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Cortana on Project Spartan and Windows 10
Jan22

Cortana on Project Spartan and Windows 10

Continuing the Windows 10 coverage, we move onto our own personal digital assistant, Cortana. It was no big surprise that Cortana was being placed next to the Windows 10 Start menu, due to the leaked version 9899 build of Windows 10, However it was a complete surprise to see her built right into the URL bar in the universal app codename Project Spartan. Cortana is designed to work with the same ease of use found on Windows Phone 8.1,...

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Windows 10 and Universal apps across devices
Jan21

Windows 10 and Universal apps across devices

During the Windows 10 event, Joe Belfiore had the opportunity to show us Universal apps coming with the Windows 10 experience on multiple devices. Starting with Outlook as a universal app, the client is identical no matter which display you are using, with a simple swipe left or right gesture to delete or flag an email, which synchronises your actions within seconds, the ribbon bar is shared with Word, which comes pre-loaded with...

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Press Event Wrap Up: Here’s What You Missed
Jan21

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Press Event Wrap Up: Here’s What You Missed

The Microsoft Windows 10 live-streamed event has come to a close, the future for Windows looks very bright! For those of you that missed my last post, I was looking forward to seeing new hardware and thankfully, I wasn’t left disappointed. First to the stage was Terry Myerson, He kicked off the event by reassuring us the new Windows will be “familiar to 1.5 Billion people” who currently use Windows 7 or 8, and...

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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore: “Office Team Has Not Forgotten About Windows Phone”
Jan02

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore: “Office Team Has Not Forgotten About Windows Phone”

If you were among the many Windows Phone users who were frustrated about the lack of substantial news regarding future plans for Office for Windows Phone, you’re not alone, and Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of its Operating Systems Group, has heard the comments loud and clear. As reported by our friends at WC, Belfiore posted on his Weibo account that he has received “comments and letters”...

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Windows Insider Has Over One Million People Testing Windows 10 Technical Preview
Oct13

Windows Insider Has Over One Million People Testing Windows 10 Technical Preview

The Windows 10 Technical Preview was officially released on October 1 after an Enterprise-focused announcement on September 30, and according to Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, the software has garnered one million users since then: “Over the weekend, we hit 1 million registrants for the Windows Insider Program,” Belfiore wrote in a Windows Blog post. “That equates to a lot of people using the Windows 10 Technical...

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