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
Today, Microsoft is releasing Sway for iPad and an updated Sway on iPhone. But a version for Windows 10 is coming this summer too, Microsoft says.
You may know that Windows 10 Mobile has been trailing well behind its desktop/tablet counterparts from a quality perspective. That's about to change.
The default background image for Windows 10, now called "the hero image," can set the tone for this release. Sadly, this is the one they've chosen.
Microsoft announced today that it will be adding a number of new features to Word Online and PowerPoint Online over the next few weeks.
The first non-preview versions of Microsoft's Office apps for Android handsets—Word, Excel and PowerPoint—are now available from the Google Play Store.
On the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss the continuing confusion over who gets Windows 10 for free and Lumia 735 on Verizon.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Or your Windows Update, at least. Microsoft has issued June 2015 firmware updates for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3.
Google announced this morning that it will now offer a free, ad-supported version of its Google Play Music streaming music service that works like radio.
While Windows 10 doesn't actually add any new backup or recovery tools, it provides great upgrades to the tools it previously offered in Windows 7 and 8.
Microsoft says it will deliver the final version of its Windows 10 developer tools for Visual Studio 2015 concurrently with Windows 10 on July 29.
The Calendar app in Windows connects to multiple accounts and helps you manage your work and personal schedules. Indeed, it only works with online accounts.
While Windows 8 virtually demanded a Microsoft account sign-in, Windows 10 has broken that particular bond, and you can now use a local account again easily.
Anyone beta testing Windows 10 will get the final product for free, but some believe that pirates can simply sign-up for the beta and go legit. Not so.
While I've had moments of doubt with Windows 10, I've also seen moments of greatness. Will Windows 10 really be ready for July 29? Yes. I think it will.
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.