While Windows 10 in its phone form only got a partial look – expect to see more at MWC at the beginning of March – ahead of the highly anticipated preview builds pushing out, we did at least get a little snippet of information many Windows Phone users have been wanting to hear. Microsoft is committed to building a Windows 10 flagship smartphone later this year.
About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off.
The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to send and receive messages via the WhatsApp service right from your PC.
Holograms. You know, those shiny light things that are real, but not real, but everyone wants one from the movies? They're here. Sort of. Microsoft dedicated a section of its Windows 10 event to talk to the audience about holograms. "Make it so simple that technology would just disappear."
Microsoft showed off an all new product as part of its Windows 10 event today. The Microsoft HoloLens is a wearable holographic computer with high-definition see-through lenses that promises to take virtual reality technology to a new level.
Microsoft used its Windows 10 press event today to show off an all new hardware device for Windows 10. The Microsoft Surface Hub is an 84-inch touchscreen device with a 4K display. The device would seem to be a new version of Microsoft's large Perceptive Pixel products but under the Surface branding
Gaming on Windows 10 wasn't the only new advancement Microsoft spoke about at its Windows 10 event today. The company also touched on bringing Windows 10 to Xbox One. No, this doesn't mean you'll be editing Excel documents on your console, but you will be seeing some interesting features coming to Xbox One in the coming months.
Xbox leader Phil Spencer Demoed Forza Horizon 2 streaming on the Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC. Users can stream any Xbox One game to a Windows 10 PC or tablet on the same network. They can open their Windows 10 device and view any game installed on the Xbox One, and open the game interface on the PC. The streaming game feature works with any game controller.
Today at Microsoft's Windows 10 event, it was announced that Fable Legends, the next game from Lionhead Studios, will be coming not only to the Xbox One, but the PC as well. Fable Legends will have support for DirectX 12, as well as cross-platform multiplayer between Xbox One and PCs running Windows 10.
Phil Spencer was also present during Microsoft's Windows 10 event at Redmond to talk about gaming on Microsoft's latest operating system. Video games are a major part of the Windows experience, and is something Microsoft is to take seriously in the next release of Windows. Say hello to Xbox on Windows.
The new apps are part of Microsoft's new strategy that will allow Windows 10 app developers to code once, and have their apps work on any device. The new People app will aggregate your family and friends from across a number of social networkss. Users can make Skype calls and videos from within the app.
Microsoft has officially unveiled Project Spartan, their new browser in Windows 10. The browser features a new rendering engine, a new look and feel for Windows 10, and even features Cortana built right in.
Today on stage at the Windows 10 event, Microsoft announced that customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 will all be eligible for free upgrades to Windows 10. Free upgrades will be available to users running those systems for the first year of Windows 10, and users will get updates for the supported lifetime of their device.
Microsoft's Windows 10 live event is well under way at Redmond. Terry Myerson took to the stage to talk about Windows 10 itself and how Microsoft aims to bring a more personal computing experience the billions of people who rely on the Windows operating system.