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 March, 2020 Stories
Less than three weeks after announcing that it was canceling its in-person I/O event this year, Google has canceled it for good.
Spring is finally here, though the Coronavirus has dulled the celebration. But here’s a great set of questions to kick off the weekend.
Cybercriminals are preying on people’s fear during the COVID-19 pandemic to steal sensitive information and spread malware for profit.
In this installment, we’ll get all of the save operations out of the way, plus add New and New Window operations.
In 2003, Longhorn promised to change the world forever. In 2020, Windows 10 can only promise tiny, subtle changes to a mature platform.
I’ve been arguing for years that the iPad could never replace the PC until it provided all of the features that PC users demand.
Microsoft will delay the scheduled end of service date for businesses using Windows 10 version 1709 by six months, to October 13.
GOG is giving away 25 free PC games “that will help you relax and pass time at home,” a nice gesture in these trying times.
Building on the progress we made last time, let’s add open file functionality, textbox events, and theming support to .NETpad.
Microsoft is marking the third anniversary of Teams by adding numerous new features to what it calls a hub for teamwork.
In a virtual press briefing, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed the impact of COVID-19 on his company and the broader world of work.
Microsoft delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19587, providing more evidence that Windows 10 20H2 will be another minor release.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss COVID-19, Xbox, software development, Microsoft 365, Bill Gates, Windows 10, and much, much more.
Andrew and Paul discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and working from home and the impact of Bill Gates leaving the Microsoft board.
Android 11 Developer Preview 2 introduces new 5G, foldable, call screening, privacy, and quality improvements to the coming platform.
It looks like Microsoft is killing its Skype for Windows 10 app and will replace it with the standard desktop Skype app instead.
In addition to the new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks program, there are also some new games for Xbox Game Pass for PC and console.
Fox Corporation announced this week that it will acquire the ad-supported Tubi streaming video service for $440 million.
Project xCloud is key to Microsoft’s strategy for reaching gamers everywhere, but first it needs to meet the needs of developers.
Mimicking earlier similar campaigns for Windows, Google today revealed that it is launching a Works With Chromebook logo program.
This time, we build out the Format and View menus, add word-wrap and status bar toggling, and implement Zoom using commands.
I received a free pair of Galaxy Buds+ wireless earbuds with my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. They are a significant improvement over the original.
Microsoft announced today that it is rolling out new features and improvements to its Mixer game streaming service.
This editorial appeared in Monday's Premium newsletter, but I hope and expect that most Premium members won't mind me sharing it with everyone.
In part two of this project, we’ll add Exit and Print commands, implement several textbox settings, and use the real application name.
For this second project, we’re going to recreate .NETpad using C#, Windows Presentation Foundation, and .NET Core 3.1.
It took about twice as long as originally promised, but Windows 10 is finally in active use by over one billion users on over one billion devices.