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Here’s What Cortana Integration in Windows 10 Looks Like

Here’s What Cortana Integration in Windows 10 Looks Like

Microsoft showed off a small number of Windows 10 features at the company's event on Tuesday morning, but one rumored one was missing: Cortana. The software maker focused on some of its desktop improvements for Windows 10, and Cortana is one of the many changes that will be coming ahead of the final release next year. While ...

Microsoft’s ‘Sway’ Easily Lets You Build Elegant Websites

Microsoft’s ‘Sway’ Easily Lets You Build Elegant Websites

Microsoft launched Sway on Wednesday, a new app that’s part of the company’s Office family of products. It will sit alongside the regular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps as a rich content creation tool. In its most basic form, Sway allows anyone to create a beautiful website from just images and text without ...

Windows 10 Combines the Best of Windows 7 and Windows 8

Windows 10 Combines the Best of Windows 7 and Windows 8

There was never really any doubt that the next version of Windows was going to look at least a little like Windows 7. Even Windows 8.1 was a step back in that direction for Microsoft, bringing back the Start button that so many millions of customers missed. But for all the time Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore spent on stage ...

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10, Which Will Run All its Devices

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10, Which Will Run All its Devices

Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. It's called Windows 10. Yes, Microsoft has decided to skip a digit in search of the perfect name. More importantly, Windows 10 will be a single operating system that finally spans all of Microsoft's Windows powered devices, from desktops and laptops all the way through ...

Report: Windows 9 Will Be a Free Download for Windows 8 Users

Report: Windows 9 Will Be a Free Download for Windows 8 Users

Multiple Windows 9 reports have suggested that Microsoft is considering releasing the upcoming platform as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 9 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP ...

Insteon Adds Cortana Functionality to Simplify Your Smart Home

Insteon Adds Cortana Functionality to Simplify Your Smart Home

If you have Insteon gear set up in your home (a fair number of people do) and you also are toting a Microsoft handset (a smaller number) then you can control your home via voice command using Microsoft’s Cortana personal digital assistant. Since I’m a huge fan of voice control in the home, and we’re likely to see ...

Here’s What Windows 7 Will Face on Its Halloween Cutoff

Here’s What Windows 7 Will Face on Its Halloween Cutoff

Another Windows 7 cutoff approaches. After October 31, Microsoft will no longer provide its PC partners or systems builders with copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate to preinstall on new PCs. This means that computer manufacturers will be able to continue to sell their stock of PCs running these versions ...

Microsoft’s Chromecast Competitor Costs $60 and is Powered by Miracast

Microsoft’s Chromecast Competitor Costs $60 and is Powered by Miracast

Google clearly landed on a fantastic formula when it built Chromecast, and that product's standout success has led other companies to push out their own HDMI dongles in recent months. Roku's got its $49.99 Streaming Stick, and now Microsoft is trying to create a worthy competitor with the brand new Wireless Display Adapter. ...

Microsoft Begins Letting Some Students Get Office 365 for Free

Microsoft Begins Letting Some Students Get Office 365 for Free

Microsoft has announced a new self-serve program for students at eligible schools that allows them to sign up for a free Office 365 license on their own. The offer is available first in the US and will roll out globally later this year. The new program builds on the Student Advantage initiative that launched last year. ...

Five Things to Know About Cortana, Microsoft’s Personal Assistant

Five Things to Know About Cortana, Microsoft’s Personal Assistant

We’ve put Apple’s Siri through the wringer, and have given Google Now an all-access pass to our data, all the while documenting our experiences to offer you the best tips and tricks out there for intelligent assistant apps. Now it’s Cortana’s turn. Cortana is Microsoft’s virtual assistant for smartphones, ...