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Microsoft debug policy leak could make Windows Phones useful again

Microsoft looks to have inadvertently made some of its own orphaned devices useful again, after accidentally leaking a debug policy that could allow owners of Windows powered hardware such as earlier

Microsoft: Windows 10 now runs on 270M monthly active devices

Following from the unmitigated disaster that was Windows 8, Windows 10 has been doing rather well for Microsoft. After announcing that its flagship operating system ran on 200 million monthly active d

Microsoft Today Ends Support For Windows 8, Old Versions Of Internet Explorer

Microsoft’s push towards Windows 10 continues. Today, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 8, as well as older versions of its Internet Explorer web browser, IE 8, IE 9, and IE 10. For end us

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Mobile Build, Promises Free Upgrades For 8.1 Users In 2016

Two quick hits from the world of Microsoft before you head off and plunge your upper body in eggnog: A new Windows 10 Mobile build is out for users on both the Fast and Slow rings of the Insider progr

Skype To Upgrade Its Touch App Users To Windows Desktop App Next Month

Skype says this morning that it will next month discontinue its Windows “modern” application and instead make the Windows desktop application the main Skype app for Windows users. In case

Lots Of Pictures Of Windows 10

I suck at taking photos, but, here we are. Here’s a bunch more pictures of Windows 10 in action at the Microsoft event that took place earlier in San Francisco today. Also: Featuring me making a

The Windows 10 Technical Preview Will Be Available For Download Today

At its San Francisco event, Microsoft announced that the technical preview of Windows 10 will touch down tomorrow. Update: you can now sign up for the Windows Insider program and download the preview

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

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 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

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

Former Microsoft Employee Involved In Windows 8 Leaks Given 3-Month Sentence

After pleading guilty, former Microsoft employee Alex Kibkalo will pay a $100 fine and serve three months in prison for stealing trade secrets. His case picked up wide notice not due to the nature

China Bans Windows 8 On Government Computers

Microsoft was just socked with another blow in China. The Central Government Procurement Center has banned the use of Windows 8 on government computers. Reuters reports that computer security relating

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Could Be Unveiled Next Week

Microsoft might be gearing up to show off the third iteration of its Surface Pro Windows-powered computer/tablet next week at a special event. The surface event is confirmed, and reports suggest that

Microsoft Has Sold More Than 200 Million Windows 8 Licenses

Microsoft’s executive vice president Tami Reller announced today that the company has sold more than 200 million Windows 8 licenses . TechCrunch confirmed the data point with Microsoft. The com

Tablets Help Apple Stay On Top As World’s Biggest ‘PC’ Maker In Q4 As Windows 8 Struggles: Canalys

It's a mobile world after all, even where PCs are concerned. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.canalys.com">Canalys</a> today published its latest figures tracking PC sales in Q4, and thanks to the

In Praise Of Metro

It looks like Microsoft has finally realized that Metro (or the Modern UI or whatever else they call it these days) wasn’t right for the desktop. If the rumors are true, it’ll continue to

Toshiba’s 5-in-1 Computing Device Concept Looks Like What Windows 8 Is Meant For

One of the best parts of CES are the devices that companies show off that are more or less conceptual, and may or may not ever even get made. One such gadget is the Toshiba 5-in-1 tablet, notebook, me
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