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Microsoft is reportedly working on a new lightweight version of Windows 10 - PC Authority

Bear with me, because this may sound a little familiar. Microsoft is reportedly working on a new OS, a stripped down version of Windows 10 that's designed to run on devices with only 16GB of storage. No, this isn't the same thing as Windows 10 S. There ...

Microsoft Surface Phone release date, specs latest news: Windows 10 Insider Preview code suggests plans for a dual ... - ChristianToday

As reported by Ars Technica, the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build was spotted to have new API codes for telephony features. These APIs are said to be required for a dual-screen Windows handset. With this, it is strongly speculated that the ...

iTunes for Windows available for download from Microsoft Store - AppleInsider

iTunes for Windows available for download from Microsoft Store. By AppleInsider Staff Thursday, April 26, 2018, 03:30 pm PT (06:30 pm ET). Fulfilling promises made nearly a year ago, Apple on Thursday released iTunes for Windows 10 on the Microsoft ...

iTunes Finally Debuts in the Microsoft Store - Fortune

The move is most significant for users of Windows 10 S, which is a more streamlined version of Windows 10 meant for low-cost PCs and laptops used in classrooms, who could not use iTunes because their operating system only lets them download apps ...

Apple's iTunes desktop app has arrived in the Microsoft Store -

Those of you running Windows 10 S will be glad to hear that Apple has finally brought iTunes to the Microsoft Store. At its Build 2017 conference, Microsoft revealed Apple was planning to bring its iTunes desktop app to the Microsoft Store. It might ...

Microsoft's Windows division roars back to life, proving the PC and Xbox are still very much alive - Business Insider

Microsoft itself credits the strength in More Personal Computing to a few different factors. First, most businesses still need PCs, and they're moving to Windows 10 in droves. Microsoft says that revenue from selling Windows 10 Pro licenses to Windows ...

Apple's iTunes App Now Available Through Microsoft's Windows 10 Store - Mac Rumors

iTunes, Apple's software for downloading, purchasing, and managing content on iOS devices and playing Apple content on Macs and PCs, is now available for download through Microsoft's Windows 10 Store. Microsoft first announced plans to bring the iTunes ...

Apple's iTunes software comes to the Windows Store - Engadget

Nearly a year after it was originally announced and several months later than planned, iTunes is finally available via the Windows Store. While functionally it's the same as installing from a regular download the way Windows users always have used the ...

iTunes for Windows 10 is now available in the Microsoft Store - WindowsLatest (blog)

Back in 2017, at Build developer conference Microsoft announced that Apple would launch a Windows 10 version of iTunes. A couple of weeks ago, an AppleCare advisor revealed that the release of iTunes in the Microsoft Store is imminent, and now it turns ...

iTunes now available from the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 - Windows Central

The day has finally arrived: iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store. We've known iTunes was coming to the Microsoft Store for some time, but Windows 10 users can now get their hands on the app, albeit a little later than originally anticipated ...

Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage -

Microsoft is making a new version of Windows 10, and it reminds us of Windows 10 S. Microsoft has a twice-yearly update schedule for its Windows 10 operating system. The next update, called Spring Creators Update, is due this spring. But it also offers ...

Snipaste is a sleek snipping tool for Windows 10 - Windows Central

This saves you the step of having to open up an editing app and cuts down time from selecting to sharing. The pasting aspect of Snipaste is also simple. Similar to snipping, you can just press a keyboard shortcut to insist a selection into a document ...

Apple's iTunes for Windows 10 finally makes it to the Microsoft Store - OnMSFT (blog)

If you're a Windows 10 user that also has a lot of music on iTunes, your long wait is finally over. Announced last year at Build, Apple's preeminent music player has made it on to the Microsoft Store, and is now available for download. iTunes has long ...

iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 - The Verge

Apple is finally bringing its iTunes app to Microsoft's Windows 10 app store today. Microsoft first revealed nearly a year ago that iTunes would be coming to the Microsoft Store by the end of 2017, but that date came and went. Apple's iTunes app is the ...

Microsoft Issues More Spectre Updates For Intel CPUs - Threatpost

Microsoft has released additional Windows 10 mitigations for the Spectre side-channel flaw revealed in January, with an expanded lineup of firmware (microcode) updates for Intel CPUs that include the Broadwell and Haswell chipsets. The company released ...

Windows 10 Migration Tips, Tricks, and Strategies -

Windows 10 Migration Tips, Tricks, and Strategies. The goal of a Windows 10 migration is to make it as invisible to end users as possible. From an IT perspective you need to take away risks such as end users beginning to work with their Windows 10 PC ...

Are you prepared for a Windows 10 transition? - TechTarget

Any OS migration presents a number of challenges to IT, and a Windows 10 transition is no exception. Data loss, user confusion, incompatible apps and substandard hardware can interfere with a successful Windows 10 transition. The burden of preventing ...

Windows On Weight Watchers? 'Lean' Version Spotted - Tom's Hardware

While Microsoft has been mum, telling Laptop Mag that it has no comment, Lucan speculates that Windows 10 Lean is a lighter-weight version of Microsoft's operating system that's made for low-end computers that have weak processors and small storage ...

Province sets aside $38 million to upgrade to Windows 10 - Winnipeg Free Press

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen is blaming the former NDP government for the province having to spend $38 million this year to boost its cybersecurity system. Under continued attack for a $100-million increase in his internal service adjustment budget ...

The Fall Creators Update is now easily the most installed Windows 10 update ever - BetaNews

By now, most Windows 10 users would have been expecting to either be running the Spring Creators Update/April Update (take your pick of the name), or be waiting to be offered it. However, that's not the case. With no word from Microsoft on exactly when ...

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10
A version of the Windows NT operating system
Windows 10 Logo.svg
Windows 10 build 14393 (Redstone).png
Windows 10 version 1607, showing the Start menu and Action Center
Developer Microsoft
OS family Microsoft Windows
Source model Closed source and shared source
Released to
July 15, 2015; 17 months ago (2015-07-15)
July 29, 2015; 16 months ago (2015-07-29)
Latest release 1607 (10.0.14393.576)
Latest preview 1703 (10.0.14986.1001)
Marketing target Personal computing
Update method Windows Update, Windows Store, Windows Server Update Services
Platforms IA-32, x86-64, ARM, ARM64
Kernel type Hybrid (Windows NT)
Userland Windows API
.NET Framework
Universal Windows Platform
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Default user interface Windows shell (Graphical)
License Trialware, Microsoft Software Assurance, MSDN subscription, Microsoft Imagine
Preceded by Windows 8.1 (2013)
Official website
Support status
  • Mainstream support until October 13, 2020,
  • Extended support until October 14, 2025
Version 1607 LTSB:
  • Mainstream support until October 12, 2021
  • Extended support until October 13, 2026

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as "universal apps"; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code‍—‌including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and Windows Holographic. The Windows user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices‍—‌particularly on 2-in-1 PCs; both interfaces include an updated Start menu which incorporates elements of Windows 7's traditional Start menu with the tiles of Windows 8. The first release of Windows 10 also introduces a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

Microsoft described Windows 10 as an "operating system as a service" that would receive ongoing updates to its features and functionality, augmented with the ability for enterprise environments to receive non-critical updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that will only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their five-year lifespan of mainstream support. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, argued that the goal of this model was to reduce fragmentation across the Windows platform, as Microsoft aimed to have Windows 10 installed on at least one billion devices in the two to three years following its release.

Windows 10 received mostly positive reviews upon its original release in July 2015; critics praised Microsoft's decision to downplay user-interface mechanics introduced by Windows 8 (including the full screen apps and Start screen) in non-touch environments to provide a desktop-oriented interface in line with previous versions of Windows, although Windows 10's touch-oriented user interface mode was panned for containing regressions upon the touch-oriented interface of Windows 8. Critics also praised the improvements to Windows 10's bundled software over Windows 8.1, Xbox Live integration, as well as the functionality and capabilities of Cortana personal assistant and the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge.

Critics characterized the initial release of Windows 10 in July 2015 as being rushed, citing the incomplete state of some of the operating system's bundled software (such as the Edge web browser), as well as the stability of the operating system itself on launch. Windows 10 was also criticized for limiting how users can control its operation, including limited controls over the installation of updates on the main consumer-oriented edition in comparison to previous versions. Privacy concerns were also voiced by critics and advocates, as the operating system's default settings and certain features require the transmission of user data to Microsoft or its partners. Microsoft has also received criticism for how it has distributed Windows 10 to users of existing versions of Windows, which has included the automatic downloads of installation files to computers, the recurring display of pop-ups advertising the upgrade, and allegations of the installation process being scheduled or initiated automatically without expressed user consent.

Up to August 2016, Windows 10 usage was increasing, with it then plateauing, and with previous versions of Windows declining in their share of total usage as measured by web traffic. The operating system is running on more than 400 million active devices and has an estimated usage share of 24.43% on traditional PCs and 12.08% across all platforms (PC, mobile, tablet, and console).