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Windows 10 Technical Preview Now Available

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Microsoft, News, Windows, Windows 10 | 1 comment

  Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, the next version of the Windows operating system and today the Technical Preview is available now from the Windows Insider Program.  The Technical Preview gives users a chance to download and use an early build of Windows 10. “With the Insider program, we’re inviting our most enthusiastic Windows customers to shape Windows 10 with us. We know they’re a vocal bunch – and we’re looking forward to hearing from them.   The Windows Insider Program is intended for PC experts and IT pros who are comfortable using pre-release software with variable quality. Insiders will receive a steady stream of early builds from us with the latest features we’re experimenting with.” You can signup for the Windows Insider Program here for access to the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Here is a video introducing Windows...

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Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Available Now!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Microsoft, News, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8 | 0 comments

If you are a Windows Phone enthusiast or developer, then you might have been waiting  anxiously over the past week to get your hands on the developer preview of the recently announced Windows Phone 8.1.  This big update contains many new features including the new digital voice assistant, Cortana, among many other improvements. Some of which include: Use photos as the Start screen background High density option for Start screen Overhaul of the app store Wi-fi sense Wordflow virtual keyboard Notification Center Week view in Calendar Microsoft has made available a Preview for Developers app which allows registered Windows Phone developers the chance to have access to these updates early.  All you need to do is register as a developer, and download the free app.  After that, you’ll have the updates available on your WP device....

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Office for iPad Coming Today with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Featured, iOS, iPad, Microsoft, Mobile, News | 0 comments

Microsoft has just announced at it’s ‘mobile and cloud’ event that Office for iPad will be coming today (links below).  Word, Excel, and PowerPower will be the apps available for the iPad. Office for the iPad will be freemium.  Free to read and show, and Office 365 subscribers will get the full versions. Links: PowerPoint for iPad Excel for iPad Word for iPad...

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OneDrive Now Available

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Microsoft, News | 0 comments

We’ve mentioned before how SkyDrive, Microsoft’s “cloud” storage feature was being re-branded to OneDrive following a lawsuit.  Well today OneDrive is officially available and updates for OneDrive are being made available on the various platforms including Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Mac, and of course your Windows PC. Aside from the name change, they’ve also added some features: “As part of that goal, we’re doing more than just changing the name with today’s release: We’re rolling out several new capabilities, including automatic camera backup for Android and the ability to share and view videos just as easily as photos. We’ve also added new ways for you to earn more storage—on top of the 7 GB we already give you for free. Customers who refer friends can now receive up to 5 GB (in 500 MB increments) for each friend who...

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Satya Nadella Named New Microsoft CEO

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Microsoft, News | 0 comments

After many rumors Microsoft has officially named its new CEO, Satya Nadella.  He takes over Microsoft as CEO today replacing Steve Ballmer, and is the third CEO in Microsoft’s history. Bill Gates has also stepped down as Chairman and will take on a role as ‘Technology Advisor” at Microsoft. See more about Satya Nadella and his new role here. Link: New Microsoft CEO, Satya...

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Windows 8.1 Available on October 18th

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Microsoft, News, Windows 8 | 0 comments

Many have been checking out the preview of the Windows 8.1 update, and today Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will start rolling out on October 18th. Via the Windows Blog: I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. So mark your calendars! I’ve been running the 8.1 preview on my Surface and it’s been doing fairly well.  If you have been running the preview, what are your...

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