Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Thursday, July 30, 2015 Rod Trent

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Today in the news: How to make sure your free copy of Windows 10 is activated, how to fix installation errors, and what you need to know about the updated Office apps for your tablet.


On our sites ...

How to make sure your free copy of Windows 10 is activated — We've got a four-step checklist that walks you through the process.

How To: Change Email Sync Frequency in the Windows 10 Mail App — Microsoft chose to make "Based on usage" the default for your notifications. Here's how to change your sync options.

How To: Fix the 80240020 Windows 10 Installation Error — If you receive an 80240020 error, but it’s a notice that the Windows 10 download was either interrupted (unfinished) or corrupted. Here's how to fix the problem.

Your crash course in Windows 10, from installation to personalization — When you're trying to find that how-to, hands-on tutorial or FAQ, you don't want to have to scramble through a website's search results to get the information you need. Make your Windows 10 upgrade process and subsequent use smoother by keeping this page bookmarked; we'll be including all our Windows 10-related help here.


And on other sites ...

Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 are here! — The cloud-connected Office Mobile apps—Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote— are now available for users who have a tablet with Windows 10, or for users who have an Office 365 subscription (which promises access to Office 2016 and the latest new features as they become available)

Office Mobile won't work on your tablet PC without this trick — If your tablet is associated with a personal account, you won't be able to use any corporate or educational Office 365 account.

Move Your Data From Todoist To Wunderlist With Few Clicks — You can port your data here. (Past Supersite coverage: Microsoft's acquisition of Wunderlist maker expands cross platform offerings)

Dropbox App Updated With Windows 10 Optimizations And More — A smaller font, new actions and a new settings panel are among the upgrades.

Only in Seattle: Meet the guy with a custom-designed Windows 10 Seahawks jersey — Nobody loves both the Seattle Seahawks and Windows 10 as much as this guy.

Windows 10 Insiders racked up 6-8% of all internet traffic at peak — The folks in the fast track to an upgrade spiked total Internet traffic the day before the official release.

Windows 10 draws heat for WiFi sharing, but fears may be overblown — WiFi Sense, which can easily be turned off in your settings, still requires users to click to share a specific network with your contacts. 

Microsoft's 'DO' campaign continues in latest ad with Satya Nadella and Fred Flintstone — "Microsoft has finally settled on a singular message. Rather than bullet point comparisons, choreographed dances sequences, or mudslinging campaigns, Microsoft is slowly becoming the company that supports people who 'Do'."

Comedian Steve Martin live tweets his Windows 10 upgrade, ‘green ooze’ and all — Come for the download tweets, stay for the visitation by Bill Gates.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.