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Microsoft helps troubleshoot Windows 10 activation with new beta

As Microsoft hurtles towards the release of its major Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the company has introduced a tool that's supposed to help PC owners solve common problems with activating the operating system on their computers.

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New Windows 10 build brings Ink improvements, container support

Microsoft has released a new beta build of Windows 10 aimed at enhancing various aspects of the operating system as the company hurtles toward releasing a major update in the coming months.

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Businesses can now buy apps in bulk from the Windows Store

App developers now have an easier way to sell their wares to businesses using Windows 10, thanks to a change Microsoft announced Thursday.


Microsoft's 'blue screen of death' is getting more descriptive with QR codes

A new blue screen of death shows that Microsoft's crashes may be getting a bit more informative.

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How to get Bash running on Windows

Microsoft released a beta build of Windows 10 with support for running the popular Bash shell. Here's how to get it set up.

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Microsoft brings Bash to Windows with new beta build

Microsoft gave users their first big taste of new features in its Windows 10 Anniversary Update with a new beta build of its operating system released Wednesday.

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Here's how Hololens could transform car buying

Microsoft's Hololens promises to merge the real and virtual worlds in ways that haven't been possible before, and on Thursday morning, it demonstrated one way the gadget could transform the way we buy cars and just about any other...

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Hands-on: How HoloLens handles creating shared experiences

As Microsoft began shipping its HoloLens augmented reality headgear, the company gave journalists a sneak peek into how developers can create networked experiences.

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5 things to expect from Microsoft's big developer conference

Microsoft executives will take the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco on Wednesday for the first of two keynote addresses to the company's big Build developer conference. Here are five key things to expect from the next two days...

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Microsoft and HPE throw their weight behind Mesosphere

Mesosphere made its mark early with large companies like Twitter and Netflix, and on Thursday the company got a fresh boost from two more tech giants: Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Apple is gunning for PC users, but Microsoft has little to fear

Apple says its new iPad Pro is an ideal PC replacement, but Microsoft shouldn't worry.

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New Windows 10 beta brings Cortana to new countries

Microsoft is bringing its virtual assistant Cortana to Brazil, Mexico, and French-speaking Canadians with a major update to the Windows 10 beta on Friday.

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 feature to stymie advanced hack attacks

Microsoft wants to help protect companies from hack attacks, and it's introducing a new Windows 10 feature soon to improve the operating system's security capabilities.

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New beta build of Windows 10 offers Edge, Cortana improvements

After a long wait, Microsoft is giving Windows Insiders some major new features to play around with, after spending the past couple months making backend improvements to its mobile operating system.


Skype introduces free group video calling across iOS and Android

Skype announced Thursday that iOS and Android users in the U.S. and Western Europe can expect to start making group video calls from their smartphones and tablets in the coming week. 

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Microsoft starts recommended update roll-out for Windows 10

Many users of Windows 7 and 8.1 will start seeing a more aggressive push to upgrade to Windows 10 in the coming days, as Microsoft starts rolling the new operating system out as a recommended update which will automatically download. ...

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Windows Server 2016 could cost you more than you think

A few years back Microsoft switched from per-processor to per-core licensing in SQL Server, and now it's about to do the same thing with Windows Server 2016. You may not be thrilled with the results.

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Rinspeed's Etos car has its own drone and Microsoft Cortana

Swiss designer Rinspeed has come up with a good looking concept car that's packed with technology for the business user. The Etos is based on a BMW i8 but has what might be described as a turbo tech package.


Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10 on more business users

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 on a group of previously off-limits users as its new operating system nears the six month anniversary of its release.

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Microsoft buys technology from Event Zero to improve Skype for Business

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it has acquired the technology assets from Event Zero to improve the management capabilities of its Skype for Business VoIP product.

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