Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Monday, July 20, 2015 Microsoft

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Monday, July 20, 2015

Today in the news: Cortana becomes culturally aware; Microsoft begins the countdown to Windows 10.



Cortana markets will be added slowly so that the experience is right for each country — When a large business operates internationally it can introduce many challenges. One of the biggest is understanding cultures. An example of this is Microsoft's Personal Digital Assistant Cortana.

Nine Days to Windows 10 — As Microsoft moves closer toward the big launch, they've ramped up the PR blitz. Do these ad spots actually work in conveying all the reasons to embrace Windows 10, or will TV viewers be distracted by the cute kid faces and vague promises of a changing world?

How To: Quickly Open Microsoft Edge Pages in Internet Explorer in Windows 10 — If a page doesn’t look quite right in Microsoft Edge, you can open the same page with Internet Explorer just by clicking or tapping the More actions icon in Edge (the ellipses at the top right) and then select Open with Internet Explorer.Ability to Install

Windows 10 Apps to SD Cards Will Come Later — Windows 10 will come with a bevy of new features and a polished UI, but will also come with compromise. What will release on July 29 is really just phase one and a base framework. As such, some features won't be ready yet.

Microsoft Band Tip: Quicker Access to Firmware Updates — Microsoft seems to stage firmware availability differently for the Desktop Sync app and the Microsoft Health app. The Desktop Sync app finds the updates almost immediately upon release.



Windows 10 will reduce the number of Apps installs on a single Microsoft account from 81 devices to 10 — "If you have more than ten devices associated with your Microsoft Account, then you're in for a bit of a shock."

"How do I take back control of a OneDrive file I’ve shared with others when I no longer want to share with them?" — "We’ve added a simple Stop Sharing command which automatically revokes all access to the file except for you so you have sole control over your file whenever you need it."

How to record your screen using the built-in screen recorder on Windows 10 — "If you’re wondering if there’s any way to record your Windows 10 screen with any built-in recorders on Windows, you’ll be glad to know that there’s one now on Windows 10."

Microsoft plugs gaping security hole with KB 3079904, KB 3074667 — "A new critical patch, MS15-078 / KB 3079904, replaces a similar patch, MS15-077 / KB 3077657, that was released last week."

Make quick, captivating video stories set to music with Flipagram for Windows Phone — You can turn your photos into videos which you can share with your friends. Here's how.

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