Microsoft Windows 10 will have a number of improvements when it launches tomorrow, including a revamped Start menu, a speedy Microsoft Edge web browser, a built-in Cortana digital assistant and the ability to stream games from an Xbox One console to another device. But there is a controversial feature shipping with Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense — which will be enabled by default.
For the first time in several decades, Microsoft has released a new version of Windows without Internet Explorer being set as the default browser. Instead, the company is pushing users towards Edge, the company's 'new' browser that they hope will put up a solid fight against Chrome and Firefox.
Edge, while technically a new brand, is really a heavily reworked version of Internet Explorer. The engine driving the browser is still Trident but other than the name, there is not much else that is the same between Edge and Internet Explorer.
We’re just 2 days away from Windows 10’s official launch. Ahead of the release of its new operating system, Microsoft has been releasing a lot of security updates for Windows 10 Build 10240 lately. Unsurprisingly enough, there’s a new update today as well – the latest update is KB3074683 and there doesn’t seem to be anything new other than under the hoods improvements. It’s worth noting that the latest update replaces KB3074681 which caused File Explorer to crash for some users — meaning that the latest update fixes the crashing issues for File Explorer.
Reports have emerged stating that Microsoft is to drop $US320 million in cash for Israeli cloud security startup Adallom.
Adallom – founded in 2012 with just 80 employees – provides security tools for cloud applications. News of the acquisition broke in Israel where Adallom is based, before being reported by Reuters.
We knew that Microsoft's quarter was going to be a rough one after it announced a $7.6 billion write-down of the Devices and Services division it purchased from Nokia last year, and so it has come to pass: on revenue of $22.2 billion, the company had a gross margin of $14.7 billion, an operating loss of $2.05 billion, a net after-tax loss of $3.20 billion, and a $0.40 loss per share.