Wednesday’s Windows 10 event was an exciting one for dedicated Windows users, but it’ll still be several months before we have a chance to get the full experience on our own personal computers. Until then, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore is happy to walk us through some of the new features that were unveiled today, from Cortana integration to Xbox One game streaming. More →
Microsoft had a huge media event on Wednesday and made several exciting announcements that really showed how much the company has changed under new CEO Satya Nadella. Below we’ve listed the five most important things that Microsoft announced on Wednesday, starting with an announcement that just about every current Windows user will cheer. More →
One of the most intriguing questions leading up to the Windows 10 event this week was whether or not Microsoft would discuss its vision for virtual reality. But the company’s vision goes beyond virtual reality — Microsoft wants to make holograms a part of our daily lives with Windows Holographic. More →
Who needs Apple’s mythical “iTV?” Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a massive new Windows device called the Surface Hub that’s an 84-inch 4K display that runs on Windows 10. This isn’t a consumer-centric product, however — the Surface Hub is an enterprise-centric device intended to foster workplace collaboration. Among other things, the device can act as a monitor in meeting rooms that will offer enough space to run Skype, PowerPoint and other key Microsoft productivity software at once on a gigantic display. More →
Microsoft is getting serious about gaming on PC in 2015. Every Windows 10 PC and tablet will have an Xbox app once the operating system launches later this year. Within the app, you’ll find the same activity feed that exists on your Xbox One, showing you everything that your Xbox Live friends have been up to lately. More →
Here’s some awesome news for Windows users: You’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 10 if you’re still using Windows 7. This is particularly significant because before Microsoft only confirmed that upgrading from Windows 8.1 would be free. However, Microsoft is determined to end fragmentation in its Windows empire and there’s no better way to do that than by giving away its newest software to users for free. More →
The first major Windows 10 event of 2015 has finally arrived. In just a few short minutes, you’ll be able to watch Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore, Phil Spencer and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discuss the future of the Windows operating system and how it will affect everything in the company’s arsenal going forward. More →
Windows Phone is a great mobile platform that suffers from a crippling lack of popular mobile apps. Nothing Microsoft has done so far as generated significant developer interest in the platform. What’s more, popular apps that are released to the platform aren’t updated and supported with the same regularity as those apps’ Android and iOS counterparts. However, The Information has come out with a new report that gives us new details on Microsoft’s last-ditch effort to make its mobile platform relevant. More →
Microsoft is still riding high after a second consecutive NPD victory in December, but Xbox head Phil Spencer is already looking ahead to the next big thing. In this case, that big thing is the company’s Windows 10 event on January 21st, where Spencer and his team plan to discuss Microsoft’s plans for making the new operating system a platform for gamers. More →
Sony might still be in the lead when it comes to total console sales this generation, but the Xbox One has now officially taken the top spot on the NPD Group’s U.S. sales estimates for two consecutive months to round out 2014. After temporarily cutting the price of the Xbox One to $349 (which is now a permanent cut) and launching several bundles with the year’s biggest games, Microsoft finally found a way to catch up with its rival.
So how have the two companies reacted to the news? More →
Market research firm NPD Group on Thursday night released its sales estimates for the video game industry in December. The firm’s figures are widely viewed as the most important estimates in the industry, and for December they revealed a huge victory for Microsoft as Xbox One sales topped PlayStation 4 sales in the holiday month.
A big reason for that win was obviously Microsoft’s move to slash the price of its Xbox One bundles to $349, and now the company has already brought back its promotional pricing once again for a limited time. More →