Microsoft last day announced the release of another Skype for Business users – it has finally rolled out a Windows Phone app, one that is a re-brand of the Lync 2013 application, and also users on both services have the ability to use it. All the Skype for Business features are there, such as the calling features combined with instant message, control over conferences, phone controls like transferring, and more. It also has some security protection features like easy authorization and a Skype for Business certification. Microsoft announced the applications arrival last day, and also as anticipated it comes as a Lync re-brand. The application looks both distinctly Skype and distinctly Windows Phone, and extends the mobile options those who count on the service have. Continue reading
Windows 10 will certainly be available from 29 July but it has been exposed that a lot of customers will certainly not really get the upgrade that day.
Microsoft has confirmed its present strategies and it will be phasing the launch of the software program in order to avoid servers being overloaded on day one and also therefore making the procedure laborious and time consuming.
In fact, it is likely to only permit Windows Insider program members to download the software originally, with the ordinary consumer anticipated to wait until the following day or even much longer. Continue reading
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
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
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
Microsoft will certainly be the first to confess its upcoming Music and Video applications for PC – which both go down the Xbox branding - typically aren’t polished enough to polished present ones just yet. However, if you’re already testing Windows 10 via Technical Preview, you can now take the platform’s next-gen media applications for a spin. The Music Preview application could play & browse songs saved on your device and on OneDrive. Despite not having Xbox in its main name anymore, the application can still play any type of documents you included using Xbox Music Pass. Unfortunately, the gallery’s still wonky, and also Music Pass documents are prone to errors. In the near future, though, the technology company wants to add right-click menus and also the capability to buy from Windows Store Beta, among other features. Continue reading
Windows 10 is just a couple of months away. Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) still hasn’t offered a specific day, however the company announced that Windows 10 would launch at some time this summer. That’s a bit more specific than “later this year,” which had been Microsoft’s mantra up until Wednesday.
Windows 10 will certainly be a cost-free upgrade for current Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as well as Windows Phone 8.1 customers. Microsoft hasn’t but announced pricing for people using Windows Vista or earlier variations, but, honestly, you’re most likely a lot better off just acquiring a new PC if you aren’t even running Windows 7 at this point. Continue reading
Evernote’s bringing Context, among its even more interesting announcements during its 4th conference in October, to Windows and Android. This feature, which was first provided to iOS & Mac users in November, pulls content [based upon just what you're typing, for this reason its name] from different sources and displays them on screen. By ‘Different Sources,’ we mean your old notes, your co-workers’ notes & a handful of websites, which includes The Wall Street Journal, Rapid Business and also TechCrunch – just click an entry inside the Context panel to read it. Continue reading
Microsoft is developing a better way to compete with Google & its cloud-based applications and also operating system. The company is building an experimental service for streaming applications and video games on Windows, it’s declared.
ZDNet has actually reported that Microsoft’s Azure-based streaming service is codenamed Arcadia, a nod to an earth in the company’s Halo game series. Arcadia will permit you to stream applications and also games to Windows. Streaming apps are generally designed to run straight from the cloud to your computer or device, & the applications would likely consistently be current and totally integrated with Windows. Continue reading
Microsoft made numerous desktop-friendly tweaks to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and the much-anticipated return of the Start menu selection was allegedly slated for Update 2 later on this year. According to a ZDNet report, nevertheless, the firm has actually decided to hold back on this feature until sometime in 2015.
Update 2 is apparently still on tap for August this year sans the spruced up menu. As an alternative, Microsoft plans to deliver that function as component of the following major launch of Home Windows, referred to Limit – a.k.a Windows 9 – which is currently rumored to launch about a year from now in April 2015. Continue reading