It's been a crazy week of Windows 10, holograms and exploding kittens. We got to travel to Mars, take part in Minecraft and see what Microsoft expects the future to be like. Join us for a recap.
A week of Windows 10, holograms and Exploding Kittens on Mars
Office 2016 launching this year, touch apps coming soon
Microsoft reveals the next version of Windows 10
Introducing Windows 10 for phones
Hands on with HoloLens
Download: Windows 10 build 9926
As with every major release, especially with preview software, there are some known bugs and issues that users need to be aware of before installing the latest and greatest version.
After a really long wait Microsoft has just unveiled the touch version of Office for Windows 10 on Phone and small tablets. This is a similar version to the one found on Android and iOS.
In a week from now, Microsoft will be announcing more on its plans for Windows 10 on PCs, phones and other devices. But what should we expect from the company's next OS preview build for the PC?
Microsoft's Gabriel Aul says that the company intends to allow users who have installed Windows 10 preview builds to upgrade directly to the RTM version of the OS when it launches next year.
Earlier this week, Windows 10 build 9888 leaked and if you do choose to install it, rest assured that it will not take you out of the release cycle for the next build of the OS.
Microsoft is working towards the release of a preview of Windows 10 for the consumers and Cortana has started showing up in recent builds in a usable format
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.
A few more minor screenshots from a reportedly leaked copy of the Windows 8 pre-Release Candidate version have now been posted, revealing some of the latest little tweaks to the new OS.
Windows 8 is a big bet, Microsoft's biggest yet, but has the company lost it's way as it became obsessed with the tablet? Things are harder, not easier, and it might not be good enough for consumers.
In a new post on the official Windows 8 app developer blog, Microsoft offers some advice for migrating apps made for the Developer Preview over to the new Consumer Preview.
Since the release earlier this week we're sure many of you have formed opinions as to the usefulness of the Metro Start Screen for desktop users. So, would you like the option to disable it?
Disappointed that in our last benchmark of the Internet Explorer 10 preview we didn't test against other beta/preview browsers? Well this time we tested against Chrome 18, Firefox 11 and Opera 12.
Discovered in the registry of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a list of the possible Windows 8 SKUs; different to the HP list but similar (maybe too similar) to the Windows 7 list
If you're currently on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and you're hating having to go through long processes to access things, such as applications, perhaps there is a handy keyboard shortcut to use.
Are you looking for nearly 100 screenshots of the Metro interface and applications included in Windows 8? If you are, check out this massive collection taken from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview!
Internet Explorer 10 is fully available in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to test and use, so we went ahead and ran a series of benchmarks on the browser to compare it to the others out there
Why Microsoft has done this is anyone's guess, but for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview the Safe Mode hotkey has been changed from the usual F8 to Shift+F8
We're just hours away from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch and Microsoft has released a 16-page document that details some business-related features to be found within the Preview
Windows 8 Consumer preview is nearly here and the download will be going live later today. It's time to get your PC ready for Windows 8 and decide if it will be your primary OS.
Microsoft has confirmed it won't be offering a webcast of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch event on Wednesday during the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
According to a recent report Microsoft will be killing off their Windows Live and Zune brands for Windows 8; including replacing the Windows Live ID branding for "Microsoft Account"
New screenshots from Windows 8 build 8250 (rumored to be the Consumer Preview) show a fully operational Windows Store that reveals more of the layout and included applications
Microsoft hasn't changed the Windows logo since the good old days, but it looks like the company is set to make one of the simplest (but largest) changes to Windows in the last decade.
When Microsoft opted to not to use the beta tag on the upcoming Consumer Preview, it is taking a bold step of inviting the consumer to try a product that is not quite ready for retail.
A new rumor claims to have a list of all of the pre-installed apps that will be a part of the "Consumer Preview" version of Windows 8 when Microsoft releases it to the public late in February.
Some unclarity surrounding the inclusion of Windows Media Center in the upcoming Windows 8 Consumer Preview prompted Microsoft to do two things: reveal Media Center itself, and a build number: 8225.
A list has emerged of the first games that will be available for download from the Windows Store in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, while two games will reportedly be pre-installed along with the OS.
Nothing says a warm welcome to a brand new beta operating system than Bing adorning a nice little surprise on their front page.
Microsoft looks set to abandon the 'Beta' tag, in favour of calling the public pre-release version of its OS the 'Consumer Preview'. But why would it do this, and is it a sensible decision?