10 updates, and more.
Microsoft has released an update for Office 2016 Preview for Mac. As you might expect, this update adds both functional improvements and new features.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss Apple's WWDC 2015 announcements: iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2.0 and Apple Music.