Software

Tomorrow, Microsoft is officially launching Windows 11, the next installment of their operating system which underpins the majority of PCs in use today. Windows 10 has an install base of over 1 billion devices, and Windows 11 comes into existence in a much different place than its predecessor. After the much-maligned Windows 8 there was a sense of urgency and necessity which ushered Windows 10 into the world. Windows 11, on the other hand, comes into a market where most people are happy with Windows 10. So it raises the question: Why now?

Microsoft Announces Q3 FY 2016 Results: Lower Revenue But Strong Cloud Growth

Today Microsoft also announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2016 fiscal year. Revenue, income and earnings were all down compared to Q3 2015, with revenue for...

16 by Brett Howse on 4/22/2016

Vivaldi Web Browser Launches With Version 1.0: Built For Power Users Of The Web

Today, Vivaldi has gone from a beta project to a production web browser with the official launch of version 1.0. After more than a year in public development, the...

55 by Brett Howse on 4/6/2016

Microsoft Edge Gains Extension Support And Pinned Tabs In Latest Preview Build

This, well, this has been a long time coming. Windows 10 launched officially on July 29, 2015, and with it came the new web browser to replace Internet Explorer...

44 by Brett Howse on 3/17/2016

Dell To Add Off-Host BIOS Verification To Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise

At CES this year, Dell kind of broke from tradition and focused more on their business products. When I had a chance to talk to them, they were very...

8 by Brett Howse on 2/4/2016

Windows 10 Feature Focus: .NET Native

Programming languages seem to be cyclical. Low level languages give developers the chance to have very fast code with the minimum of commands necessary, but the closer you code...

30 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Microsoft Office 2016 Is Released Worldwide Today

Today Microsoft is launching a pretty important set of products. Office 2016 is now available worldwide, and marks the first major update to the suite since Office 2013 was...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

Microsoft Reports FY 2015 And Q4 Results: Nokia Write Down Results In $3.2B Loss For Q4

Microsoft released their earnings report for Q4 of fiscal year 2015. The numbers certainly reflect the massive write down of the Nokia acquisition that CEO Satya Nadella announced earlier...

17 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2015

Examining Microsoft Edge Browser Performance

In what seems like forever ago, Microsoft’s Project Spartan was announced at the January 21st event in Redmond. This project kept the same rendering engine, Trident, and ECMAScript (JavaScript...

86 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2015

Windows 10 Retail Will Be On USB Flash Drives

The death of the optical drive in the PC space has been a long time coming, and while removable media is unlikely to go away any time soon, with...

95 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Citrix Brings Full Support For Windows 10 To Its Desktop Virtualization Products

Today is the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and one of Microsoft’s biggest partners over the years has been Citrix. I got a chance to speak to Citrix about their...

1 by Brett Howse on 7/14/2015

Microsoft Rebrands Entertainment Apps

What’s in a name, you may ask yourself. Branding is likely one of the more difficult tasks out there, and companies like Microsoft seem to move around on branding...

18 by Brett Howse on 7/6/2015

Dell Launches Premium Support Option For Consumers

Today Dell is unveiling a new offering in the world of after purchase support which they have dubbed Premium Support. It promises to significantly reduce the amount of time...

18 by Brett Howse on 6/2/2015

Cortana Going Cross Platform And Windows 10 Will Support Android And iOS Devices

Microsoft unveiled Cortana back in Windows Phone 8.1, and their version of the digital assistant is going to be integral to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser. Today...

18 by Brett Howse on 5/26/2015

Microsoft Edge Gains SIMD Support, Dolby Audio, And More

Microsoft is pushing their new Edge browser (formerly Project Spartan) as the replacement for Internet Explorer 11. Back on May 5th, Microsoft opened up the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog...

29 by Brett Howse on 5/26/2015

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Staggered Release Schedule

Today at a special breakout session, Corporate VP of the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore confirmed that the launch schedule for Windows 10 is going to be summer (he...

30 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2015

Windows 10 Build 10074 Now Available

As if Microsoft has not had enough Windows news today, they have also released a new build of Windows 10 into the pipeline. Unlike the last build, this one...

27 by Brett Howse on 4/29/2015

Microsoft Releases FY 2015 Q3 Financial Results

Yesterday (apologies for the delay I was in travel status when the results came out) Microsoft announced their Q3 results for fiscal year 2015, and revenue was up 6%...

9 by Brett Howse on 4/24/2015

PlayStation Plus April 2015 Free Games Preview

April has come and with it, Sony is bringing us their standard bevy of games for PlayStation Plus members. Sony, as usual, is offering six games in total, with...

18 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2015

Xbox Games With Gold April Preview: Double Games!

Microsoft teased last month that April would be a special month for Xbox Games With Gold, with the program doubling up on the games made available. Last month was...

5 by Brett Howse on 3/26/2015

NVIDIA GRID Game Streaming Service To Become Commercial Service

As part of NVIDIA’s suite of GDC 2015 announcements, the company has announced that their GRID game streaming service is getting a promotion from beta to a commercial service. First...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

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