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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

This morning at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system: Windows 10. The name is definitely not in line with expectations, but also comes on the

Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning

Gird thyself, a new Windows approaches. Tomorrow morning in San Francisco, Microsoft will show off some part of its next operating system in a long-awaited event whose existence leaked before it was

Free Windows 9 For Some Isn’t Too Crazy

At some point, speculating about what will become quickly obvious is difficult. Still, on the cusp as we are of the release of the first preview of what may be called Windows 9, it’s reasonable

Microsoft Backtracks After Senior Employee Says “Windows 9”

Worried that Microsoft was going to keep the "Threshold" codename on the next version of Windows? Fret not, it probably won't: In a speech to employees, Alain Crozier, president of Microsoft France, c

Windows 9’s Preview May Not Touch Down Until October

Remember that upcoming Windows 9 event that Microsoft is hosting on September 30? It might not mark the actual release of Windows 9's technical preview, as was long expected. According to Paul Thurrot

Microsoft Builds A Mobile Keyboard For iOS, Android And Windows

Microsoft has built a universal hardware keyboard for the three operating systems that have large global market share: iOS, Android, and Windows. The new piece of metal, called the 'Universal Mobile K

Microsoft Confirms Its Windows Event Will Take Place On September 30th

Microsoft today confirmed its correctly rumored Windows event that will take place on September 30 in San Francisco. The event is widely expected to include a release of the technical preview of Wi

Leaked Clips Show Windows 9 In Action

Around two weeks out from the purported release date of the technical preview of Windows 9, videos of the upcoming operating system have hit the Internet. German site WinFuture has released a mess o

Microsoft Partners Said To Test Windows 9 Ahead Of Public Release

Microsoft is expected to release a technical preview of Windows 9 on September 30. So if you were looking forward to getting your paws on the code, you have only four weeks left to wait. That is, if y

Windows Phone Picks Up Domestic Support As Its International Numbers Plateau

Good news for Microsoft: HTC’s new One (M8) Windows Phone handset will land on at least three of the four largest carriers in the United States. Bad news for Microsoft: According to Kantar data,

Windows 9 Preview Could Feature Rapid Build Updates

When Microsoft signaled that it would move to a more rapid release cycle for Windows code, it meant it. The coming technical preview of Windows 9 -- the operating system codenamed 'Threshold' -- could

Microsoft’s Windows 9 Unveil Said To Be Coming September 30

Windows 9 has been leaked, and seems to show a backing away from the aggressively touch-focused Windows 8, with a mini start menu and dropping of the Charms bar, but we’ll get a better look Sept

Now Coming With Your Laptop: Large Helpings Of Cloud Storage

Out this morning is a spec list for the forthcoming HP Stream laptop that will run Windows 8.1, and is expected to cost $199. It's a device that Microsoft hopes will compete with Chromebooks, Google's

Looking Ahead To Windows 9

A preview of Windows 9 will be made available in either September or October, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. That timeline keeps ‘Threshold’ — Windows 9’s codename

Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

Considering the most recent leaks involving the Charms Bar, desktop improvements and the like, it's becoming plain that some of what Windows 8 emphasized will be scaled back in Microsoft's next Window

Microsoft, Samsung, And Expensive Free Software

In a world where Windows is cheaper than free software, things get weird. Microsoft and Samsung are currently locked in a public pissing match over royalties. Samsung agreed to pay Microsoft for us

How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The

Digital Hints Point Towards More Unified Windows Experience

A job posting and a LinkedIn page are driving conversation in the Microsoft-watching community this morning. The job listing details a position on the “XAML team […] building the UI framew

Microsoft May Prioritize The Desktop In Windows 9

Microsoft is looking to revamp and retool its Windows 8 operating system with a blend of updates that will see the code better suit the form factors that it wants to service. However, could those upda

Windows 8 Start Menu May Not Hit The Market Until 2015

Are you ready for the Start Menu? You may want to put on your waiting pants, as Microsoft isn't set to release the revamped Start Menu until 2015, according to the superlative Mary Jo Foley. Micros
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