Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up

(credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft has posted the results of the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until June 30, 2018. Revenue was $ 30.1 billion (up 17 percent year-on-year), operating income was $ 10.4 billion (up 35 percent), net income was $ 8.8 billion (a rise of 10 percent), […]

Microsoft offers extended support for Windows, SQL 2008—but with a catch

(credit: Marcus W / Flickr) Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, as well as SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, are due to move out of extended support over the next few years—SQL Server in July 2019 and Windows Server in January 2020. For organizations still using that software, this offers a few options: keep […]

Latest Windows 10 update now deemed good enough for business users

Enlarge (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) Corporate users should now be unafraid to roll out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, aka Version 1803, to their fleets, according to Microsoft. Over the course of Windows 10’s life, the precise terminology that Microsoft uses to denote this has changed. Originally, there was a split between the […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Edge, Fluent, display, and Registry Editor improvements

Microsoft today released a new preview for PCs with improvements to Edge, Skype, Diagnostic Data Viewer, video, typing insights, font, security, Task Manager, accessibility, container, and mixed reality. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year. Windows 10 is being develo…Read More

Microsoft pulls Windows Sets “tabbed windows” feature from next release

Windows Sets. First previewed last November, Sets, a new Windows interface feature that will make every window into a tabbed windows, has been removed from the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10. Moreover, the Verge is reporting that the feature won’t be coming back in this year’s next major update, due in October. This […]

More details leak on “Snapdragon 1000,” Qualcomm’s chip for Windows 10 laptops

Enlarge (credit: Qualcomm) Details of the SDM1000, tentatively named Snapdragon 1000, a new Qualcomm chip built for Windows 10 laptops, have started to trickle out. Microsoft’s development of Windows 10 for ARM has seen the company partner with chip company Qualcomm. The first Windows 10 on ARM machines use the Snapdragon 835 processor, with designs […]

Emirates airline unveil windowless aircraft – would you fly in a plane with no windows?

Emirates has unveiled the virtual windows on board the first class cabin of its newest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a bid to cut costs and increase speed and efficiency. The airline intends to remove all windows from future planes, too. Instead of looking out at the outside world, passengers will see images projected from outside […]

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III

So… Peter Bright’s new home for tech support, right? (credit: antxoa) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. Could this lifelong PC user really have been pushed to the brink? Was he considering a switch to… Mac OS?!? While our staff hopefully […]

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II

Enlarge / How could Peter Bright ditch all this for the minimalism of MacOS? He loves the color purple far too much to do that, right? (credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. Could this lifelong […]

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X

Enlarge / OK, technically this wouldn’t have even been possible at the time of this initial article, but here’s Win10, Win8, Windows XP, and Mac OS X (High Sierra) all together. Thanks Parallels. (credit: Parallels) Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. […]