Announcing: Microsoft’s Unified Technology Event for Enterprises

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft MSDN Channel 9 with 4 recent echos

Were excited to announce the inaugural unified Microsoft commercial technology event the week of May 4, 2015. If youve attended TechEd or Microsoft Management Summit, this place for you to be. It everything youve come to know and love and more. Youll find what youre familiar with and youll learn more about Lync, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Project, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visio, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Intune, Windows Server and lots more. Save the...

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Leaked ‘Windows 9’ screenshots offer a closer look at the new Start Menu

Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos

The new Start Menu hasnt changed much since Microsoft demonstrated it at Build in April, but the screenshots show a variety of Metro style apps that are pinned to the menu, alongside traditional applications.  understands the screenshots are genuine, and that in some current development versions of Windows 9 the Start Menu expands to maximize the screen and act like the Start Screen found in Windows 8. The second screenshot also shows how Microsoft is planning to make Metro style apps run in the...

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Windows 8.1 update 2 said to arrive on August 12th

Posted 3 days ago ago at Neowin with 4 recent echos

Over the past few weeks, Windows 8.1 update2 has been referenced many times, but so far, no one has been able to figure out what all the update includes. It seems that this update will be small, when compared to update 1, and may only include enhancements to stability rather than front end features. If you are wondering when update 2 will arrive, that is, after all while you are reading this post, thanks to some leaked information from our Russian friends, update 2 should arrive in August....

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Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the US

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

Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest. Lenovo has stopped selling two small screen Windows tablets with 8 inch screens: the ThinkPad 8, which was announced in January and a model of Miix 2, which started shipping in October last year. In North America, were seeing stronger interest in the larger screen sizes for Windows tablets and are pleased with initial customer demand for the ThinkPad 10, said Raymond Gorman, a Lenovo...

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What to Expect with the Next Xbox One Update

Posted 5 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

In addition to these features, we are still always doing other work on the backend you may not notice including getting ready to ship in 29 new markets starting this September. Thank you for your incredible support. Youve helped us make Xbox One a great place to play games and were looking forward to the road ahead as we get ready to launch the most critically acclaimed games this holiday. And how about a date time stamp under each message so I dont waste time joining a party invite from last...

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What 'one Windows' really means (and doesn't)

Posted 19 hours ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

Is Microsoft buiding a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs and gaming consoles? Nope. Here a refresher as to what really is happening. Follow @maryjofoley Thanks to a passing comment by CEO Satya Nadella during the July 22Microsoft Q4 fiscal 2014 earnings call, the struggle is continuing. We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes, Nadella told press and...

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New Start menu leaks in Windows build 9788

Posted 10 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Well, it looks like the leaks are starting to flow or elsesomeone has decided to spend an unhealthyamount of time building an elaborate Start menu replica. As you can see in the image above, the Start menu is there but it not all that exciting as we have seen most of this before. We do know that this is still an early build of next generation of Windows and we will have more to report on that tomorrow. So, don't get too caught up in the minor details as there will be other enhancements to...

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Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold

Posted 22 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

To date, our understanding of the new Start menu that coming in Threshold, the next major Windows release that may or may not be called Windows 9 when it ships next year, is that it would augment the existing Start screen as an option of sorts for desktop users. But here a surprise: That not how it going to work. According to my sources at Microsoft, the new Start menu will instead be the entire Start experience in Threshold. That is, there won't be a Start screen a Start menu. But you will...

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