Windows en Windows 10 is the Most Audacious Release in the History of the Platform <div class="field-deck"> Through evolution, Microsoft sparks a revolution </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To date, most of the conversation around Windows 10 has focused on surface-level niceties like the new Start menu and the ability to run Universal mobile apps on the desktop side-by-side with other applications. These are important changes, to be sure. But other advances in Windows 10 rival and even surpass anything that Microsoft has ever attempted in the past. And with this in mind, it is very clear that Windows 10 isn't just another major new Windows release. It is inarguably the most audacious release in the history of the platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:53:00 +0000 45471 at Microsoft Preps Partners for Windows 10 <div class="field-deck"> Communication is the key to understanding </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It's no surprise that Windows 10 is coming, and that with this important release we're seeing a bit more convergence between PCs, tablets, phones, video game consoles and other devices. But for Microsoft's partners, Windows 10 is as much an about-face as Windows 10 is for Microsoft. So the firm has provided a set of resources for its U.S. partners that I think many others would be interested in as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:58:00 +0000 45461 at Windows 10 Tip: Disable Desktop Animations <div class="field-deck"> And window shadows too, if you want </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Annoyed by the jarring window animations on the desktop in build 9860 of the Windows Technical Preview? No problem: All you need to do is dust off your old desktop skills and change a single option to stop that from happening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:28:00 +0000 45381 at Microsoft Details Windows 10 Security Enhancements <div class="field-deck"> A necessary evolution </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a densely-worded blog post aimed at enterprises, Microsoft has laid out its plans to improve Windows 10 security and information protection. This is obviously a hot-button topic in today's post-Snowden world, but parsing through this post, I see a fairly evolutionary and even obvious set of improvements. Which doesn't do a thing to diminish their usefulness or necessity. Or the fact that these improvements apply to consumers too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +0000 45351 at A Quick Look at Windows Technical Preview Build 9860 <div class="field-deck"> A pretty seamless, if odd, upgrade </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now that I have finally updated all of my PCs to the latest Windows Technical Preview version, I can take a quick step back and see what we have here. In short, nothing profound, but a couple of nice functional additions, or more realistically, the start of a couple of nice functional additions. As Microsoft promised, the preview is coming in hot, and this build is not polished in any way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:50:00 +0000 45321 at Windows Technical Preview Feature Focus <div class="field-deck"> Here's what's new in Windows 10 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now updated for build 9860! As you might expect of a major new Windows version, Windows 10 provides a number of new features and improvements over previous releases such as Windows 7 and Windows 8. In this series, I am exploring these features as they appear in the Windows Technical Preview. I'll be updating this series regularly going forward.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:26:00 +0000 44351 at Microsoft Delivers First Update to the Windows Technical Preview <div class="field-deck"> Rapid release indeed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delivering on its promise to provide Windows Technical Preview users with frequent updates, Microsoft today provided the first new release of this pre-release Windows 10 version, build 9860. The new build includes Action Center (the Windows 10 notification center), new animations, and a way to more easily move apps between multiple monitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:49:00 +0000 45301 at E FUN Nextbook Preview: A Sub-$200 2-in-1 <div class="field-deck"> $99 Tablet? Pfft! How About a $179 2-In-1? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">E FUN—which amusingly bills itself as "the fifth largest tablet supplier in the US"—will soon ship an incredibly inexpensive Windows 2-in-1---a tablet with a hardware keyboard base—called the Nextbook. At just $179, the Nextbook won't offer high-end specs, but will provide an affordable productivity solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Mobile devices Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:38:00 +0000 45221 at Windows + Mac: Virtualization <div class="field-deck"> An incredibly seamless experience </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From the earliest days of Mac OS X, various virtualization solutions have made it possible for users of Apple's Mac computers to run Windows and, more critically, Windows applications. These solutions have gotten dramatically more sophisticated in recent years, allowing you to run Windows applications side-by-side with Mac OS X apps. And the one I'm using now, Parallels Desktop 10, is particularly amazing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Desktop virtualization Mac Mac OS X Mobile Windows Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:14:00 +0000 45161 at Windows 10 Tip: Clean Up the Home View in File Explorer <div class="field-deck"> Spring cleaning in October </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the weirder—and I have to think unfinished—changes we see in the Windows Technical Preview is the new Home view in File Explorer. This view presents what one has to assume Microsoft believes is useful information—your File Explorer favorites, frequent folders, and recent files—but I find it to be quite cluttered and borderline useless. Fortunately, you can clean it up a bit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:29:00 +0000 45121 at