Last week when Microsoft announced the Surface Book they made a couple of very bold claims about the new device. First was, “Ounce-for-ounce, pound-for-pound, this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made anywhere on any planet”. And the second took a shot at Apple saying, “2x more powerful than a MacBook Pro”.
This week Microsoft announced its very first laptop, the Surface Book. It is more or less a Surface tablet that is designed as a proper laptop. According to Microsoft it is the most powerful 13-inch class laptop ever made (weight-by-weight). It sits in a very different class than most 13-inch laptops as it is a convertible, you have the ability to detach the top half from the bottom.
Microsoft has recently acquired Havok Physics from Intel. It is the industry’s most popular in-game physics API. Microsoft plans to add the Havok IP to its existing platform and tools including DirectX 12, Visual Studio, and Azure.
Today is the day! Windows 10 is finally here. Microsoft has began rolling out the Windows 10 upgrade for existing users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. The upgrade process is being handled by a reservation system that started a little while ago, which let you tell Microsoft that you intended to upgrade. This was done using the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app that has been in your system-tray.
Windows 10 will be launching in just two days and with that many people are anxious to get their hands on the new operating system. Microsoft will be offering consumers USB installers for an easier and faster way to install the operating system.
Windows 10 has attained RTM (release to market) status. This means it is at its end of product development and beginning its distribution. WIndows 10 RTM (build 10240) is the version that will be sent to PC OEM partners (to pre-install on new notebooks and desktops), physical media manufacturers, and to the team handling “Get Windows 10”, which is the tool that upgrades eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 installations to Windows 10.
The official Windows 10 launch date keeps getting closer and closer and Microsoft has informed us on what features from previous versions of the operating system will not be in the final build of Windows 10.
Microsoft will release Windows 10 to the general public on July 29th 2015. This is when existing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade for free, when new PCs with Windows 10 will ship, and when you will be able to buy Windows 10 in-store.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation announced today that Dolby Audio is selected to be a part of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and will be natively supported by the new Microsoft Edge browser for the playback of web-based content as well as accessible by third-party Windows Store apps.
Nov 25, 2015 0