We have had a very exciting past few days in the Microsoft-verse due to some references to the never-announced Windows 9 and a secret File Explorer in Windows 11 that you can read about here!
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Despite Windows 10 having launched over six years ago, a Windows 9 reference was found still intact in the recent Windows 11 Dev channel build 22567 system file. The file mentions Windows Blue too.
In a new interview with Tony Prophet, Microsoft corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, he talks about why Microsoft dropped the Windows 9 branding and more about Windows 10.
Third-party software doing a wildcard search for Windows 9* installations might be the reason why Microsoft skipped over the name altogether, according to a redditor claiming to work for Microsoft
The first preview of Microsoft's Windows 10 came out today, and just in case you're not into installing preview software we have a mega gallery of screenshots so you can see what all the fuss is about
While today's Windows event was mainly focused on the desktop we still got to see a few tidbits regarding the future of touch on devices running Windows.
Microsoft held its Windows event today in San Francisco and the company will be releasing a technical preview for download for those of you who want to try out the next generation OS ahead of release.
It's Microsoft's big day and they're unveiling the next version of Windows. We're also learning how Windows 10 will fit in with the ecosystem as a whole, with a unified app store across all devices.
Microsoft has revealed that that the next version of its OS - known widely until now by its development codename, 'Threshold' - will not be called Windows 9, but Windows 10. Seriously.
Microsoft will unveil its next version of Windows tomorrow, but it won't be revealing the next version of Windows for mobile devices just yet, as tomorrow's event is focused on the enterprise.
As Microsoft gears up to talk about the next release of Windows, the company is putting feedback at the heart of the conversation and is looking to deploy a near real-time telemetry system.
Later this week, Microsoft will start to talk about the next major installment of its operating system but we have a few last minute bits of information to share before Microsoft goes public
Another bit of information has surfaced that says Windows 9 will be free for those who are upgrading from Windows 8, which aligns to previous rumors about the cost for upgrading.
Thanks to a mistake by Microsoft, we have gotten an early look at the staging ground for the upcoming technical preview and for those curious, the .iso will weigh in at around 4 GB.
Thanks to a website that went up a bit early, Microsoft's pitch to the enterprise about why they should go fwith Windows 9 is starting to come into focus ahead of the company's official announcement
Microsoft will be launching an insiders program for the next preview program of the upcoming release of Windows that will give users access to preview builds and allow you to provide feedback.
On Tuesday of the upcoming week, Microsoft will start to pull back the covers on its upcoming operating system and at the same time, the company is expected to give the product its new name.
Microsoft is building Cortana in to Windows 9 and the thinking behind this move is profound, as the company hopes to use the digital assistant to nudge more users towards its mobile platform.
The head of Microsoft France, Alain Crozier, has said that Windows 9 will be coming in the next few days; this appears to be the first time that a senior MS figure has used the 'Windows 9' publicly.
New information has come to light that confirms that the Technical Preview will not be released to the public on the same day as the event in San Francisco, which takes place on Sep 30.
From Windows 9 leaks and the first 'Windows phone', to microwaved iPhones and sabotaged washing machines, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
In the next major update to Windows, it looks like Microsoft will improve scaling for those of you who have high resolution monitors or have purchased a Surface Pro 3.
In the next iteration of Windows, the new Start menu will sync its color to the desktop wallpaper that you are using and new images highlight this feature thanks to a new leak.
A new screenshot from Windows 9 build 9821 has been spotted in the wild but this older build does not reveal much, showing off the new Start menu and Windows Explorer.
Microsoft has announced that they are holding a press event in San Francisco on September 30th, where it will be talking about the next version of Windows and the enterprise.
Thanks the leak of a build of Windows 9, we can see that Wi-Fi Sense that first was made available on Windows Phone will be coming to the desktop OS with the update
Thanks to the leak of a build of Windows 9, we are now seeing many of the upcoming features being unveiled including the fact that Cortana will be a key part of the next generation of Windows.
Thanks to the leak of a partner build of Windows 9, we are now getting a closer look at a new feature that first showed up on Windows Phone, storage sense, and how it will impact entry level devices.
This past week revealed many of the new features coming to Windows 9 and if you missed any of the videos, we have combined them all in to one post to get you back up to speed.
The first video showcasing the notification center in Windows 9 has been released, showing how both app toasts and balloon tips will be aggregated into the new feature.
From new Windows and more Windows Phones, to new devices with changing prices, bigger iPhones, and the (non-)death of Nokia, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
During the past two days, we have seen new images of Windows 9 and learned about many new features - one of which is called 'Storage Sense', and which can currently be found on Windows Phone 8.1.
A new video showing off the virtual desktops for Windows 9 has been posted and it shows exactly how you will be able to make use of Microsoft's latest productivity features.
In a new video of the Start menu, by removing all of the live tiles, you can make the Start menu function like its counterpart from Windows 7 for those who prefer not to have to deal with Modern apps.
The build of Windows 9 that leaked earlier today has now been shown off on video for the first time and shows several of the new features including the new Start menu that expands with new tiles.
In the latest build of Windows Threshold, the virtual desktop feature is being polished up and the Charms bar has apparently come back from the dead to maybe live again.
In what appears to be an authentic leak, new images of Windows Threshold build 9834 have emerged but not all of the images are the most up-to-date bits from the current builds.
Microsoft is gearing up for the release of its Windows Threshold Technical Preview and a key component will be feedback from users who are trying out the OS ahead of its final release next year.
Windows Threshold will include a notification center that will be a familiar and yet new experience for the desktop OS, and now we are learning more details about how it works.
Microsoft is teasing "big things" for the "world of Windows" at this week's IFA conference in Berlin, but it seems unlikely the reference is to the company's next Windows operating system refresh.