Windows

  • Windows 10 Creators Update coming early 2017

    Windows 10 continues to be updated by Microsoft and with the anniversary update of this year behind us, now we look to the future and this morning we got details. The next major update to Windows is called Windows 10 Creators Update. It looks like Skype may finally be getting OS...
  • Windows 10 Insider Build 14352 released adds Cortana DJ

    Microsoft’s GabeAul has just announced the latest build of Windows 10. Released to the fast ring of Windows Insiders, the new build features a few new additions, but importantly, plenty of new fixes. As we approach the 12 month anniversary of Windows 10 being released to the public, we...
  • Behind the scenes of Windows 10 Hero Image from GMUNK

    Microsoft went to an insane level to create the new desktop wallpaper for Windows 10. Gone are the grassy hills of XP which was a simply photo with some Photoshop retouching, instead this hero image involved cameras, lights, lasers and seriously a ridiculous undertaking to create an image. Sure...
  • Microsoft will offer Custom Support contracts for Windows XP after April 8

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re my parents (which I highly doubt– but if you do happen to read this, Mum, I’m genuinely kidding), you’ll know that support for Microsoft’s Windows XP is ending on April the eighth– definition files for Microsoft Security Essentials and EndPoint...
  • Windows 8.1 general availability

    In just a few short hours, Microsoft will release the Windows 8.1 update. While only an increase of .1 to the version number, that doesn’t accurately reflect the size of the update.  Initially the general availability of Windows 8.1 was going to be the first chance everyone had to...
  • Surface Pro due out in Australia in May

    At the start of last month Microsoft announced that the Surface Pro would be released in Australia in “the coming months” which we now know means before the end of may. A post on the Surface blog confirms that Australia will be one of 19 countries to see the...
  • Microsoft fined $711 million by EU for failing to add a browser ballet

    The European Union has just fined Microsoft €561 million for breaking a 2009 antitrust agreement, which they broke by not including a ballet box in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to give users an option to install one of 12 web browsers, rather than just Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. At...
  • Microsoft: Next release of Windows Phone set for Christmas

    Microsoft’s next big release of its Windows Phone OS has been slated for the ‘holidays’, which in Australian speak means roughly Christmas time. Another minor update will be released before then under the code name of ‘Blue’. These were both confirmed through Window’s Phone job postings on Microsoft’s website....
  • Build // Day 2 – Server, Azure, Visual Studio, Ballmer.

    It’s day 2 of Microsoft’s Build Conference and today the focus turns onto Server, Azure and Visual Studio. The first demo of the day showed how a game ‘Tankster’ could write data back to an Azure backend, so PC and Mobile gamers can play against each other cross platform....