Review Category : Windows

Microsoft has now officially sent press invites for an event at San Francisco on Sep 30th. The invitation itself has information that Microsoft is going to discuss about the future of Windows and the enterprise. It is highly likely that Microsoft will reveal Windows 9 officially on that day. Recently, a leaked Windows Technical Preview build 9834 revealed lots of new features and improvements Microsoft is working on for their next version of Windows. What’s your expectation for this event? ...

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Lenovo’s recently launched ThinkPad 10 came to the market with a price tag of $829, but you can get it for only $399 using the promo code “THINKDEAL10″ You will get Windows 8.1 Pro 64, a beautiful 10.1″ IPS LED LCD touch screen at 1920 x 1200 resolution with 4GB RAM and 128GB hard drive. The ThinkPad comes with a digitizer as well as a 1 year warranty.  You can also get an attachable keyboard (picture to the right), case, or cover with your new purchase. For more information, or to claim this offer, click here. Source: Lenovo ...

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In the leaked Windows 9 screenshots, we noticed that build 9834 still has the old Internet Explorer 11 in it. Recently, Neowin reported that Microsoft has all new design for Internet Explorer 12 and it looks a lot like Chrome and Firefox. The main change is that URL bar will now appear below the tab bar, currently URL bar and the tabs bar are on the same line in IE11. Another main improvement comes in the area of extensibility as Microsoft has added support for extensions in Internet Explorer 12. Today, Mary Jo Foley reported some more tidbits about the upcoming IE12. First of all, IE12 is codenamed ‘Spartan’ and it was also spotted with the same name in leaked Windows 9 build. Check the app ‘zSpartan’ below video in the new Start Menu. Bing app linking and task completion team has also mentioned Spartan in their recent job listing. “The emergence ...

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As reported earlier, Cortana digital assistant app was spotted in the leaked Windows 9 Technical Preview Build 9834. In its current form, it’s a simple app that includes features like Remind Me. Remind Me feature allows you to set reminders based on different data and it works similar to Windows Phone version of Cortana. You can set reminders when you are in contact with certain people, or when you arrive at certain place, etc,. Even though many of the features are not currently working in the leaked build, many references to upcoming features were spotted in the system files. Registry entries and system files related to Cortana Notebook feature was also spotted. Read about Cortana Notebook feature below, Cortana has a handy place on Windows Phone to store and tweak things that you tell her about yourself. It’s called Cortana’s Notebook, and it’s where she keeps track of what you ...

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Microsoft today confirmed that they are acquiring Mojang, the developer of popular cross-platform game franchise Minecraft. All those reports from last week are true, as Microsoft is paying $2.5 billion for Minecraft. Also, the founders of Mojang are leaving for a new project as Mojang will join other Microsoft Studios in enabling “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community. Read the full press release below. REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 15, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful ...

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In addition to the Windows Phone’s Storage Sense feature, WiFi Sense feature might also be included in the upcoming Windows 9 OS. In the leaked Windows build 9834, registry entries related to WiFi Sense were spotted. WiFi Sense automatically connects you to WiFi networks around you to help you save your mobile data and give you more Internet connectivity options. It can do a lot things for you to get you connected to the Internet using WiFi, so you don’t have to. And you’re always in control with it – you choose whether to get on WiFi, stay on or jump off. WiFi Sense connects you to WiFi networks around you to help you save mobile data. It can do these things for you to get you Internet access: Automatically connect you to open WiFi networks it knows about by crowdsourcing networks that other Windows Phone users have connected to. ...

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In the leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 build 9834, we reported yesterday that Storage Sense was spotted under PC Settings. If you are a Windows Phone user, you must be aware of the Storage Sense app. Storage Sense app allows you to manage the storage in Windows Phone devices, it gives you breakdown of the storage space used by category, and also the amount of free space left.  You can tap any category to view more details, find where to manage those files on your phone, or clear out temporary files. If you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, Storage Sense provides you with additional actions to free up space, such as moving apps to your SD card (if you have one), uninstalling apps, and deleting downloaded files. Today, Winfuture.de posted some new screenshots of Storage Sense in Windows 9. It has two new sections, Storage Overview and Default save locations. Storage Overview ...

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After months of rumors and reports, last week an internal build of upcoming Windows 9 build named ‘Windows Technical Preview’ with build number 9834 got leaked on the web. The leaked screenshots revealed number of upcoming features in Windows 9. First, you can see the new Start Menu which includes Live Tiles and other modern apps. Second, you can see the way to switch between multiple desktop environments widely known as Virtual Desktops. Third, you have notifications center which can be accessed from taskbar. Fourth, you have the charms bar options in a new menu in the title bar of the app. Fifth, you can see Windowed modern apps. Sixth, you can notice the new flatter look for desktop UI elements. Apart from the screenshots, videos showing some of the above features also got leaked. Find them in the respective articles below, Microsoft Feedback App Spotted In The Leaked Windows 9 ...

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Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Store and it now includes popular games like Plants Vs Zombies, Sesame Street Touch and Learn TV, and more. Find the list of apps/games and their store links below, In “Plants vs. Zombies” ($1.99, usually $4.99) the undead are of a more playful variety, but they still need to be stopped. Fortunately, you’ve got 49 powerful perennials to help defend your home. With “Sesame Street Touch & Learn TV” ($3.49, usually $6.99), your child can use your Windows 8 touch screen to interact with eight 20-minute episodes of interactive content based on the “Kinect Sesame Street TV” game for Xbox 360. Reading Trainer ($1.49 in the Windows Store), “Plight of the Zombie” (99 cents in the Windows Store), “Stuntmania Reloaded” ($2.49), LiveATC (99 cents) MetaMoJi Note ($3.99). Source: Microsoft ...

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Last week, Computerbase.de posted multiple screenshots of Windows 9 Technical Preview. The leaked screenshots has revealed number of upcoming features in Windows Threshold. First, you can see the new Start Menu which includes Live Tiles and other modern apps(Start Menu). Second, you can see the way to switch between multiple desktop environments(virtual desktops). Third, you have notifications center which can be accessed from taskbar. Fourth, you have their charms bar options in a new menu in the title bar of the app. Fifth, you can see Windowed modern apps. Sixth, you can notice the new flatter look for desktop UI elements. Today, a new video showing notification center in action was posted online, watch it above. As you can see, the Notification Center can be opened from the Task bar icon. Also, it doesn’t take the full screen, instead it remains in the corner. As you expect, both system and app ...

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Few days back, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is in late stages talks with Mojang, the developer of popular video game Minecraft. They reported that deal’s value is worth more than $2 Billion and may be concluded as soon as this week, though next week is more likely. Minecraft game is already available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and many other platforms and have sold over 50 million copies to date. Microsoft is looking to expand the game’s reach on all the platforms and also planning to expand the licensing deals with other companies. Today, Reuters reported that Microsoft may announce the acquisition of Mojang on Monday. The price was mentioned as $2.5 billion, which is about 8 times of Mojang’s sales last year. Even though it is a costly acquisition, Microsoft can afford it because of the huge overseas cash they have, which is about $86 billion in cash and short-term ...

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  In the leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 build 9834, a new feature was spotted under PC Settings. If you are a Windows Phone user, you must be aware of the Storage Sense app. Storage Sense app allows you to manage the storage in Windows Phone devices, it gives you breakdown of the storage space used by category, and also the amount of free space left.  You can tap any category to view more details, find where to manage those files on your phone, or clear out temporary files. If you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, Storage Sense provides you with additional actions to free up space, such as moving apps to your SD card (if you have one), uninstalling apps, and deleting downloaded files. Windows 8.1 has somewhat similar feature in the name of Disk Space, but it seems Microsoft is working to bring Storage Sense to Windows ...

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Microsoft today announced the release of new optimized SQL Server images in the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Gallery. These new SQL server images are optimized for transactional and Data Warehousing workloads. The following four new pre-configured VM images are now available in the Azure VM Gallery: SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Optimized for Transactional Workloads on Windows Server 2012 R2 SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Optimized for Data Warehousing on Windows Server 2012 R2 SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Optimized for Transactional Workloads on Windows Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Optimized for Data Warehousing on Windows Server 2012 You can have these images on VM instances that allow up to 16 data disks attached to provide the highest throughput and these instances are Standard Tier A4, A7, A8 and A9 and Basic tier A4. Read more about it here. ...

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Following the screenshots leak, a new video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. The video revealed how the new Start Menu will work, how you can pin/unpin apps from it, how to launch modern apps from it and more. It also revealed that via Start Menu and Task bar properties menu, you can choose whether to use the new Start Menu or the regular Windows 8Start Screen. Another video which you can see above got leaked today. It shows that the new Start Menu is fully customizable to your needs. You can even unpin all the Live Tiles from it and it will turn into a old school Start Menu which you are used to from Windows XP. You will also have recent documents, etc, if it is applicable to the particular app. Again, if you pin a modern app, it will automatically expand. What do you think ...

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Microsoft has updated Xbox One SmartGlass beta app in Windows Store. You now have activity feed alerts, popular games in friends, and many UI improvements. This public Beta of Xbox One SmartGlass that provides an early peek at new capabilities. Use the feedback button in the app to let us know what you think. What’s new: See the Top Games in Profile and Popular Games in Friends Activity Feed Alerts and UI improvements Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Following the screenshots leak earlier today, now a video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. This video shows how the new Start Menu will work, how you can pin/unpin apps from it, how to launch modern apps from it and more. It also shows the Start Menu and Task bar properties menu where you can choose whether to use the new Start Menu or the regular Start screen. It also shows how a modern app opens in a windowed mode and you can minimize/maximize it like any other classic Windows apps. Are you looking forward to the release of Windows 9 Preview later this year?   ...

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