A First Look at the Windows Technical Preview

Posted 2 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 5 recent echos

In less than two weeks, Microsoft will begin revealing information about the Windows Technical Preview, the first pre release look at the next version of Windows. The actual Preview won't be out until October, I'm told. But there no reason to wait: Here what you're going to see. Obviously, a lot of information about the Windows Technical Preview has leaked already. But information I believe to be truly new is bolded below so you can find it more easily. Microsoft is bringing back the...

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iCloud for Windows update means PCs can use iCloud Drive before Macs can

Posted 3 days ago ago at Arstechnica with 3 recent echos

If youre a Windows user with an iPhone, though, you can go ahead and pull the trigger on that iCloud Drive update now. Apple today released an updated version of the iCloud for Windows application that adds full support for iCloud Drive. Install the program and sign in, and iCloud Drive will appear in your user profile folder and your Favorites menu in Windows Explorer, much like Microsoft own OneDrive cloud storage service. This is the first opportunity that Windows users will have to view and...

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Windows 9: Start menu changes color to match the theme

Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos

The road to the technical preview is quickly filling up with all sorts of leaks that show off new details about the OS. If you have missed any of the information so far, you can check out all of the content here. In the latest leaks, we can see that the new Start menu will match the backgrounds of the wallpaper that you are using. As you can see in the image at the top of this post, the Start menu changes color according to the background that you choose. It a small personalization step for the...

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Microsoft to close Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, with about 50 employees, is one of the casualties of Microsoft latest round of 2,100 job cuts. Follow @maryjofoley On September 18, Microsoft officials acknowledged the company would be cutting 2,100 jobs across the company worldwide as part of the previously announced layoffs of 18,000 disclosed in July 2014. Of today cuts, 747 are in the Washington state area, and 160 total in California, a Microsoft spokesperson said. Derek Murray, a Microsoft...

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What's new for business users in Microsoft's Office '16'?

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is privately testing a technical preview of the next version of its Office client for Windows. Here are a few features expected to be part of Office 16. Follow @maryjofoley But a bit of information has begun to trickle out about what looks to be a private technical preview of the coming Office suite. This technical preview, which some inside Microsoft also are said to be dogfooding internally, is the touch first, Metro Style version of Office for Windows that some of us...

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Microsoft won't be live-streaming its September 30 Windows 9 event

Posted 3 days ago ago at WinBeta with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is expected to take the wraps off its forthcoming desktop operating system on September 30. For those who were planning to watch the event at home, sad news, Microsoft wont be live streaming it. In a statement to WinBeta, a Microsoft spokesperson has said that the company wont be live streaming the September 30 event. 

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Pink slips rain down on Microsoft (again)

Posted 3 days ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

Microsoft lopped off a second set of jobs Thursday, cutting 2,100 positions as part of a restructuring plan announced two months ago to eliminate 18,000 positions, or about 14 percent of the companys workforce. The reductions happening today are spread across many different business units, and many different countries. We will continue to go through this process in the most thoughtful manner possible, with the deepest respect for affected individuals and recognition of their service to the...

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Windows Technical Preview to arrive early October, not September 30th

Posted 1 day ago ago at WinBeta with 1 recent echos

Contrary to popular belief, Microsoft will not be releasing a public Technical Preview at its September 30th event. According to my sources, Microsoft will allow the press first dibs on the new bits or at least give them a very detailed look, and then release to the public a few days later for testing. The September 30th event is designed to explain what coming in Windows for Enterprises, and generally has nothing to do with consumers. The build that will be issued to the public in October will...

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