Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879

While I was away writing a book for NaNoWriMo during November, Microsoft released what was supposed to be the last Windows 10 Developer Preview build of the year. Presumably, the next build would be the Consumer Preview in January. However, Build 9879 turned out to be incredibly buggy. Many DP users were running into BSODs, File Explorer issues, and OneDrive functionality issues. Add a rather controversial change to OneDrive, and this build has had a pretty rocky existence. Microsoft has since released an updated version of Build 9879, which I am reviewing in the video below. But before I show … Read more…

Why The Windows 10 Preview Should Get You Excited

After months of leaks, Microsoft finally unvealed Windows 10 on Wednesday. Sort of. In reality, Microsoft broke with tradition and unvealed the Windows 10 Technical Preview. We’ve received technical previews in the past, like with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, but Microsoft broke tradition with this particular release by unvealing a product that was not finished. Unlike previous Technical Previews, we are seeing a mere peek of the feature set of the future of Windows. But that’s not a bad thing. What we can see with this preview is a fairly exciting future for Windows, both through the … Read more…

Get Ready: Windows 8.1 Has Landed

For those who don’t know, Windows 8.1 officially launched yesterday and so its time to upgrade. Although I’ve been kept busy with work and other obligations, I still want to keep you in the loop with the upgrade process. First of all, yes you should get Windows 8.1. With the addition of the start button,the ability to make the start screen mirror the desktop background, and new “all apps” start screen option, i feel that 8.1 addresses the “jarring transition” of the original start screen. Combine that with the improved performance, improved file system, and better integration with online services, … Read more…