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Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know

By Dan Grabham

It's been called several things including the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, the Windows 10 Spring update, and more. But Microsoft is releasing what it has calls the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on Monday 30 April. It's been delayed already so... Read more

Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring

Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring

By Max Langridge

Following the discovery that Microsoft was planing a Spring Creators Update, the company has now revealed the official name of its next update to be the Windows 10 April 2018 update. The update, due to be released on Monday 30 April, will bring with... Read more

Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage

Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is making yet another edition of Windows 10.Microsoft has a twice-yearly update schedule for its Windows 10 operating system. The next update, called Spring Creators Update, is due this spring. But it also offers different editions of Windows... Read more

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed due to massive bug

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed due to massive bug

By Rik Henderson

Those hoping to see the Spring Creators Update hitting their Windows 10 PCs or laptops last Tuesday were disappointed. Even though the considerable update was allegedly planned for release on "Patch Tuesday" - 10 April - it didn't materialise.That's because... Read more

Microsoft enhances upcoming Windows Sets feature: Group multiple apps in the same window

Microsoft enhances upcoming Windows Sets feature: Group multiple apps in the same window

By Dan Grabham

We're all now very used to tabbed browsing. But our desktops can still get messy. Unless you do everything in your browser, chances are you've got windows behind windows. Behind more windows. And, with more and more of us using laptops on the move -... Read more

Microsoft drops prices of Surface Book and Surface Pro for Easter

Microsoft drops prices of Surface Book and Surface Pro for Easter

By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has announced Easter price drops for certain Surface Book and Surface Pro models, available for a limited period.The deals will be available from the Microsoft Store, Currys PC World and John Lewis.The promotions run at various intervals between... Read more

Microsoft's next Windows 10 update might be 'Spring Creators Update'

Microsoft's next Windows 10 update might be 'Spring Creators Update'

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft wants to reuse the “Creators Update” name.For its fifth major update to Windows 10, the software giant plans to use the "Creators Update" name for the third time. Confused? No worries. You see, there was the November Update, then the Anniversary... Read more

Microsoft confirms it will ditch Windows 10 S for an S Mode in 2019

Microsoft confirms it will ditch Windows 10 S for an S Mode in 2019

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is trying something new with Windows 10 S next year.Windows 10 S was originally launched as a dedicated operating system for convertibles and laptops targeting students, though starting next year, it will become a special “S Mode” for versions... Read more

Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE is now available to pre-order

Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE is now available to pre-order

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has started selling its Surface Pro with LTE.Technically, it launched the LTE-connected convertible for business customers in December, but now, the company has opened-up pre-order sales to consumers. It's selling two models, both of which come... Read more

The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK

The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK

By Dan Grabham

The 15-inch version of the Surface Book 2 is now available to buy in the UK from the official Microsoft Store, John Lewis and Currys PC World.We've played with this thing and it is a beast, with up to 17 hours of battery life and Intel's latest generation... Read more

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro with LTE connectivity, launches 1 December for business customers

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro with LTE connectivity, launches 1 December for business customers

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has announced a revised version of the Surface Pro 2-in-1 convertible it launched earlier in the year, with the latest model adopting LTE connectivity so you can ensure you can carry on working wherever you are. Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)... Read more

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has introduced the brand new Surface Book 2, two years after the Surface Book made its debut. Microsoft says the Surface Book 2 has been designed and developed "for the creators of the future" and is powerful enough to "fuel the next wave of... Read more

Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is readying a major update to Office.While at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft announced the next release of its Office productivity suite. Called Office 2019, it'll arrive in the second half of 2018 and consist of all... Read more

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will supposedly have a new Surface device to show us at the end of October, according to a report.The company is planning to hold its annual Future Decoded event from 31 October to 1 November in London. Devices Chief Panos Panay is scheduled... Read more

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced that its next major Windows 10 update at IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the calendar - will arrive from 17 October 2017.Remember, Microsoft already revealed it will update Windows 10 and 10 S twice a year - in the... Read more

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft still has some explaining to do.Last week, Consumer Reports announced it removed its recommendation badge for Microsoft's Surface line, which led to Microsoft issuing a response that essentially dismissed Consumer Reports' decision. But now,... Read more

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

By Elyse Betters

Uh-oh. Microsoft has some explaining to do.Consumer Reports, which is known for its trustworthy product testing and thorough write-ups, has removed its “recommended” badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface laptops, which includes devices... Read more

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched an upgrade program for Surface devices.Called Surface Plus, the program is now live for customers in the US. The idea is that, as a member of this program, you can spread the cost of a new Surface device over two years. It's a lot... Read more

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

By Max Langridge

Continuing with its run of sleekly designed products and devices, Microsoft has, rather quietly, introduced an aluminium clad keyboard for use with Windows 10 PCs, macOS computers and the latest Android systems. Microsoft Surface Laptop: Much more than... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has a new Surface device, the Surface Laptop, which comes running Windows 10 S out of the box.The thing about Windows 10 S is that it is designed to run Windows Store apps only. If you've bought the Surface Laptop, you may want to consider upgrading... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft held a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday 23 May, which it used to announce three Surface devices.Two of them had been previously revealed at other recent events, the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, although it was revealed that they will... Read more

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is teasing new products ahead of its Surface event.The company is expected to launch a new Surface Pro device in Shanghai on 23 May, so naturally, a day before the event, Microsoft's Surface chief has taken to Instagram to publish a teaser. Panos... Read more

Microsoft unveils the Surface Laptop, a Windows 10 S device looking to take down the MacBook

Microsoft unveils the Surface Laptop, a Windows 10 S device looking to take down the MacBook

By Chris Hall

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop at its New York education event, a new Windows 10 S hero device, designed for students, but likely to be loved by everyone.The Surface Laptop comes with a 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 resolution PixelSense display... Read more

Microsoft Surface Dial: Price, availability and everything you need to know

Microsoft Surface Dial: Price, availability and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Microsoft recently pulled the covers off the Surface Studio and a newly-updated Surface Book, but there was one innovative device that drew a lot of attention: Surface Dial.What is Surface Dial?Surface Dial is an accessory that's been designed by Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft invited the media to an event in New York City, where it introduced new devices and made a number of announcements relating to Windows 10.There are updates for Xbox, treats for gamers, lots of talk about 3D and VR, as well as the introduction... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book 2016 goes super-powerful, increases battery life, amps graphics

Microsoft Surface Book 2016 goes super-powerful, increases battery life, amps graphics

By Mike Lowe

Microsoft is revamping the Surface Book for 2016 - and this time it's all about increased power and longevity.Externally the new Surface Book looks no different to the original model. It's the same 13.5-inch laptop design, with detachable screen and electronic... Read more

Microsoft will hold another event one week after its October event

Microsoft will hold another event one week after its October event

By Elyse Betters

This is interesting: Microsoft has scheduled two events one week apart.The company is holding an event in New York City on 26 October, when it's expected to unveil new hardware, including an all-in-one Surface PC. It might also announce some Xbox and... Read more

Microsoft might unveil Surface all-in-one PC in three sizes this October

Microsoft might unveil Surface all-in-one PC in three sizes this October

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is reportedly bringing the Surface brand to all-in-one PC desktops.According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft will hold a hardware event in late October to launch a new Surface-branded device currently going by the codename Cardinal. The... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

By Chris Hall

It's official: Surface Book has arrived in the UK and it's now available to buy.When Microsoft announced availability during its big Windows 10 hardware love-in, there was one device missing from the selection that was confirmed for the UK: Surface... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has unveiled it's first ever laptop built by the company, the Surface Book.Microsoft say this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made and is twice as fast as the MacBook Pro.But it's about more than power, it's more than a laptop, the screen... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

By Luke Edwards

The rumour mill is strongly suggesting Microsoft will be holding a hardware launch event in October that will see the Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and two new Lumias launched.The event's timing and content were leaked by Chinese site WPDang. The Verge confirmed... Read more

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has posted its fourth-quarter earnings for its 2015 fiscal year, and while the company did report huge losses, it beat analysts' expectations and claimed it experienced decent growth in key businesses.Starting off with the good news: Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft Q3 2015 earnings: Surface, Lumia, and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

Microsoft Q3 2015 earnings: Surface, Lumia, and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has posted its third-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, and the results show the company's old ways of bringing in revenue, such as Xbox and Windows, are struggling, while things like Surface Pro 3 and Lumia devices are booming.The company has announced... Read more

Microsoft Windows 10 to launch in late July, says AMD

Microsoft Windows 10 to launch in late July, says AMD

By Luke Edwards

The release of Windows 10 has been eagerly awaited for far too long and only now is a date finally being teased.According to AMD, Microsoft's Windows 10 will become available to the public from late July this year.AMD CEO, Lisa Su, revealed the date when... Read more

Microsoft Q2 2015 earnings: Surface and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

Microsoft Q2 2015 earnings: Surface and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft ended 2014 with a bang. Kind of.The company beat analysts’ expectations of $26.3 billion in revenue with $26.5 billion in revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015. Revenue is therefore up 7.9 per cent year over year, compared... Read more

How to get the new Windows 10 on your PC, tablet, phone or Xbox One

How to get the new Windows 10 on your PC, tablet, phone or Xbox One

By Stuart Miles

Microsoft has pulled the covers back even more for Windows 10 detailing new features and tricks.It has also detailed, for the first time, that the operating system will be replacing Windows Phone 8, and coming to the Xbox to create a single OS for all... Read more

Microsoft to hold Windows event on 30 September, could unveil Windows 9 preview?

Microsoft to hold Windows event on 30 September, could unveil Windows 9 preview?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will show off the next version of Windows at a press event later this month.The Redmond-based company sent invites to the media on 15 September, announcing a Windows event scheduled for 30 September in San Franscico. The invites indicated Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has posted its Q4 2014 earnings report. Earnings missed expectations, though revenue beat Wall Street forecasts.Specifically, the company reported $4.6 billion in net income on $23.38 billion in revenue. Although net income decreased from last... Read more

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

By Elyse Betters

Those of you want to buy cheap computers for your kids will have more options to consider beyond Google's Chromebook lineup this Christmas, it's claimed.Microsoft shined a spotlight on several new Windows-powered laptops and PCs at its partner conference... Read more

Original Microsoft Surface Pro is $400 off at Best Buy stores and website for limited time

Original Microsoft Surface Pro is $400 off at Best Buy stores and website for limited time

By Elyse Betters

You can now buy Microsoft's original Surface Pro with a $400 (£243) discount.Best Buy has listed the $899.99 original Surface Pro for just $499.99. That's a huge price cut. It is unclear why the retailer is offering such a sale, but The Verge speculated Best... Read more

Microsoft Surface 3 with 64-bit Tegra K1 and Surface Mini could arrive in 2014

Microsoft Surface 3 with 64-bit Tegra K1 and Surface Mini could arrive in 2014

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft could be unveiling the Surface 3 with Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor this year, along with a Surface Mini with 4G LTE.Microsoft previously mentioned that new "aspect ratio and sizes" of Surface tablets were on their way. Now @MSFTnerd has... Read more

Microsoft planning new Windows 8 update codenamed 'Threshold', will bring it in line with Xbox One

Microsoft planning new Windows 8 update codenamed 'Threshold', will bring it in line with Xbox One

By Rik Henderson

Plans have leaked about Microsoft's next update after Windows 8.1, including the name it is using internally for the project. The next release is currently being dubbed "Threshold" among the team concerned, a name derived from a planet in the original... Read more

Microsoft Surface 2 goes on sale amid the Nokia Lumia 2520, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 launches

Microsoft Surface 2 goes on sale amid the Nokia Lumia 2520, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 launches

By Rik Henderson

We're officially coining the phrase "Tablet Tuesday" as today, 22 October, we're being swamped by the things.As well as Nokia announcing the Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 tablet during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi this morning, Apple is fully expected to unveil... Read more

Microsoft shows Start Button in new Windows 8.1 ad

Microsoft shows Start Button in new Windows 8.1 ad

By Jake Smith

Microsoft has released its first video advertisement for Windows 8.1 on its YouTube channel. In the run-up to the launch of Windows 8.1 on 18 October, Microsoft takes 30 seconds to guide software-hopefuls through the OS's new features. Most prominently,... Read more

Full version of Windows 8.1 priced at $120; Windows 8 users can upgrade free

Full version of Windows 8.1 priced at $120; Windows 8 users can upgrade free

By Jake Smith

Ahead of the launch of Windows 8.1 on 18 October, Microsoft has officially detailed how it plans to launch the massive operating system update to the masses. Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 available to current Windows 8 users for free. Windows 7 users... Read more

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop prevents carpal tunnel, shoulder rotation with Manta ray design

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop prevents carpal tunnel, shoulder rotation with Manta ray design

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has developed a Manta ray-looking keyboard set that encourages natural postures.The new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop from Microsoft is a combination of the Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard and the Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse. The keyboard features a split layout,... Read more

Microsoft Surface 2? Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to Windows 8.1 RT

Microsoft Surface 2? Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to Windows 8.1 RT

By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm is promising Snapdragon 800 processors for Windows 8.1 RT tablets before the year is out. The company says it has expanded its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors portfolio to include support for Microsoft Windows RT 8.1, meaning we could see... Read more

Microsoft confirms new Kinect sensor coming to Windows in 2014

Microsoft confirms new Kinect sensor coming to Windows in 2014

By Jake Smith

We already know Microsoft's new Kinect sensor is coming to the Xbox One as a bundled package. Now, Microsoft has done a favour for the Windows users in the crowd by announcing that the new Kinect sensor will be coming to the platform in 2014, adding... Read more