Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Posted 7 hours ago ago at The Verge with 7 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 5 days ago ago at Neowin with 3 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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Azure cloud services have a rough week

Posted 6 days ago ago at PC World with 3 recent echos

Microsofts Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world. Maintaining solid performance and reliability of the Azure infrastructure and platform as a service cloud tools is key for Microsoft, as it battles strong rivals in this market, like Amazon and Google. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has identified the Azure suite of PaaS and IaaS products as essential for...

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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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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 2 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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ReddX: reddit App for Xbox One Available Soon

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

In June we announced more than 45 new entertainment experiences coming to Xbox One and we continue to deliver on that commitment with additions like ReddX, an app that we are confident our reddit fans will embrace with open arms. At Xbox, community is a big part of who we are. And we know at reddit, community makes up the very core of the service there, too. The launch of ReddX on Xbox One is exciting because it combines the intense community involvement weve come to know on both platforms with...

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