Microsoft's long-rumored, dual-screen Surface device will run an operating system variant called Windows 10X. So, what is this thing?
Microsoft rolls out several new Surface PCs and peripherals at its Oct. 2 fall event in New York City. Here's the line-up.
Every version of Windows represents Microsoft's best effort to accomplish something new and important. Some succeeded, others failed. Ed Bott reviews the milestones.
Microsoft's dual-screen Windows 10 tablet, the Surface Neo, running Windows 10X, is in the works and coming next year.
Microsoft's fall event is going to feature not just new Surface devices but also new services and experiences.
Photos of Microsoft's new Surface laptops leak ahead of Wednesday's big Surface event in New York City.
HP overhauls and shrinks the Spectre x360 13 2-in-1 and promises 22 hours of battery life.
Microsoft might build Edge for Linux because doing so could attract web developers.
Microsoft really wants Windows 10 users to have a cloud account, so the offline-account option is harder to find.
Microsoft has designated Windows 10 1903 ready for deployment via Windows Update four months after it began rolling out -- and just ahead of the company finalizing the next Windows 10 client and server feature updates.
Microsoft's recent changes in Windows Update make it less likely that you'll be surprised by a feature update. To take full control, though, you'll need to study the release schedule and mark your calendar.
Microsoft reckons its machine-learning models are improving the Windows 10 upgrade experience.
Windows Terminal Preview 1909 is out, along with a features timeline and a Windows Terminal 1.0 release date.
Windows 10 is finally closing in on the 1 billion mark, in terms of number of devices where it's actively running, company officials say.
Programming language Nim 1.0 promises developers a stable base for code that future versions won't break.
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 today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.
At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.
A clean install is the perfect way to get a fresh start with a Windows PC. Use this checklist to make sure you take care of the small details that make a big difference in productivity
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
If you're an owner of a newer MacBook, then you'll know that your choice of ports has dwindled down to, well, USB-C ports. But fear not! This doesn't mean that you need to buy new accessories. What you need is the Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Not that this will also work with Windows PCs that have a USB-C port, as well as Chromebooks and smartphones and tablets kitted out with USB-C.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
macOS is a great platform, but there are times when some Mac users still need access to Windows and Windows apps.
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
Make the operating system work for you and your device.
Like the look of Apple's new iMac Pro workstation, but you're a Windows user so macOS is a no-go zone for you? No worries! You can get all the power and performance of the iMac Pro while still being able to run Windows.
While many are switching to Mac to break free of Windows, some of us still need to have access to the operating system to run specific applications or to carry out testing and development. Whatever your reason for wanting to run Windows 10 on your Mac, you have a number of options available to you.
As Microsoft Edge adoption increases, critical extensions are starting to show up for the promising new browser. We spotlight ten of them.
Windows 10 comes with a whole bunch of helpful apps. Unfortunately, some of them aren't as powerful as you might like. Fear not, for we have 15 power tools that will help you supercharge your Windows install.
Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. Read more: https://zd.net/2HLtL6f
TechRepublic's Karen Roby talks with ZDNet's Steve Ranger about the latest happenings regarding the shift to Windows 10 as the clock continues ticking on Windows 7. Read more: https://zd.net/2OkJj1c
Update Intel Windows graphics drivers, and stop using Intel Matrix Storage Manager and USB 3.0 Creator Utility.
Microsoft offers Windows 10 users a look at how they use data to improve the quality of Windows 10 updates.
In its annual security intelligence report, Microsoft offers up its top tips for blocking out hackers.
Eight Windows 10 apps removed from the Microsoft Store after getting caught mining Monero behind users' backs.
With Windows 7 security upgrades about to go poof in less than a year, there are still some Windows 7 diehards who refuse to upgrade. Read more: https://zd.net/2T3lxv8
Microsoft wants to make it easier for organizations to deal with new privacy regulations like EU's GDPR.
The 'reserved storage' coming with the next Windows 10 version is another reason to avoid PCs with little storage.
Microsoft could face more complaints after a ruling says it's liable for damages caused by an unauthorized Windows 10 upgrade.
It could include Windows 10, Office 365, Skype, Cortana, Outlook Mobile and/or other services.
Microsoft baffles Windows 10 users by apparently collecting data about recently opened websites and apps when users have opted against sharing that information.
Microsoft Teams is on course to become the top business chat app by 2020.