All the important Windows 10 device announcements

By Sergejs Cuhrajs, Microsoft UK Developer Community Manager Staying true to its name, the #Windows10devices event brought us a whole slew of new devices. Not only did the Microsoft Band get a refresh, followed by two new Lumia flagships, but the long awaited successor to the Surface Pro 3 saw the limelight along with the very first laptop…

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The new Office is here

By Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President for the Office Client Applications and Services team. It’s here! Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows. This marks a milestone in delivering new value for Office 365 subscribers with a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, a perfect pairing with Windows 10, and…


Cortana in the UK – Get it here!

Having dutifully installed the upgrade to Windows 10, several of my friends and colleagues encountered a small but annoying issue.  Their very own personal assistant was absent without leave. As shown below. This short post is a step by step guide (with lots of pictures and not many words) to getting Cortana up and running,…


Welcome, Windows 10 IoT

It gives us great pleasure to welcome the public release of Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 and the MinnowBoard Max. It’s a bit different to its big brother the standard Windows 10 package; it’s a new edition of Windows for embedded systems in the “Internet of Things”. Introduction to Windows 10 IoT…

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Licensing Logic: Windows 10 FAQ

By David Cattanach, 6th August 2015 Windows 10 was released on the 29th July and was made available in volume licensing on the 1stAugust. After a great deal of audience interaction on the recent Windows 10 Licensing Logic article, it seemed like a good time to revisit some questions regarding the retail version of the…

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Windows 10 is here!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu6vmNz-PhE:0:0] Today’s the day, Windows 10 is here! For 190 countries around the world, Windows 10 will be pre-installed on new PC’s and laptops, released as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users, and available for sale separately. Windows 10 is an OS like no other; the foundations of development have been built…


Microsoft Edge: the new, fast browser for Windows 10

By Paul Winstanley, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Consultant, SCCM Solutions Ltd. He has 20 years experience in IT and is a community contributor to Windows Management User Group (WMUG) and blogs at sccmentor.wordpress.com. On January 21st, Microsoft unveiled their next generation of browser as part of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Microsoft Edge, developed…


Office 2016 for Mac now available on Office 365

Office 2016 for Mac is here! Available to Office 365 customers in 139 countries and 16 languages. Introducing five advanced, first-class applications, built with unparalleled customer participation after the largest Office for Mac beta ever. We experienced unprecedented levels of support, that resulted in over 100,000 pieces of feedback and seven updates in four months….

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SQL Server 2016 confirms Microsoft’s commitment to on-premises data platforms

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server and Azure professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes.  SQL Server 2016’s arrival is reassuring news for data platform administrators and developers who worry…


Latest Free eBooks

Last week we announced the release of our newest free eBooks on: Microsoft System Center: Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking Microsoft System Center: Software Update Manager Field Experience Azure Automation: Microsoft Azure Essentials We’ve compiled them here in this article… Microsoft System Center: Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking When you’re looking…