Microsoft reveals Windows 10 will be a free upgrade

Microsoft just took another big step toward the release of Windows 10 and revealed it will be free for many current Windows users. The company unveiled the Windows 10 consumer preview on Wednesday, showcasing some of the new features in the latest version of the operating system that powers the vast majority of the world’s…

Microsoft wants MacBook users to switch to Surface Pro 3

MacBook aficionados, Microsoft wants you to consider its Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet/laptop as a potential alternative. Its marketing team has put up a microsite that aims to convince those mulling a move to bite the bullet. The resource centre walks any prospective switcher through four steps (discovering Windows, discovering Surface Pro 3, moving your…

Microsoft quietly kills free Public Websites feature

A little known feature that some described as Microsoft’s online version of "FrontPage", the company’s ill-fated WYSIWIG HTML editor, will be dropped within weeks according to a Knowledgebase post. The latter confirms that the SharePoint Online Public Website feature will be deprecated from January 2015 and will be available for existing user for a minimum…