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 November, 2021 Stories
Today, Apple announced a new offering called Business Essentials, a subscription for small businesses with up to 500 employees.
Meta---the company formerly known as Facebook---today announced new integrations between Workplace and Microsoft Teams.
Well, it’s official: The universally praised Forza Horizon 5 is now the biggest-ever Xbox Game Studios release. Not bad for an arcade racer.
A federal judge denied Apple’s attempt to delay the ruling in its case Epic Games case and said the firm was engaging in “antitrust conduct.”
In another legal blow to the online giant, the EU General Court ruled against Google’s appeal of a 2017 antitrust verdict related to shopping services.
Microsoft is joining Black Friday mania as always, and it even has a few deals ahead of the official November 19 sale.
Black Friday starts November 18 on the Google Store, and it’s offering some excellent deals on Google hardware.
At its special education event today, Microsoft announced Windows 11 SE, a special version of Windows 11 that’s optimized for the education market.
Today, Microsoft announced Surface Laptop SE, a $249 laptop that’s designed specifically for the K-8 education market.
Microsoft announced this morning that Forza Horizon 5 is now available on Xbox consoles, PC, Xbox Game Pass, and Cloud Gaming.
Mozilla announced this morning that its flagship Firefox web browser is now available via the Microsoft Store in Windows 11 and 10.
Microsoft will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Xbox platform next week with a virtual event.
Microsoft announced today that Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 are now generally available for developers.
The Pixel 6 Pro is fantastic. But anyone familiar with Google’s troubled Pixel lineup won’t be surprised to discover that there are issues too.
A few weeks ago, I received an email I had been expecting for some time: my Western Digital NAS will soon exit support. We had a good run.
Microsoft revealed this week that it will no longer support OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 starting on March 1, 2022.
Microsoft has announced that it will host a virtual education event on Tuesday, November 9 that will include “new technology.”
As part of its messaging about post-Ignite learning opportunities, Microsoft revealed that it is moving Channel 9 into Microsoft Learn.
At its Ignite virtual conference this week, Microsoft announced major updates to Office.com and the Office app for Windows.
Happy Friday, and Happy Call of Duty day! Here’s another great set of reader questions to kick off the weekend---and my game playing---a bit early.
At its Ignite virtual conference this week, Microsoft announced that Test Base for Microsoft 365 is now generally available.
Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo, and I discuss all the news from Microsoft Ignite, Windows 11, Surface, Xbox, and much more.
Yes, I’ve made a career out of Microsoft’s inability to communicate effectively. But this is a serious and ongoing problem that needs to be addressed.
In a bizarre bit of timing---Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 are launching next week---Microsoft’s GitHub CEO is leaving the company.
Forza Horizon 5 will be released November 9, but Premium Edition buyers can unlock the game early, starting at midnight.
As part of its latest earnings announcement, Nintendo cut its Switch sales forecast because of ongoing component shortages.
In a stunning example of how regulatory action can drive major change in Big Tech, Google will comply with a new South Korean law.