Category: Operating Systems

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft ports open source Java to Windows 10 on ARM

July 13, 2020

Via: Info World

Microsoft’s Java Engineering Group has reported progress in porting OpenJDK, or open source Java, to Windows 10 on ARM64-based devices, having completed the first phase of the initiative in late June. The company’s initial changes are being upstreamed to the […]

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Microsoft acquires software company to work on Android for Surface Duo and successor Surface Duo V2

July 7, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Microsoft has now taken over the Romanian operations of the Finnish company Movial which was apparently helping it with Android development for the Surface Duo. The acquisition is a sign that the company is serious about cracking the smartphone market, […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Start menu design and updated Alt-Tab

July 1, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is introducing a new Windows 10 Start menu design that will de-emphasize its Live Tiles. The software giant first hinted at the refreshed design earlier this year, and it’s arriving for Windows 10 testers today. “We are freshening up […]

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Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery tool lets you retrieve deleted documents

June 29, 2020

Via: Verge

Microsoft is releasing its own Windows File Recovery tool, designed to retrieve files you’ve mistakenly deleted. Windows File Recovery is a command line app that will recover a variety of files and documents from local hard drives, USB drives, and […]

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Amazon Releases AWS Amplify iOS and Android into General Availability

June 9, 2020

Via: nfoQ

Recently, Amazon announced the general availability (GA) of Amplify iOS and Amplify Android, which are both part of the open-source Amplify Framework. Amplify iOS and Amplify Android include libraries and tools, allowing mobile developers to build scalable and secure cloud-powered […]

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Microsoft is blocking the Windows 10 May 2020 Update on lots of devices

June 1, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is preventing a large number of devices from updating to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. While the software company released the update last week, Microsoft has quietly acknowledged that there are a number of known issues preventing the […]

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Microsoft has a new app to help parents keep tabs on their kids’ Xbox time

May 27, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft’s Xbox Family Settings App is a new way for parents and guardians to manage how their children spend their gaming time. Available in preview today on Android and iOS, the app lets parents keep tabs and set limits on […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 10 basics: how to change your sign-in settings

May 20, 2020

Via: The Verge

When you buy a new Windows 10 computer, out of the box, it will default to having you enter your Outlook or Microsoft account password every time you sign in. This can be a hassle, especially if you have a […]

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Microsoft delays end of support for older versions of Windows 10 due to coronavirus

April 14, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is providing IT admins with an extra six months of support for some older versions of Windows. The software giant has been working with businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and delay the end of support dates that mostly […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Moving into General Availability with Improved Update Process

April 13, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) will be generally available in Windows 10, version 2004. WSL2 was released into the Insider Program last year. With the move to general availability, WSL2 can now be automatically updated via […]