Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android and iOS

Ever since Microsoft first unveiled Cortana as part of Windows Phone 8.1, there’s been speculation that the company might bring its digital ‘personal assistant’ to other operating systems. Indeed, it has seemed almost inevitable, given Microsoft’s growing focus on making its products and services available across multiple platforms. In November, Microsoft’s chief experience officer and former head …

Windows Hello: Microsoft is making the password obsolete in Windows 10

One of the major features in Windows 10 is the way Microsoft addresses security, user accounts and sign-on options, and though the company has touched on this topic before, it’s only now giving us a more comprehensive look in the form of Windows Hello. Windows Hello is an authentication system that uses a variety of biometric …

Microsoft to introduce Skype for Business on March 18, replacing Lync

Back in November, Microsoft announced plans to rebrand its Lync business communications suite, and it has now set a date for the change.   The company said last year that “the next version of Lync will become Skype for Business with a new client experience, new server release and updates to the service in Office 365.” …

Bringing Windows 10 Modern UI and Desktop together; this concept nails it

Microsoft has finally stood up and listened to users that were not happy with Windows 8, and has so far involved more than two million “Windows Insiders” to help test and offer feedback for Windows 10. The most requested features, with the help of votes, really have a chance to make it into the OSbefore it is released. …

Microsoft tells the story of how Cortana came to be in Windows 10 with a new video

If you have been following Windows 10 related news, you probably already know that Microsoft is looking to integrate Cortana as your personal digital assistant across all your devices, from the Microsoft Band on your wrist, to the phone, tablet and even your desktop PC. The Redmond giant has just released a video in which Marcus Ash from …

Microsoft HoloLens, a world-warping ‘holographic’ augmented-reality headset, coming in Windows 10 timeframe

There’s virtual reality and augmented reality. Microsoft is imagining something similar, but not via a headset. Instead, this is an immersive holographic experience. Yes, the experience is called Windows Holographic, but it works via a device Microsoft calls the HoloLens, which debuted at Microsoft’s Windows 10 event today. Nate Ralph was there and got our hands-on impressions. Microsoft’s …