From the Editor's Desk: Taking a break from the doldrums of winter

Once a week, myself or Richard Devine try to do an editor's desk post. It's an opportunity for us to talk about larger things than just today's news or reviews, including community business, or things that irk us.

Today's post will be rather short one as I am out of the country missing the warm weather.

Time for a break

Interesting fact, for the last eight years I have not had a vacation. Sure, I have travelled, but that is much different especially when you toss in the stress of work. So for the first time in nearly a decade, I am taking a whopping five days off. Luckily, I am leaving the thirty inches of snow in Massachusetts for some warm weather and sand.

As such, do not expect much writing for me until the weekend or even next Monday. We all need to unplug once in a while, so this is my chance to do so. Richard Devine will be watching the site and as usual, our team of writers and reviewers will be continuing their work. In other words, if things are not as exciting, chill as the world is not ending.

Also, let's no spam the comments with "zomgwhereisdanrubino?" questions. I am but one cog in the machine that Windows Central.

Windows 10 Preview for phone

When is it coming? The million dollar question of the week is when Microsoft will release the preview update for Windows 10 on the phone. No one knows. Sure, they jokingly said after the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, but that was in jest. The timeline was always "in February" and that could be as early as this week or next. The release depends on when the team feels the build they have is solid enough for a public release. There will always be bugs in preview software, but some are bigger than others.

Regardless, Microsoft never meant that the moment after the Super Bowl ended this thing would be released. Let's all just relax as constantly refreshing pages or tipping us that Wikipedia has the date as February 12 is not going to help.

Finally, as someone born and raised in New England (and living 20 minutes from Foxboro), Congratulations to the Patriots!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.