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
Microsoft on Thursday took the rare step of releasing the most recent Windows 10 build in ISO form, the first time it has done so since the RTM release.
Microsoft this morning announced a new feature for Skype that lets you more easily start a conversation with others ... including people who don't use Skype.
You don't have to be an Insider to get the new Skype apps: If you're on the release version of Windows 10, you can download them now from the Windows Store.
When Microsoft first announced Windows 10 build 10565, it neglected to mention a very interesting new feature that is debuting in early form in this build.
Here's what's happening today: Yet another trip to New York, this time for Xbox One, JetBlue is adding free Wi-Fi to all of its flights, and more.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss new builds of Windows 10 for PCs and phones, new Windows 10 PCs, and more.
To get a sense of what this year's $200 PCs look like, I've turned to Lenovo, which offers its Windows 10-based IdeaPad 100S as a Chromebook alternative.
Microsoft has finally provided a new Windows 10 Mobile build to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. But build 10549 offers yet another roadblock for testers.
Microsoft announced that Skype for Business iOS is now available as a new universal app in the iTunes Store. The Android version is due "later this year."
Here’s what’s happening today: Looking forward to the Lumia 950/XL camera, what Julie said, Apple infringed on University of Wisconsin patent, and much more.
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss Apple's refreshed iMac lineup, Microsoft's new premium PC push, and Microsoft Band 2.
Here’s what’s happening today: No delay for Xbox One's new dashboard, thoughts on the new iMacs, Apple's expiring antitrust oversight, and Twitter layoffs.
Microsoft is changing nothing with regards to software updates when it comes to updating its next smart phone OS, now called Windows 10 Mobile. But it's OK.
Yes, the HP Spectre x2 is a "tablet-first" 2-in-1 PC with a kickstand and a clip-on keyboard cover. But HP also offers improvements over Surface Pro.
The new HP Spectre x360 Limited Edition will take the already excellent "normal" version of the x360 and turn it up to 11 with a gorgeous new color scheme.
The Envy Note is an 8-inch Windows mini-tablet with a keyboard base that is larger than the tablet and provides a bottom-mounted clip-in area for traveling.
iHeartRadio will reportedly be the first outside service to be integrated into Microsoft's Groove Music, and will provided a key missing feature: live radio.
With the latest Insider build, Microsoft will now let customers enter a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 product key to activate Windows 10. This is a big change.
Microsoft markets Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book as premium devices, but they're missing a few forward-leaning features. And the most problematic is USB-C.
Here's what's happening today: Columbus Day, a book update, the real reason Dell bought EMC, and an Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows arrival date.
Here's what's happening today: Further proof that Android is the new Windows, and news of potential Xbox 360 game capability with Windows 10 PCs.
Until Microsoft makes its own set-top box or supports Groove and Movies & TV with apps for established solution, your options in the living room are limited
Here's what's happening today: Microsoft is selling the original Microsoft Band for just $99, so act fast, and OpenPlus 2 sales will be open to the public.
Here's what's happening today: Logmein is buying LastPass, and Microsoft will no longer make Lumia cases ... and that is just fine with me.
Just days after they were announced, you can now preorder the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Microsoft Band 2, with delivery expected later in October.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Andrew Zarian and I discussed Microsoft's big device event this week, the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, more.
There is some confusion about the new Lumia handsets and Microsoft's plans for distributing them. But the firm is simply doing what it said it would do.