Recent Windows 10 Stories
  • Tip: Understand the Free Upgrade to Windows 10

    Tip: Understand the Free Upgrade to Windows 10

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    When Microsoft announced last year that Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users would all be getting free upgrades to Windows 10 during its first year of availability, it seemed very straightforward to me. But there are a lot of questions about this offer, and some misunderstandings. We don’t know all of the details […]

    The Last Version of Windows?

    The Last Version of Windows?

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    I’ve been driving cross-country since Friday and hope to be home tonight. But I wanted to address one story I’ve seen repeated across tech blogs over the past few days, that Microsoft has allegedly “confirmed” that Windows 10 is “the last version of Windows.” I think we’re taking things a little too literally here. The […]

    Microsoft Announces Windows Update for Business

    Microsoft Announces Windows Update for Business

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    At its Ignite keynote address this morning, Microsoft announced a new offering called Windows Update for Business. Based on the name alone, you may have a rough idea what this is. But how does WUB differ from Windows Server Update Services, and other current Windows Update offerings for businesses? “The number one thing a business […]

    Need to Know: Universal Windows Platform

    Need to Know: Universal Windows Platform

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    With Windows 10, Microsoft is touting a theme of “One Windows” in which previously separate Windows-based platforms that run on PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One and other devices are all unified into a single platform. And a key part of this strategy is the Universal Windows Platform, which will let developers create apps that run […]

    Need to Know: Microsoft Edge

    Need to Know: Microsoft Edge

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    Microsoft is getting a lot of attention for pushing Internet Explorer towards retirement and replacing it with a young upstart called Edge. So here’s a quick overview of what you can expect from Microsoft Edge, the new web browser in Windows 10. Note: At the time of this writing, Edge isn’t complete and some of […]

    Hands-On with (a Near Final) Microsoft HoloLens

    Hands-On with (a Near Final) Microsoft HoloLens

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    If you’ve been following the news from Build this week, you know that Microsoft’s innovative augmented reality solution, HoloLens, was one of the high points of the opening day keynote. But in using HoloLens now for a second time, I’ve discovered that while some things have improved quite dramatically, Microsoft has also cut some corners […]

    Microsoft Confirms Staggered Launch for Windows 10

    Microsoft Confirms Staggered Launch for Windows 10

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    At a special event today, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 will launch over a period of time this year, with the PC version of the OS arriving first. Versions for phones, Internet of Things (IoT), Xbox One, HoloLens and other devices will arrive according to their own schedules later in 2015. Microsoft corporate vice president […]

    Microsoft Explains the Windows 10 Design Changes

    Microsoft Explains the Windows 10 Design Changes

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    Feeling a little hamburgled? Looking for something a bit more definitive than an ex-Microsoftie explaining away all the design changes in Windows 10? Well, good news. Microsoft has gone on record about what it’s trying to do with the design of the Windows 10 user experience. And I think you’ll be interested in the official […]

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