Microsoft will share more about the Windows 10 'consumer experience' at an event on January 21 in Redmond.
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Microsoft's MDOP 2014 R2 set of management and deployment tools for Windows, adds new application and user-experience virtualization features.
BlackBerry said BBM for Windows retains the native user experience and modern design of the Windows UI.
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
Windows Phone continues to improve with the latest 8.1 update, and offers enterprise users a personal experience with the power of Microsoft and Exchange in their hands.
Microsoft now is selling in its online and retail stores Insteon home-automation kits and devices for use with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.
Unlike tablets on other platforms, Windows tablets need good keyboard accessories to round out the user experience.
There have been recent reports of problems with Windows 8 Updates destroying Linux/Windows dual boot setups. My experience has been that, while there may be problems, they probably aren't as serious as some reports make them sound.
The Windows tablet experience improved quite a bit with the Windows 8.1 update. Rumors about what's coming next could muddy the waters if they turn out to be accurate.
Microsoft is continuing to tweak the Windows 8 user interface to make life easier for users who prefer the desktop experience, as new Windows 8.1 Update 1 screen shot leaks indicate.
A seamless Microsoft remote desktop experience between your Windows Phone and Windows desktop? It isn't happening.
Macs running Windows under Boot Camp may encounter some trouble when it comes to Thunderbolt niceties — in other words, the Mac experience.
Microsoft is giving its search experience on Windows Phone 8 devices an overhaul. Here are more details on how and when Microsoft will be delivering these updates.
One more step toward unification: Microsoft has revamped its MSDN developer portal, providing Windows, Web, cloud and mobile developers with more consistent cross-platform experience.
There is no argument that the Lumia 1020 is the best camera in a modern phone, but you are going to have to decide if you are willing to trade size for such power.
Nokia's partnership with Microsoft for phones could easily extend into the Windows 8 hybrid market. Nokia has experience (albeit not very successfully) building a laptop.
PowerShell is one of the best Windows tools available, but it could be even better. Here are my five suggestions for a better PowerShell experience.
Nokia Music+ is a fantastic, low-cost music subscription service previously limited to Nokia Lumia smartphones. You can now experience it on Windows 8 and RT.
A new Microsoft job posting verifies that Windows Blue will include user experience improvements, not just under-the-covers interface tweaks. Bonus: There's a reference to 'Windows Phone Blue' on Microsoft's job site, too.
Watching Microsoft's Program Manager for the Windows User Experience, Jensen Harris, tell the story of Windows 8's UI design has a little of that disaster movie feel.
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