Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 9879 to the 'slow' ring which means that all Windows Insider groups now have access to the latest build of Windows 10.
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Microsoft has released the ISOs of Windows 10 build 9879 and you can download them after the jump, provided you fill out a simply form before downloading.
Microsoft has released a new patch for Windows 10 build 9879 and the company is referring to this update as the 'November' update for the OS.
If you want a white Xbox One, be prepared to pay a premium for the console as the device is in short supply with most retailers showing that the product is out of stock.
Microsoft has released another commercial that puts Siri against Cortana and this time around, it's the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone and the Dot View case taking charge and making fun of Siri.
Windows Phone 8.1 on the Lumia 925 and 1020 not only introduced awesome new features such as a notifications screen, it also brought with it stability issues, and now Microsoft has acknowledged this.
The entry level Lumia 635 is now even more affordable with Microsoft and AT&T shaving nearly 60% off its price. The 4G handset is currently available for only $39 at Microsoft's online store.
This week saw devastating Azure outages, lot's of Black Friday deals and plenty of Windows 10 news which included a kernel change in our in-depth tech roundup of the week.
Limbo hasn't even been talked about being made for the Xbox One console yet, but apparently early adopters of the Xbox One are going to get it for free sometime in the future.
Today, Microsoft Bangladesh teamed up with the Coca-Cola Company to sponsor an event that would aim to set the first official world record of number of people in a single selfie photo.
Thanks to a posting on MSDN, Microsoft has confirmed that the kernel will jump from 6.4 to 10 which is a large jump and could impact some software once the change is rolled out.
Microsoft's head of the Windows Insider program has said that the company plans to hold off on releasing the 9879 build of Windows 10 for the 'slow' ring users until early next week.
Microsoft has been releasing Cortana vs Siri commercials for some time and the latest version goes after the iPhone 6 and how Siri has not been improved with iOS 8.
The Bing homepage has added the option of high-definition backgrounds/wallpaper downloads, better captions, a carousel style news feed and easy access to Office Online applications.
Microsoft has had a rough time this week when it comes to outages with Azure, the Windows Store and even Bing being knocked offline which is an alarming trend the company can't afford to continue.
Xbox Live Gold members are getting a special treat tomorrow when they'll be able to download and play Sunset Overdrive in full, including multiplayer - as long as they can finish the game in 24 hours.
According to the latest bits of information about newer builds of Windows 10, the kernel version is showing up as 10.0 which is a huge jump from 6.4 in the previous builds
The Office client for Android has been updated and it now includes support for Dropbox. This is where users can store and share their files in the cloud, while Dropbox documents now show up in Office.
Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute between itself and the Rockstar consortium, an assembly of companies including Apple and Microsoft that own Nortel's old intellectual property.
Microsoft's Xbox One has finally sold 1 million units in the UK, beating out the PS4 in total sales for three weeks in a row - but still falling behind in overall sales to Sony's console.
Microsoft quietly updated its App store policies recently and the change affects the cut that Microsoft will take on app store sales and the change works against developers.
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Windows 10 will bring with it many new features and for business, the Windows Store will be getting a few new updates that will make it easier for IT managers and the like.
The mobile giant plans to scale back the number of unique mobile phone devices it produces by up to 30% in order to save money and increase profits after sales declines in previous months.
Microsoft has announced a range of promotions and discounts for Black Friday, including up to $150 off its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and a Dell Inspiron notebook with 15.6-inch touchscreen for $279.
On Black Friday, stores across the US try to entice you to venture out at ungodly hours of the morning and if you are in the market for a low-priced notebook, staples has one on-sale for $99.
Microsoft has created a custom solution for the NFL that allows teams to view images and interactive content on the sidelines of every game and we got to spend a little bit of time with it.
Microsoft is excited about the holiday season. The company is hoping all the promotions, bundles, and exclusive games it's pushing will finally get users on board with the Xbox One.
Halo: The Master Chief collection was in dire need of an update to address numerous problems with the online side of the game and it looks like that patch will finally be coming later on today.
Windows 10 won't receive any more preview builds this year but we might start to see consumer features show up as early as January 2015, including Cortana, Live Tiles on the desktop and so on.
Microsoft has apologized for the issues that many Azure customers have been experienced in the last couple of days, and explained that a storage performance upgrade was to blame for the problems.
Microsoft's recent lawsuit against Samsung for defaulting on Android royalties has been upheld by a US court despite Samsung's plea to put the suit on hold while it files for arbitration.
Windows 10 build 9879 was release nearly a week ago, but only to a limited number of Windows Insider Program participants. Now, it looks like the build will be released to the 'slow ring' soon.
This Saturday, November 22nd, the Xbox One will turn one year old and Microsoft is celebrating that event with giveaways for everyone and a few gift bundles for random winners too.
The November firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 is now available. The small update brings a wealth of improvements to the already excellent tablet.
An EA executive has stated that Microsoft is catching up to Sony's PlayStation 4 in terms of sales, which is likely related to the Xbox One's recent price cuts and bundles.
Microsoft Band users will be pleased to hear that the Health app, which could do with some more spit and polish, has been updated to fix some bugs and add features for all the platforms it supports.
Images have popped up showing what appears to be a 5-inch Lumia in manufacturing, but with a few striking differences. Gone is the Microsoft branding on the front, as well as the earpiece slit.
A coalition of the internet's biggest companies is trying to push the US Senate into adopting the Freedom Act, which would limit data collection and bring greater transparency to the likes of the NSA
Microsoft's Cloud platform, Azure, has been hit with another widespread outage that is impacting customers across the globe.
If you have a Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has detailed the next update that will be coming to the device that will fix a few bugs and improve the overall experience.
Microsoft's unofficial mascot, Clippy, is a hero on campus and (secretly) in our hearts. It was once the hated personal assistant that didn't learn, now a bit of an icon, and I got to become Clippy.
PayPal is bringing its Here mobile app and credit card reader - which plugs into a phone via its 3.5mm headphone jack - to Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, with a pilot program launching in early 2015.
Last week, Neowin was in Seattle and we had a chance to sit down with the team behind the Microsoft Band to hear their story about how the product came to market.
A frustrated website owner filed a lawsuit against Google claiming that Google was purposely not showing results for the website in search results. The judge has ruled the case in favor of Google.
Microsoft has put out a notice today that they will be releasing an out-of-band security patch and it affects many of the company's Server operating systems; immediate installation is recommended.
HP has announced their ENVY x2 and it takes nearly all of the features and packages them into a form factor that mimics that of the Surface Pro 3 but the aesthetics are not as clean.
Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone usually costs around $100, but it will be available for just $39.99 on Black Friday - even more affordable than the entry-level Lumia 530.
The Xbox One has received numerous price cuts and promotions and Black Friday will obviously be no exception, with GameStop selling you a bundled Assassin's Creed game and console for only $330.
If you're in the market for the Microsoft Band fitness device, you may be in luck: Microsoft's website is stating that the wearable will be in stock starting November 18th, so get ready to buy one!