Microsoft confused every person concerning its free upgrade plans for Windows 10 last week. While it looked like every person who checked Windows 10 will certainly get a totally free copy, the reality is somewhat more complex. In an attempt to address of several of the complication Microsoft has actually created, the software giant has actually upgraded its blog post to clarify who gets a cost-free copy of Windows 10. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will undoubtedly get a copy of Windows 10 on July 29th as a totally free upgrade, however Windows 10 preview users will additionally get a totally free upgrade. Continue reading
Microsoft has announced that its Windows 10 OS will be available from 29 July on new laptops, Desktop Computers and tablet computers, plus be readily available as a free upgrade for a year for any type of components currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
That means, from 29 July you will certainly be able to download and install the new system software to your computer or tablet and also run it from that day on – making use of the raft of new features and modifications that we’ve been learning about over the last 6 months. Continue reading
After months of rumor and speculation, Microsoft has actually announced the release day for its universal operating system, Windows 10. PC and also tablets owners currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will have the ability to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 free of cost from 29 July. Customers will then have an entire year to upgrade at no charge, after which time the company will start to charge (or launch an additional new version, which is possible).
Unfortunately, just the release date of Windows 10 for Operating System for laptops, desktops and also Windows tablet computers has actually been announced until now. We are still waiting for news on when Windows phone owners will additionally get their upgrade. Continue reading
Microsoft is bringing a new features and look to its Office mobile applications for Android phones. After launching an Android tablet version in January, the new Office applications for Android phones look very comparable. They’re additionally almost identical to the iOS version available on the iPhone, and designed with the exact same features in mind.
While the tablet versions permit you to get a fair quantity of editing done without a keyboard & mouse, the phone editions are truly for basic and also fast edits. Microsoft is utilizing the very same editing interface at the end of the screen, with options to quickly change font styles and also styling in Word. Continue reading
Microsoft has been previewing its powerful Skype Translator for nearly 6 months, and the company is now ready for anyone to examine the software. While the previous releases, including support for Italian & Chinese, have been restricted to a small group of testers, Microsoft is getting rid of the sign-up need today to open up the preview to the masses. That means anyone could now make use of Skype Translator to translate English, Spanish, Italian, and also Madarin in real-time.
Skype Translator works by using a modified version of the Skype Windows 8 app to translate talked words right into text or sound. Continue reading
Over the previous year Microsoft has actually already talked about exactly how it’s moving away from large launches for Windows in favor of smaller incremental updates that regularly evolve the operating system. And with Windows 10 around the corner, the company is going as far as calling it the last version of Windows. ‘Now we’re launching Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working with Windows 10,’ said Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite conference last week.
Nixon was clarifying exactly how when releasing Windows 8.1 in 2013, Microsoft was currently dealing with Windows 10 in the background. Such has often held true with all major launches. Continue reading
Microsoft Office 2016 may still be obtaining the finish touches in Redmond, however Microsoft is opening up its productivity suite for public preview. If you’ll recall, some applications were consisted of in previous launches of the Windows 10 Technical Preview and also offered for both IT users and devs. Since 4th May 2015, though, normal users could get a early look and also offer feedback on all the new things – including those upgraded universal applications. This indicates that you’ll gain access to OneDrive attachments in Outlook, real-time co-authoring & retooled apps that learn how you working out to lend a hand. Specifically in Excel, there are updated charts and graphs alongside one-click projecting and even more data evaluating tools. Looking to take it for a spin just before the official launch this fall? Also if you’re not an Office 365 customer, you could snatch a test version here.
Chrome 42 has finished to a secure release and also is now available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux. Along with the common list of safety fixes (45 in total) and under-the-hood changes for security and also performance, Google’s newest release includes its new Push API and also Notifications API.
Together, these 2 new APIs allow web sites to send notifications to web surfers even after they’ve closed or navigated away from said site. Certainly, there’s a great line in between being useful & obtrusive when dealing with notifications. Fortunately, Google mandates that developers need to obtain consent for permission to make use of the Push API. Continue reading
Intrepid individuals running Chrome OS beta will certainly soon get to test a huge new feature that’s not quite all set for stable release: Chrome Launcher 2.0. This version looks even more like a new tab on the Chrome browser compared to the platform’s current, much more standard one that’s basically a windows that shows application icons – it even has its very own search bar. It also comes integrated with Google Now that shows your session, flight, reminder, etc. cards if you use the feature on a mobile device or 2. Certainly, because it’s still a launcher, it has an application list you can access when required. Continue reading
At its Windows 10 event last week, Microsoft spent some time displaying off how its universal applications would offer a similar experience across devices. Office was certainly part of that conversation, and today, the people in Redmond revealed that this year’s installation of the desktop applications would arrive prior to end of 2015. The upgrade for mobile, labeled Office for Windows 10, will certainly come pre-installed on phones and also tablet computers running Windows 10 for free, with touch-enabled Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote & Outlook all consisted of. While we’ll certainly keep our eyes peeled off for an exact day, Microsoft says we can expect Office 2016 to arrive during the 2nd half of this year. Who knows, possibly it’ll roll-out in time to help when School starts back up in the fall.