SuperSite for Windows en Your Microsoft Ignite Coverage Starts Here On Monday Morning <div class="node-body article-body">The keynotes for Microsoft Ignite begin at 9 a.m. EDT on Monday morning, and we'll be there, live-tweeting for you-are-there coverage. Here's how to follow along, and what to bookmark if you're all, "That's too early. Point me to the catch-up articles."</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Ignite Ignite Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:05:00 +0000 78791 at Getty Images Microsoft Ignite: It's Like Getting a Sneak Peek of the Future <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong><a href="">Richard&#39;s got his motorcycle route planned</a></strong>,&nbsp;I have my boarding pass printed for my flight to Atlanta, Georgia, and we&#39;re both heading for <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Ignite</a></strong>. Here&#39;s what I&#39;m most excited about this year:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Ignite Ignite Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:11:00 +0000 78781 at Getty Images Apple Said to Step Up Plans for Echo-Style Smart-Home Device <div class="field-byline"> Mark Gurman and Ian King | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple is pressing ahead with the development of an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to people familiar with the matter. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Apple Internet of Things smart homes Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:04:00 +0000 78771 at Bloomberg Phone Dead? These Companies Want to Charge It From a Distance <div class="field-byline"> Olga Kharif | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">San Jose, California-based Energous is one of a handful of companies racing to introduce technologies that may allow our phones, tablets and smartwatches to be powered from across a room -- all at the same time and completely wirelessly. And 2017 may be the year they finally find their way into consumers’ homes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:21:00 +0000 78761 at Microsoft Ignite: Final Preparations and Looking Forward <div class="node-body article-body">As I prepare for my trip to Atlanta and Microsoft's annual Ignite conference I am starting to focus in on the stuff I will be paying attention to during this next week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conference Ignite Microsoft Microsoft Ignite preparations remote workers remote working Ignite Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:06:00 +0000 78751 at More Movement in Microsoft’s Health Platform? <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank"> overnight</a> picked up on an email going out to users of the HealthVault app for Windows Phone. Microsoft is using the email to notify Windows Phone users that the HealthVault app is being retired due to it providing a poor experience.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:42:00 +0000 78741 at How To: Here Are Field-Tested Best Practices And Habits For Working Remotely <div class="node-body article-body">Here's where Rich and Lisa share their tools and routines for working when your "office" is anything from a table at Dunkin Donuts to gate 22 at the Oakland Airport.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:00:00 +0000 78181 at Windows 10 Updates Not at Fault for New #BatteryGate Issue, Says Microsoft <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just quick update on the latest issue that is plaguing Surface Pro 3 owners. The problem is a new one that has surfaced recently, though some say they&rsquo;ve experienced it for months.</p> <p>Read here to catch up: <a href="">#Batterygate Continues &ndash; Surface Pro 3 LGC Batteries Now at Fault</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surface Pro 3 Hardware Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:12:00 +0000 78731 at Q. Why Can't I Boot Into Windows 10 Without My Machines Stalling Out? <div class="node-body article-body">Enjoy an abridged Q&A from Fred Langa's LANGALIST, a feature available exclusively to paid subscribers of the Windows Secrets newsletter. Today's Q&A: Why does my computer have a moment where it hangs whenever I boot it up in Windows 10?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fred Langa troubleshooting Windows 10 Windows 10 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:57:00 +0000 78711 at Microsoft Band: Fix for Cortana Not Activating <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This may seem like a silly thing, but it happens more than you think &ndash; so it&rsquo;s worth a mention.</p> <p>Once the Microsoft Band started hitting international markets, many in Europe found working with Cortana to be a difficult thing to master. One specific issue commonly reported is that after holding the Action Button to activate Cortana nothing happens. Cortana doesn&rsquo;t even go into &ldquo;listening mode.&rdquo; The function just doesn&rsquo;t work.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:06:00 +0000 78721 at Apple-Target McLaren Is a Tech Company Disguised as a Carmaker <div class="field-byline"> Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On the face of it, U.K. supercar maker McLaren would seem an odd partner for Apple Inc. as the consumer electronics and software giant seeks to crack the global auto industry. Yet McLaren’s rich history in Formula One means the company has as much in common with Apple as it does with more-conventional carmakers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Apple smart cars Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:19:00 +0000 78701 at Windows 10 (Redstone 2) Build Tracker for PCs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Microsoft has begun development on the next major update to Windows 10, code named Redstone 2, and it is expected to be released some time in 2017. This page will track all of the PC builds released under the Redstone 2 branch for testing and preview. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BUILD builds development Microsoft Preview Redstone 2 tracker Windows 10 Windows 10 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:25:00 +0000 77191 at An ‘Interview’ With Google’s New Digital Assistant <div class="field-byline"> Alistair Barr | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit introduced a new digital assistant Wednesday. Bloomberg News put the system through its paces by asking questions, some of which were suggested by AI experts including Oren Etzioni, head of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexa Allo Cortana Digital Assistant Google Siri Cloud Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:37:00 +0000 78681 at Hands On with the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Test your Surface hardware in ways you did not even think were possible with this handy toolkit.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diagnostics Hardware Microsoft surface Surface Diagnostic Toolkit tool kit toolkit Hardware Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:10:00 +0000 78661 at Google Shows Up Late in Crowded AI-Based Digital-Assistant Field <div class="field-byline"> Alistair Barr | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Google unleashed its digital assistant for the first time, arriving late to the intensifying race among the largest technology companies to create a more personal and lucrative way for computers to interact with humans.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AI Alexa Cortana Digital Assistant Google Siri Cloud Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:35:00 +0000 78671 at #Batterygate Continues – Surface Pro 3 LGC Batteries Now at Fault <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft just recently delivered a firmware update to fix certain Surface Pro 3 tablets that had been experiencing battery storage problems for months. Customers complained to no avail it seemed until the press corps took up the mantle of reporting the ongoing problems.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Surface Hardware Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:55:00 +0000 78651 at Sony’s PlayStation Blurring Lines Between Console, PC Games <div class="field-byline"> Yuji Nakamura and Takashi Amano | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The PlayStation 4 revamp is a sign that gaming consoles are moving away from a six to seven-year life cycle, toward more frequent upgrades aimed at gamers seeking the flexibility offered by personal computers, the head of Sony Corp.’s game division said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> PlayStation Games Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:49:00 +0000 78641 at Getty Images Microsoft Made It Easier for You to Submit Your Timesheets, Wherever You Are <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to the debut of the The Office 365 Project Time Reporter iOS app in the Apple store, being able to track your own tasks for your boss's benefit is something you can do on your phone wherever you are.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS Office 365 tasks timesheets Office 365 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:11:00 +0000 78631 at Microsoft Microsoft Releases an Update to Remove Get Windows 10 App from Windows 7/8.1 <div class="node-body article-body">The controversial software that prompted users on Windows 7/8.1 to upgrade for free to Windows 10 is finally being removed from those systems through a new update issued by Microsoft today.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Get Windows 10 GWX Microsoft upgrade Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8.1 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:58:00 +0000 78621 at FAQ: Warranty Status of a Replaced Microsoft Band <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I see/hear this question quite a bit, so it&rsquo;s worth an answer.</p> <p>The question is: When I get a Microsoft Band replaced, does the original warranty transfer, or does the new Band come with a new warranty?</p> <p>Answer: According to the Microsoft warranty documents (<a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a>)&hellip;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:58:00 +0000 78611 at Using Microsoft Band App without Microsoft Band <div class="node-body article-body"><p>You should already be aware that Microsoft recently used an update to <a href="">change Microsoft Health app to Microsoft Band app</a>. Many are confused why the company did this, considering its been rumored that Microsoft is exiting the fitness wearable hardware market and will no longer produce its Microsoft Band bracelet.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:55:00 +0000 78591 at Microsoft Ignite: Watch Online and Follow All of Our Coverage <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's Ignite conference has sold out but you can watch the corporate keynote online and follow all of our coverage here on SuperSite: Windows and our sister site IT Pro: Windows.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlanta conference Ignite Microsoft Microsoft Ignite Satya Nadella Ignite Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:20:00 +0000 78571 at The State of the Microsoft Health Platform <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The recently rumored news that Microsoft will back away from its fitness hardware (read: Microsoft Band) and put focus back on its Health platform stoked my interest for figuring out where the company&rsquo;s technology and services actually stand. As a sort of State-of-the-Union address, I can cut to the chase and say that the overall picture is not good. And, maybe that&rsquo;s why the company may be backing down from delivering devices. It needs to get rid of distractions so that it can get back to improving a critical piece of the ecosystem.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Health Microsoft HealthVault Microsoft Band Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:42:00 +0000 78581 at Quick Tip: How to turn Windows Update Delivery Optimization Off in Windows 10 <div class="node-body article-body">Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 can reduce the bandwidth that Windows Update uses by retrieving updates from other devices on your local network. It also has the ability to get these same updates from other PCs on the Internet to speed up their delivery.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Delivery Optimization how to How-To Microsoft Quick Tip Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:37:00 +0000 78561 at Google Steps Up Travel Presence With Dedicated Trip-Planning App <div class="field-byline"> Gerrit De Vynck | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The app, called Google Trips, automatically pulls details about a user’s trip from their Gmail e-mail and recommends restaurants, attractions and “local gems” based on data gleaned from other travelers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> app Google travel Mobile Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:34:00 +0000 78551 at Bloomberg Quick Tip: How to change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge <div class="node-body article-body">In this quick tip we show you how to modify the default search engine in Microsoft Edge in just a few steps.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bing Google how to How-To Microsoft Edge Quick Tip search search engine. default Windows 10 Windows 10 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:22:00 +0000 78541 at App Tour: Polarr Photo Editor Pro <div class="node-body gallery-body">Not only is this a very good photo editing program but you can grab it at 90% off its normal price, for just $1.99, until 29 Sep which is a savings of $18 overall.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> app App Tour images photo photo editng Polarr screenshots tour Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:43:00 +0000 78501 at Quick Tip: Customize Default Storage Locations for Files and Apps on Windows 10 <div class="node-body article-body">If you have more than one storage location on your Windows 10 based machine you can use it to store apps and files instead of keeping them on the system drive.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> customize defaults how to How-To Quick Tip storage Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:01:00 +0000 78491 at Quick Tip: Watch for the Expiration Dates in Windows 10 <div class="node-body article-body">Some older Windows Insider Builds that are out in the wild will begin hitting a timebomb for expiration beginning today, September 15. Users on those devices will get a daily expiration notification on their systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows 10 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:48:00 +0000 78461 at Microsoft Health Becomes Microsoft Band <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In an update today for Microsoft Health Android, Microsoft is providing a new name for the app. The new app is simply called <em>Microsoft Band</em>.</p> <p>Huh? You might wonder&hellip;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:47:00 +0000 78431 at