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Microsoft releases big update to Windows 10 preview

Microsoft today released the long-awaited consumer-centric preview of Windows 10, just two days after the company conducted a two-and-a-half-hour presentation that impressed analysts.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 January, 2015 07:42

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, twitter, operating systems

Microsoft touts two next-gen Office editions for Windows

Microsoft this week set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop and announced that the long-awaited touch-enabled Windows apps will launch around the same time.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 January, 2015 03:21

Tags: Windows Apps, applications, Microsoft, software

Microsoft touts $7-per-user monthly pricing for Windows subscription packages

Ask any IT administrator about Microsoft's licensing setup and they'll hurl up a string of four-letter words that would incur an FCC fine if delivered on television. In a world where everyone wants to use everything -- especially Microsoft Office -- on tablets, phones, and oh yeah, computers, Microsoft's customary one-license-per-device model means death by a thousand cuts for most enterprises.

By Matt Weinberger | 23 January, 2015 23:13

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, fcc, software, operating systems

Microsoft: Windows 10, it's on us

Microsoft yesterday said it would provide free Windows 10 upgrades to customers running either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their PCs and tablets.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 January, 2015 07:59

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Satya Nadella: Articulating a vision for Windows 10

During Wednesday morning's Windows 10 preview event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft executives made their strongest pitch to date in favor of a somewhat different interpretation of cross-platform functionality than Windows 8 and 8.1 delivered.

By Scott M. Fulton, III | 22 January, 2015 22:43

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Windows 10 to corral 'disillusioned' enterprise users: analysts

Microsoft has given Windows 7 users more reasons to skip to Windows 10.

By Adam Bender | 22 January, 2015 12:33

Tags: forrester, Microsoft, Surface Hub, OS, enterprise, Windows 10, telsyte, operating systems, HoloLens

Microsoft gets its Windows mojo back

Microsoft has showed off more of its still-under-construction Windows 10, focusing on features like the voice-activated Cortana digital assistant and its "universal" app model that aims to put the same apps on PCs, tablets, smartphones and hybrid 2-in-1s.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2015 08:22

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Microsoft shows early, sketchy build of 'Spartan' browser

Windows 10 will feature a new browser with a minimalist interface and a new rendering engine, but there is one thing it very prominently lacks: the name Internet Explorer.

By Scott M. Fulton, III | 22 January, 2015 07:13

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Next up for Microsoft: Close the app gap

While eyes will be on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash. campus today as it touts Windows 10 for consumers, its Build developer conference slated to start in three months will be just as important to the upgrade's future, analysts said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2015 05:20

Tags: Apple, Windows Apps, Google, Microsoft, software, mobile

Windows 10 to be free upgrade for many during its first year

Four months after pitching Windows 10 to businesses, Microsoft is focusing on consumers at an event where CEO Satya Nadella and other officials are pledging that the new OS offers individuals significant advances over Windows 8, its problematic predecessor.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 January, 2015 04:57

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

3 things Microsoft has to prove at its Windows 10 event

When Microsoft unveils the consumer editions of Windows 10 next week, key questions about the OS will be on the table.

By Scott M. Fulton, III | 17 January, 2015 10:39

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

What if Windows 10 fails?

It has been 25 years since the potential market failure of a Microsoft operating system carried serious consequences outside the corporation's own campus. MS-DOS and Windows versions have failed to gain traction before and even been publicly lampooned. But in that quarter-century, Microsoft's dominance of the desktop has kept the platform afloat, even when consumers and businesses stalwartly refused to upgrade.

By Scott M. Fulton, III | 17 January, 2015 05:51

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Google goes public with more Windows bugs

Google has let fly two new disclosures of Windows vulnerabilities before Microsoft was able to patch them, marking the third and fourth times it's done so in the past 17 days.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 January, 2015 23:13

Tags: Malware & Vulnerabilities, antispam, Google, Microsoft, security, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft to webcast next week's Windows 10 keynote

Microsoft today reminded Windows enthusiasts that it will live stream the keynote from next week's Windows 10 consumer-oriented event.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 January, 2015 04:27

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft patches Windows bugs that got under its skin

Microsoft yesterday patched both Windows vulnerabilities that Google had taken public before the fixes were ready.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 January, 2015 05:51

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Google, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft to make the case for Windows 10 on both PCs and phones

It has been Microsoft's goal ever since it dumped Windows Mobile: to deliver an operating system kernel that worked just as well on a handheld device as on a laptop. Back in 2008, that goal seemed rather ambitious. And as we saw with Windows 8, it's been something the company has never completely achieved.

By Scott M. Fulton, III | 14 January, 2015 07:40

Tags: Ross Rubin, Al Hilwa, Jan Dawson, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft's Build conference registration starts Jan. 22

Microsoft will open registration to its Build developers conference next week, the company said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 January, 2015 03:52

Tags: Apple, Microsoft Windows, Google, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Windows 7 hits mid-life, but no crisis -- yet

Windows 7 will reach the midpoint of its support lifetime this week when it shifts from what Microsoft calls "mainstream" to "extended" support.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 January, 2015 05:44

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, software, operating systems

Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users

A glitch in the search software in Apple's OS X Yosemite can expose private details of Apple Mail users, revealing their IP address as well as other system details to spammers, phishers and online tracking companies.

By Loek Essers | 10 January, 2015 00:22

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, applications, security, e-mail, software, operating systems, privacy

OS X Yosemite continues swift adoption pace, closes in on 50%

Apple's OS X Yosemite continued its rapid pace of adoption in the second month after release, with uptake exceeding that of any of its predecessors, according to data from analytics vendor Net Applications.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 January, 2015 02:54

Tags: Apple, net applications, Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

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