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Microsoft to accelerate its release pace for Windows 10 preview

If you're testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has a friendly word of advice for you: Fasten your seat belt. And if you're worried about the risk of crashing, consider downgrading to the Slow ring.

What was in this month's super-sized batch of Windows and Office updates?

No, it wasn't just you. This month's Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft contained an epic number of updates. Here's what was included.

Uncharted 4 pushed back to spring 2016

Directors say game is "much more ambitious than we originally envisioned."

Meet four people helping to design the future of Microsoft

Behind the idea for any new piece of technology is a question: How do designers at the front end translate hunks of metal, plastic, wires, pixels and bits into a new human experience? Microsoft’s designers approach their products from...Show More Summary

The community of fans: Real Madrid brings their supporters closer to the team

In this digital age, the idea of community is changing rapidly. Online and social-based channels have created new ways of connecting with others who share similar beliefs, interests and passions. While some may be rightfully concerned...Show More Summary

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates block a pair of high-profile exploits

This month's Patch Tuesday includes a dozen updates for Windows, including two fixes for vulnerabilities that have been publicly disclosed. In addition to five Critical updates, today's list includes fixes for the cross-platform FREAK flaw.

Microsoft wins big at Mobile World Congress 2015 – Weekend Reading: March 6th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, with stories about Mobile World Congress, the Game Developers Conference and the new preview of Office 2016 for Mac. At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft racked up 10 awards, including...Show More Summary

With new Office 2016 preview, Microsoft brings Mac users into the modern era

Today's preview release of new Office apps for the Mac brings much of the familiar Office for Windows interface to Mac users. It's a long-overdue update to the cluttered Office for Mac interface. Here's what you'll find.

Microsoft delivers first public preview of Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft has released the first public preview of Office 2016 for Mac, its updated Office suite for Mac OS 10.10 users, which is due out this summer.

Oracle extends its adware bundling to include Java for Macs

For years, Oracle has tormented Windows users by bundling adware with its Java installer for Windows PCs. With the most recent update of Java for the Mac, Oracle has begun including the same adware as part of a default installation, using the same deceptive techniques.

National Geographic’s Stephen Alvarez is taking smartphone photography to the next level

Here’s a very abbreviated history of photography. The oldest surviving photograph dates back to 1826 and was created by French inventor Nicéphore Niépce. A colleague of Niépce, Louis Daguerre, refined the chemical process of photography, making it more widely accessible. Show More Summary

Windows Server 2016 leaks reveal Nano Server, protected VM role plans

New leaks reveal a new 'zero footprint' Nano Server and a shielded virtual-machine role are likely to be part of Microsoft's Windows Server 2016 release.

Microsoft's new Windows 10 Universal App Platform: A 'superset of WinRT'

Microsoft officials went public with more details about the coming Universal App Platform that will enable Windows 10 developers to write apps for 'One Windows.'

?Is it time to force PC makers to disclose how much they make from crapware?

When it preinstalled the Superfish adware on consumer PCs, Lenovo sold its customers out for a pittance, but it still hasn't had to disclose how much it received. Maybe it's time for a Truth in Labeling act to shine a light on this dark corner of the PC market.

Stephen Elop on new Lumia phones, super-lightweight universal keyboard, new offering with AT&T

On Monday at Mobile World Congress, Microsoft announced two new, affordable Lumia phones, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, which “give people the flexibility to do more anywhere, and at any time,” writes Stephen Elop, executive vice president of the Microsoft Devices Group, in a blog post. Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S6 offers more proof Microsoft is a software and services company

Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?

Microsoft makes Enterprise Mobility Suite available to small, midsize businesses

Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite bundle is now available for small and midsize businesses, not just enterprise customers.

Tech Talent for Good launches, Microsoft Garage unveils new apps, language diversity embraced – Weekend Reading: Feb. 27 Edition

A lot of news and feats happened this week, making today’s Weekend Reading a catalog of great ideas to inspire you. First up, Microsoft announced that its employees raised a record $117 million for nearly 20,000 nonprofits and schools in 2014. Show More Summary

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