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The Windows Insider Preview program has been a safe place for consumers to try out upcoming Windows features before they hit mainline releases. However, that is all changing with a Windows Insider rebrand and a move to make the Dev Channel more experimental. While features tested here going forward may never make it... Read more...
One of the few really interesting announcements surrounding the roll-out of Windows 11 was the news that the latest version of Redmond's PC OS would also support apps from the dominant mobile platform, Android. That hype quickly died down as Microsoft admitted that such support wouldn't be available from day one. Some... Read more...
It's Thursday, which can only mean one thing: it's time for a fresh build of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders. In this case, Microsoft just launched Insider Preview Build 22000.160 for testers on the Dev and Beta channels. As with other recent builds, Microsoft isn't bombarding testers with an abundance of new... Read more...
Microsoft apparently wants Windows 10 users to know that their feedback has shaped Windows as we know it today. The Redmond software and services giant has talked about some of the changes that have happened in the last five years that are the direct result of feedback from Windows users. And this discussion of user... Read more...
Microsoft has a pretty embarrassing problem on its hands, and it is affecting a number of users in the Windows Insider program. Microsoft has several “rings” that it uses to distribute test builds of Windows 10 to Insiders. Slow, Fast, and Skip Ahead builds escalate in their instability, but offer users a way to test... Read more...
It might seem a bit early to some, but Microsoft is already gearing up to get testing ready for the major Windows 10 update that will arrive in the second half of 2019. Predictably, it's called Windows 10 19H2. As you might recall, we are just a few months removed from the disastrous launch of the Windows 10 October... Read more...
Microsoft is just now putting the finishing touches on the Windows 10 Creators Update, and it hasn’t even pushed the operating system out to the general public yet — that doesn’t happen until April 11th. However, Microsoft isn’t sitting still just because the Creators Update is ready for public consumption; it’s ready... Read more...
Walking away from your PC without first logging out leaves you vulnerable to shenanigans from co-workers. Whether it is an innocent prank or interoffice espionage, the end result is annoying at best. Microsoft seems to have realized this and is testing a feature in its newest Windows 10 Insider Preview build (15002)... Read more...
Windows Insiders sitting pretty in the Fast ring have a new Windows 10 build to play with and test out, build 11102, but there's something you should know before you rush out and grab it. The new build has a few known issues, including one that could negatively impact your gaming experience in several popular... Read more...
Windows Insiders are a big reason why Microsoft was able to get Windows 10 out the door on time and address numerous issues with the operating system that might have not otherwise been identified by internal testers. With Windows 10 now in the hands of millions of customers, Microsoft is now moving forward with newer... Read more...
Come and get it!! The latest build of Windows 10 is now available for Windows Insiders, and we couldn’t be more delighted. After all the flak that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 received from the tech press, businesses, and even everyday consumers, Windows 10 is a definitely a breath of fresh air (the free upgrades are... Read more...
When Microsoft’s Gabe Aul put up a blog attempting to clarify some of the licensing requirements around Windows 10, all it did was inflame the matter and send the Internet into a tizzy. While most of us that read Aul’s blog posting surmised that Windows Insiders that linked their Microsoft Account (MSA) would receive... Read more...
We reported last week that Windows 10 Build 10051 for smartphones, the first release to bring the Spartan web browser to mobile users, was causing some issues for Lumia 520, 525, and 526 users. Users encountered problems when attempting to rollback their Windows 10 install to Windows 8.1 using Microsoft’s Windows... Read more...