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Tag Archives: Microsoft

Gaming News

New Gears of War Game Announced and its Beautiful

This week during E3 at the Microsoft press conference the company announced the next installment in the Gears of War Series, Gears 5. This is the first new game in the series since 2016 and you notice that the game is just called Gears 5, not Gears of War 5.

Press Releases

Microsoft to Acquire GitHub for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world's leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft's developer tools and services to new audiences.

Hardware News

Microsoft To Add “Ultimate Performance Mode” To Windows 10

In a recent blog post Microsoft detailed some new features that have become available for Microsoft's Inside Program fast ring users. The one that catches most attention is "Ultimate Performance Mode". This is a performance plan integrated into Windows, which more or less throws all of the power saving features out of the window to make sure your system is running at peak performance.

Hardware News

Microsoft Office 2019 Will Only Run On Windows 10

We told you about the new Windows customer SKUs yesterday that Microsoft intends to implement later this year, but it seems the changes keep on coming. Microsoft has just officially announced that Office 2019 will only work on machines with Windows 10 and the next LTSC release of Windows Server. This is of course to another effort to force Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to 10.

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Hardware News

Windows 10 Consumer SKU Roadmap Revealed

Microsoft will soon be launching Windows 10 Redstone 4 and with it will come changes to how the company is positioning the software as well as pricing for its partners. From the information it looks like we will have 5 new SKUs for partners to use with their products. These SKUs are labeled as Entry ($25), Value ($45), Core ($65.45), Core+ ($86.66), and Advanced ($101).

Web News

Windows 10 Passes Windows 7 In Global Market Share

According to StatCounter, which is a web analytics company 2018 was the year we saw a flip in the most popular operating system. This year Windows 10 finally surpassed the old and very trustworthy Windows 7. As per the StatCounter data in January 2018 Windows 10 represented 42.78 of the worldwide desktop market share, that is just a little bit above Windows 7's 41.86%.

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Microsoft Paint Is Getting Killed Off

Well it is not official, but the beloved Microsoft Paint is being killed off. Now to be fair the writing was already on the wall as Microsoft recently announced a UWP app called Paint 3D, which is meant to replace paint. That did not stop many people from still using Paint (we still use it for many of our screenshots!), but now Paint has been put on Microsoft's "deprecated" list (which means "not in active development and might be removed in future releases").

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