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Microsoft has just reported that its Windows 10 operating system has crossed another milestone. At the Build 2017 conference, which is going on right now, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 now has over 500 million monthly active users. According to Microsoft, that number includes devices that have been active in the past month, and takes into account not only Windows 10 PCs and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, but also Xbox One consoles (of which there are roughly 30 million in use around the globe). One month after it summer 2015 release, Windows 10 was installed on over 75 million machines. By January 2016, that number had climbed to 200 million, and increased to 270 million by the end of March.... Read more...
Late last year, we began hearing whispers about Microsoft’s HomeHub feature, which is being billed as a direct attack on devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Whereas those aforementioned devices are standalone hardware products, HomeHub is a primarily software solution that leverages that power of the Cortana AI assistant. Today, we’re learning a bit more about HomeHub thanks to leaks of internal concepts for the interface. At its heart, HomeHub is a shared PC experience that is being designed primarily for family and kitchen PCs. HomeHub consists of an always-on welcome screen that can present the shared family calendar, to-do lists and notes that family members can leave for each other.... Read more...
Windows 10 Redstone 3 is off to a brisk start, as Microsoft is shipping new builds to the Fast ring at an impressive pace. A week ago, Microsoft delivered Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184, and today the company has released Build 16188. Despite the seemingly minuscule jump in build numbers, there are plenty of new features that are lurking within this latest Redstone 3 release. Microsoft has made some significant changes to the PDF Reader that is incorporated into the Edge web browser. Microsoft has added the ability to include annotations and fill-in PDF-based forms in Edge. Navigation has been made easier thanks to a Table of Contents feature and a new document rotation button has been... Read more...
Microsoft thinks that it has a good thing going with its Edge browser that is built-in to Windows 10. Granted, Edge is leaps and bounds better than the oft-maligned Internet Explorer that preceded it, but it is considered by many not to be in the same league as competing offerings like Mozilla Firefox and, of course, Google Chrome. Microsoft is now hoping to court users to Edge by changing the way that updates are handled for the browser. According to Neowin, Microsoft will decouple Edge updates from Windows 10 starting with Redstone 3. Currently, Edge only receives meaningful product updates when a major release of Windows 10 is delivered to customers (i.e. the Anniversary Update or Creators... Read more...
We’re still pretty early in the public gestation period for Redstone 3, but Microsoft is already making some useful additions to the next major update for Windows 10. The newest build handed down from the folks in Redmond, Washington is Windows 10 Build 16184 which just hit the Fast ring. First and foremost, Microsoft is finally bringing the My People functionality to Windows 10. We were given a glimpse at My People when Microsoft made the first public announcement of the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, My People fell by the way side as Microsoft focused its attention on other more pressing Creators Update features like Game Mode, Beam game streaming, and improved privacy features. “Whether... Read more...
When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be the last monolithic version of Windows ever, it raised some questions on how that would work and what it meant for future updates. Now almost two years after the OS was released to the public, Microsoft has some concrete answers. Going forward, Microsoft says users and IT professionals can expect (and plan for) two major upgrades to Windows 10 every year. The same goes for Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft's productivity suite that lives in the cloud. Barring any delays, these will roll out every March and September. Microsoft has already doled out two major upgrades to Windows 10—the Anniversary Update (Redstone 1) last year and more recently the... Read more...