Windows 'Threshold' and cadence: How fast is too fast?

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 5 recent echos

For individual consumers, especially power users, Microsoft cant release new versions of Windows quick enough. But for many IT pros, a new version of Windows every year is too fast for them to test and update to their liking. Microsoft is believed to be trying to change the way users of all stripes think about new releases and updates starting with Threshold. As I blogged previously, tipsters claim Microsoft will make monthly updates a mandatory part of participation in the upcoming Threshold...

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Microsoft is still busy readying its upcoming technology preview of Windows 9, but details continue to emerge about the company plans for the future of Windows. WinBeta reports that Windows 9 will include interactive Live Tiles and a notification center. Microsoft has previously experimented with interactive Live Tiles as part of a research effort earlier this year, and understands it planning to include this work in Windows 9, currently codenamed Threshold. The Live Tile work, which is surfaced...

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Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Posted 7 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 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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Microsoft cuts Surface 2 prices by $100

Posted 4 days ago ago at PC World with 2 recent echos

With the start of the school year coming up Microsoft hopes there still time to convince students and teachers to pick up a Windows RT powered Surface. On Sunday, the Microsoft Store cut prices on all three Surface 2 models in the U.S. by $100. The Surface 2 base model can now be yours for $350 with 32GB of onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, 10.6 inch 1080p display, Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, front and rear facing cameras, and Windows RT 8.1. Microsoft is also offering $100 off the 64GB and 64GB with...

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Potential fix for overheating Surface Pro 3s found

Posted 3 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

While Microsoft has not offered up any reasoning for this issue or more importantly a fix, it seems that some users who are experiencing the issue might have found one. According to user in the Microsoft Support forums, they say that the problem is being caused by the Windows Installer Module, and the Windows Installer Module Worker. These processes will randomly start running in the background and when they do, they seem to use a huge amount CPU processing power and memory usage. Because of...

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Unofficial Windows XP Service Pack 4 Available for Download

Posted 3 days ago ago at Softpedia with 1 recent echos

Needless to say, without updates Windows XP is becoming a relic, but the Windows community is hard at work to develop what’s currently being called the “Unofficial Service Pack 4.” Developed by Ryan VanderMeulen, who already has a good background on large pack of fixes for Windows, this new service pack includes all previously released updates for Windows XP 32 bit, as well as POSReady 2009 updates launched by Microsoft after the April 2014 retirement date. POSReady 2009 fixes...

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Windows Threshold: Rapid release is getting really interesting

Posted 7 days ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos

Microsoft is working feverishly towards a release of Windows Threshold that is expected to be released late next month. The build will likely be called Windows Technical Preview the word 'Enterprise' may be tossed in there too, but what will be quite convenient when the preview is finally released is how you will go about upgrading to new builds. On current internal builds of Windows Threshold, you can upgrade builds with a single click of a button. How it works is that when you open...

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Some Surface Pro 3 with i7s are overheating with fans running excessively

Posted 5 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft now sells the Surface Pro 3 in Core i3, i5 and the top of the linei7 configurations. At the top end of the scale, the Pro 3 can run up to $2,000 for a fully equipped device. During our time with the i5 model, we quite liked what the Pro 3 has to offer, asit is generallya great machine. But some users who have the i7 models which started shipping at the start of August are reporting that they have excessive heat issues. How hot? Well, hot enough to throw a Pro 3 in a safety modewhere it...

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