Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows news, trends, analysis and practical advice

wp 20150121 12 30 44 pro
Windows 10

Microsoft

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

Microsoft has released details on the first-ever per-user Microsoft Windows subscription.

windows 10 project sparta markup web

Spartan browser and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

The existing version of Internet Explorer will ship in Windows 10 along with Microsoft's new Spartan browser.

windows10 free

Microsoft: Windows 10, it's on us

In a major shift, 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

windows 10 review roundup

Pinch me: Windows 10 looks... GOOD. Is this a dream?

Reax from Redmond unveiling are surprisingly positive: Windows 10 reveal hits high notes. Satya Nadella's Microsoft is fighting back against perceptions that it's in a death-spiral. In IT Blogwatch, we round up the reviews...

windows 10 project sparta markup web

Microsoft has a two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

Even after Wednesday's Windows 10 event was over, it wasn't clear exactly what Microsoft's browser roadmap looks like.

Windows 10

Forget Windows 10 -- here are the four most important words Microsoft said today

The Windows 10 customizations, the new Spartan browser, the Cortana digital assistant, the new Xbox features and even the snazzy new holographic platform are not what was most interesting in Microsoft's presentation.

PC mode in Windows 10

Microsoft gets its Windows mojo back

Microsoft today 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 to put the same apps on PCs, tablets, smartphones and...

microsoft hololens

Uh oh, Google, here comes Microsoft's HoloLens

Less than a week after Google said that it would stop selling prototypes of its Glass wearable, Microsoft announced that it's coming out with its own computerized headset.

3d wallpaper free download windows

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for many during its first year

Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to current users of Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 7 during its first year of availability.

minecraft windows phone

Next up for Microsoft: Close the app gap

While eyes will be on Microsoft today as it touts Windows 10 for consumers, the company's Build developer conference in three months will be just as important to the upgrade's future.

windows 10 download preview

Microsoft Windows 10 preview release date: TODAY (just listen to me)

Get set to download the latest Windows 10 preview -- the release date is expected to be today, right after Microsoft's 'big reveal' event. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don't need to discuss much.

Email

Acompli: A look at Microsoft's new mobile email tool

What the acquisition means for customers, and where some holes are.

Windows end of the line

Are you ready for the end of Windows Server 2003?

Microsoft is cutting off support for the popular OS in six months, so you need to start putting together a migration plan now.

hp pro slate with pen

HP Pro Slate 12 tablet its first with Concore Glass, Duet Pen tech

Hewlett-Packard hopes to bring momentum into the faltering market for large-screen Android tablets with the new Pro Slate 12, which stands out with a rugged 12.3-inch display and its ability to digitize notes from regular paper.

Windows bugs

Google keeps up pressure, reveals three more Windows bugs

Microsoft won't patch the newest trio because they "offer no serious security implications."

Windows 10

What if Windows 10 fails?

It has been 25 years since the potential market failure of a Microsoft operating system carried such serious consequences.

half off original price

Chromebooks spank Windows

Over the holidays, Microsoft and friends tried to beat back the rise of Chromebooks. They failed. Badly.

microsoft bug

Google goes public with more Windows bugs

Google this week publicized two new disclosures of Windows vulnerabilities before Microsoft was able to patch them, the third and fourth times it's done so in 17 days.

Load More