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Microsoft HoloLens 2 features, news and release date: The second-gen headset will be announced very soon
Microsoft HoloLens 2 features, news and release date: The second-gen headset will be announced very soon By Dan Grabham

The first HoloLens headset ushered in the concept of mixed reality. We're about to meet the second-gen version. Read more

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 headset ahead of 24 February launch
Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 headset ahead of 24 February launch By Maggie Tillman

We know when the next-generation HoloLens headset, the HoloLens 2, will be unveiled by Microsoft. Read more

Microsoft Build 2019 dates revealed: Will it focus on lighter Windows, foldables?
Microsoft Build 2019 dates revealed: Will it focus on lighter Windows, foldables? By Maggie Tillman

Build is Microsoft's annual developer conference, and this year, it will be held from 6 May to 8 May in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. Read more

Surface Headphones review: Is Microsoft's first bash at over-ear cans any good?
4.0 stars Surface Headphones review: Is Microsoft's first bash at over-ear cans any good? By Mike Lowe

Intuitive rotational dial controls are the pièce de résistance here, while good sound quality and noise-cancelling show Microsoft has big potential. Read more

Microsoft made a chubby, durable, and cheap Surface Pen for students
Microsoft made a chubby, durable, and cheap Surface Pen for students By Maggie Tillman

Unfortunately, the pen will only be available to educational institutions and schools. It is slated to begin shipping out in February 2019. Read more

Microsoft Office 365 apps are now on the Mac App Store for the first time
Microsoft Office 365 apps are now on the Mac App Store for the first time By Stuart Miles

Office 365 on the Mac App Store for the first time for those who don't want to sign up for a subscription from the Microsoft website. Read more

A brief history of Microsoft Windows
A brief history of Microsoft Windows By Dan Sung

We've rounded up all your favourite versions of Microsoft's operating system since its life began in 1985. Travel back through history with us. Read more

Microsoft will finally kill off Windows Phone support this year
Microsoft will finally kill off Windows Phone support this year By Dan Grabham

Microsoft acknowledged back in 2017 that it would no longer be developing Windows Phone, but it has now announced it will completely cease support. Read more

Microsoft said to unveil HoloLens 2 at press event ahead of MWC 2019
Microsoft said to unveil HoloLens 2 at press event ahead of MWC 2019 By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding an event next month during Mobile World Congress, where it might unveil the next HoloLens mixed reality headset. Read more

Microsoft to rebuild Edge browser on Chrome, will launch Mac version
Microsoft to rebuild Edge browser on Chrome, will launch Mac version By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has confirmed that some rumored changes are indeed coming to its Edge web browser. Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Windows 10 perfection, bar one irritation...
4.5 stars Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Windows 10 perfection, bar one irritation... By Dan Grabham

The Surface Laptop sequel is one of the best premium ultraportable Windows 10 devices available, except for its older ports lacking future-proofing. Read more

Microsoft Surface Centaurus will ditch the keyboard for a second screen
Microsoft Surface Centaurus will ditch the keyboard for a second screen By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is said to be working on a new laptop project that will result in a device with two displays and no keyboard. Read more

Want the Surface Studio monitor for your PC setup? It's coming in 2020
Want the Surface Studio monitor for your PC setup? It's coming in 2020 By Maggie Tillman

Brad Sams claimed “Microsoft will finally deliver a Surface monitor in the 2020 timeframe” in his new book, Beneath a Surface. Read more

Microsoft made a video to show off its new Office icons - see it here
Microsoft made a video to show off its new Office icons - see it here By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is updating its Microsoft Office icons for the first time in five years. It's also changing the design of the apps. Read more

Microsoft is working on a redesigned Surface Pro, new patent suggests
Microsoft is working on a redesigned Surface Pro, new patent suggests By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has filed a new patent, and by doing so, it may have revealed some information about a future Surface Pro device. Read more

How to use Alexa to make a Skype call on Echo devices
How to use Alexa to make a Skype call on Echo devices By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has brought its Skype calling service to Alexa-enabled devices, starting with the Amazon Echo range. Read more

Forget dark mode! Windows 10 bucks this trend with all-new light mode
Forget dark mode! Windows 10 bucks this trend with all-new light mode By Maggie Tillman

The next major update to Windows 10 will include this new light theme. T Read more

Here we go again: Microsoft re-releases Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Here we go again: Microsoft re-releases Windows 10 October 2018 Update By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update. But only a small number of users can install it at launch. Read more

Microsoft makes Surface Go hybrid truly portable with new LTE model
Microsoft makes Surface Go hybrid truly portable with new LTE model By Maggie Tillman

If you have been waiting for Microsoft to release an LTE version of its Surface Go, you'll be happy to know you can pre-order the hybrid now. Read more

Full Xbox Game Pass coming to PC
Full Xbox Game Pass coming to PC By Rik Henderson

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has revealed that Xbox Game Pass is heading to Windows 10 PCs. Read more

Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and which should you buy?
Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and which should you buy? By Adrian Willings

Find out all about Windows Mixed Reality, what it is, which headsets are available and why it matters. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Class-leader isn't without quirks
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Class-leader isn't without quirks By Mike Lowe

The sixth-gen upgrades the chipset and comes in black matte. Those are the only differences to last year's model. But it's still the best 2-in-1. Read more

What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode?
What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode? By Chris Hall

Microsoft ships a version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S or Windows 10 in S Mode. But what is it? Read more

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform
Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform By Rik Henderson

In 2017 Microsoft confirmed what most of us knew already; Windows Phone was officially over. The software giant admitted defeat in its battle against Read more

What's in the Windows 10 October 2018 update?
What's in the Windows 10 October 2018 update? By Dan Grabham

The Windows 10 October 2018 update is available now. Here's what's in it. 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

There are new Surfaces in town. How do they differ? Read more

Microsoft's October Surface event: All the announcements that matter
Microsoft's October Surface event: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft's "a moment of your time" event in New York City is now over. It announced several product updates and new hardware. Read more

Microsoft's new Surface Headphones support Cortana voice commands
Microsoft's new Surface Headphones support Cortana voice commands By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is has announced... a pair of noice-cancelling headphones. Read more

Microsoft launches all-in-one Surface Studio 2, pre-orders open
Microsoft launches all-in-one Surface Studio 2, pre-orders open By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is has announced an updated Surface Pro all-in-one PC. Read more

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 in black
Microsoft announces new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 in black By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is unveiling refreshes to its Surface lineup. Read more

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 October 2018 Update: How to get it
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 October 2018 Update: How to get it By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is announcing the next major Windows 10 update is ready to roll out. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow By Mike Lowe

The new Surface Pro shows how far Microsoft has come with the series. It's a really well made and great performing Windows device. Even in the Core i7 Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 might not be the updates you hoped for
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 might not be the updates you hoped for By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is expected to unveil its next Surface Pro tablet and Surface Laptop at an event in New York, but don't expect major upgrades. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 hands-on video and pics leak
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 hands-on video and pics leak By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is holding a hardware event in the US on Tuesday 2 October and, alongside a new Surface laptop, we also expect a Surface Pro 6.That's because, Read more

Office 2019 is out for Windows and Mac (no Office 365 required)
Office 2019 is out for Windows and Mac (no Office 365 required) By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft realises some people simply want to buy Microsoft Office like the used to: once - that's it - with no subscription fee. Read more

Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative By Dan Grabham

The Surface Go is a super portable 2-in-1 that's great as a second go-anywhere laptop. Read more

Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month
Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is expected to roll out updated models of the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. They will likely feature a new black colour. Read more

Surprise! Microsoft is holding a Surface event on 2 October
Surprise! Microsoft is holding a Surface event on 2 October By Maggie Tillman

The invite asks the media for "a moment of your time", and says the event will start at 4pm ET on 2 October. Read more

Next Windows 10 major update will arrive in October with obvious name
Next Windows 10 major update will arrive in October with obvious name By Maggie Tillman

Previously codenamed Redstone 5, the update is now called “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” Read more

Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC
Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC By Maggie Tillman

The Your Phone app mirrors an Android phone's content to a PC and allows you to drag and drop photos from the phone to your PC Read more

Microsoft Surface Go out today in the US, 23 August in the UK
Microsoft Surface Go out today in the US, 23 August in the UK By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device: The Surface Go. The company is targeting Apple iPad and Chromebook users with this $399 device. Read more

Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others
Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others By Maggie Tillman

The app, which lets you collaborate on a digital canvas through Windows 10 devices, has left preview and is available for download. Read more

Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier
Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier By Maggie Tillman

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams. Microsoft has just introduced a free version. Read more

Microsoft's budget Surface tablet clears FCC, might launch soon
Microsoft's budget Surface tablet clears FCC, might launch soon By Maggie Tillman

Devices tend to appear in FCC listings when a launch is imminent. Read more

Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device
Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is reportedly developing a foldable tablet, and the evidence pile that suggests so just grew larger, thanks to a leaked Microsoft document. Read more

Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show
Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show By Maggie Tillman

Showtime announced that it has ordered a 10-episode season based on the franchise, describing it is as the network's "most ambitious series ever”. Read more

Microsoft brought back its iconic IntelliMouse gaming mouse
Microsoft brought back its iconic IntelliMouse gaming mouse By Maggie Tillman

IntelliMouse is famous with gamers and is considered a great gaming mouse. So, the bar is set high for this latest version, which is now available. Read more

Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens
Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens By Maggie Tillman

The new feature lets you take a picture of an object, animal, or thing with your phone to search for it online. It reminds us of Google Lens. Read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip
Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft's so-called HoloLens 2 headset will launch by this end of this year or in early 2018. Read more

Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet
Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet By Max Langridge

Information regarding a trio of new Microsoft Surface devices has leaked out, courtesy of Brad Sams at Thurrott. Sams has been able to lay his eyes on Read more