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Windows 9 free upgrade for Windows 8 confirmed?
May be good news for Windows 8 users

Windows 9 free upgrade for Windows 8 confirmed?

John Callaham 300

A new report claims that the President of Microsoft Indonesia, Andreas Diantoro, confirmed in a presentation this week that the launch of the next version of Windows could be free for people who have already installed Windows 8 on their PCs. According to the (translated) article on the Indonesia website Detik, Diantoro stated, "when the OS (Windows 9) was launched later, users who...

Windows Technical Preview download sizes revealed
Big download file for next Windows preview

Windows Technical Preview download sizes revealed

John Callaham 223

If you want to download the upcoming Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise (also known as "Windows 9", "Threshold", and now "Windows TH", from Microsoft, get ready for a rather long wait as the files will be on the large size (unless you are lucky enough to have a 1 Gbps connection at home). Thanks to what was apparently an accidental leak by a Microsoft website employee, we now...

Microsoft preparing 'Windows TH' technical preview
Did Microsoft confirm the new OS name

Microsoft preparing 'Windows TH' technical preview

Chris Parsons 216

Microsoft's next version of Windows, known alternatively as Windows 9 and by the code name "Threshold" is set for unveiling on September 30th but it seems Microsoft has let a little bit more info slip out ahead of schedule. Appearing on Microsoft's Tech Net site{.nofollow}, the 'Windows TH' name has been dropped along with some details about a 'Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise...

New Windows name teased ahead of next week's reveal
What will the next Windows be called?

New Windows name teased ahead of next week's reveal

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Terry Myerson, the leader of Microsoft's operating system division, has offered a playful teaser for the name of the next version of Windows, which will likely be revealed as part of the company's September 30 press event in San Francisco that will focus on what it will offer enterprise customers. Myerson emailed an image of himself standing in front of a big Perceptive Pixel display...

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter announced
Show your Windows Phone 8.1 menu on your TV

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter announced

John Callaham 207

After months of leaks, Microsoft has finally and officially announced its plans to release its own Wireless Display Adapter, designed to project the screen of any Miracast-enabled device, including some of its Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones or its Surface tablets, onto a big screen television or monitor. Microsoft states: "All you need to do is plug the USB end and HDMI end of the...

Microsoft could update Windows much faster in the future
New Windows updates every week?

Microsoft could update Windows much faster in the future

John Callaham 61

A newly discovered job listing on Microsoft's careers website hints strongly that the company is looking to update future versions of Windows on a much more rapid basis, with the post stating, "We are creating a new system that will fundamentally change the way Windows is shipping to put the ecosystem at the center of Windows." The job post for a Software Engineer begins with a...

Windows 8.1 3D Builder app updated with lots of new features
Make 3D printed objects without a printer

Windows 8.1 3D Builder app updated with lots of new features

John Callaham 28

Microsoft has just released a new and major update for its 3D Builder app for Windows 8.1 that adds a number of new features and improvements, including a way to make 3D printed objects without the need to actually own a 3D printer. Basically, the app has a new button, "Buy Print" that allows users to buy a object they can customize in the app from 3D Systems. Microsoft says: "...