Earlier today, Microsoft released the latest version of its Windows 10 Technical Preview - build 10041 - to those testing it on the 'Slow ring' of its Insider program. It also pushed out a trio of updates to users on the 'Fast ring', who first got access to 10041 last Wednesday.
Following a teaser for a "Halo 5: Guardians" announcement, Microsoft has revealed a fictional multi-part exposé on franchise protagonist Master Chief to promote the upcoming game.
On Microsoft's "Hunt the Truth" Tumblr account, fictional journalist and photographer Benjamin Giraud will release an "in-depth profile of The Master Chief," with a new "episode" scheduled for release each week. The first episode features an audio log from Giraud about Master Chief.
Meet the new Microsoft. Maybe the company really charts a new course under CEO Satya Nadella's leadership. Colleague Mark Wilson reports that even software pirates can upgrade free to Windows 10. Seriously? Reward the thieves who rob revenue from the platform's cradle? Hand robbers sacred possessions at the door? Give them the house keys and ask them to lock up after they take the tellie, silver, and jewelry?
You shouldn't believe everything you read online -- no, really, you shouldn't. Just the other day we heard from John Gruber who made the baseless suggestion that Apple invented USB-C (hint: it didn't). Now it's the turn of Tom Warren from the Verge. Yesterday he wrote an article with the headline "Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand". Gosh!
A new build of Windows 10, number 10036, appears to have somehow found its way beyond Redmond's firewalls, and folks running it report it has all manner of interesting additions.
The main eyebrow-raiser is a new dialog titled “Choose how you download updates” that offers an option to “Download apps and OS updates from multiple sources to get them more quickly”.
Turning that option On then delivers options to “Download apps from Microsoft and: PCs on my local network; PCs on my local network, and PCs on the Internet”.