Short Takes Daily: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Thursday, July 2, 2015 Richard Hay

Short Takes Daily: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Thursday, July 2, 2015

Today's news: There will be staggered release dates for Windows 10, the preview of Office 2016 has gotten another upate, we've figured out the bare minimum hardware requirements for upgrading your computer to Windows 10 and ... another day, another Windows 10 preview release.


Windows Insiders will be first to receive Windows 10 RTM — Consider it a reward for participating as one of the over 5 million Windows Insiders testing Windows 10.

Preparing for the Windows 10 Upgrade: What Your PC Needs — Here's the minimum specs you need for the upgrade. If your PC doesn’t meet every one of these, it's time for a new PC.

Update 2 for Office 2016 Preview Released — The Office 2016 Preview Program, which was launched in early May, allows you to try out the new programs ahead of its release and now the second update to this preview is available for public download and installation.

Business Customers Get a Windows 10 Release Date of August 1 — "Today, Windows chief, Terry Myerson, has finally delivered a clear message that should both excite businesses and cause some preparatory reaction."

Business Features for the Initial Rollout of Windows 10 — A set of comparison charts for Windows 10 editions are now available on the Web or as a downloadable PDF. The The differences between the Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education editions break down into four categories: fundamentals, management and deployment, security, and Windows-as-a-Service. While Enterprise and Education editions will include every feature included in Home and Pro editions, there are a multitude of additional ones.

Google’s Undo Send feature is better than Outlook Recall Message, but still not totally effective — Although the new (or rather old) Undo Send feature introduces a different approach, many of the problems that we have known about with attempting to recall messages still persist. 

Microsoft Brings On-premises and Cloud Closer Together for Monitoring, Automation and Data Protection — To Think of OMS as a combination of Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure Automation and Azure Operational Insights.



Another day, another Windows 10 build.  Wrote Gabe Aul, "We have one more surprise for you this week – Build 10162, releasing to the Fast ring."

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