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As we reported last week, Microsoft is holding an event in New York City on May 2nd that will focus primarily on the education sector. Although we don’t expect to hear anything about Surface Pro 5 or Surface Book 2, the company is widely expected to announce new low-cost notebooks running the new Windows 10 Cloud operating system. Microsoft is targeting these new devices, which we’ll simply call “Cloudbooks” for simplicity’s sake, at Chromebooks running Google’s Chrome OS. If you needed any further confirmation of Microsoft’s intention to take the fight directly to Google, look no further than this leaked internal slide that was obtained by Windows Central: As you can see, Microsoft still... Read more...
We brought you news late last month that Microsoft will be holding a spring event to announce some new products. At the time, we were told that we shouldn’t expect to see a new Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 5 at the event, and that we might instead see a major emphasis on Windows 10 Cloud and supporting hardware. A new report out this morning backs up this notion, and it comes from the same source: well-respected Microsoft insider Mary Jo Foley. According to Foley, Microsoft’s upcoming Spring event is codenamed “Bespin”, which is the name of a planet within the Star War universe. While that might not exactly jog your memory, you should at least remember the floating Cloud City, which is located... Read more...
The Windows 10 Creators Update is fast approaching (Microsoft says that it will be here this Spring). Given that Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on this newest Windows 10 update, some previously undisclosed features are starting to bubble up to the surface ahead of its release. The newest feature that has been revealed will allow you to block the installation of legacy Win32 apps on a Windows 10 PC. Microsoft’s mission here is to help prevent people from installing bloatware or rogue apps that could hinder performance or present a security risk. Source: MSPowerUser If you attempt to install Win32 app, a prompt will appear that says “Limiting installations to apps from the [Windows]... Read more...
  Microsoft hasn’t even officially announced Windows 10 Cloud, but the new operating system has already been “hacked” to add functionality that isn’t officially sanctioned. For those that need a refresher, Windows 10 Cloud is a new variant of Microsoft’s current consumer operating system that will only allow you to install Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps from the Windows Store. According to Microsoft’s own description of Windows 10 Cloud, “This version of Windows was made to help protect you and your device by exclusively running Windows Store apps.” This walled garden approach, however, has just been bypassed to allow Win32 apps to be installed and executed. After all, Windows 10... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you news of an upcoming variant of Windows 10 that is reportedly destined for low-cost machines. Today, an early build of that SKU, Windows 10 Cloud, leaked to the internet in ISO form. For anyone brave enough to try out Windows 10 Cloud, which is available in Windows 10 Build 15019, it is exactly as Mary Jo Foley described in her report. As Foley indicated based on information from her Microsoft insiders, Windows 10 Cloud is only capable of installing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps from the Windows Store. In fact, if you even try to install or run a Win32 app, you’ll be greeted with the following message: “The app you’re trying to run isn’t designed for this... Read more...
During the past week, some rather adventurous types dug into Insider Preview Build 15019 to unlock Microsoft’s deepest secrets regarding Windows 10. Using a tool called the Product Key Configuration Reader, the folks over at Petri were able to uncover two upcoming versions of the operating system: Windows 10 Cloud and Windows 10 Cloud N (“N” versions of Windows ship without the Windows Media Player). Petri added, “While it’s possible that these Cloud SKUs may never materialize, seeing as bits and pieces of its existence is starting to be uncovered, it seems logical to conclude that Microsoft is preparing for a new SKU of Windows that will be announced sometime in the near future” and suggested... Read more...