Microsoft’s week: Windows 10 due in July, Outlook for Android and OneDrive for Apple Watch

They say there’s no rest for the wicked, so the folks at Microsoft must have been very wicked this week as the firm pushed out Windows 10 updates for PC and phone and announced that it is re-absorbing its open source division. And the release date for Windows 10 got leaked.

Windows 10 to arrive in late July

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Microsoft has so far declined to say exactly when the eagerly anticipated Windows 10 platform will be delivered, but AMD’s chief executive has spilled the beans: it will come at the end of July, if Lisa Su can be believed.

Microsoft pushes out new Technical Previews for PCs and phones

Windows 10 demo of Continuum feature

Whether or not Windows 10 is set to arrive in July, Microsoft pushed out an updated version of Windows 10 for PCs and Windows 10 for phones this week. But be careful. Known bugs include one that stops you launching apps from the Start menu. We’re sure this will be fixed before launch.

Outlook for Android comes out of preview

Microsoft Outlook logo

Microsoft has taken the Outlook for Android client out of preview and made it a full release, just like it did with the iOS version.

Microsoft Open Technologies merged back into the company

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Microsoft is shutting down its successful Open Tech open source subsidiary and will distribute its workers across the company’s wider business.

Diverse approach needed to get women into technology

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Diverse approaches are needed to find female coders and achieve more gender equality in the technology industry, according to Microsoft UK’s diversity manager.

Microsoft details Azure Service Fabric to drive cloud microservices

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Microsoft is opening up more of the technology behind its own cloud-based services and offering it to developers and customers to enable them to build solutions with the same kind of scalability and reliability.

Microsoft supports Apple Watch with OneDrive iOS app update

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Microsoft has updated its OneDrive iOS application to allow users to view, search and delete stored images from an Apple Watch.

Microsoft cloud revenues double but profits fall

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Microsoft saw profits in its third quarter of fiscal 2015 fall by five percent, despite commercial cloud revenues more than doubling over the same period last year.

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24 April 2015 | 3:25 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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