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 October, 2015 Stories
Today, Microsoft announced a number of changes that it says will make it easier for consumers to upgrade for free to Windows 10. Some are controversial.
Today, the Office team revealed various enhancements coming to Office across multiple platforms, including Mac, iOS, Android and the web.
Microsoft extended its reach into the Android ecosystem even further this week with the availability of Arrow, an elegant new home app. According to Microsoft, Arrow makes it easier to find the apps and people you interact with the most frequently.
The happy surprises just keep on coming: Microsoft today delivered build 10581 of Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss our hands-on time with Surface Book, DEVintersection, and much more.
It's been a busy couple of days at DEVintersection in Las Vegas. But I think I can post on a more normal schedule today. Here's what else is happening.
Understanding how to access your PC's firmware is a key troubleshooting skill for all users. Here's how you can do so with Surface Book.
With Band 2, Microsoft is again firing on all cylinders, delivering the right mix of features---fitness and health, plus productivity---and improvements.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discus YouTube Red subscriptions, the new Apple TV, BlackBerry's Android-based Priv, and Halo 5.
There aren't too many changes in Windows Phone usage this month, but AdDuplex provides an interesting peek at device mix between handset types.
Microsoft delivered firmware updates to all three of its current "pro" Surface devices---Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3---this week.
What else is happening today? Well, I'm flying to Las Vegas tonight. But also Microsoft's non-secret, Windows phone's new problem, Julie Larson-Green, more.
Microsoft's new Surface Book is an incredible laptop and you can expand its capabilities by attaching one or more external displays. Here are your options.
One of the New Xbox One Experience features I'm looking forward to most is backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. Here's a first peek.
Halo 5 is here. And thanks in part to an unwelcome new trajectory for Call of Duty multiplayer, let's just say I'm looking around and considering my options.
There is no truly elegant way to enjoy Microsoft Groove content in the living room unless you invest in an Xbox. But here's an inexpensive workaround.
Today, Microsoft announced updates to its Office Lens mobile app on both Android and iPhone. And as an added bonus, OneNote Clipper was updated as well.
What else is happening today? An interesting new $99 PC, a behind-the-scenes look at Surface Book, Apple TV preorders are ready, Toyota vs. VW, and more.
Microsoft's new Surface devices---Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, plus some new accessories---are available for purchase today in the U.S. and Canada
Microsoft is opening its new flagship retail experience on Fifth Avenue in New York City today and is planning some fun events around the store opening
Windows Hello is a new way to sign-in to Surface Book, in this case with facial recognition. Setting it up is simple, and you'll love the speed of sign-ins.
Surface Book ships with a nearly-perfect precision touchpad, so you can finally leave your mouse at home. But first, you should master how it works.
What else is happening today? A change in how Microsoft measures Xbox success, the Xbox architect is leaving Microsoft, and thoughts on mobile market share.
Microsoft's new Surface Book marks a major departure from previous Surface devices. Key among the changes is a superior new keyboard with a new key layout.
Happy weekend. What else is happening today? Steve Ballmer comments on Microsoft v. Apple, maybe Halo 5 will ship on the PC, and Pandora talks Apple Music.
This week, Microsoft issued its first update for the Xbox (Beta) app for Windows 10, adding Facebook integration and a number of other new features.