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Microsoft's Windows 10-powered New Xbox One Experience rolls out Nov. 12

Xbox 360 backwards compatibility and a Windows 10 alignment are due for the Xbox One in November.

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Microsoft doesn't see Windows 10's mandatory data collection as a privacy risk

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore says the telemetry data that its new operating system collects is so important to the health of the Windows ecosystem that the company has to take it.

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Windows 10's Cortana can now connect to Xbox Live, pushes Halo 5 countdown

Microsoft paves the way for better Xbox-PC integration by connecting Cortana to your Xbox Live account.

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Microsoft earnings show plunging phone revenue and uncertain future for Lumias

Microsoft's phone business suffers a disastrous quarter as it feels the effects of layoffs. Will new phones make a difference? We won't know for a while.

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Major Windows 10 PC update tipped to land in November

Microsoft has a major update coming for Windows 10 in just a few weeks.

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Microsoft says take your cumulative Windows updates, they're good for you

Windows 10's mandatory updates rub just about everyone the wrong way. But Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said the company's policy of requiring cumulative updates to Windows 10 is actually better for reliability than the old model of letting users and IT administrators apply piecemeal patches.

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Windows 10 Build 10565 will let you send texts using Cortana

Cortana's new texting capabilities join new Messaging, Skype, and Phone apps in Build 10565.

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10 (mostly free) must-have Windows 10 apps for power users

If you’ve just bought a Windows 10 device, here are the apps you’ll want to download as soon as possible to get the most out of your new machine.

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Microsoft's Device Night lets you try out Surface Book and other Windows 10 devices

Road trip! Microsoft takes the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, new Microsoft Band, and Lumias 950 on tour.


Windows 10 upgrades reportedly appearing as mandatory for some users

Microsoft may be pushing Windows 10 upgrades harder than ever, with users reportedly having trouble opting out.

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Microsoft: here's the new reality of Windows patches

Do you like cumulative updates? You'd better. Windows 10 users shouldn't expect Microsoft to bend on the just-take-it policy the company has adopted for the new OS.

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Microsoft finally releases a new Windows 10 Mobile build, but installing it is a doozy

Windows 10 Mobile insiders finally got access to a new build of Microsoft's operating system for smartphones, but the installation process is going to have many people seeing red.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build helps cure a major activation headache

Microsoft today shipped the latest Windows 10 preview to Insider testers, smoothing the activation process.

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Microsoft finally delivers on Skype messaging promises with new Windows 10 beta

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 for Windows 10 on Monday that includes the Skype messaging apps the company promised during the run-up to the operating system's launch.

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PCWorld's October Digital Edition: Intel Skylake

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