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Quick Read: Microsoft to Stop Selling Windows 10 Licences

Source: PCWorld From the 31st of January, Microsoft will cease selling Windows 10 digital downloads – meaning that the only place to buy Windows 10 will be from resellers, while stocks last. Whilst support for Windows 10 will continue until October 14, 2025, this is the first true sign of the end for 10. From the 31st of January, Windows 11 will be the only Windows version available to buy from Microsoft, forcing any new system builders to use it if they cannot source a licence from a third party. If you’re not a fan of Windows 11 – time …
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Windows 10 Build 10565 Adds More Cortana

Cortana gets new features in Windows 10 Build 10565, currently seeded to Windows Insider testers, including a load of new features and enhancements—one of which is a way to make it easier to message your friends. WInBeta has found the new build will give Cortana the ability to send text messages via SMS. You can send texts either by speaking them to Cortana on your PC or by typing them, and it seems easy enough to do. This feature has been available on Windows Phone 8.1 for some time now (and from experience with my Lumia 830, it works quite well).  Cortana’s new SMS capabilities join a …
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Microsoft to host “fan celebrations” for July 29’s Windows 10 release

If you were looking for a reason to party a little over two weeks from now, you’re in luck: In keeping with similar efforts for previous releases of Windows, Microsoft has announced that they’ll be hosting “fan celebrations” of the arrival of Windows 10, with the help of retailers, and (of course) their own Microsoft stores. Events run by Microsoft will be held in 13 cities around the world on launch day, including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, Sao Paolo, and New York City. Microsoft has indicated that these celebrations will offer “hands-on opportunities, experiential …