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Windows 10 hack reveals desktop Notification Center PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 21:41
Although Microsoft didn't announce a notification center as part of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, a new hack can enable the feature in semi-functional form. The hack, cobbled together by Twitter user Adrian and reported by Neowin, requires users to download a ZIP file with some third-party code, and to extract and run the included EXE patch. It certainly sounds a bit sketchy, so don't even think about it unless you're running Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions (warning: direct links to ZIP files) are available if you're feeling adventurous. Just keep in mind that much of the functionality doesn't appear to be working. Running the patch doesn't create a shortcut on the taskbar, so users need to reload the patch every time they want to view the notification center. The types of notifications that appear may also be limited, or they may not appear at all.
Microsoft Releases A Statement PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:17

Microsoft Releases A Statement

The web was a chirpy place yesterday with news that Windows 10 tracks usage habits and collects all manner of data on how people that installed the preview. And now Microsoft has responded with an official statement on this. According to the company, it does monitor these habits, and the Technical Preview does come with tracking technologies built in, but this was a stated fact according to the company. Sure enough, Microsoft is not providing exact details of what is being tracked and how the data is collected. And while the Terms of Use of this new program does state that personally identifiable information is gathered, all of that is for the purpose of improving the operating system. For example, typed characters are logged for the purpose of enhancing autocomplete and spellcheck features. Standard stuff, some may say. But then again, some also say that the Windows 10 Preview should not be installed as the main operating system on your main computer or primary device. Microsoft has been very clear on this from the beginning...Want to know what Microsoft said visit us at windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 7 users can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:21
Microsoft gave Windows 8/8.1 users the chance to try out its Windows 10 Technical Preview last week, and now the company is giving people on Windows 7 the chance to do the same. As noted by Winbeta, Microsoft has made the beta available to Windows 7 users signed up to its Windows Insider Program, who can download it by turning on Áutomatic Updates'. To see the Technical Preview in Windows Update, you will need to sign up for a free Microsoft account using an existing email address and use it to join Microsoft's Insider Program. Microsoft has been issuing Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 users for free through Windows Update for some time, and its decision to deliver Windows 10 in the same way raises the question of whether the company will offer its new OS to Windows 7 users for free. Classic touch: Windows 10 has been described as a blend of Windows 7 and Windows 8 as it combines the classic Start Menu of the former with Windows 8's Live Tiles..... read more on our Forum
Windows 10's "Keylogger" Fiasco Has Been Blown Out of Proportion PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:09
Over the past few days, many news outelts have been publishing articles stating that the Windows 10 Technical Preview is a "keylogger," is "spying" on you, or collecting "private data." Many of these are, at best, misleading. Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview has permission to watch your every move Its 'privacy' policy includes permission to use a keylogger. To start: Yes, the Windows 10 Technical Preview does have the ability to collect more than you'd expect from the average Windows operating system. In the Technical Preview's privacy statements, it states: When you acquire, install and use the Program, Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage. For example, when you:
Windows 10 may be the last piece of Microsoft's cloud puzzle PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 15:44
Microsoft's Windows 10 has been portrayed as way to placate the enterprise, create one platform for multiple screens and meld the interfaces of Windows 8, which had a rocky launch, and Windows 7, a hit. The reality is that Windows 10, which is expected to be the last of the traditional big bang launches, is likely to complete Microsoft's transition from a software licensing model to a cloud computing one. Windows 10 will be built around continual upgrades and stable releases on a schedule. There won't be a Windows 11, 12 and 13, but the platform will evolve over time. In theory, enterprises will be able to consume innovation easier. For Microsoft, enterprise customers will become subscribers. It's hard to argue that Microsoft isn't a cloud company now. Azure, Office 365 and key enterprise apps are delivered as a service. Windows is the last big chunk left under an enterprise licensing model. Microsoft didn't outline pricing for Windows 10, but rest assured that there will be a software-as-a-service cadence to it.
Why Microsoft is jumping to Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 15:28
San Francisco — Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centred around mobile devices and internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioural changes. Microsoft is restoring some of the more traditional ways of doing things and promises that Windows 10 will be familiar for users regardless of which version of Windows they are now using. Microsoft offered a glimpse of its vision for Windows at a San Francisco event aimed at business customers. Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft and new CEO Satya Nadella. Reblogged from
Windows 10 via Windows Update PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:04
Windows 10 via Windows Update
Microsoft recently launched the Windows Technical Preview to begin conducting feedback for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The first build of Windows 10 to be issued via the Windows Technical Preview was build 9841, which can be clean installed or upgraded with an ISO. There's also another way Microsoft is testing the distribution of Windows 10, and that's natively via Windows Update. We're not entirely sure if this has been openly covered, or if many people know about it, but Microsoft is currently delivering the Windows 10 Technical Preview to Windows 7 users via Windows Update natively for those who have signed up for the Insider Program and are on Windows 7. Much like any normal update, Windows will see it as an update and install it, and depending on whether you've got automatic updates enabled, Windows 10 could just be installed without the user needing to do anything. Microsoft hasn't talked about this update process at all...For more turn to our forum.
Microsoft steams ahead with Windows 10 development, build 9855 recently compiled PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 October 2014 10:39
It's only been four days since the Windows 10 Technical Preview was released to the public, however that doesn't mean the build that was issued with the Technical Preview is new. Windows 10 build 9841 was compiled on September 12, which was around three weeks ago. That's ancient in development time, so it's no surprise that build 9855 was recently compiled. Thanks to the "preview builds" ability (which doesn't currently work) in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, users who are using the Technical Preview have managed to see some more recent builds of Windows 10. According to logs that appear when the operating system is attempting to connect to the update server, the operating system is seeing builds as new as a few days ago. Build 9855 was compiled on October 2nd, just two days ago. For those who are keeping count (I am!), the full build string reads: 9855.0.141002-1432.winmain_CLIENTPRO_RET_x64fre_en-us.esd

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