For the past year or so, I've been wrestling with how to advise Windows users who are disappointed in the failure of Windows phone and wish to choose between Android and iPhone. This week, that choice became much clearer.
On this episode, I cover the all the news that Microsoft announced this week at its Build conference including new Redstone features, the Anniversary update, Azure functions and so much more.
Microsoft's next update will come with new Ink features and I was able to get my hands on the new build to take a closer look at how inking will be improved.
Tech tidbits from around the web: No, Microsoft Edge will not natively block ads, even Microsoft’s own Build presenters have given up on Windows Phone, Apple fans don't line up for the iPhone SE, more.
Microsoft is looking to make a few changes to the Start menu and the company is requesting feedback about the possible updates.
During the Build 2016 day 2 keynote address, Microsoft executive vice president Qi Lu talked up the Office developer opportunity, which is expanding as Microsoft moves into the cloud and mobile devices.
While Windows has had native Ink capabilities since 2003, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will ratchet these capabilities up to 11 with the introduction of Windows Ink. Here's what's happening.
Many were likely confused by this week's announcement that Microsoft would integrate the Ubuntu Linux Bash shell into Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update. But it's just another command line environment tailored for developers and administrators.
Developers interested in getting an early start on Microsoft's next-generation software development initiatives can now install preview versions of Visual Studio "15" and the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK.
Microsoft executive vice president Scott Guthrie announced that Xamarin's cross-platform solutions will be integrated into Visual Studio and will be free, even in the (also free) Community edition.
In the next major update to Windows 10, Microsoft is planning to introduce native ad-blocking to the browser.
I'm in full-bore Build 2016 mode today, so here's a rundown of some information I've not had a chance to get to personally.
During a quick Q & A with Terry Myerson today, Microsoft's executive vice president in charge of Windows and Devices provided Mary Jo Foley and I with some interesting thoughts about the day one Build announcements.
At Build 2016, Microsoft showed off a few new updates coming to Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update that will arrive this summer.
During its Build 2016 keynote address, Microsoft announced that has begun shipping HoloLens to the first wave of developers who had signed up for the Developer Edition.
During its Build 2016 keynote on Wednesday, Microsoft announced a few new high-profile Universal Windows Plaform (UWP) app releases and provided a much-needed update on its Windows Bridges and Xamarin plans.
Microsoft revealed today during its Build 2016 keynote address that the second major Windows 10 milestone, codenamed "Redstone," will be branded as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It will include major new features for PCs and Xbox One.
During its Build 2016 keynote address this morning, Microsoft revealed that there are now over 270 million active Windows 10 devices worldwide. That's a big leap over the figure the firm provided back in January.
Tech tidbits from around the web: On the way to San Francisco, Xbox One's growing backwards compatibility library, what was lost when Microsoft restarted work on Gears 4, coming Groove Music improvements, and more.
According to multiple reports, Sony will ship a more powerful version of its flagship PlayStation 4 video game console this year. It looks like this new PS4 version---let's call it the PS4K---will be optimized for 4K and virtual reality (VR) gaming.
Brad and I are heading to San Francisco tomorrow for Microsoft's Build 2016 conference. Here's a quick guide to our activities this week, and where and when you can come see us if you're in the area.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: How I spent my weekend, a Surface Book sale, HTC blames Microsoft for not including the One M8 in the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade list, a great article about Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and some headline riffs.
It's been a while since I wrote about my business travel setup, so here's a quick peek at the technology I'm bringing on the road this week as I travel to San Francisco for Build 2016.
Like the new Skype and Mail apps, I have managed to get my hands on the new OneDrive UWP that should be arriving soon with Redstone builds of Windows 10.
Windows 10 faces an existential threat. And no, it's not the iPad Pro, at least not yet. Instead, this threat comes from within. And though Microsoft understands the threat, it still refuses to do the one thing that will solve the problem.
The inestimable Steve Gibson has chimed in with his own utility for preventing your Windows 7/8.x-based PC from ever upgrading to Windows 10 without your consent. Called Never 10, it gives control back to the user.
I'm not sure of the timing, or even exactly what I'll be parting with, but sometime in the coming weeks I'm going to hold an "Everything Must Go" event in which I'll sell and give away phones and other gadgets.