Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos
Microsoft has completed the development process of Windows 8.1 Update 1. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to that the software maker recently signed off on a final version of the update, a process known internally as Release to Manufacturing RTM. Microsoft has started sharing Windows 8.1 Update 1 with partners and PC makers ahead of its release next month. Russian leakerWZor claims the final update was originally compiled on February 21st. While the update is ready,...
Posted 2 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 4 recent echos
Windows 8.1 Update 1 which Microsoft also has referred to internally as Windows 8.1 Spring Update and Windows 8.1 Update is designed to make Windows 8.1 more palatable and familiar to users who prefer to use mice as much, if not more, than touch. Word of Windows 8.1 Update 1 existence and feature set began leaking months ago. Pre RTM builds of the update have been leaking for weeks. The RTM build has not yet leaked to the Web as of March 4. During Mobile World Congress, Microsoft execs...
Posted 14 days ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos
Central to Microsoft’s vision for Cortana is a Notebook feature that will allow Windows Phone users to control exactly what information is shared with the digital assistant.Notebook will allow the Cortana digital assistant to access information such as location data, behaviors, personal information, reminders, and contact information. We’re told it’s designed as a privacy feature to ensure Cortana doesn’t freely access information without a level of user control.While...
Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos
The community has blown us away with their creations in the few months that Project Spark has been in Windows 8 beta. Some of our favorites are a wall jumper titles ‘Blaze Jumper, a visually stunning artistic showcase titled ‘Colour, and ‘Pinball Raid! It is simple! Go to www.projectspark.com and enter your email. You will be notified when your beta admittance is ready and you can install Project Spark and begin to create and play!
Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos
Microsoft is preparing to release its very ownSiri alternative in Windows Phone 8.1. Whiledetails and screenshots have provided some of the features of Cortana, the name for Microsoft digital personal assistant, a video has emerged today that shows the voice activated assistant in action. Unleash The Phones has published a two minute that demonstrates the setup process for Cortana. It appears that Cortana will require a Microsoft Account to function, and is activated after a set of questions....
Posted 9 hours ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos
If you are willing to make a few tweaks to your registry, you can get Windows 8.1 update 1 right now. By adding a value to your registry, this will give you access to download and will get you the bits right now, without accessing any third party. Several users have reported that the method is working and have successfully downloaded the update. The current thought is that by tweaking the registry, it mimics your machine to be that of a user who is dogfooding the update and then sends the bits...
Posted 9 hours ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos
Microsoftfinalized its upcoming Windows 8.1 Update recently, but the company appears to be sharing it a little early today. While the software maker is expected to release the update officially in April, Microsoft has only detailed a few of the features in the update and has not yet provided an official release date. Links to download a final version of the Windows 8.1 Update, thanks to Microsoft’s Windows Update service, have been discovered. A series of patches are required to obtain the...
Posted 30 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos
Nadella first day as CEO is today, February 4. Current CEO Steve Ballmer is out, effective immediately. Nadella believed to have been, all along, one of a small handful of alleged internal candidates for the Microsoft CEO job has been at the company for 22 years. As of 2011, he ran Microsoft lucrative server and tools businesses. His official title, as of the July 2013 One Microsoft reorg, became Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise. Given Microsoft is remaking itself as a devices...