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
I've gotten a lot of questions about the Windows 10 Field Guide, which is certainly understandable. So here's an an explanation of what's happening.
Microsoft has expanded the real-time collaboration functionality in Word 2016--part of the Office 2016 Preview--to include documents stored in OneDrive too.
With the arrival of Windows 10 and the universal Office mobile apps, Microsoft is no longer providing free Office 365 Personal subscriptions to customers.
The Cortana personal digital assistant in Windows 10 works pretty well without any training. But if you take a few minutes, Cortana will work even better.
Microsoft announced new adds-in from Boomerang, Evernote, PayPal and Uber that will work across Outlook, Outlook on the web, and, soon, Outlook.com too.
Microsoft this week announced a second delay for its Surface Hub, pushing back availability of this unique collaboration solution to January 2016.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly--and my last from France--Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss how Windows 10 is doing after two weeks.
Apple now supports dual-booting newer Macs with Windows 10 using a technology called Boot Camp. As always, doing so incurs numerous trade-offs, but it works.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10512 introduces a few temporary issues, sure, but it also provides our most cohesive look yet at this ever-improving new system.
Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring can update their Windows 10 Mobile-based phones to build 10152 today. The new build includes a wide range of improvements.
Windows 10 is a lot friendlier than its predecessor, but you can safely remove some space-wasting items on the Windows 10 taskbar and still use new features
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss how Windows 10 is doing two weeks and whether things have finally started to calmed down.
Mozilla’s Firefox 40 looks great on Windows 10, But If you are going to use Firefox on Windows 10, here are some tips for making it work even better.
Mozilla has quickly delivered it a Windows 10-friendly version of its flagship Firefox web browser, offering a streamlined new look and safer add-ons.
Microsoft announced today that it has shipped very early preview versions of its Skype for Business app for both Android and iOS.
Windows 10 features yet another revamp to Microsoft’s parental controls functionality. Here's an explanation of the change, and why it happened.
Google’s Android One initiative was a disaster, so the search giant is starting over and will address the issues, which include halving the cost of phones.
OneDrive has released Shared Folder sync for all OneDrive users. So you can now sync folders that others have shared with you to your desktop PC or Mac.
Microsoft's Cortana app for Android--currently in private beta--now lets you replace Android’s ubiquitous Google Now feature with Cortana. Huzzah!
With Windows 10, Microsoft has streamlined the way you download and create Setup media, which may confuse some who are used to doing things the old way.
I’m not sure how I forget to mention this yet, but the Windows 10 wallpaper you’ve seen in all my recent articles is available for download in HD-plus glory.
We’re two-thirds of the way through this year’s home swap in Lyon, France. but after a hectic couple of weeks, things are starting to settle down.
While Cortana can be used for an amazing array of tasks using natural language, her ability to create reminders on the fly is perhaps one of the more useful.
Microsoft has announced with new and improved apps for both Apple Watch and Android Wear. The most interesting new app, perhaps, is Microsoft Translator.
While Windows 10’s Action Center is useful for notification management, it also displays quick actions for quickly accessing often-needed system settings.
Like any digital assistant, Cortana needs to get to know you a bit before she can be truly useful to you. Here’s how to get started configuring Cortana.
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.