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In the next few days, Microsoft will deliver the latest preview release of Windows 10. But don't expect to see everything that the company showed off in this week's live demo. Here's what you'll see and what's still missing.
Microsoft took the plunge into holographic computing and has all the hooks built in to ensure the technology will at least be tried in the enterprise.
"Cortana, do you think people will want to talk to their Windows 10-powered devices, and if they do, are you going to be reliable enough so as to not be frustrating to use?"
Microsoft shared a bit of its pricing strategy for Windows 10, and provided he first public demonstration of Windows 10 mobile.
There's much more to getting Windows 10 right than just perfecting the code. Microsoft needs to make us enthusiastic about Windows once again.
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Microsoft will show off Windows 10 mobile and touch-first Office for Windows at its January 21 Windows 10 event, but the first mobile preview isn't likely until February.
Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.
What's next for Windows 10? This week's unveiling in Redmond should focus on consumer features. It will also reveal how well Microsoft is coping with the unprecedented shift from traditional PCs to mobile computing. Here's what I'll be looking for.
Professionals who need a quality scanner on the go should check out this solution from Doxie.
After nearly a decade, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday has become part of a routine for security researchers and IT pros. But Google's new hard-line policy on disclosing security vulnerabilities added drama to this Patch Tuesday, and the fireworks will continue unless the two companies can synchronize their calendars.
Microsoft has released a Phone Insider application for Windows Phones in anticipation of the arrival of the first Windows 10 mobile preview release.
January 13 is the date when Microsoft's mainstream support for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ends. Here's what this means, and doesn't.
Lenovo, HP, and Dell are increasing their collective dominance of the PC market, with Apple as the only threat. So how are the three big OEMs coping with sweeping changes in the computing landscape?
Microsoft's new browser, part of its Windows 10 platform, may include Cortana integration, digital-inking support and grouped tabbing, according to new leaks.
Microsoft is taking its Advance Notification Service private, claiming the change is due to changes in the way users want their advance security notifications.
The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.
Did you know that Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise has built-in virtualization capabilities? Here's how to run multiple operating systems on a single PC.
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
It’s very, very red. It’s also a completely different UI from Android and iOS. In many ways, though, it's just another high-end smartphone. And that's a good thing.
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
There have been some pretty bad vulnerabilities before Heartbleed. Is it really any more severe than CodeRed or Blaster?
This week Windows XP ended an amazing run of more than 12 years, but its influence lives on. Here's a brief history of Windows in the 21st Century.
If you're late to upgrade or have decided not to change your operating system, check out these tips to keep the system as secure as possible.
In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.
With its own personal assistant Cortana coming, Microsoft has lifted the lid on its ambition to bring the Windows Phone experience to the dashboard regardless of whether it's powered by Windows, Linux or Android.
If you want to stick with a Windows XP style interface, you should seriously consider using Linux Mint with its Cinnamon desktop.
After years of speculation, Microsoft has finally delivered editions of its flagship business productivity programs to the iPad platform. Here's what you'll find in the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps.
It's not scheduled to arrive for just a little more than a year from now but here are early details about what to expect with Microsoft's next big Windows release.
There are many reasons why users will be sticking with Windows XP after Microsoft ends all support next month. In the final analysis, none of them are good excuses.
Want more speed? These performance tips will work for any PC running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to analysts about the possibility of a Windows Phone 7 tablet.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially introduces Windows Phone 7 at a press event in New York City. Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.
At mediabistro.com's Think Mobile conference in San Francisco, Microsoft evangelist, Joel Franusic talks about new functionality users can expect with the Windows phone 7. Franusic discusses the new interface, Office updates, and game development features.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Robbie Bach and Derek Snyder unveil the Kin mobile phones. Based on the Windows 7 operating system, the new phones will have extensive social networking built in and will also be able to access the Zune music service.
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.
What were the top five stories that shaped 2009? From the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, to the departure and return of Steve Jobs to Apple, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share their views on the tech news that mattered most.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the new Droid phone set to release in early November. Diaz also previews the upcoming Salesforce.com conference and weighs in on whether consumers will buy Windows 7 during the holiday season.
Very impressive technology, with a strange double role, and a price tag that matches its massive size.
Microsoft's Technical Beta release of Windows Media Player 10 features a redesigned interface that provides easy access to online media stores. It also syncs better with portable devices.
Windows XP SP2 Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.
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- 5 Max memory limits for 64-bit Windows 7