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
A key Microsoft platform differentiator was silently killed by one of the software giant's biggest partners this week, as Facebook discontinued support for a key API.
As expected, Apple today announced a new music subscription service, Apple Music, which will replace Beats Music and be available on popular desktop and mobile platforms.
At its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this morning, Apple announced updates to all three of its major mobile platforms: Mac OS X, iOS and watchOS.
In Windows 10, Microsoft has replaced the Favorites view in File Explorer with a new Quick Access view that adds some new features you may not want.
Microsoft is asking you to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10 and prep your PC to install it on day one. But should you? And if so, when?
Windows 10 build 10134 doesn't appear to be much newer than the latest Insider Preview build at first, but it does have a few interesting changes.
Microsoft has made the most recent Windows 10 Insider Preview build for Fast ring testers, build 10130, available as an ISO download.
With Windows 10 heading towards a late July launch, it's time to start examining each of the new features in this release. First up is the Maps universal app.
Microsoft has taken another step towards a complete Windows Store experience in Windows 10: you can now browse and purchase music from Windows Store.
Microsoft announced this morning that Skype for Web (Beta) is now available for users in the United States and the United Kingdom.
After having tested the improved new version of Google Photos, I can say that I'll be using it myself, and can recommend that you at least check it out.
On the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the "Get Windows 10" notification you're seeing in Windows 7 and 8.1.
Windows 95 is a high water mark that will never be duplicated: the personal computing industry has never seen such excitement over an OS upgrade.
An unlocked version of the Lumia 535 is now available from Microsoft for just $150. That's a great price, sure. But here are some options to consider.
Microsoft has tweeted a few screenshots of an internal Windows 10 build that show a few minor changes over the current public Windows Insider build.
One month after its initial release, Microsoft has shipped a major update to the Office 2016 Preview for Windows, adding a number of new features.
While Microsoft is making it easier for customers to upgrade to Windows 10, its PC partners are also racing to deliver new Windows 10 PCs to the market.
The busy beavers at Skype have been busier than usual this week, shipping updates to the communications service on Mac, iPhone, Outlook.com and Windows desktop.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss the Windows 10 launch and questions about how the Windows 10 upgrade reservation system.
Continuing its bid to own mobile productivity, Microsoft today announced that it is acquiring 6Wunderkinder, makers of the to-do list app Wunderlist.
Microsoft is releasing software updates for the newly-released Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL handsets, adding Voice over LTE support and other new features.
I'm getting a lot of incredulous email from readers who noticed a Get Windows 10 icon in their system tray. Why is Microsoft forcing a registration process?
Microsoft hasn't announced this yet, but it is apparently rebranding Skype Wi-Fi as Microsoft Wi-Fi and adding a business version of the service.
A conversation with an executive from one of Microsoft's key PC maker partners sheds some light, I think, on why the Windows 10 launch isn't like that of previous Windows versions.
Here are some more answers about how the Windows 10 upgrade will work, especially for people who want to perform a clean install of the operating system.
It's time to take a peek at the free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games Microsoft is giving away this month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
If you opt for the free Windows 10 upgrade offer during the first year of availability, you may be wondering which version of Windows 10 you'll get.