This week on tech, Microsoft announced that will be unveiling what’s coming in Windows Threshold on September 30, during press event for enterprises in San Francisco. But the company is opting not to stream the event live for the rest of the world.
On Windows 9 leaks, this week we learned more details on Storage Sense, discovered Wi-Fi Sense from Windows Phone 8.1 is also coming to the next version of Windows. New screenshots show evidence of Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, already integrating with the operating system. Also new information surfaced this week on Windows 9 adding support for 8K resolutions and better high DPI scaling.
New details about the Start menu show that the new menu will change color to match the current desktop wallpaper and Windows color. We also now know that Metro-style apps from Windows 8.1 will work in Windows 9 without any problems, there will be a Windows Insider Program app to submit feedbacks and a lot more.
There is also a rumor this week that Windows 9 RTM could arrive before the end of 2014 and that Microsoft is planning to easy up activation polices in the next version of Windows.
Also don’t forget to check my latest summary on all the changes coming in Windows Technical Preview. Besides the summary, I’ve been noticing that Microsoft is bringing many of the Windows Phone experiences to Windows, so I gathered all this new information and I wrote a new piece detailing how it seems that Microsoft is not only migrating Windows Phone with Windows RT, but it’s also merging Windows 9 with Windows Phone 8.1.
This week we learned a bit more about Internet Explorer 12, well at least we now know that Microsoft codenamed the project “Spartan”. Yes, yet another Halo reference for a Microsoft product.
Microsoft releases the first version of OneNote app for Android wear, launches new Universal Mobile Keyboard that not only works in Windows, but in iOS and Android devices. However the new Bluetooth keyboard won’t work in Windows Phone.
Office 16 screenshots, this week revealed more information about the next version of the popular office suite of apps. And Microsoft is doubling OneDrive space to 30GB for a limited time. All this and more…
Welcome to 10Alert: IT Digest edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
- Microsoft doubles OneDrive space to 30GB, thanks to iOS 8 update issues
- Windows 9: 8K resolution support and better high DPI scaling are coming
- Windows 9: Start menu matches color as you change themes (update)
- Leaked Windows 9 build 9841 reveals more features and changes
- Microsoft Office is getting overhaul, preview could arrive in October
- How Microsoft is merging Windows Threshold for phone, tablet, and PC into ‘one Windows’ experience (Editorial)
- Microsoft opts not to stream Windows 9 preview unveiling event on September 30
- Windows 9 RTM could arrive at the end of 2014 with better activation policies
- Microsoft releases OneNote app for Android Wear
- Microsoft makes mobile keyboard for iOS, Android and Windows devices
- Windows 9 Technical Preview: the complete summary of leaked features
- Microsoft codenames Internet Explorer 12 ‘Spartan’
- Windows 9: Cortana details unveiled in new screenshots
- Windows 9: Wi-Fi Sense evidence discovered in build 9834
- Windows 9: Storage Sense details unveiled from new screenshots