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 August, 2015 Stories
In Windows 8.1, you could electronically upgrade from Windows 8.1 Core to Windows 8.1 Pro. This capability is present in Windows 10 but in a different place.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the wild first week of Windows 10 and get some answers to our questions.
Just a week after the initial release of Windows 10, Microsoft has delivered the first major update to its latest OS, called Service Release 1 (SR1).
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has taken Sway out of preview on the web, iPhone and iPad. Even more exciting, Sway is now available on Windows 10.
Windows 10 finally makes notifications useful, adding a notification center called Action Center that is used to access and manage missed notifications.
Microsoft announced an improved user interface and new features for what it is now calling Outlook on the web, the web version of Outlook in Office 365.
Microsoft has confirmed my previous reports that it would deliver digital video recording (DVR) capabilities to its Xbox One video game console soon.
Microsoft announced that it will deliver some new and improved keyboards and mice for Windows 10 in the fall with support for key Windows 10 features.
Microsoft’s latest Surface tablets—Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3—are now available with Windows 10 pre-bundled from the Microsoft Store.
Here is small collection of the very many Windows 10-oriented emails I’ve received in the past day or so. Yes, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
You can join the Windows Insiders program today and get and give feedback on new Windows 10 features and updates more quickly than the general public.
Microsoft Edge is powerful, fast and compatible, but lack a few IE features you may be used to. Here’s what you can do now to configure Edge to work better.
In Windows 10, Microsoft lets you pin Settings, Settings groups, and even individual settings to Start. But you can also pin Settings in other ways too.
Microsoft posted a coming soon page for Windows 10 Mobile which lists a small handful of Lumia smart phones that will be upgraded when the new OS ships.
Once you upgrade your genuine Windows 7/8.1-based PC to Windows 10, you will always be able to perform clean installs of the new OS on that PC going forward.
Microsoft this week released Groove Music—the replacement for Xbox Music—to Android devices, Xbox One and the web. And Sonos announced beta support as well.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian rings me up in France and we discuss the Windows 10 launch and the issues we're seeing already.
Like Windows 8.1, Windows 10 has a secret power user menu—really called the Quick Access menu—which provides handy access to advanced system tools.
In Windows 10, the Default Apps interface has been updated and simplified. But most users will probably want to change at least a few of the defaults.
For many Windows 7 upgraders, the new Windows 10 Start menu could prove a bit too different from what they’re used to. Fortunately, there’s a fix.
With Windows 10, Microsoft is instituting various devices limits that determine where you can use apps, games, subscription music and purchased videos.
Windows 10 is here, and I'm in France. And on the latest, 2.5 hour long episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss the Windows 10 launch and not much else.
Many who reserved their Windows 10 upgrade ahead of time still haven’t been given access yet. But no worries, you don’t have to wait. You can upgrade now.
In Windows 10, Microsoft has overhauled its media player apps with new versions. But the new Movies & TV app won’t keep playing when it’s minimized.
With Microsoft issuing ISO media for Windows 10, many people who qualify for the free upgrade want to clean install the OS rather than upgrade. Here's how.
One of the more common problems we're seeing with Windows 10 this first week is an inability to download apps from the Store. Here’s a fix.