My name is Viorel Ianasi. I live in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania.
        I go on the Internet under the screename "dreyfus" and I work as a system engineer/network administrator for my local diocese.
        I do have some kind of interactions with a local tv station but I'm also an digital media freelencer.
        I create professional graphics, web site design and web solutions, audio and video editing, encoding, transcoding and all digital media related stuff.


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Windows 10 will be available on July 29

Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer! You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy – you can hear it for yourself here:

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1

Among the information Microsoft revealed at today’s Windows 10 event is the good news many were waiting to hear: Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. That said, there are some caveats to this deal, not the least of which—as I understand it—is that those who agree to this upgrade must also agree to let their PCs and devices be kept up-to-date by Microsoft going forward.

Microsoft Details New Experiences in Windows 10

As expected, Microsoft will over the course of this year expand the capabilities of Windows 10 for PCs, tablets and phones, and the firm detailed some of these coming changes at today’s Windows 10. Some changes will come immediately, in a new technical preview build that is expected within the week, and some will arrive later in the year.

Windows 9 is actually Windows 10

Microsoft finally surprised us all: At the eagerly-awaited first briefing for the next Windows, the firm revealed that they had decided to skip the 9 and call it Windows 10 instead. From a features perspective, we only learned about a few minor new features that hadn't already leaked. And as promised, the technical preview won't ship until October. Which starts tomorrow, by the way.

The new Notification Center in Windows 9

The Windows 9 Notification Center collects toasts and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those generated from Windows 8-style apps. Skype is demonstrated in the video, showing the usual toast and the notifications grouped in the notification center by app and time. The Notification Center in Windows 9 appears to lack any actionable notifications, meaning you can’t reply to Skype messages within the feature itself. That could change by the time Windows 9 ships next year, and the upcoming Windows Technical Preview only provides an early look at the upcoming changes Microsoft is planning. Either way, a Notification Center is a welcome addition for Windows users who may miss the individual notifications otherwise. Microsoft is expected to release its Windows Technical Preview later this month or in early October.

The new multiple desktops feature of Windows 9

This is the new multiple desktops feature of Windows 9 Technical Preview:

The new Start Menu in action from Windows 9 Technical Preview

Now, take a look at the new Start Menu from Windows 9 Technical Preview in action:

Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak

Two German technology blogs have leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 Technical Preview, which is billed as build 9834. The shots depict the new Start menu, floating Modern app windows, a notification center, multiple desktop workspaces, a flat new design for the desktop, and many other changes that we've long expected.

Startmenu returns to Windows 8.1 in a next update

What Microsoft should have done after the criticism it received when Windows 8 beta and preview were released, is finally announced today. In a future free update for Windows 8.1 a redesigned start menu will return and Modern apps will be able to run in a window. Rumors of this have been doing rounds, but today we actually could see it in the Build 2014 keynote:

Windows XP End of Support - April 8, 2014

Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.


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