Microsoft will release the first details of Windows 9 on a company event, to be held in San Francisco next April. Although mentioned a few months ago that Windows 9 would just be a collection of updates, it seems to be a completely new OS, which already has code name: Threshold.
Threshold improves many of the features of the current Windows 8.1, improving the interface of Windows 8. Metro will continue to be the basis of Windows 9, this time it seems that Microsoft will implement some “suggestions” made by users, while Metro apps will run on the classic desktop. Continue reading “The first details of Windows 9 will be released in April”
At a time that Windows XP will only get a few months of life and after 12 years of updates and patches, Microsoft is still trying to solve SVCHOST failure that causes the processor occupancy is set at 100% for long periods of time.
The latest updates released should have solved the problem, but many users are reporting failures in various forums. According to engineer of the Windows Update team, this problem is caused by the same Windows Update, though still not able to get the problem resolved. Continue reading “Microsoft still trying to fix the bug of SVCHOST in Windows XP”
Microsoft is working on an application that may know our approximate State of mind and share it on social networks. The technology, called MoodScope allow us to share our mood in Facebook, as if they were not few the many intrusions to the privacy that makes it more or less veiled.
Through MoodScope, contacts in social networks will know if our mood is tense, happy, angry, bored, calm, with a high burden of stress or excitement. According to details, found in an internal document from Microsoft, users will know best when and how to communicate with others based on mood. Continue reading “Microsoft is working on a mobile application that knows our mood”
Microsoft wants to ensure the safety of its latest Windows 8 is free from fault for not giving opportunity to the lesser intrusion of malware programs or external control of the system. Therefore, the company has launched a new rewards program for those detected faults and their possible solutions.
Nothing less than $100,000 will Microsoft deliver those who show a vulnerability in Windows 8. Additionally, for those who submit also the solution to the vulnerability, the company will deliver an additional $50,000, an offer very interesting to get hackers working on the side of Microsoft and not against. Continue reading “Microsoft offers up to $150,000 reward to those who detect errors”
Lync 2013, a collaborative tool that provides enterprise-level features such as VoIP or video over IP. There will be versions for iOS or Windows Phone next month, a port to Android in April and the arrival of the iPad versions and integrated support for Skype in a few months.
Lync consist of software and hardware integrated, developed by Microsoft partners and optimized to join video conference open from Lync. Other new features for video conferencing is Lync Room, which will facilitate the task, without any kind of technical problems (in theory) because the settings will be automatic. Continue reading “Microsoft unveils Lync 2013”
Undeniably, Windows 8 had a beginning and not too promising as optimistic as Microsoft believed it. Today there is a base of users who use Windows 7 that are still majority, since the most recent operating system of the company has received more criticism than praise.
Therefore, Microsoft has decided to sink the accelerator as much as possible and advance proprietary browser version of Windows 8 and the Surface. The version of IE10 for Windows 7, which should have been ready by the end of March, the doors would appear in late February. Continue reading “Microsoft wants to overtake the output of IE10 for Windows 7”
Microsoft Office is the most popular office suite in the world, but its popularity is found only on the desktop since in reality few people know that there is a version in the cloud called Office 365 which makes compared to alternatives such as Google Docs or Zoho Docs.
So far, the problem of Office 365 was that the suite was very focused on the professional world and therefore practically was only used by enterprises and some institutions. However, announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium, a new version of Office in the cloud aimed at the consumer market. Continue reading “Microsoft presents the new Office 365 Home Premium”
Microsoft has always been characterized by offering different software options to support education. While one of his emblems is no longer available (Encarta), the Redmond company continues to innovate in education areas as it is the case of their development for Microsoft Surface 2.0 called NUIverse, a very interesting application that allows us to interactively explore our universe.
The software used has the ability to display up to 100,000 stars in real time, also thanks to the qualities of Surface we may use different multi-touch gestures to make different changes and adjustments as well as to navigate quietly through the application. It should be noted that NUIverse not limited to show the universe, but also a very practical tool to simulate travel to other galaxies and by allowing use of labels, studying every aspect of the stars, and much more. Continue reading “NUIverse: Microsoft tool to ‘travel’ through the universe”
Microsoft has released a HotFix that solves some crashes in the previous version of Windows 8 in the video playback and other tasks.
It seems that the latest version Release Preview of Windows 8 has given some problems when viewing videos, even to the time of edit multimedia content or navigating on the Internet. While it may seem or not incredible that Microsoft release a HotFix for an OS that at this point is still experimental, it remains a curious detail. Continue reading “Microsoft Launches First Hotfix for Windows 8”
Electronic books are gaining places by leaps and bounds really, thanks to the popularity of reading devices that are being sold at a rate higher and higher. As a result, major publishers in the world do not want to miss out on the competition with Amazon and Kindle and prepare to meet them.
One that competes head to head against Amazon is Barnes & Noble, one of the largest publishers in the world. Recently, it has unveiled the idea of partnering with Microsoft, in an alliance that clearly benefits both parties as to the presence within the world of digital books. Continue reading “Microsoft also gets into the world of eBooks”