Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Posted 21 hours ago ago at The Verge with 9 recent echos

Microsoft is planning to unveil its Windows 8 successor next month at a special press event. Sources familiar with Microsofts plans tell that the software maker is tentatively planning its press event for September 30th to detail upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed Threshold. This date may change, but the Threshold version of Windows is currently in development and Microsoft plans to release a preview version of what will likely be named Windows 9 to developers on...

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Yesterday, HTC announced that they would begin selling a Windows Phone variant of their HTC One M8 smartphone. Seeing that the hardware isidentical to that of Android version, the best test of performance is to see how long the battery will last when using the device. Both devices have a 2600 mAh battery, the same 2.3 Ghz quad core processor, same display, same everything. What is different between the two devicesis the battery life. The Windows Phone version is stated to have talk time of 22...

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HTC One Windows Phone front and back, now in high resolution

Posted 6 days ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos

HTC is workingon a new Windows Phonethat will be headed to Verizonand now we have views of both sides of the device.The phone, the M8 running Windows Phone, is using the same chassis as the HTC One andlooks like a winner on all accounts as it keeps the brushed aluminum look of the Android version of this device. These are the highest resolutionimages yet of the device that will be announced next week and for the first time, we can see the back of the device too. The HTC One M8 running Windows...

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Microsoft weighs new names for its TechEd conference successor

Posted 6 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

Microsoft is surveying select users and partners about what it should name its unified IT pro show slated for next year. Here are the names said to be on the short list. Follow @maryjofoley According to some of those surveyed, Microsoft short list of names under consideration for the new show include: Any of these sound like a winner? Or any other write in candidates youd suggest, Microsoft show goers? Follow @maryjofoley Contact Disclosure

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Windows XP upgrade proves tricky

Posted 3 days ago ago at BBC with 2 recent echos

The need to replace the operating system OS became urgent in April when Microsoft officially stopped supporting the venerable workhorse. No more support means no more bug fixes or security patches a situation that makes it much more vulnerable to attack by cyber thieves. My XP end of life experience was great. I carried out a forklift upgrade and replaced the old machine with a new one running Windows 7. Easy. Much more straightforward than the massive task many big companies faced. The scope of...

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Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

Posted 3 days ago ago at PC World with 2 recent echos

Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intels Galileo board. The software company has provided a pared down, proof of concept version of Windows designed to work with the Galileo board, which is targeted do it yourself enthusiasts who experiment with electronics. The OS previously worked only on a few Galileo boards sent by Microsoft to select developers. Now users who bought...

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China paving the way for big Xbox One sales

Posted 2 days ago ago at PC World with 2 recent echos

China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the countrys emerging console sector. Microsofts Chinese partner BesTV revealed the figure in a Tuesday earnings statement. The Chinese version of the Xbox One goes on in China on Sept. 23, after the country ended a 13 year old ban on the import of foreign game consoles. Although China often censors gaming content to weed out excessive violence, the approval of 5 million Xbox One units...

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Microsoft to deliver Windows 'Threshold' tech preview around late September

Posted 6 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October. Follow @maryjofoley And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the servicability front, those who install the tech preview will need to agree to have subsequent monthly updates to it pushed to them automatically, sources added. Threshold is the next major version of Windows that is expected to be christened Windows 9 when it is made available in the...

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