Windows 10

While Intel’s integrated GPUs have made immense strides over the past decade, there’s been one particular legacy they’ve been unable to break free from: OEM driver locking. Due to the large degree of customization and optimization that OEMs sometimes do to their systems, some OEMs have insisted on having video drivers “locked” to their platforms, so that only video drivers that they’ve customized and distributed can be installed. This structure has always offered at least a modicum of utility, ensuring that newer drivers don’t break things or otherwise interfere with those system customizations. But as desktops and laptops live longer than ever, OEM have demonstrated a shorter attention span than Intel when it comes to driver updates. As a result, unfortunate system owners have found...

Microsoft Announces That Windows 10 Will Launch On July 29

Today Microsoft formally announced the release date for Windows 10, the latest version of their Windows operating system. Up until this point, all Microsoft had said was that they...

43 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

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

Windows 10: Build 10122 Released To Fast Ring

Today there is a new release of Windows 10 available to those who have chosen the fast ring for the Windows Insider program. There are a few more changes...

63 by Brett Howse on 5/20/2015

NVIDIA Releases 352.84 Drivers - First WHQL Win10 Driver Set

Up to recently, all Windows 10 video drivers have been distributed through Windows Update. With the OS still under active development and this specific version of Windows including the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/18/2015

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Editions

In a blog post on the Windows Blog today, Tony Prophet outlined the various editions of Windows 10 that will be available this summer. And while there are a...

57 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2015

Xbox Game Streaming Demonstrated At Build

Today I got a chance to try the new game streaming ability of Xbox One at a breakout session. For those that are unaware, Xbox Game Streaming will allow...

17 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2015

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 Demonstrates Android and iOS Applications Running On Windows 10

Much to the dismay of some viewers watching at home, Microsoft's BUILD developer conference today actually focused on technologies designed to benefit developers. However, some of the new developer...

78 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

Microsoft Details Improvements To The Windows Store For Users, Businesses, And Developers

The Windows store was a large area of focus during today's Microsoft BUILD keynote. As Microsoft expands Windows across multiple platforms and devices, part of their strategy has been...

5 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

Microsoft Shows Off Continuum For Windows 10 Phones

Today Microsoft revealed a number of new features relating to their various platforms at their BUILD developer conference. One of the most interesting features shown was the Continuum feature...

17 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

Windows 10 Insiders: New Windows 10 Mobile Build Now Available For Phones

It was almost two months ago that Microsoft released the first build of Windows 10 for phones. The first build was very basic, and was missing a lot of...

29 by Brett Howse on 4/10/2015

Windows 10 Build 10049: Meet Project Spartan

Microsoft has released a new build to the fast ring for Windows Insiders today. When build 10041 dropped on the 18th of March, we made note that updates would...

23 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2015

Microsoft Hints at Windows 10 IoT SKUs

This week at Microsoft's WinHEC 2015 conference in Shenzen, Microsoft announced new details in support of the developing IoT market. Microsoft previously announced support for the Raspberry Pi 2...

39 by Stephen Barrett on 3/20/2015

Windows 10 Update: Build 10041 Now Available

This afternoon, Microsoft release a new build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which is build number 10041. Just a few days ago, they promised to ramp up the...

39 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2015

Windows 10 News: New Authentication, New Storage Savings, And Launch Timeframe

Microsoft has been busy releasing news of upcoming Windows 10 features which will improve several age old issues. The password has been a thorn in the side of users...

50 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

Today Gabe Aul (@GabeAul), who runs the Windows Insider program, announced on the Windows Blog that the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones is now available to people who...

18 by Brett Howse on 2/12/2015

Office For Windows 10 Preview Available

Back in January, Microsoft revealed what the next versions of Office will look like. There will be a traditional, full featured desktop client, including the entire suite of Office...

43 by Brett Howse on 2/4/2015

Windows 10 January Build Available For Download

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the upcoming changes to Windows 10. They said that a new build, including many of the announced features (but not everything) would be available within...

66 by Brett Howse on 1/23/2015

Microsoft VP Details Windows 10 Update for Windows Phone Users

Microsoft used its Lumia Conversations blog today to give some of the details for the upcoming software update for Windows Phone, which will be moved to Windows 10. Chris...

22 by Brett Howse on 1/22/2015

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