A few weeks ago, I wrote about the mysteries of the hidden lock screen images in Windows 10 Technical Preview 2. Today, thanks to the efforts of a reader, I can tell you where you can find more of the hidden images, including some designed for smart phones and small tablets. First, check out Windows […]
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Microsoft has been backpedaling somewhat on its promise to deliver Windows 10 on “all” Lumia handsets, a statement that could easily have been (mis)interpreted at the time as “all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.” But after affirming that it plans to provide the update even on low-end Lumias, a Microsoft executive this past week started resetting […]
One coming feature that appears to be missing in Windows 10 Technical Preview is a way to toggle between light and dark themes as you can now in Windows Phone. But as it turns out, at least one universal app in WTP2 already supports this functionality. And here’s how you can toggle it on the […]
Like many of you, I was quite happily surprised by this week’s unexpected preview releases of the Office for Windows 10 apps: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Since I use Word every day, I thought I’d take a quick look at this new app and see how it compares to Word on the PC desktop and […]
Every month, it seems, Microsoft changes the way it updates the current pre-release version of Windows. With the first Technical Preview builds, we got monthly updates. But this month, we see the first-ever Update Rollup for Windows 10 Technical Preview 2. And it’s a doozy, from the looks of things, fixing a laundry list of […]
Just weeks after revealing that it would deliver universal app versions of its Office apps for Windows 10, Microsoft has made preview versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint available. In in early release form, these preview apps show how well Office can fare in a mobile touch-first environment. Just to clarify: Microsoft is working on […]
As you may know, Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 ships with a number of attractive new lock screen backgrounds. But here’s how you can unlock a hidden “Threshold” lock screen. The weird thing about this, and the reason why I’ve held off on publishing this tip for a few days, is that what you see […]
Well, it’s been an interesting 24 hours. I spent most of yesterday afternoon—and much of last night—working to install Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 on some of my Windows mini-tablets. The experience was excruciating, and while I can only claim partial success, this episode highlights, I think, a broader problem with the Windows tablet ecosystem. […]
Here is a screenshot gallery showing the Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 clean install process.
At least week's Windows 10, Microsoft clearly communicated which Windows 10 devices will be able to access the traditional desktop and which will not. Here's a recap in case you missed it, along with a question Microsoft actually didn't answer.
As you may know, Windows 10 will ship with two browsers: Internet Explorer for legacy business users and a new browser currently code-named Spartan. This new browser is much more efficient and standards-compliant than IE, though it’s not available yet in WTP2. But here’s how you can at least enable its rendering engine in IE […]
Note: This was cross-posted from the Field Guide Books web site. If you’re not familiar with this site, I’ve been working on a series of free and inexpensive e-books that cover core Microsoft platforms. Windows 10 Field Guide will be a follow-up to last year’s Windows 8.1 Field Guide. —Paul I spent some time discussing Windows […]
Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 users gain access to an interesting peek at Microsoft’s coming Office Touch for Windows: a preview version of the OneNote universal app. This app shows that complex productivity solutions are possible in the Modern environment, and we can now compare this app to the version for iPad to see what’s […]
Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 is the first pre-release version of Microsoft’s next OS to enable a feature called Continuum, which provides a sort-of seamless way to transition between the traditional windowed desktop view and a full-screen tablet mode. But Continuum only works with Surface Pro 3 in this build. So here’s how you can […]