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Microsoft reveals Build 2020 dates a full eight months in advance
Microsoft reveals Build 2020 dates a full eight months in advance By Maggie Tillman

The company announced it will hold Build 2020 in Seattle from 19 May to 21 May. Microsoft hasn't started selling tickets to the show at this point, but it has a mailing list you can join to get more information. Read more

Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 details leak ahead of Microsoft's October event
Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 details leak ahead of Microsoft's October event By Dan Grabham

Details are leaking about Microsoft's upcoming slew of Surface devices, namely the next-gen Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. Microsoft is holding an event Read more

Microsoft developed liquid-filled hinges for foldable Surface devices
Microsoft developed liquid-filled hinges for foldable Surface devices By Maggie Tillman

The company, which will reportedly unveil a dual-screen Surface device at a hardware event next month, appears to be developing a hinge that uses liquid to reduce the stress on flexible and foldable displays. The liquid fills gaps around the flexible display to help it move around. Read more

Microsoft hints at new Surface device experiences in latest event tease
Microsoft hints at new Surface device experiences in latest event tease By Maggie Tillman

The company has sent another invite to the press, but this time with a different image included. It has the Surface logo and what appears to be a shape of a processor. Read more

Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini
Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini By Dan Grabham

It looks very much like Microsoft will debut a portable speaker of some description at next month's Surface launch in New York on 2 October.The speaker Read more

Minecraft Earth update: Release date, iOS and Android beta access and more about the AR game
Minecraft Earth update: Release date, iOS and Android beta access and more about the AR game By Rik Henderson

Here's everything you need to know about Microsoft's plans to bring Minecraft into the real world. Read more

Microsoft October event announced: Is a dual-screen Surface device coming?
Microsoft October event announced: Is a dual-screen Surface device coming? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding an event in New York City in October, as evident by the invites now arriving in journalists' inboxes.This event is being described Read more

The biggest Microsoft failures ever
The biggest Microsoft failures ever By Ben Crompton

One of the largest multinationals ever, Microsoft is known all over the world. But it doesn't always do everything right. Read more

Microsoft Chromium Edge browser: How to try the beta on your Mac or PC
Microsoft Chromium Edge browser: How to try the beta on your Mac or PC By Maggie Tillman

The Edge beta is available for all supported versions of Windows and MacOS, with Microsoft describing it as a very "stable" preview that has cleared many rounds of quality testing. Read more

Want to organize SMS messages on Android? Try Microsoft's new app
Want to organize SMS messages on Android? Try Microsoft's new app By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has created a new mobile app for Android users. Called SMS Organizer, it's designed to auto-sort SMS messages using machine learning. Read more

That sleek GLAS smart thermostat just totally ditched Cortana
That sleek GLAS smart thermostat just totally ditched Cortana By Maggie Tillman

Remember GLAS? It's a not-so-new-anymore smart thermostat from Johnson Controls that's finally giving up on Cortana. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

How do the pro-level Surface portables compare? Read more

Use Skype or Cortana? How to delete your voice data before Microsoft listens in
Use Skype or Cortana? How to delete your voice data before Microsoft listens in By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft contractors have been reviewing voice recordings from Skype’s auto-translation feature and the Cortana voice assistant. Read more

Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far?
Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far? By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has long been rumoured to be working on its own smartphone - the Surface Phone. Here's everything we know so far. Read more

How to play Minecraft Earth and what to expect
How to play Minecraft Earth and what to expect By Rik Henderson

We've been playing the closed beta of Minecraft Earth and here are our initial thoughts on what to expect and how to start. Read more

Inside Microsoft's new flagship London store
Inside Microsoft's new flagship London store By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has opened the doors to its first store in Europe. The store is right in the heart of London’s West End on the corner of Oxford Circus – Read more

Alexa turn on my PC: Microsoft looks to open up voice control beyond Cortana
Alexa turn on my PC: Microsoft looks to open up voice control beyond Cortana By Stuart Miles

Alexa could become your default voice assistant on Windows 10 following changes by Microsoft to its operating system. Read more

Windows 7 support discontinued from 14 January 2020: What does it mean for me?
Windows 7 support discontinued from 14 January 2020: What does it mean for me? By Mike Lowe

It's been on many computers for a decade, but Windows 7 is hanging up its boots, letting Windows 10 and beyond replace it. Here's the overview. Read more

Microsoft's new Windows 1.11 app takes you back to 1985 for 'Stranger Things'
Microsoft's new Windows 1.11 app takes you back to 1985 for 'Stranger Things' By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has finally shared more details about its "new Windows 1.0" project. Read more

Best software deals! Mid-year madness hits GoodOffer24!
Best software deals! Mid-year madness hits GoodOffer24! By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you’ve been waiting for a price drop on Microsoft apps, we have great news for you! Read more

Your Phone app brings enhanced Android notifications to your Windows 10 desktop
Your Phone app brings enhanced Android notifications to your Windows 10 desktop By Chris Hall

Microsoft is moving to better support Android phone notifications, rolling out an update to the Your Phone app.The update will bring all notifications Read more

New Microsoft Surface could be foldable, dual-screen and run Android apps
New Microsoft Surface could be foldable, dual-screen and run Android apps By Mike Lowe

Expected in 2020, the new Microsoft Surface could have dual screens, be a folding device and even run Android apps using the new Windows Core OS. Read more

Kano PC announced in partnership with Microsoft, comes with Minecraft: Education Edition
Kano PC announced in partnership with Microsoft, comes with Minecraft: Education Edition By Rik Henderson

Education computer company Kano has partnered with Microsoft to offer a full 2-in-1 laptop and tablet solution that kids can build themselves. Read more

Get Windows 10 Pro for less than $13 and more – only at GoodOffer24!
Get Windows 10 Pro for less than $13 and more – only at GoodOffer24! By Pocket-lint Promotion

Microsoft has been doing a lot of things right with Windows 10 Pro. Here's a great offer on Microsoft's best-ever operating system. Read more

Microsoft showed employees a dual-screen Surface device it'll launch in 2019
Microsoft showed employees a dual-screen Surface device it'll launch in 2019 By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft could be developing a dual-screen Surface device, a new report has suggested. And it might launch this year. Read more

Microsoft's London Store is opening on 11 July in Oxford Circus
Microsoft's London Store is opening on 11 July in Oxford Circus By Dan Grabham

Microsoft's first European store will open in London's Oxford Circus on 11 July. The location is right on Oxford Circus, feet away from the tube steps. Read more

How to use the Excel app to photograph and import printed spreadsheets
How to use the Excel app to photograph and import printed spreadsheets By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft recently updated the Excel app on Android and iOS devices so you can easily import spreadsheets using your phone's camera. Read more

What's new in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and how to get it
What's new in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and how to get it By Maggie Tillman

The update, previously codenamed 19H1, is a lightweight update in terms of forward-facing features that consumers will notice. Read more

Microsoft removes Huawei's MateBook X from the Windows Store
Microsoft removes Huawei's MateBook X from the Windows Store By Dan Grabham

Microsoft won't comment on the situation surrounding Huawei, but it appears that it has removed Huawei's MateBook X Pro from the Microsoft Store.We asked Read more

Hurry! Microsoft cut the price of Surface Headphones by 30% for a limited time
Hurry! Microsoft cut the price of Surface Headphones by 30% for a limited time By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has cut the cost of its Surface Headphones by 30 per cent, or $100, on its own store. You can also find them for $245 on Amazon in the US. Read more

Microsoft releases early preview build of Chromium Edge for Mac
Microsoft releases early preview build of Chromium Edge for Mac By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is officially allowing Mac users to download the preview. It is supporting the daily Canary builds of Edge for Mac on MacOS 10.12 and above. Read more

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint
20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint By Adrian Willings

A while back we covered how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order Read more

Minecraft Earth mobile AR game official, plans to turn your neighbourhood into blocks
Minecraft Earth mobile AR game official, plans to turn your neighbourhood into blocks By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has announced the name and some of the features of its forthcoming augmented reality mobile game based on Minecraft. Read more

Sony and Microsoft strike cloud gaming and AI partnership deal
Sony and Microsoft strike cloud gaming and AI partnership deal By Maggie Tillman

The two competitors plan to "explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services". Read more

Microsoft Build 2019: All the announcements that matter
Microsoft Build 2019: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

Every year, Microsoft spends a couple days trying to bring developers and software engineers into its fold with a developer conference called Build. Read more

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 developer edition to cost $3,500 when it launches this year
Microsoft's HoloLens 2 developer edition to cost $3,500 when it launches this year By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft plans to launch a developer edition of the HoloLens 2 headset. It's priced at $3,500 in the US. Read more

Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2S is even more nuts than its predecessor
Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2S is even more nuts than its predecessor By Dan Grabham

Microsoft's massive Surface Hub computer-cum-screen can now even run on a battery. Read more

Forza Street is a new free-to-play racer for PC with mobile version coming soon
Forza Street is a new free-to-play racer for PC with mobile version coming soon By Adrian Willings

Microsoft has rebranded and rebooted racing game Miami Street as Forza Street. This game is free-to-play on Windows 10 and will be coming to mobile soon. Read more

Surface Buds? Microsoft reportedly making AirPods-like wireless earbuds
Surface Buds? Microsoft reportedly making AirPods-like wireless earbuds By Maggie Tillman

The earbuds, which are currently in development, are code-named Morrison but could be called "Surface Buds" when they launch for consumers. Read more

Microsoft on the defensive after hackers access Outlook emails
Microsoft on the defensive after hackers access Outlook emails By Dan Grabham

Hackers compromised some Outlook email accounts to the extent that they were even able to read user emails.The number of accounts is described as 'limited' Read more

This Internet Explorer exploit could let hackers steal your data
This Internet Explorer exploit could let hackers steal your data By Adrian Willings

A security researcher has discovered a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is allowing hackers to steal your data. Read more

Get Windows 10 Pro for $12 (around £9), Office 2019 Pro for less than $50 (around £38)
Get Windows 10 Pro for $12 (around £9), Office 2019 Pro for less than $50 (around £38) By Pocket-lint Promotion

Software specialist GoodOffer24 has launched its latest slew of Spring deals on Microsoft software - including a super deal on Office 2019. Or, should Read more

An ARM-based Microsoft Surface device is in the works
An ARM-based Microsoft Surface device is in the works By Dan Grabham

An ARM-powered version of the Surface Pro could be on the cards. Read more

Microsoft upgrades 13.5-inch Surface Book 2, original now at a lower price
Microsoft upgrades 13.5-inch Surface Book 2, original now at a lower price By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has subtly upgraded the Core i5 processor inside the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2. Read more

Is Microsoft's revamped Edge your next browser?
Is Microsoft's revamped Edge your next browser? By Dan Grabham

This is the first look at Microsoft’s new web browser. It’ll still be known as Microsoft Edge, but it’s now based on Chromium. Yes, that’s the Read more

Still running Windows 7? Check out these great Windows 10 deals (plus cheap Microsoft Office, too)
Still running Windows 7? Check out these great Windows 10 deals (plus cheap Microsoft Office, too) By Pocket-lint Promotion

We have changed the price for office 2019 and windows 10+office 2019. Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus CD-KEY (1PC)  at $58.16Windows 10 Pro Read more

Microsoft Surface Book 2 may be getting a performance upgrade in the coming weeks
Microsoft Surface Book 2 may be getting a performance upgrade in the coming weeks By Adrian Willings

Microsoft could soon be refreshing the entry-level Surface Book 2 with a more powerful processor. Read more

Microsoft plans to bring your phone into Mixed Reality
Microsoft plans to bring your phone into Mixed Reality By Adrian Willings

A new patent has revealed Microsoft's future plans to integrate your smartphone into the Mixed Reality experience. Read more

Microsoft: HoloLens will be a consumer device, one day
Microsoft: HoloLens will be a consumer device, one day By Stuart Miles

Microsoft's Greg Sullivan, has told Pocket-lint that the company hopes the new HoloLens 2 will be great for consumers one day Read more

Get Windows 10 Pro for $12 and Microsoft Office for $30
Get Windows 10 Pro for $12 and Microsoft Office for $30 By Pocket-lint Promotion

We've got some great software offers for you when it comes to Windows 10 and Microsoft Office! Read more