Microsoft explains ” Virtual Desktops” for Windows 10 and details upcoming improvements

Microsoft’s Gabe Aul took to Twitter to announce the virtual desktops feature in Windows 10 and the motivation behind the idea. When designing the new virtual desktop feature, the Windows team had several goals in mind to provide the user with the best possible experience. Some of the primary areas of focus included: Give you more desktop space to group related …

Microsoft releases Office Remote for Android, an app for controlling Powerpoint presentations

Microsoft continues to expand on rival mobile platforms, this time releasing their Office Remote app on Android. Office Remote allows a user to control Word, Excel and Powerpoint presentations (amongst other things) on PCs right from their smartphone, including using things like finger swiping to move through different slides and a virtual laser pointer for …

Microsoft releases Office Remote for Android, an app for controlling Powerpoint presentations

Microsoft continues to expand on rival mobile platforms, this time releasing their Office Remote app on Android. Office Remote allows a user to control Word, Excel and Powerpoint presentations (amongst other things) on PCs right from their smartphone, including using things like finger swiping to move through different slides and a virtual laser pointer for …

I talked to someone in China today, Skype Translator made it happen

When Microsoft showed off Skype translator last year we knew it would become the future of communication. So when the company finally released the beta of the tool and said that it now supports Mandarin, it was time to test out the tool in the real world. Using the Skype Translation app I called up my friend Shaosen Chen …

Patch for Windows 7 and 8 will notify users to upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 10 is still months away, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft from deploying some tools that will remind users to update to the newest operating system once it becomes available. A recent “recommended” patch showed up in Windows Update, linked to KB3035583, which seemingly prepares machines for the new OS. The knowledge base article describes the …

Microsoft pushes out Surface Pro 3 firmware update, adds enterprise features

Microsoft has released an update today for the Surface Pro 3 that adds new features that are targeted at enterprise users. The update is available now and you can download the bits through Windows Update. So what’s in the new update? Microsoft has added support for enterprise disk encryption, enhanced the advanced configuration settings for device security, …