Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Rod Trent

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Today in the news: We answer all your Windows 10 installation questions and tell you what you should do immediately after you install the new operating system.


On our sites ...


After Windows 10 installation: What you'll need to do to clean up — Once you have settled into your new Windows 10 installation and are satisfied with how everything works you can do a simple maintenance task that will save you a significant amount of space on your device.

Windows 10 upgrade and installation FAQ: We figured out who pays and who doesn't — If you're a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 user and you're looking to upgrade to Windows 10, there's no shortage of opportunities to be confused about whether or not you'll be paying for the upgrade, or when you have to start paying for upgrades.

Windows 10 downloads begin on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems — For users of Windows 7 and 8.1 systems that are running the Get Windows 10 App and reserved their copy of Windows 10 it appears those background downloads have begun today.


And on other sites ...

MS Mobile Show – Episode 21 – Windows 10 with Richard Hay —Richard Hay makes his predictions about what to expect on release day.

From Windows 1.0 to Windows 10, in One 15-Second GIF — Check out this animation of the evolution of the operating system.

Cortana shows tips on how to use it in Windows 10 and Windows Phone — "Cortana wants to help users in Windows Phone and Windows 10 use the digital assistant correctly. Microsoft has released a server-side update that display tip cards with helpful hints on how Cortana can be used in various tasks."

VMware and Microsoft are the top virtualization leaders, according to Gartner — Gartner's Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization puts VMware and Microsoft as leaders. 

Microsoft’s new Arrow Launcher for Android is another Garage side project — Microsoft’s new Arrow Launcher for Android, born in the company’s after-hours “idea factory,” is a new way to get into your Android phone's home screen.

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