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DirectX 12 just sneaked into Windows 10, but you can't use it yet

It's official: DirectX 12 is here, though it's not very handy in its current form.

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Here's the Windows 10 preview user forum on Microsoft's site

Microsoft wants to hear what you have to say about Windows 10, and this is where you can do it.

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Microsoft Cortana on the PC: She's not fully alert in Build 9926 of Windows 10

We go hands on with Cortana in Build 9926 of Windows 10, and find the digital assistant is disappointing compared to what's installed in Windows Phone.

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Windows 10 preview download is available now

Microsoft has published Build 9926, the version of Windows 10 the company showed off at its event this week.

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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Windows 10 for phones: A change in name, but not in core features

The most important change may be the name: Windows Phone has vanished in favor of Windows 10. But aside from some iterative changes to apps, change does not seem to be a-coming.

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Atlassian fixes critical vulnerability in development collaboration products

The flaw can be exploited to execute malicious Java code on servers

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Satya Nadella: Articulating a vision for Windows 10

When asked Wednesday for a clear vision statement users could rally behind, Microsoft's CEO responded: There's a billion-and-a-half users

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Hands-on with Windows 10 consumer preview: Hey Cortana, is that a Start Menu?

In Technical Preview Build 9924, Cortana joins forces with notifications and search to make WIndows more responsive. There's a Start Menu of sorts, too.

Five Tips for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Ready to upgrade from Windows XP? Here are some tips to making that transition seamless.

Microsoft enters 3D headset race with HoloLens

Microsoft's Windows Holographic is a 3D imaging and augmented reality system based around Windows 10 and a device called the HoloLens.

What you missed at Microsoft's Windows 10 event in 2 minutes

Watch highlights from Microsoft's event showing off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10. A fresh Windows 10 Preview build will hit PCs next week and phones in February.

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Windows 10: The 10 most important new Consumer Preview features

From Cortana to Xbox streaming and the audacious Windows Holographic, these are the biggest announcements from Microsoft's Windows 10 Consumer Preview event.

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Microsoft shows early, sketchy build of 'Spartan' browser

The covers were lifted on a new Web browser for Windows 10, but unless more details are revealed today, the cover goes back on

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Microsoft leaps into 3D computing with Windows Holographic and HoloLens

Holograms! You heard that right: Augmented reality is coming to Windows, with a new API for 3D imaging and a HoloLens headset, plus HoloStudio for making your own holograms.

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Windows 10 powers up PC gaming with DirectX 12, native DVR, deep Xbox integration

The walls are being torn down between PC gamers and Xbox gamers.

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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

You read that: Current Windows users will be able to snag Windows 10 for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.