Short Takes Daily: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Monday, July 6, 2015 Richard Hay

Short Takes Daily: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Monday, July 6, 2015

Today's news: When in doubt, uninstall and reinstall. Also, Skype for Business hits the market.



Here is how to make sure you receive Windows 10 RTM on 29 July 2015 — What we learned was that the general public who were able to make a reservation for Windows 10 on their Windows 7 or 8.1 systems using the Get Windows 10 App would begin receiving prompts to install the new OS after 29 July. So the guaranteed method you can use to insure you are able to upgrade to Windows 10 on day one of its GA (29 July) – join the Windows Insider Program.

Windows 10 Build 10162 Activation Issues are Safe to Ignore for Now — There's a good number of Windows Insiders having issues with operating system activation after installing Build 10162.  Microsoft says they're on it.

Windows 10 Drivers Not working? Uninstall and Reinstall — Something not working after installing Build 10162? Try uninstalling and reinstalling the hardware driver.

Reports - Windows 10 will hit Release to Manufacturing milestone this week — "The Windows RTM milestone used to normally occur a few months before the planned General Availability (GA) of the upcoming operating system but in this new era of Windows as a Service (WaaS) the OS is never really done and will be updated on a regularly basis with new features, fixes and other updates."

Skype for Business Now Available for Windows Phone — "Available from the Windows Phone store, this new Skype for Business app will either transform your currently installed Lync 2013 app, or allow you to get a new installation."

Skype for Business Online Meeting Migration Tool in Technical Preview — New features for Skype for Business are starting to roll out in preview. Those new features include Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Conferencing, and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling. 

Cloud Price Wars May be Over as Microsoft Set to Increase Azure Charges— "Microsoft has always maintained that Azure pricing will reflect local operations costs and exchange rates and that pricing could fluctuate. And, in this way, Microsoft's goal of turning the Cloud into a utility is closer to becoming a reality."

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