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Windows Server 2016 will come with commercial support for Docker Engine

Microsoft loves to talk about how we are now living in a “cloud first, mobile first” world, but in this world, there is still plenty of room left for Windows Server. Today, at its Ignite c

MIT scientists invent rapidly self-tinting windows

They’re more than just a big set of transitional lenses for buildings. For one thing, the new glass technology pioneered by a team of scientists at MIT is capable of changing shades much faster that

Is HTML5 the new Windows?

If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cloud cr

Opera’s power-saving mode lands in its stable release channel

A few weeks ago, Opera announced a new feature for its browser on Windows and OS X that aims to make the batteries in your laptop last longer. Until now, this feature was only available in Opera&#821

FileMaker 15 launches with support for Apple’s latest hardware features

FileMaker, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, makes it easy for those without any programming knowledge as well as experienced programmers to build line-of-business apps for the iPhone, iPad, Window

Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button

Big, complex things running on tiny things is a common theme this week. Earlier we had a hack that put Counter-Strike on Android Wear, and today some maniac has installed Windows 95 on his Apple Watch

Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It

Today, Windows 10 met the world with much fanfare. There is a ton of new features, apps and more articles about it than you can shake a stick at. As a heavy Apple user, I can't tell you most of wha

Lenovo Announces A $130 Windows PC In A Stick

If you’ve ever wanted to plug a Windows machine into your TV for a little hot and heavy Excel slinging, you’re in luck. Lenovo has just announced a $130 stick, the Ideacenter Stick 300, th

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

Slack Gets A Standalone Windows App

If you use Slack on Windows, you've probably found yourself feeling a bit... unloved. Despite making up over a quarter of Slack's user base, using Slack on Windows has always meant running it in a bro

New Windows 10 Build With Cortana And Xbox App Now Available For Insiders

The newest pre-launch build of Windows 10 is now available for Windows Insider program members to download and install, and this edition brings a lot of features Microsoft showed off at its special Wi

Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

Curious to see what life was like with an affordable Windows gaming PC in the form factor of a console, I bought the $799 Alienware Alpha early last week.

We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to the developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new

Skype Web Beta Means You Can Start Chatting Without Installations Or Plug-Ins

Update: Good news! Skype says that Chrome on Chromebooks and non-Windows platforms can use Skype for Web for instant messaging, but not yet for voice and video because the plugin hasn’t been co

Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

Microsoft is a company with a new cloud focus, a new CEO, and new re-org, and a massive new hardware business that brought in around $3.5 billion in revenue in its most recent across two device catego

Microsoft And Salesforce Promise Windows, Office And OneDrive Integration

It turns out that Microsoft and Salesforce were serious when the two firms detailed a plan to integrate their products earlier this year. Today at the Dreamforce conference, the companies announced th

The Windows 10 Technical Preview Expires In 196 Days

Downloading the Windows 10 technical preview? You won’t be able to use it past two weeks after April Fool’s day next year. That’s jolly, because the consumer-facing preview that will

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
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