Our best guides and tips for your new Surface, Band 2, Windows 10 PC and Lumia phone!

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.

Windows 10

There is a lot going on with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system. Here are some guides to get you started!

Windows Phone

Did you get a new Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL? These are some of the first articles and pages you should go through.


Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 (Image credit: Windows Central)

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!

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.

Xbox One

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!

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!)

From everyone at the Windows Central team have a happy holiday!

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.