Tag Archive: Microsoft

How to find your Windows 10 product key

If you upgrade your computer from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10, you probably have no idea what your product key is for the latest version of the operating system. The time may come when you want to perform a clean installation of Windows 10, and this is when you’ll need that key. …

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Microsoft leads the way with adoption of first international cloud privacy standard

The gradual push of just about everything to the cloud means that security and privacy are of greater concern than ever before. This is true for everyone who makes use of cloud services like OneDrive and Azure, but it is of particular interest to enterprise customers. Today Microsoft has become the first major cloud service …

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Microsoft removes restrictions from OneNote free edition

Since its release as a free tool, OneNote has gained a massive following. The note-taking, clip-organizing, jack-of-all-trades tool fits neatly into Office, but can also be used as a standalone tool. Although it has been available free of charge for some time, there were a few features reserved for paying customers — now this has …

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Microsoft launches Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones

The chances are that you have tried out Windows 10 on your computer already and now — at long last — you have the opportunity to try it out on your Windows Phone. Windows Insiders can now grab the first public build of Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system and try it out for themselves. Windows …

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Microsoft enigmatically reveals release date for Windows 10 for phones

The Windows Phone Windows Insider App was recently updated, indicating that a mobile build of Windows 10 is imminent — but when? Answering questions from eager users on Twitter, Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul has given some cryptic hints about when the first preview of the successor to Windows Phone 8.1 will be launched. Over the last …

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Microsoft confirms that it has acquired calendar app Sunrise

Following on from the rumors that surfaced a week ago, Microsoft has confirmed its acquisition of calendar app Sunrise. The Android and iOS calendar app is widely recognized as one of the best that’s available, and the announcement marks the latest move in Microsoft’s recent productivity focus. This is the second big acquisition Microsoft has …

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New Windows 10 preview build released earlier than expected

Well… that came as something of a surprise! Most of us were expecting that the new build of Windows 10 would drop some time next week, but here it is today! This time around we have full Cortana to play with, the new notification center and a whole lot more. Just one problem for me… …

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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade — for the first year, anyway [update — and beyond!]

Today Terry Myerson announced that anyone currently running Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 completely free of charge. But it’s not just laptops and desktop machines that can upgrade for free, the same is true for Windows Phone 8.1. Oh… and if you weren’t enamored with Windows 8 and decided to …

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Will Windows 10 be the best ever? Not if Windows Phone is involved…

It already feels as though Windows 10 has been with us forever. The Technical Preview has already been updated a few times, and it’s only a few hours until the Windows 10 Consumer Preview is unleashed on the world. Is the world ready? Or perhaps the question should be is Windows 10 ready? The preview …

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Google is right to keep issuing ‘fuck you’s to Microsoft

Twice this week, Google has flipped the metaphorical bird at Microsoft, muttering a quiet ‘fuck you’ under its breath. Google’s security researchers have a policy of sitting on software vulnerabilities they discover for 3 months. When the security issue is found, the relevant company is informed, and the clock starts ticking. When 90 days is …

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