Microsoft is currently cleaning up current internal builds of Windows 9 (Threshold) for a public technology preview which is slated to launch at the end of September or beginning of October. This preview will include a new feature which a... keep reading
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The Start Screen is a feature available in Windows 8.x and is loved by many. Admittedly, it had a rough start when it first entered the market thanks to Microsoft and its idea that the Start Screen was suitable for devices that didn't sup... keep reading
As the summer rolls to an end here in the United States, schoolchildren and university students, are grabbing their supplies and getting ready to head back to their respective institutions for another year of intense... keep reading
We're, obviously, big fans of tech here at WinBeta -- we eat, sleep, and breathe the latest devices and software. While we might spend a good deal of time holed up in an office of one sort or another, glued to a laptop or desktop, there a... keep reading
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Microsoft is currently celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Yammer acquisition and the software giant has revealed a few stats about the service, as well as the future roadmap of the service. In just one year, Registered Yammer user... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Lync app for Windows 8 and Windows RT, adding minor bug fixes and performance improvements. Microsoft has also added several new features to the app via the new update.
"This is Lync reimagi... keep reading
Microsoft are preparing to launch a web-based counterpart to its Xbox Music service found on Windows 8, Xbox and Windows Phone. The web version will work much like Spotify does on the web, allowing you to steam music through your web brows... keep reading
Microsoft is set to release the public preview build of Windows 8.1 during the Build 2013 Developer Conference tomorrow, but thats not stopping screenshots from the preview build to appear on the internet just one day before its expected r... keep reading
Since the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview is out for public testing, we've managed to install the Desktop Experience pack which enables many client OS features such as the Store and UI customizations. We've made a short video showing off th... keep reading
Microsoft have officially released the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview to the public today, allowing anyone to test it out for free. Windows Sever 2012 R2 is similar to the Windows 8.1 Preview, meaning the Start Button, Boot-to-Desktop and... keep reading
The Build 2013 Developer Conference is only two days away but thats not stopping Microsoft from releasing the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview to those with a MSDN or a TechNet subscription. In fact, this build of Windows Server 2012 R2 Prev... keep reading
Microsoft is set to launch a new retail Microsoft Store in Troy, Michigan, this coming Friday at 10:30am and the software giant's very own CEO will lead the ribbon cutting ceremony. Steve Ballmer, a Detroit native, will join CBS along with... keep reading
Microsoft has revealed today that the software giant and Oracle have formed a partnership to allow Oracle software to run on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure. This means enterprise customers can deploy Java, Oracle Database, and Or... keep reading
In an official press release, Microsoft revealed that more schools across the nation are making the move to Windows 8, the company's latest operating system. These schools will be using Windows 8 to collaborate and inspire creativity in th... keep reading
For today only, Microsoft is offering a 15% discount on select games and accessories via the Microsoft Store. Microsoft is offering a discount on select Xbox 360 and PC games, as well as gaming accessories and more. Check it out before its... keep reading
Microsoft is launching a new program called "Bing For Schools" which offers a tailored Bing search experience by removing the advertisements, and offering enhanced privacy and filtering of search results. Schools will have the choice to jo... keep reading
Microsoft has opened up the beta registration page for Project Spark. The free-to-play Project Spark will be available for Xbox (for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One), as well as Windows 8. Microsoft demoed Project Spark during its E3 press... keep reading
With the upcoming release of the Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft is looking to add much needed features and fixes to the Windows 8 operating system, based on user feedback. Certain features such as the Start button is also set to make a retu... keep reading
Just recently, Staples and Amazon were offering the new Acer Iconia W3, which is the world's first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet, for pre-order. Now, Staples had launched sales of the new device in-store as well as online. So if you have been ea... keep reading
According to a new report from All Things Digital, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to unveil his company restructuring plans by July 1st. While this means that things will be a bit more condensed and executives will be in charge of... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Xbox Video app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The update features bug fixes and performance improvements, along with the addition of some new features to enhance your app experience.
"Xbox Vi... keep reading
It's June 23rd and its Windows Store Sunday! So what does that mean? It means it is now time to take a look at the top, best, and most popular Windows 8 and Windows RT apps available in the Windows Store. We will go over some stats for the... keep reading
The upgrade process from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 has appeared on the web today, revealing everything the system does to install the new Windows 8.1 upgrade from the Windows Store. The upgrade process will require the user to download a se... keep reading
For those who have been eagerly waiting for information regarding Windows 8.1 and whether or not it will be available in ISO format, today we have good news. The Windows 8.1 Preview will be available in ISO format the same day the update i... keep reading
Microsoft Research has brought us a new app for us to enjoy for those of us on a Windows Phone device. Microsoft Research has released an app called "Network Speed Test" which offers you detailed information on upload and download speeds.... keep reading
Microsoft's new Xbox One entertainment console has stirred up a roar with consumers as of late, which eventually resulted in a policy change for the new console set for release in November of this year. However, Microsoft "feels really goo... keep reading
In an official blog post, Microsoft is touting Internet Explorer 10 as the browser that was designed with security in mind. Microsoft also touts Internet Explorer 10's ability to block over 99% of malware and has less vulnerabilities compa... keep reading
A screenshot of an unknown build of Windows 8.1 has made it's way onto the Internet today, revealing a new boot screen for the public preview launching later this week. The boot screen is similar to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview one, but... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Music app for Windows 8. Microsoft has added bug fixes and improvements, as well as adding an in-app search button and the ability to listen to 15 free songs without having to sign in.
"Toda... keep reading
Microsoft recently launched a Beta program for the new Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 and the app has received a few updates along the way. A new update has rolled out today offering bug fixes and improvements. No change log is currently... keep reading
Microsoft has launched a new experimental feature for Bing.com called Bing Boards. This new feature is a visual collection of images, videos, and links that are view-able in the middle column of Bing during search results.
"What is... keep reading
Samsung has unveiled its new Ativ Q hybrid laptop/tablet device and it not only runs Windows 8, but also the latest iteration of Google's Android operating system. Talk about having two different operating systems powering one unique devic... keep reading
Any angry Xbox Engineer has taken it to Pastebin to share his thoughts on the recent Xbox One policy changes. Microsoft changed its mind when it came to the new Xbox One's always online requirement and DRM policy.
The Xbox Engineer... keep reading
Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 is almost upon us, taking place July 7th to the 11th in Houston, Texas. We will see a global gathering of top Microsoft partners who will focus on the "modern life" of technology and attendees... keep reading
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft once considered launching its own ecommerce marketplace to take on Amazon.com and eBay. Microsoft ended up pulling the plug on this idea, which was codenamed "Brazil."
"The... keep reading
In an official blog post, Microsoft is showcasing a few new popular apps that will be released for Windows 8 soon. Among the new apps, Microsoft also touts "strong app momentum" for the Windows Store and Windows 8.
"We’re only one w... keep reading
After an overwhelming response of negativity towards the Xbox One's always online and DRM requirements, Microsoft revealed some changes today. On top of which, Microsoft also mentioned that there would be a "day one" update for the Xbox On... keep reading
Office Web Apps, which was launched back in 2010, is set for one major update that will add real-time co-authoring. Microsoft has seen an increasing demand for fluid/dynamic collaboration when working online. In essence, you will no longer... keep reading
For those of you who are Windows Store app developers, Microsoft has launched a new blog catered to those who build apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Microsoft plans on using this blog to offer various news and guidance on app creation an... keep reading
According to a new report, Microsoft is planning on refreshing its Surface RT lineup by offering a model that is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon CPU. Currently, the Surface RT runs on Nvidia's Tegra 3 chipset.
Microsoft will report... keep reading