Windows 10 Creators Update Will Ship April 11

Windows 10 will get its next major update on April 11, Microsoft announced Wednesday. Already in preview for a number of months, the Creators Update contains features aimed at creative professionals as well as the average user, and will roll out in waves to the general public via Windows Update. What’s In It The Creators…

Microsoft Introduces Playable Ads in Windows Apps

Microsoft Playable Ads is a new solution for Windows developers looking to draw more engaged users to their applications. The company recently launched Playable Ads, a type of in-app ad that allows potential users to experience a new app before installing it. Currently in preview, Microsoft Playable Ads allow customers to stream and interact with…

Microsoft to Host Windows 10 Creators Update Webcast for Developers

Want to learn a bit more about what’s coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update? Microsoft is hosting a free, live web event for developers February 8. The four-event will include several substantive sessions on new developer tools and APIs, followed by a Q&A with Microsoft VP of Windows Developer Platform Kevin Gallo and others…

SUSE Linux Can Now Run on Windows 10

Last year, Microsoft gave a boon to Linux fans everywhere when it announced the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The system allows developers to run Linux command lines natively on Windows 10, accessing all their Windows files, and was originally offered in partnership with Ubuntu. Now, the range of available Linux versions is increasing, with SUSE…

Non-Admin Users Can Now Create Symlinks in Windows 10

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is making it easier for developers to create symlinks, virtual files that link to actual physical files located somewhere else. The change should speed development in Windows 10, making use of symlinks on the platform as seamless as it already is on Linux and OSX. As Microsoft notes in…

Windows 10 ‘Creators Update’ Will Include New 3D, Virtual Reality Features

Setting its sights squarely on the creative professionals who have typically been drawn to Apple products, Microsoft has dubbed its upcoming Windows 10 release the ‘Creators Update‘ and packed it with 3D and VR features. Announced at a Microsoft press event in New York on Wednesday, the next major update to Windows 10 will be…

A More Secure Microsoft Edge, and Other News from Ignite 2016

In the wake of highly publicized cyberattacks on big companies, Microsoft on Monday rolled out new security features for its Edge browser. Windows Defender Application Guard, developed for the company’s enterprise customers, will use Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology to isolate potential security threats. “The threat landscape has changed significantly in recent years,” reads a Microsoft…

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What’s In It For Developers

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update became available to the general consumer today. Wondering why you should care? Microsoft has a rundown of the changes relevant to developers on its dev blog. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK has been released as part of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. Here’s what’s in it: Windows Ink support.…

Project Centennial Apps Will Soon Be Available in Windows Store

With the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, desktop apps converted with Microsoft’s Project Centennial bridge tools will now be available to purchase in Windows Store, reports WindowsCentral. That means developers with existing Win32 apps can market them via the store without turning them into true Universal Windows Platform apps that function on all Windows…

French Regulators Say ‘Non’ to Windows 10’s Data Gathering

A French regulatory agency this week said the data Microsoft collects on users of Windows 10 is “excessive” and ordered the company to stop. The French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL), made the charge in a formal notice filed Wednesday. It gave Microsoft three months to change a number of data-gathering methods that the agency…

Windows 10 Build 14383 Arrives With Bug Fixes Galore

The moment of truth nears as Microsoft prepares to release its Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the public on August 2. In the meantime, the software giant is rolling out a few final, trouble-shooting previews for Windows Insiders. Rather than debuting new features, Windows 10 Preview Build 14383, released for PC and mobile Thursday, simply…