Did you manage to get a new Surface for the holidays? What about a new Lumia 950, or Microsoft Band?
If you are one of the lucky people to find yourself owning one of these new devices, you will want to check out our various guides and collections to get you started! Here you will learn how to best make use of your new Surface or Lumia 950, what are the best apps and where you can find more help and tips to get your new Microsoft gizmo up and running.
There is a lot going on with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system. Here are some guides to get you started!
- 27 essential apps you should install on your Windows 10 computer
- 55 tips and tricks to make you productive like a boss on Windows 10
- The Best Windows Store Apps
- The Best Windows Store Games
- All Windows 10 help, tips and tricks
Did you get a new Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL? These are some of the first articles and pages you should go through.
- 23 must-have apps for the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, & Windows 10 Mobile
- 11 things you should do first with the Lumia 950 or 950 XL
- Continuum and Display Dock
- All Windows 10 Mobile help, tips and tricks
Microsoft's Surface line is growing with the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. Read our best tips and some advanced tricks to make the most of it!
- How to force the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book to hibernate to save your battery
- How to max out the Intel HD graphics on Surface Book and Surface Pro 4
- All Microsoft Surface help, tips and tricks
Band and Band 2
Trying to get in shape? The Microsoft Band and newer Band 2 is this wearable for you. Here are our favorite tips.
- The 6 things you should do first with the Microsoft Band 2
- How to use music control in Microsoft Band 2
- How to use sleep tracking with the Microsoft Band 2
- Microsoft Band Apps
- All Microsoft Band help, tips and tricks
Nothing says Christmas like gaming on the Xbox One. Here are some of our favorite games of the year and what we're excited for in 2016!
- The 25 absolute best games to play on your new Xbox One
- 20 of the most exciting Xbox One games we're looking forward to in 2016
- The best racing games for Xbox One
- The best shooting games for Xbox One
- All Xbox News
Our help forums
Have questions? If you need help with your new Microsoft device or want to chat with others try our forums! (Hint: Try searching first as there is a good chance someone has already asked!)
- Windows 10 Forum
- Windows 10 Mobile Forum
- Surface Pro 4 Forum
- Surface Pro 3 Forum
- Surface Book Forum
- Lumia 950 Forum
- Lumia 950 XL Forum
- Microsoft Band 2 Forum
- Xbox One Forum
From everyone at the Windows Central team have a happy holiday!
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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.