Microsoft revamps Outlook on the web with new look and features, drops Outlook Web App name

microsoft-outlook-newMicrosoft today renamed the web version of Outlook in Office 365: Outlook Web App (OWA) will now be known as “Outlook on the web.”

The app is actually getting a massive refresh: an improved user interface and new features that “help you be more efficient, stay on top of your inbox, and better manage your calendar.”

Read more: http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/04/microsoft-revamps-outlook-on-the-web-with-new-look-and-features-drops-outlook-web-app-name/

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today

windows10Microsoft has launched a new era of Windows. Windows 10 will empowered people and organizations to do great things. Microsoft’s vision is one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens to the largest screens to no screens at all.

For Microsoft, Windows 10 begins to deliver on their vision for more personal computing. In this world experiences are mobile, moving with you seamlessly and easily across your devices. Interacting with technology is as natural as interacting with people – using voice, pen, gestures and even gaze for the right interaction, in the right way, at the right time.

From the beginning, Windows 10 has been unique – built with feedback from five million Windows Insiders, delivered as a service with ongoing innovations and security updates, and offered as a free upgrade* to genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 customers.

Read more: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/07/28/windows-10-free-upgrade-available-in-190-countries-today/

Microsoft confirms plans to sell Windows 10 on USB drives

Windows-10-logoMicrosoft confirmed for the first time what everyone has suspected: You’ll be able to buy Windows 10 on a USB stick and install the new OS without needing a DVD drive.

Windows 10 will be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels shortly after launch, a Microsoft spokesperson said. The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the U.S. are the same as Windows 8.1.

Today, preorder pages showed up on Amazon: Microsoft Windows 10 Home for $119.99 and Microsoft Windows 10 Pro in English or Spanish for $199.99.

Read more: http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/16/microsoft-confirms-plans-to-sell-windows-10-on-usb-drives-opens-pre-orders-on-amazon/

Windows 10 available for PCs and tablets from July 29, users qualified for free upgrade can reserve it

windows10Microsoft today announced, that they we’ve made great progress on Windows 10 and are nearly ready to deliver this free upgrade to all of our Windows customers.

Windows 10 is designed to create a new generation of Windows for the 1.5 billion people using Windows today in 190 countries around the world. With Windows 10, Microsoft starts delivering on their vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how they protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink, and holograms.

Windows 10 can run the broadest device family ever, including Windows PCs, Windows tablets, Windows phones, Windows for the Internet of Things, Microsoft Surface Hub, Xbox One and Microsoft HoloLens—all working together to empower you to do great things.

Read more: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/01/hello-world-windows-10-available-on-july-29/