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On this episode of the Redmond Report, I talk about the event that took place last week at Microsoft's campus, the new phones that leaked and reveal a a big changes that is coming as well.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 has surpassed 75 million installs which shows that the OS is being adopted quickly and the free upgrade offer did entice many users.
Microsoft has released Cortana for Android in a public beta open to everyone in the US who owns a device running Android 4.4 and above. The digital assistant has the ability to replace Google Now.
An app in the Microsoft App store is now showing support for HoloLens, which appears to be the first to do so, although it does not appear to have holograms and is simply a showcase app.
On this episode of The Redmond Report, I provide more details about Microsoft's upcoming October event (Surface Pro 4, Band, phones) and a few details about an Xbox Slim that is in the works.
Microsoft and Intel have worked together to create a 'Wake on Voice' solution that will allow you to turn on your PC by simply saying "Hey Cortana, wake up" using Intel Smart Sound Technology.
Microsoft has rolled out a new release of Windows 10 to Insiders, build 10525, and if you haven't had a chance to install the OS yet or are curious about the updates, we have a gallery of what's new.
Microsoft has pushed out the first Windows 10 preview since its launch, and while it does bring a few new features, there are also several known issues with this build that you should be aware of.
Earlier today, Microsoft pushed out a new build of Windows 10 to Insiders, build 10525, and there are a couple of updates in this release that you can download now from Windows Update.
Microsoft has released the first new Windows 10 Insider Preview since the OS was launched for consumers; the build number for this release is 10525 and it can be downloaded now via Windows Update.
For the month of August, Microsoft will update the Xbox One with a bunch of new features including the ability to stream games at 1080p/60FPS to any Windows 10 PC on your home network.
Microsoft is cutting the price on the Surface Pro 3 i5 128GB for today only which is yet another push to clear inventory ahead of the Surface Pro 4 which should be launching in a couple months.
Microsoft's Windows 10 is now installed on more than 53 million machines, and StatCounter is reporting that as of last week, the OS had taken nearly 5% of the market, which is a big win for the OS.
Microsoft has pushed out yet another cumulative update for Windows 10 which is the third release in less than two weeks for the new OS; it can be downloaded now from Windows Update.
Microsoft has built a new type of app for consuming the news called NewsCast and currently, it is only available for iOS but you can test it out now thanks to a public facing domain.
A new report is calling out Kaspersky for supposedly targeting Microsoft and other anti-virus vendors with fake malware to classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees.
Starting this year, the Surface Pro 3 will be used on the side-lines of the NFL (replacing the Surface Pro 2) and to leverage its partnership with the NFL, Microsoft is going behind the scenes.
On this episode of The Redmond Report, I cover Android apps on Windows Phone, updates to Windows 10, Sony dropping the ball and a lot more about the world of Microsoft.
If you have a preview of Windows 10 Mobile on your handset, there is a secret demo mode that you can enable - but be warned that it will clear your device of information and is only a novelty.
If you own a Mac, you will know that it is possible to dual-boot OS X and Windows; If you have been wanting to try out the new OS, Apple now has the drivers needed to provide a good experience.
Toyota is in the process of notifying Toyota owners who have a vehicle with Entune that Bing will no longer be the engine that powers search on the system, and instead is using a white label product.
Windows 10 comes with a personal assistant named Cortana but if the feature is having trouble recognizing your inputs or responding to "Hey Cortana", you may want to 'retrain' the feature.
Microsoft said that they are rolling out the update to Windows 10 in waves which makes us wonder how far along in the process they are and if the distribution is still occurring at a feverish pace.
Microsoft has rolled out another cumulative update for Windows 10 and you can download it now by checking Windows Update - but what's new in this release is not yet known.
Yesterday, Microsoft threw a huge party on its campus to celebrate the release of Windows 10 and it included a parade, concert and a lot more. Read all about the fun Microsoft employees had.
Google has announced that Sundar Pichai will be the new CEO of Google as the company is reorganizing; a new entity, Alphabet, will become the company that oversees Google and many other businesses.
Microsoft will deliver an update to Windows RT later this year but the update will not enable the OS to run Universal apps, which means that the OS is dead and that the company has given up on it.
If you like living on the wild side and are willing to jump through some hoops, you can now install Android Apps on Windows 10 Mobile but it is not a perfect solution and can freeze your device.
Windows 10 is now installed on around 25 million machines worldwide and with the rollout still going ahead full steam this number should continue to climb for the foreseeable future.
On this episode of The Redmond Report, I talk extensively about the new Lumia flagship phones, Windows 10 sales figures and all of the other news that broke this week including iOS apps on Windows 10.
Microsoft has announced that they are open sourcing their tool that make it easy to port iOS apps to Windows, which they call Windows Bridge for iOS; Windows Bridge for Android is not included.
Microsoft has announced availability of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 (TFS 2015) and Azure Data Factory; SQL Server 2016 Community Technical Preview has been updated too.
If you currently have Windows 10 Home installed on your machine and would like to update to Windows 10 Pro, the process is quite easy - if you know where to look.
Microsoft has announced that it's raising the maximum payout for its bug bounty program from $50,000 to $100,000 and it is expanding the program too; the company hopes to attract more gray hats.
Five years ago, Microsoft launched Zoom.it, a site that could take any URL and convert it to a high resolution image using Seadragon, the zooming technology acquired by Microsoft in 2006.
Microsoft has updated its Docs.com website again, adding in the universal header that is found on all of its Office properties, and they have removed the beta tag as well.
Microsoft has released the first update for Windows 10 that is not a patch, the company is calling it the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 and you can download it now from Windows Update.
Microsoft has made its offices a little bit more friendly for employees with children, increasing maternity and paternity leave for employees up to 20 weeks with 100% pay.
The second half of the year for Microsoft is going to be filled with a lot of hardware and to help better understand when these devices may have arrive, we have combined all of the latest information.
The first images of one of Microsoft's upcoming flagships, Talkman, has shown up online but the phone has a case on it that hides the actual shell as this is an engineering prototype.
With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has announced two new accessories that are designed for the OS and have features like one-click shortcuts for Cortana, OneNote and more.
Microsoft has announced that they are bringing DVR functionality to the Xbox One and that you will be able to stream the content to any Windows 10 device and it comes at no additional content.
Microsoft is gearing up to launch a new document sharing service called Docs and we have played around with the new tool a bit and have a gallery of the new service.
Microsoft posted on their User Voice page that Cortana is now integrated with Wolfram Alpha - but it only works for basic math, and it's still using Bing, so is it really integrated?
One of the most requested features for OneDrive has been the ability to sync shared folders and Microsoft is finally delivering this feature to users starting today.
In Windows 10, you can change the accent color but by default, Microsoft only lets you select from a few pre-set options; with a few mouse clicks, you can create your own accent color.
Microsoft has announced that they have purchased FantasySalesTeam, a platform that helps drive sales internally by creating teams of employees and incentivizing collaboration among employees.
With Windows 10, Microsoft is offering new ways to customize the Start menu and for those of you who are new to the OS, we have a guide to help you get started making Windows feel a bit more personal.
Microsoft's latest OS has now surpassed the 18 million mark, according to our sources, which shows a healthy install rate for the OS - and the pace of installations is not slowing down.