Sales of Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book contributed to a healthy 29% rise in sales for Microsoft. In sheer numbers, that is $1.35 billion from last year’s $1.1 billion. However, while Surface sales was successful, the company’s phone division took a 49% plunge, creating a major disappointment.
If your computer has a newer Intel, AMD or Qualcomm CPU, it can only receive Microsoft support for Windows 10. Not Windows 7, not Windows 8. Yep, as crazy as it sounds, Microsoft recently announced that the company will no longer provide support for Windows 7 or Windows 8 customers, if they are using newer computers.
If you are not using Microsoft Edge or upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 already (in case you are not using Windows 10), you will need to do so ASAP. Effective January 12, 2016, the Redmond giant has officially dropped support for all previous versions of IE (8, 9 and 10). While IE isn’t exactly a popular browser anymore, Microsoft continued supporting it in order to “safeguard users”.
Microsoft’s top-of-the-line development platform, Visual Studio 2015, is scheduled to arrive on 20th July. The latest version will focus on cross-platform development.
Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows, a.k.a. Windows 10, will be officially launched on July 29. If you have Windows 8 or even Windows 7, the upgrade will be completely free! And if you are unable to do so, you can “reserve” the upgrade using a simple reservation process.