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  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    , cbae wrote


    Actually, that's atypical. Upgrades of Windows are rarely free unless you purchased the prior version within 6 months of the new release. Windows 7 is 3 versions back.

    Remember the Windows family pack temporary availability?

  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    Ian's Windows Media Player link works flawlessly.

  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    "For the first year" Typical Microsoft.

  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    Webcast will be about:

    1. About the feedback received

    • 1.7 million Insider users, 3 million installs, 800 000 feedback items about 200 000 topics
    • Stupid promo video

    2. New Experiences

    • 3 areas: Mobility of experience (easy switch between devices), Trust (security and you in control), Natural interaction.
    • Windows as a service
    • Free upgrade from 7, 8.1, Phone 8.1 to 10 in the first year

    3. New devices (With Joe B on stage)

    • Startmenu and taskbar updated and startmenu available fullscreen.
    • Action center on the right (replacing the charms bar from 8.1)
    • PC Settings app updated (melted together with control panel)
    • Easy transform between laptop and tablet mode (those devices where you can rip the screen of the device)

      New stuff now demonstrated on builds that are brand new/unstable
    • Cortana: 7 new languages + now available on the Windows desktop;
      Agenda, weather, how much attending university will cost you, able to search your documents on your pc or Onedrive, play music, send email

    Phones and small tablets with Windows 10

    • Experimental build coming in the near future

    Phone demo:

    • Action center synced with PC
    • Background image on startmenu
    • You can answer text messages from the action center using keyboard or speech recognition
    • (no demo) Seamless messaging experience between Skype and other messaging systems.

    Universal apps

    • Office (with touch, phone and tablet) in mind, wireless printing from Phone
      Word engine is now integrated with Outlook on Windows Phone (making sure HTML emails get just as messed up as on the desktop)
    • Brand new Photo's app
      - One photo collection from all devices: no dupes, auto albums (by place, time, people)
      - Auto-enhanced pictures (can turn it off)
      - Easy share album using Onedrive with other people
    • People app coming back
    • Music app
      Music collection in Onedrive
    • Maps
      Cortana helps you find car back
    • Spark browser (not available in next build)

    Spark browser

    • Easy share url with others
    • You can draw on webpages
    • Add notes
    • Clipping tool
    • (Seems interesting for Phones and tablets but not for desktop)
    • Reading mode (with offline support)
    • PDF support
    • Cortana in the addressbar (+ stalking behavior)

    All stuff coming in the next 3, 4, 5 months.


    Phil Spencer (Games and entertainment, Xbox)

    • Xbox app
    • Voice/Text chat across platforms
    • Steam runs incredably well on Windows 10
    • Share Game capture from any game of the last 30 seconds (like with the xbone)

    DirectX 12

    • Better performance
    • Less power consumption
    • Mobile devices
    • Unreal Engine and Unity adopt DirectX 12
    • Fable legends on Windows 10 and Xbone
    • Streaming games from xbone to Windows 10
    • Next big stuff: wait for GDC

    (Stupid promo video)

    Next week new build of Windows 10 and after superbowl new Windows 10 for Phones.


    New device: Microsoft Surface Hub (giant tablet tv)

    • Onenote demo (could replace a whiteboard in a classroom)
    • Meetings - Skype for business


    Windows Holographic

    • Less stupid promo video (glasses displaying stuff in the real world)
    • Windows 10 API
    • Microsoft Hololens (device, available in the Win10 timeframe)
    • (Journalists show enthousiasm for the first time)
    • Built-in CPU, GPU, HPU (holographic processing unit, for processing sensor stuff)
    • Doesn't depend on phone/tablet/pc to work
    • Stupid promo video
    • Holostudio allows you to create your own holograms and print them.
    • Live demo - http://imgur.com/a/jpCn0


    Satya Nadella

    • Boring marketing speech

    The end

  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    @DeathByVisualStudio: ?

  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    Is there a difference between Channel9's Win10 briefing and Ian's link?

  • How would you defeat this argument against open source?

    Let's see how fast the community will develop and distribute a patch for Android when Google isn't even bothered to do it themselves: https://community.rapid7.com/community/metasploit/blog/2015/01/11/google-no-longer-provides-patches-for-webview-jelly-bean-and-prior

  • Interesting Items from CES

    This looks pretty cool:

  • Visual Studio 2013 deployment of class library

    When you build the project there will be a 'bin' directory in your project with your .dll file (and other .dll files your project depends on). Just copy/paste the files where you need it. Don't make it more complicated.

  • Nano batteries are just a few years away (for phones & laptops, anyway)

    , JohnAskew wrote

    I know Elon Musk is building an incredibly large battery manufacturing plant in a desert somewhere, and it is a new graphene-enhanced lithium-ion battery, doubling the Tesla's range, but it's not nanotechnology.