This week on tech, Microsoft released Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879, which brings File Explorer, apps, and Lock screen improvements, and it’s the first release to include parts of Cortana and for the Continuum feature.
Microsoft also announced that it’ll be making available the ISO files for each release of the Windows 10 preview starting with build 9879, but they will be available in the slow ring of the Windows Insider Program. This means that until then, you’ll have to download the enterprise version of the preview, if you want to do a clean install.
This week I also created a hands-on video detailing all the new feature for Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879.
Now you can also download for free the Windows 8.1 installation files from Microsoft’s servers without the need of a product key to perform a clean install or to recover your system.
Microsoft announced the Lumia 535, the first phone that drops the Nokia branding in favor of the Microsoft branding. It’s a low-cost phone aimed for growing markets. The company also starts testing the “Work & Play Bundle” a new deal that packs for key Microsoft’s services.
For those running Windows Phone 8 you should be happy to know that Microsoft promised that every phone will support the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.
Clutter feature for Office 365 gets announced for paying customers and it’s a new feature that uses machine learning to keep your inbox clean and organized.
Yes, Windows 95 runs on your iPhone 6 Plus.
Another wave of updates released this week addressing 33 vulnerabilities in Windows and several of Microsoft products. So, it’s time to update!
Cortana is one step closer to be become a cross-platform product, Microsoft is expected to release its digital assistant for iOS and Android in a near future. And the software giant starts rolling out Skype for Web (beta) a new version of Skype that doesn’t require software installation and it just works on any browser.
Finally, if you ever get annoyed by the flashing icon in the taskbar, when attention to a program is require, well… This week you learned how to disable it. All this and more…
Welcome to Pureinfotech: Tech Recap 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.
- Windows 10 preview includes bits of Cortana and speech personalization
- Every Windows Phone 8 will be upgradable to Windows 10, Microsoft confirms
- Microsoft rolling Skype for Web (beta), now you can call from any browser
- How to enable early version of Continuum in Windows 10 build 9879
- Windows 10 preview build 9879: hands-on with the new features (video)
- ISO for Windows 10 Technical Preview Enterprise build 9879 ready for download
- Windows 10: new features included in build 9879
- Microsoft will release Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO files after all
- Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879 ready for download
- Microsoft’s Cortana will soon arrive to iOS and Android
- How to disable flashing icon notifications in the Windows 8.1 taskbar
- Microsoft Patch Tuesday November 2014 brings 16 updates fixing 33 vulnerabilities
- Clutter for Office 365 uses machine learning to keep your inbox organized (video)
- Running Windows 95 on iPhone 6 Plus
- Microsoft packs key services into a $199 “Work & Play Bundle” deal
- This is the Lumia 535, the first Microsoft’s branded smartphone
- How to create a Windows 8.1 installation media to recover your system
- Next Windows 10 build to add File Explorer, apps, and Lock screen improvements