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 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…

‘Game Mode’ Coming to Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update set to release in April will have a ‘game mode’ that optimizes performance for gaming. While details are slim so far, the new mode will support both Universal Windows Platform and Win32 games. “Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the…

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 Anniversary Update Also Available for Raspberry Pi 3

The long-awaited Windows 10 Anniversary Update is not only available for PC, Xbox and—starting August 16—mobile. There’s also a Windows IoT Core upgrade that will work on Raspberry Pi 3. Developers working on Internet-of-Things projects with the affordable, credit-card-sized maker board can now enjoy an easier set-up experience and other new features, according to 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.…

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…

FamilyNotes App Demos Windows 10’s Speech, Facial Recognition Capabilities

Microsoft wants to lead its customers into a bold future where interacting with computers and other devices is less reliant on keyboards and typing and more like conversing with an actual human. Or, as a recent post on the company’s Windows developer blog puts it, “Speech rules, text drools.” To demonstrate Windows 10’s speech, facial…