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 […]
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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 […]
If you’re using a previous build of Windows 10, you can use the PC Settings Preview Builds interface to upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview 2. But anyone can download the ISO versions of this new build and perform a clean install or upgrade on the PC of their choice. Technically, you’re supposed to be […]
In Windows 10 Technical Preview 2, the built-in Maps app is remade as a universal app and, as such, it much more closely resembles the Windows Phone app of the same name. This is true visually, of course, but also functionally, with Maps now offering downloadable maps for offline use and other features from Windows […]
In Windows 10 Technical Preview 2, Microsoft has configured the taskbar with two huge wastes of on-screen real estate: The Cortana search bar and the Task View button. Cortana can be significantly shrunk down, but I recommend removing both controls since both are superfluous.
In Windows 10 Technical Preview 2, you can configure File Explorer to open to the This PC view instead of the Quick Access view. Here's how.
In Windows 10, Microsoft is making a new Store app, currently in beta, which will eventually provide access to apps, games, music and videos.
For Windows 10, Microsoft is a new Photos experience, a universal app with improved features that will also work on Windows Phone.
Despite a few random initiatives over the years, Windows hasn’t been anywhere near the forefront of Microsoft’s gaming aspirations since the launch of the original Xbox. So with Windows 10, the software giant is trying to make things right for PC users in general, but also for gamers specifically. And a big part of that […]
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Mary Jo Foley and I tune in live from the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA and tell Leo about this week's incredible Windows 10 event.
I’ve spent much of the day installing Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 on the PCs I brought with me to Redmond—I’m in town through the weekend—and while I intend to deep-dive into individual new and improved features, I thought it might be useful to provide a quick visual overview of some key new features first. […]
I was so excited to hear Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella voice my “mobile first, cloud first, Windows best” mantra during his appearance at the Windows 10 event on Wednesday. And I thrilled to hear him say that Microsoft wanted people to love Windows. But I have bad news, Mr. Nadella. No one is ever going […]
It will come as no surprise that pre-release software isn’t complete, reliable or even usable. That said, most of the Windows 10 Technical Preview builds have been pretty solid so far (though I probably still need therapy for that November build). Here’s a list of what Microsoft says you should look out for in the […]
As part of today’s release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 (build 9926), Microsoft responded to criticism from testers who were worried that their feedback was being ignored. Not so, we’re told, and here’s a list of how your feedback has impacted this release. “We love highlighting specific features we’ve changed based on your […]