The new Surface Laptop runs Windows 10 S by default, which is an edition of Windows 10 locked to the Store. As such, you won't be able to install classic Win32 apps from outside the Windows 10 Store without paying for an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
This looks as though it could drive further adoption of the Windows 10 Store, and Microsoft revealed Spotify is on the way.
From the look of things, Spotify is a Project Centennial app, which means it won't be able to run on Xbox One or Windows 10 Mobile. It will look and function in the same way it does on Win32 desktop.
Windows 10 S will live or die by the quality of the apps in the store, and it's critical that Microsoft ensures apps that people do use regularly on the desktop make their way to the Windows 10 Store as soon as possible.
Update 4: Trump gives blessing to TikTok sale to Microsoft
TikTok may soon be owned by Microsoft. The company is reportedly in talks to buy out the U.S. portion of TikTok amid a rumored Trump administration order for TikTok owner Bytedance to divest. On Monday, President Trump says he does not oppose the sale so long as it is done by September 15.
Microsoft Edge is about to let you use Chrome themes from the web store
Microsoft Edge being built on Chromium has its advantages, mainly in that you an take advantage of Chrome's vast library of extensions. In the latest example of this, Microsoft has started allowing Edge users in the Dev channel install themes from the Chrome web store.
Need a new laptop to run VR? Here are the best devices out there now.
Using a laptop to power your VR system makes it easy to take it with you wherever you go. Not just any laptop is going to work for VR, though, so we rounded up your best options right here.
10 must-have apps for any new PC
You just purchased a new PC and set it up, and now you're looking for some great apps. Look no further. These are the best apps for your new Windows 10 PC.