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Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is ready for business

Microsoft has anointed Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, 1709 -- released last October to consumers -- as officially ready for business deployment.

Verizon, Sprint, China Telecom added to list of carriers of Windows 10 on ARM PCs

Microsoft and Qualcomm announced at CES 2018 that they have lined up a handful of additional mobile operators which will support the coming Windows 10 on ARM PCs.

Johnson Controls' Cortana-powered thermostat is up for pre-order in March

The Johnson Controls' GLAS smart thermostat runs Windows 10 IoT inside and works with Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant technology.

Microsoft brings back PhotoSynth in its Pix app for iOS

Microsoft is updating its PhotoSyth photo-stitching technology and making it part of its Pix camera app for iOS devices.

Microsoft's newest Windows 10 test build includes Timeline feature

Microsoft's latest 'Redstone 4' test build, 17063, includes includes its promised Timeline feature, lots of UI tweaks, and several IT pro-focused goodies.

iTunes won't be in the Microsoft Store this year

Sorry, Windows 10 S users. Apple confirms that iTunes won't make it into the Microsoft Store this year, as Microsoft and Apple originally promised.

Microsoft's new Unified Support plan may result in price increases

Gartner is warning that Microsoft's new Unified Support program for business users could result in higher costs for some organizations.

Windows 10 to get new cellular connectivity, power-management improvements

Microsoft is working on eSIM and power-management capabilities that could make their way into Windows 10 Redstone 4.

Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users

Some Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users are reporting they can't check for updates using Windows Update and Microsoft Update. No word yet on a Microsoft fix.

Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 600 million monthly active devices

Windows 10 is now on 600 million devices that have been 'active' in the last 28 days, up from 500 million in March 2017.

Here's why Microsoft dropped its Delve app for Windows 10

Microsoft seems to be rethinking how it handles search in the brave, new Microsoft 365 world

Microsoft riles VMware with new VMware virtualization on Azure announcement

VMware is none too pleased about a new Microsoft offering enabling the full VMware stack to run on Microsoft's Azure.

Latest Windows 10 'Redstone 4' PC test build adds more feature refinements

Microsoft is continuing to deliver lots of fixes and a few minor feature updates to testers of its next Windows 10 feature release with Insider Build 17046.

Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 4 test build 17040: Lots of fixes, plus a few minor features

Microsoft is continuing to roll out many fixes plus a few minor features in its latest Windows 10 test build for PC Insiders.

Stardock introduces Groupy windows-management tool for Windows 7, 8.1, 10

Stardock's new Groupy app, now in beta, is designed to make Windows desktops work like tabbed browsers.

Microsoft Office 365 users to get LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant

Microsoft is tying together LinkedIn Insights and Word to create a new Resume Assistant feature for Office 365 users.

Microsoft introduces new secure firmware spec via the Open Compute Project

Microsoft is tackling the security piece of datacenter hardware with the latest phase of its OCP 'Project Olympus' efforts.

Microsoft rolling out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, available today

Microsoft's newest feature update for Windows 10 is now available to mainstream users for PCs. Technically savvy users can grab the final bits starting today, October 17.

Microsoft to shutter its Groove Music service and migrate users to Spotify

Microsoft is dropping out of the music streaming game and instead partnering with Spotify, further reducing the number of first-party consumer-specific cloud services Redmond offers.

Microsoft opens up testing of Azure Data Box, its Amazon Snowball rival

Microsoft is seeking testers for its alternative to Amazon's AWS Snowball: Its Azure Data Box data-transfer appliance and service.

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