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Microsoft’s Project Neon visual design has Windows 10 developers revved up

A Windows 10 developer created a preview app that takes advantage of the Project Neon elements found in the latest build for insiders. Project Neon is Microsoft's new design language to provide a visually attractive experience.
Computing

Office Insiders get Outlook collaboration in January 2017 Slow Ring update

Microsoft announced the January 2017 update for Office Insiders in the Slow Ring. Version 7766.2039 isn't terribly significant, but it does add in a couple of smaller updates, including new collaborative functionality for Outlook 2016.
Computing

Windows 10 Creators Update will bring a much-improved Microsoft Edge browser

Microsoft's Edge browser team hasn't been standing still, and the company's newest browser product is slated for some nice updates. Microsoft has posted a summary of all of the new Edge features coming with the Windows 10 Creators…
Computing

The Surface Pro 3 with Windows 10 receives a performance boost via new firmware

Microsoft released new firmware for the Surface Pro 3 on Tuesday that promises to boost performance when Windows 10 is installed. The device also received an update from Intel that boosts the performance of docked video and Miracast.
Computing

Windows 10 Cloud won't stream from the cloud, but will compete with Chrome OS

Last week brought reports that Microsoft is working on a cloud-based version of Windows 10. However, sources clarified that it won't stream to devices, but will be similar to Google's Chrome OS on Chromebooks.
Computing

Microsoft does have plans to release a Hololens headset for consumers

A few companies have worked on some Hololens projects, Microsoft's AR platform has mostly been experimental so far. Microsoft has plans for a viable consumer product with a much lower price, but it probably won't happen anytime soon.
Computing

Never say die: Online petition seeks new version of long-dormant Microsoft Money

Hundreds of loyal Microsoft Money users are hoping that a petition will help convince the company to develop a new and improved version of the software, which was discontinued in 2009.
Gaming

‘Gears of War 4’ adds cross-platform multiplayer in latest update

Microsoft introduced cross-play compatibility for its sci-fi third-person shooter Gears of War 4, allowing players on the Xbox One and PC platforms to play together in versus multiplayer matches.
Virtual Reality

Microsoft explains why it's happy selling only 'thousands' of Hololens headsets

Microsoft has not sold hundreds of thousands of Hololens headsets, but that's OK, says the software giant. The firm is looking to lay the groundwork for a healthy augmented reality ecosystem, rather than make some quick cash.
Computing

Microsoft's wish to provide one operating system for all devices may come true

Microsoft is reportedly working on a "cloud shell" for Windows 10 to adapt the platform for the modern multi-device computing world. The news follows a previous report that Microsoft is working on an adaptive shell for Windows 10 too.
Gaming

Microsoft reiterates VR support as new hardware details leak

This year's E3 saw Microsoft announce two new consoles, including a new Xbox codenamed "Project Scorpio." Check out our roundup of all the news and rumors regarding the forthcoming console, including details regarding its…
Gaming

Xbox One to lose popular Snap multitasking feature in next dashboard update

In its next dashboard update, Microsoft will remove Xbox One's popular Snap feature to free up processing power. The freed-up RAM and processing should be reallocated toward making games run better.