New features include two-factor authentication and AppLocker improvements.
New features include two-factor authentication and AppLocker improvements.
The interface gives developers a place where they can prototype, build, train, and deploy machine learning models for cloud and mobile apps.
Microsoft's update servers are pushing out a new Photos Add-on app, with no explanation of what it does. Windows 10 users aren't taking it well.
Patches that Microsoft published for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 have resulted in problems for some business users. Here are some ways administrators can fix things.
The Action Center pane hosts notifications, but it also includes a group of buttons that give you easy access to common tasks and settings. Here's how to personalize those buttons to match your preferences.
Microsoft is running ahead of projections in terms of how quickly its Office users are moving to Office 365, says the head of Office. And more LinkedIn integrations are coming soon.
Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that take you to specific pages with a single click. Ed Bott...
Microsoft is informing its PC maker partners of some coming changes to the way it will price and license Windows 10 for certain classes of users.
There's always a blue sky technology waiting in the wings, and for enterprise computing, quantum computing takes that role. With Satya Nadella convening a panel of Microsoft's best physicists at the end of his Ignite conference keynote, it's fair time to ask, what will this mean to the enterprise and how long will the adoption curve take?
Cortana searches your Skype chats to find answers and help set reminders.
Microsoft buys wind energy from GE and a license to supply energy to Ireland's grid.
Windows 10 version 1511 is about to go 'out of support'.
Microsoft finally confirms that Windows Phone won't get more features or phones.
HP says Elite X3 sales will be limited to the stocks left in countries.
If Microsoft is going to patch Windows 10, it should patch the same bugs in Windows 7, says Google's Project Zero.
Microsoft may have just outed its pricing for the first standalone Cortana-powered speaker from Harman Kardon, which is due out this fall.
A look back at the hot topics, major deals, and the technological breakthroughs of the year -- from security to product launches, and the year's successes and catastrophes.
Tech gear, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.
Images of the key releases from three decades of the operating system's history.
I've been a tablet user since the early Tablet PC days, and I buy a lot of them to use for work. I currently have four good ones, any of which can step in and do everything I need.
Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but the lineup of new Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive. Here's how the brand has evolved.
If you're experiencing problems with Windows 10, these are the built-in tools you can use for troubleshooting and repair.
Pick a form factor, any form factor. Can new, shape-shifting designs restore the PC industry to its former glory? Or will boring old desktops and clamshell laptops continue to define the PC?
Microsoft just launched the public beta of Cortana for Android smartphones. Is Cortana better than Google Now? You be the judge.
Are you are going on a business trip and want to be efficient and maximise the time spent at your destination? Download these useful free Windows apps for your Windows 8 and Windows 10 PCs and save yourself time to enjoy more of your trip away.
Here's a quick tour of the official Office 2016 release for the Mac, now available to Office 365 subscribers.
My Surface Pro 3 spends all week in the dock with an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. At night and on the weekends it pops out into tablet mode with these apps.
Struggling to get things done? Grab some or all of these Android apps for your phone or tablet to get a useful productivity boost.
With the average American getting nearly $3,000 of their money back from the government many are looking to treat themselves to a new mobile device. Matthew Miller has ten recommendations for you.
The stands, the smartphones, the smartwatches, and the smartcars.
We asked Siri and Cortana the same questions to see whether the Apple -- or Microsoft -- personal assistant gave the best answer to our questions for work and leisure.
Dell has become the latest manufacturer to release hardware supporting the Windows AR push.
Redmond is using tactics that it has employed before to bring down big botnets.
Microsoft speech-recognition systems now match professional human transcribers but understand nothing.
A lot's changed since Microsoft brought out the first Pro -- take a look at how the high-end hybrid has evolved.
Two years after its splashy debut, Windows 10 is now running on more than 500 million PCs worldwide. Was the upgrade worth it? Here's my report card.
The massive redundancy of cloud infrastructures make them seem virtually bulletproof. Not true. In fact, so-called "gray failures" are the real problem for cloud apps - and ones that often go undetected by today's management systems. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft is forging ahead to make FPGA processing power available to external Azure developers for data-intensive tasks like deep-neural-networking tasks.
TechRepublic: In forms, it can be useful to limit the choices for a selection with a simple drop-down list. This is also possible in an Excel spreadsheet, but the process isn't well known or intuitive.
Businesses are finally moving away from the 2001 operating system.
Johnson Controls is using Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice activation, and back-end Azure insight services to power a new thermostat
Microsoft is ramping up its focus on machine reading as part of the company's growing artificial-intelligence push. Here are a few of the fronts where the company is concentrating.
Microsoft is pushing white spaces with the FCC, and is reportedly announcing plans to connect around 2 million people across 12 states in the US using the technology over the next five years.
This long-awaited upgrade realigns Office for Mac's user experience with that of its Windows and mobile-OS counterparts.
This keyboard from Microsoft is a thin wallet-sized keyboard for Android, iOS, and Windows tablets and phones. Unfortunately, some design choices may frustrate touch typists.
This is a Visual Studio for the world of distributed teams and continuous delivery, for cross-platform apps and for shared development environments.
It's not just good for typing, it's a real writer's keyboard.
Microsoft's relatively affordable Atom x7-powered Surface 3 can 'work like a laptop when you need it', so long as you stick to mainstream workloads and remember that a keyboard is an extra-cost option.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
Microsoft is not known for educational computing tools, but with Office Mix it's turning PowerPoint into a tool for building online lessons.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
A new version of Microsoft's database has been released, with enhanced in-memory support and Azure-hosted backup.
The Haswell-based Surface Pro 2 delivers improved performance and battery life, and its dual-angle kickstand is also welcome. However, the Pro 2's unchanged chassis design feels bulkier and heavier than ever, and it becomes very expensive when fully accessorised.
The Lumia 1020 has a truly impressive 41-megapixel camera and a high-quality 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, but many Windows Phone fans might do better with the 920 and a good dedicated camera.
The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.
Microsoft's ARM-based tablet has plenty of good points, but there are enough downsides to make caution advisable. The hardware platform and the Windows RT ecosystem will undoubtedly improve, so we'd suggest giving version 1.0 a miss unless you're an avid early adopter.
Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.