This Week on Windows: Cortana tips, Windows 10 PC offers and more

2016-08-27 KENNETH 0

This Week on Windows: Cortana tips, Windows 10 PC offers and more We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! To learn more about the Cortana* tip mentioned head over to our Windows 10 Tips blog post on how to use Cortana above your lock screen with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. A couple of Windows 10 PC offers were also highlighted in the episode, you can learn more about the Study and Play offers here and below we’re sharing details on Amazon’s offer on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S and some great offers from Best Buy. Save $150 on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S with Office 365 Personal included From now until 9/3/16 save $150 when you purchase the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S with Windows 10 from Amazon**, you’ll also receive a copy of Office [ more… ]

Meet Surface Fan Morgan Sorne: Visual Artist, Composer and Performer

2016-08-26 KENNETH 0

Meet Surface Fan Morgan Sorne: Visual Artist, Composer and Performer Morgan Sorne is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning prolific visual artist, musician, actor and filmmaker, boasting an unparalleled vocal range with perfect pitch. He brings listeners to tears with his intense, emotive, hypnotic angelic falsetto and has churned crowds into a writhing frenzy with his bone-rattling dynamism and range. In his own words, “it’s as if Jean-Michel Basquiat, Daniel-Day Lewis, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley and Bjork got together and had a baby.” SORNE performing at The Shakespearean Theater in Gdansk, Poland on tour with CocoRosie for their Spring 2016 Heartache City Europe tour The Surface Pro 4 is Morgan’s proud go-to to produce music and visual art with software such as Ableton Live and Adobe Photoshop. The Surface Pro 4 is Morgan’s proud go-to to produce music and visual art with software [ more… ]

Microsoft Edge and Continuum: Your desktop browser on a phone

2016-08-25 KENNETH 0

Microsoft Edge and Continuum: Your desktop browser on a phone Continuum for Phones, available on select Windows 10 Mobile devices, allows customers to connect their phone to a monitor, projector, or TV for a full-sized desktop experience, powered by their phone. Because Microsoft Edge is built on the Universal Windows Platform, Microsoft Edge in Continuum is able to provide a full desktop browser experience. Windows 10 phone connected to Lumia Display Dock for Continuum Let’s walk through a quick overview of how Continuum works and a few key differences between Microsoft Edge running in Continuum and on a PC. Using Continuum on Windows 10 Mobile Continuum allows Windows 10 Mobile users to have a PC-like experience when connected to an external display and a mouse and keyboard. When connected (via a wired dock or via Bluetooth and Miracast), Universal Windows [ more… ]

Halo 5: Forge coming to the Windows Store on September 8

2016-08-25 KENNETH 0

Halo 5: Forge coming to the Windows Store on September 8 Halo 5: Forge lets map makers, creative visionaries, and Spartans of all kinds build, share, and play new levels, maps, and experiences across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Halo 5: Forge brings the entire Forge level-creation experience from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10, with support for mouse and keyboard, higher-resolution displays (including 4k), the ability to host and play custom matches for up to 16 players, and a new content browser that spans platforms. Download new levels from the Forge community created on either Windows 10 or Xbox One. Customize existing maps or create your own from scratch. Halo 5: Forge opens the door to new possibilities in Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One and beyond. To learn more about today’s announcement and about Anvil’s Legacy content coming [ more… ]

Beautiful apps made possible and easy with Windows.UI

2016-08-24 KENNETH 0

Beautiful apps made possible and easy with Windows.UI If you are into creating sweet UI, then you’re definitely going to want to dig into the new Visual Layer with Windows.UI.Composition. The Windows.UI.Composition namespace allows Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to use a new Visual Layer that will get them closer to the metal, graphically speaking, while still using familiar technologies like XAML and C#. By getting closer to the metal, actually down to the system compositor level, developers are able to get great visual performance and custom UI experiences. By working through the XAML layer, developers get the ease of use they have come to expect out of UWP. This is basically a best of both worlds scenario that puts great responsibility in the developer’s hands. And with great responsibility, as we all know, comes great power. Windows.UI.Composition first debuted [ more… ]