Friday, March 27, 2015

Microsoft Launches New Azure Backup And Recovery Services


Microsoft today announced new features (in preview) for its Azure Backup service. In addition, the company is launching new functionality for its Azure Site Recovery service into preview.
The company is clearly gearing both of these services toward enterprises and notes that they will be especially interesting to companies making the move to hybrid cloud deployments. Using Azure Backup, businesses can ensure they SharePoint, Exchange, SQL Server, Windows clients and Hyper-V virtual machines applications are always backed up. Right now, the focus of this service is on machines that are hosted on premise, but Microsoft is also making a preview of Azure Backup available for data that resides in a company’s existing data center.
Similarly, enterprises can use Site Recovery to protect their VMware virtual machines and servers on Azure. The service allows businesses to remote monitor the health of their machines and create customizable recovery plans. Virtual machines — almost by default — are meant to be easily replicable.
The difference here is that the focus of Microsoft’s service isn’t so much on individual machines or small VM deployments, but on enterprise-scale data centers.
Should anything happen to your primary data center, Site Recovery ensures that you can quickly failback to your on-premise infrastructure. Microsoft notes that enterprises can also use this service to test new versions of their applications and then use the failback center to push them into production.
Because it’s that kind of day for Microsoft, the company is also taking its Azure API Management Premium service out of preview and officially launching a couple of enhancements to Azure Active Directory, including password rollover and per-app multifactor authentication.

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Microsoft Surface Hub - Unlock the power of the group



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HoloLens and Windows 10: Microsoft announces its future



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Windows 10 for phone and Actionable Notifications in Alarms


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Adobe builds new features straight into Microsoft's browser

Adobe Systems is giving Microsoft a hand building new features into its next-generation browser.

Four of the top five browsers -- Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox, Apple's Safari and Opera Software's Opera -- are based on open-source projects to which anybody can contribute. That's been handy when one party wants to add support for a new feature, though writing the necessary code is only a first step in convincing the browser leaders to actually ship with it. But Microsoft's Internet Explorer and its cousin code-named Project Spartan that will ship with Windows 10 are closely guarded proprietary software projects.
A partnership with Adobe opens it up a bit -- and paves the way for similar changes from others, according to a blog post Monday from Bogdan Brinza, Microsoft's Project Spartan program manager.
"We've been making changes internally to allow other major Web entities to contribute to the growth of our platform, as well as to allow our team to give back to the Web," Brinza said. "Adobe improved the Web platform in other browsers, but couldn't bring the same improvements to Microsoft's platform. This changed a few months ago when Microsoft made it possible for the Adobe Web Platform Team to contribute to Project Spartan."
The partnership likely will mean a better Web for everyone, for two reasons. First, millions of Microsoft browser users will get access to new features, notably Adobe's work to bring magazine-like publishing polish to websites. Second, developers will be able to embrace those features sooner, since they'll be more widely supported in browsers.
And that should make the Web a better competitor to native software written to run solely on a particular operating system like Windows, iOS or Android.
Adobe's specific changes to Microsoft's browser technology so far involves formatting and graphics technology called CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). To start with, Project Spartan will be able to combine and overlap graphics in a variety of more sophisticated ways, but Microsoft said more changes will come.
Project Spartan is the future of Microsoft's browser technology. It's made major improvements with IE9, IE10, and the current IE11, but with Project Spartan, Microsoft stripped out a lot of technology dating to earlier days of the Web. The resulting browser foundation gives Microsoft "a clean slate" to make it easier to support new Web standards. IE will continue to ship for those who need its old-style modes, but it'll be Spartan that carries Microsoft's ambitions in today's fiercely competitive browser market.
One more implication of the Microsoft-Adobe deal: Adobe should have a slightly easier time moving beyond its Flash programming technology that for years brought fancy features like animations and streaming video to browsers. The Flash Player browser plug-in doesn't exist for iOS and Android, and it poses security and reliability problems for browsers, and Adobe has been moving to embrace Web standards instead. Being able to reach Microsoft's browser better helps the company in its effort to remain relevant in a world without Flash

Microsoft Ventures launches Accelerator Plus & Scale Up programs for Startups

Microsoft Ventures in India has announced the launch of two new accelerator programs for startups during an event in Bangalore where it unveiled its Summer 2015 batch.  The newly announced accelerator programs named Accelerator Plus and Scale Up will focus exclusively on later-stage startups which are craving for higher visibility and traction.
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Plus and Scale Up programs
Microsoft Ventures unveiled 11 Companies in Summer 2015 batch which includes AdPushup, FrilpiReff, DailyRounds, Uninstall, iBot, FortunePay, CustomerXPs, FlamecoTech, WAGmob and UberLabs.
Ravi Narayan of Microsoft, Samir Kumar of Inventus Capital and Phanindra Sama of Redbus were present during the announcement of these programs.
Phanindra Sama, Co-Founder of RedBus.in said,
As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the woes of later stage startups – poised on the inflection point – but don’t know whom to turn to for help. When mature startups are ready to pivot, with bigger goals and gameplan, right mentoring at that stage can be that much-needed adrenalin to help them zoom to the next level.

Accelerator Plus and Scale Up programs by Microsoft Ventures

The new programs, Accelerator Plus and Scale Up by Microsoft Ventures, is oriented towards addressing the needs of middle to later stage startups. Every mature startup wants to put themselves in the next fast moving orbit. Programs like these help bring the full potential of the company in terms of scaling or marketing its brand.
Out of 1400+ applicants,11 startups were selected based on on their current customer traction, market potential and funding stage. 5 of these selected startups comes under “Accelerator Plus” program and rest of the companies were enrolled to “Scale Up” program.
The shortlisted companies include 3 international startups namely Uninstall from Singapore and iBot and UberLabs from the US.
Ravi Narayan, Managing Director of Microsoft Ventures in India said,
A key issue we’ve identified at the last All India Accelerators & Incubators Meet was that there was little help available for later-stage startups in India. This concurred with similar observations made during the pilot of Accelerator Plus, where we noticed that the 10 later-stage startups who went through the pilot program benefitted more from the mentoring and showed better results, faster. This prompted us to bring in new accelerator programs to help the later stage startups
The top 200 shortlisted startups who applied for accelerator programs in Summer 2015 would be referred to the next batch of Microsoft Ventures partnered accelerator programs.

Microsoft Debuts Azure for Student Developers

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Azure for student developers, a free version of the company's development tool for Web sites and Web apps.
Microsoft Azure is the company's cloud computing platform of integrated services. As part of its Microsoft Imagine mission, which aims to connect student developers with the tools and knowledge they need, the company has added Microsoft Azure to its DreamSpark program. Dreamspark provides students and schools with access to Microsoft software for the purpose of teaching, learning and research.
Key features of Microsoft Azure for student developers include:
  • Azure App Service, which is part of a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to help developers build, deploy and scale Web apps using ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python;
  • Support for WordPress, Drupal, Joola, Umbraco and DotNetNuke;
  • Continuous integration and deployment workflows using VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or BitBucket;
  • Application Insights, which lets student monitor availability, performance and usage of ASP.NET services and mobile applications for Windows Phone, iOS and Android; and
  • Visual Studio Online, a tool for planning, building and delivering software across multiple platforms, without the need to install or configure a server.
According to a blog post on Microsoft's site, the company plans to add more features to Microsoft Azure for student developers in the future.
Microsoft Azure for student developers is available now in 140 countries. Students can register for free on the Microsoft Dreamspark site.

Microsoft Experimenting With Android Apps On Windows 10 For Phones

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Microsoft is reportedly testing software that allows Android apps to run on Windows 10 for phones. 
Microsoft Corp. is reportedly running Android apps on its Windows 10 phones, as it experiments with a new solution to its problem with apps. The problem is that the biggest apps are seldom updated on Windows phones with the latest features, while smaller (yet popular) ones never come to Windows at all.
Microsoft is internally testing a new feature that allows Windows 10 for phones to run apps made for the Google-powered platform, according to tech blog Neowin. Citing “multiple” anonymous sources, purportedly with knowledge of Microsoft’s internal operations, the site claims Android apps could run once Windows 10 hits phones later this year.
The Android-emulating project is still moving forward, but Microsoft has still not decided on whether to include the feature in Windows 10 for phones, the report says. The uncertainty lies in Microsoft’s concerns about the legality of running Android apps that are “native” to Google Play, Neowin claims.
Microsoft’s other concern was whether a built-in Android emulator would dissuade developers from creating apps that are “native,” or made to work on Windows 10. The Redmond, Washington-based company still hopes its universal apps will draw more developers to create apps for Windows Phone, since they will also work on devices like the Xbox One and Windows PCs with little effort, the report said.
Microsoft’s reported concerns over the project’s legality are puzzling, if the company is truly concerned. BlackBerry already has a similar feature available on its BB10 devices, which utilize Android’s open-source backbone to run apps made for the Google-developed OS.
However, the site specifies that Microsoft is concerned that if it “allows a native Google Play app to run, without any modification, on Windows, Google may take the company to court over the emulation needed to make this happen inside the Windows environment.” Google Play is the company’s app marketplace, however, it is not required to download Android apps.

Microsoft Makes Office Apps Free for Small PCs and Tablets

Windows 10 event on the Microsoft Campus
Microsoft said Wednesday that it plans to make the core viewing and editing features of Office free for devices with screens of 10.1-inches or smaller.
That will bring the Windows side of things more in line with what the software maker has done with its recent Office releases for iOS and Android, where most core features are free, with some advanced features requiring an Office 365 subscription.
“Based on our research, we are classifying anything with a screen size of 10.1 inches or less as a true mobile device: You’re probably using it on the go, when it’s not practical to use a larger computing device such as a PC or a Mac. You probably aren’t using a mouse or a keyboard, instead navigating via touch interface,” Microsoft corporate VP Kirk Koenigsbauer said in a blog post.
The software maker is also working on new Windows versions of Office, with one focused on touch-centric devices and the other, known as Office 2016, aimed at traditional desktops. Both versions are due later this year.
Microsoft, which has historically made most of its profit from Office and Windows, has been increasingly willing to offer its core products for free in areas where the company has smaller market share, such as phones and tablets.
Windows is also offered for free to makers of small-screen devices, though Microsoft’s definition there limits the no-cost version of Windows to machines smaller than nine inches. Microsoft says there is no change to that policy.
In the past, Microsoft and its partners have offered a free year of Office 365 on some small-screen devices.
Microsoft says it plans to continue crafting deals with all manner of hardware makers. This week it announced deals with Samsung, Dell and others to preload some Office and other apps onto Android devices.
(Update: A Microsoft representative clarified that the new policy applies to the mobile app versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint on iOS, Android and, soon Windows 10. It does not apply to desktop versions of Office such as Office 2013 and the forthcoming Office 2016.)

Microsoft has a new secret weapon in its war on Google: 'Dogfooding'

Office 365 PowerPoint Dog

The cliche "eat your own dogfood" has become so baked into Silicon Valley's culture that there's a one-word term for it: "dogfooding."
Simply put, it means using the tech you make and/or sell.
And that's Microsoft's latest plan to get the world using Office 365, its online version of Microsoft Office and its competitor to Google Apps.
On Wednesday, Microsoft rolled out a new plan that encourages its massive network of resellers to move their own businesses to Office 365. Microsoft struck up an agreement with a company called SkyKick that lets Microsoft's biggest partners use SkyKick's transfer tool, Office 365 Migration Suite, for free.
Microsoft partners get to use the Microsoft products they sell for free, including Office 365. But it's no small task to transfer people's saved messages, their folders and files, user settings, contacts and so on. SkyKick says that it can take a week to transfer even a small company with 25 employees from regular offline Office to Office 365.
Meanwhile, resellers that use Office 365 themselves are "three times more successful at selling it,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group. 
As we previously reported, Google has a plan to grab 80% of Microsoft's Office customers away from Microsoft and onto Google Apps. Apps is already hugely successful with small and medium companies.
But Microsoft is fighting back tooth and nail.
And it looks like it's working. Office 365 usage is growing like crazy, industry experts say.


Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsofts-new-plan-to-beat-google-apps-2015-3#ixzz3Vabva3km

Universal apps are dead, long live Windows Apps

As many continue to champion Microsoft's changing vision, some of us have not forgotten the dead pockets of innovation, marketing, and naming the company has left in its wake. The company’s more recent in-memoriam credits include the RT platform, most of the original Xbox One and Windows teams, and naming conventions like SkyDrive, Metro, and Modern.
It looks like we can play yet another swan song for the short-lived term, “universal apps”.  As with most news about Microsoft or Windows this month, we can refer to sessions at WinHEC for more details. During the Developing for Windows 10, Hardware Platform session held by Microsoft distinguished engineer, Don Box, the news of the new naming convention was further clarified.
No longer will reviewers, bloggers, or tech writers stumble over the terms Metro, Modern or even universal, when describing the sparse app situation on Windows. Moving forward, Microsoft and developers will refer to the apps as simply “Windows Apps”. Don gives us a little more information on the matter.
“In Windows 10, we have this notion of a universal app platform,” Don said. “And the apps that target it are called Windows apps. Sometimes we say universal apps, but we call them Windows apps. A Windows app can run on every device family: phone, PCs, Xbox, IoT, and other devices like HoloLens.”
Even though Don offered a murky answer at best, there is documentation that attempts to clear up the issue.
Universal apps are dead. Long live Windows Apps
In Windows 10 there will be both Windows apps and Windows desktop applications. “On PCs, we continue to support the two decades-plus worth of Windows desktop applications for running them on PCs,” Don said. “So sometimes we will talk about a Windows app [what we have been calling universal apps to date] and Windows desktop apps. Windows apps run on all devices. Windows desktop apps are PC only.”
So there it is. Microsoft’s official, unofficial, internal, pre-existing double-speak definition of the new apps in Windows. Some may applaud Microsoft’s hard work in clearing up the matter but in reality, most app companies and consumers will continue to call them “apps” plain and simple

Microsoft is finally adding voice messaging to Xbox One


The next Xbox One update will finally bring voice messaging to Microsoft's newest console, allowing people to record and send snippets of speech to other users of Xbox Live. The update, which is currently being rolled out to people invited to Xbox's Update Preview program, also brings dedicated servers for party chat to cut down on connection errors, and expands the "What's On" area of the console's dashboard.
Microsoft's previous console, the Xbox 360, let users record and send voice messages as standard from its launch in 2006, but to the chagrin of a number of Xbox gamers, voice messaging wasn't present on the Xbox One when the device launched in late 2013. Now that both consoles have the feature, messages can be sent between both — Xbox One users can record and send speech to Xbox 360 users, and vice versa.
THE XBOX 360 COULD SEND VOICE MESSAGES
The update will also bring a number of minor tweaks to the Xbox One's interface, making it easier to check achievement notifications without launching the relevant app, and adding game hub links to collect information about specific games in one place. There's no date set yet for the general release of the April update, but given the name, Xbox gamers can expect it soon.

How To Create a Basic Java file


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How To Make Java Work On Your Computer



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Windows 10’s new trackpad gestures may finally rival the MacBook

Microsoft is putting a big effort into improving trackpad navigation for Windows 10. While Windows 8 introduced new precision trackpads with the help of Intel, Microsoft is building on its previous work by standardizing gestures for laptops that use precision trackpads. Windows 10 will include multi-finger gestures to access new features like the notification center, Cortana, and virtual desktops. Windows trackpads have traditionally been a pain point for laptop owners, and it's something PC makers have largely ignored despite it being the primary input mechanism and key to using a laptop.
The new gestures include the ability to tap three fingers to activate Cortana, or tap four to bring up the notification center. Swiping three fingers up on the trackpad activates virtual desktops (Task View), and swiping three fingers down shows the desktop. Microsoft previously announced some last year, and the three-finger gestures activate a similar Mission Control (Exposé) feature in OS X. With the latest additions, and an increased focus on trackpad quality and gestures, it’s fair to say that Windows 10 laptops may finally rival Apple’s MacBook trackpad features with the exception of the new Force Touch Trackpad. Apple does let developers access the trackpad to build apps like BetterTouchTool so gestures are fully customizable, and we’ll have to wait and see if Microsoft has similar plans.
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Microsoft is also simplifying touch swipe gestures for the edges of a tablet. If you swipe from the left in Windows 10, you’ll get a grid of most recently used apps, and swiping right will bring up the notification center. Swiping up from the bottom edge of a trackpad brings up the taskbar if a Windows 10 app is fullscreen, and swiping down activates a hidden title bar or the ability to long swipe and close an app. Those are very similar to Windows 8, but it’s encouraging to hear they’ll remain in Windows 10. Microsoft says it has "relaxed requirements" on digitizers to allow a broader range of hardware to use the touch swipe gestures.
Most of the improvements are linked to Microsoft’s new Continuum effort for 2-in-1s and tablets. Continuum is designed to provide both tablet and laptop modes that are appropriate for their inputs. Microsoft has been testing Continuum in recent Windows 10 preview builds, and it works best on devices like the Surface Pro 3 where the OS can detect a keyboard has been detached and react accordingly.
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Microsoft is learning from its mistakes for its Internet Explorer successor

Internet Explorer might not be open source, but Microsoft is trying to make its successor a little more flexible to third parties. The software giant is currently building Project Spartan, a new browser that will succeed Internet Explorer in Windows 10. As part of the company’s work, it’s partnering with "major Web entities" to help improve its web platform. This is a first for Microsoft, and it means that companies outside of Redmond will be able to contribute code to Project Spartan.
Microsoft is planning to detail its various partnerships in the coming months, starting with Adobe this week. "In the past, it was challenging for Adobe (or anyone external to Microsoft) to make contributions to the Internet Explorer code base." explains Bogdan Brinza, a project manager for Project Spartan at Microsoft. "As a result, Adobe improved the Web platform in other browsers, but couldn't bring the same improvements to Microsoft's platform." This has hindered Internet Explorer against competitors like Firefox and Chrome. Adobe engineers are now contributing directly to areas of layout, typography, graphic design, and motion for Spartan. The first set of changes can be found by enabling the new Edge rendering engine in the latest preview version of Windows 10.
Project Spartan Windows 10
Adobe is a major contributor to open source browser engines like WebKit, Blink, and Gecko. While Microsoft isn’t open sourcing its new browser engine, this could be the first test of things to come. The software giant has been gradually open sourcing a number of key tools, including .NET late last year. Microsoft’s latest move is a big change from the past, and it signals an attempt to learn from its web mistakes and not be left behind in an era where web development is increasingly moving at a rapid pace. While Internet Explorer web standards support has improved in recent versions, help from expert third parties will clearly improve Project Spartan's prospects. Microsoft is currently developing Project Spartan, and it confirmed last week that it won’t be called Internet Explorer, and will have a new brand and name for its Windows 10 browser.

Rumor: Project Spartan currently doesn’t support extensions, but may support in the future

Project Spartan 8
Microsoft recently introduced a new browser for Windows 10 users, Project Spartan. The web browser comes with a minimalist UI, Cortana integration and much more. However, according to previous rumors, Project Spartan was supposed to support Extensions. Now, according to Bavo Luysterborg, a Microsoft enthusiast, the browser currently doesn’t support Extensions – however, support for extensions could be introduced in the future releases:

Take this with a pinch of salt because this is just a rumor and Microsoft hasn’t officially announced anything about Extension support on Spartan.

Source:http://microsoft-news.com/rumor-project-spartan-currently-doesnt-support-extensions-but-may-support-in-the-future/

Windows 10 To Bring Drag-And-Drop Capabilities Between Different Applications And More

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The Windows 10 Developer Preview provides an early look at the tools and features coming with the Windows universal app platform. Microsoft also recently released the developer tools for Windows 10 which allows developers to check how their apps can take advantage of new Windows capabilities and social integration to create experiences that delight users. There are several new APIs like Drag-and-drop capabilities between different applications and more in Windows 10. Read about some of them below.

Drag-and-drop capabilities between different application platforms:
The new Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.DragDrop namespaces bring drag-and-drop functionality to Windows Runtime apps. Currently, common drag-and-drop scenarios for desktop programs—such as dragging a document from a folder into an Outlook email message to attach it—are not possible with Windows Runtime apps. Using these new APIs, your app can let users easily move data between different Windows Runtime apps and the desktop. That’s a significantly better and more intuitive app experience than was possible before.

Bluetooth support for ads:
With the Windows.Devices.Bluetooth.Advertisement namespace, your apps can send, receive, and filter advertisements over a Bluetooth LE connection.

AllJoyn:
The Windows.Devices.AllJoyn Windows Runtime namespace introduces Microsoft’s implementation of the AllJoyn open source software framework and services. These APIs make it possible for your universal Windows device app to participate with other devices in AllJoyn-driven, Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios. For more details about the AllJoyn C APIs, download the documentation at The AllSeen Alliance.
Use the AllJoynCodeGen tool included in this release to generate a Windows component that you can use to enable AllJoyn scenarios in your device app.

Input updates:
It’s now simpler to use the robust inking functionality in Windows Runtime apps using C++, C#, or Visual Basic, thanks to the InkCanvas control and underlying InkPresenter classes.
The InkCanvas control defines an overlay area for drawing and rendering ink strokes. The functionality for this control (input, processing, and rendering) comes from the InkPresenter, InkStroke, InkRecognizer, and InkSynchronizer classes.

Source:http://microsoft-news.com/windows-10-to-bring-drag-and-drop-capabilities-between-different-applications-and-more/

Microsoft is building a successor to the Surface 2 (RT), here are the first details

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The Surface 2 is currently Microsoft’s latest iteration of its Windows RT based tablet line-up. Launching back in 2013, the Surface 2 was a vast improvement over the original Surface RT, and launched alongside the Surface Pro 2, giving consumers a choice between Windows RT and Windows 8.1.
So, when Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, the absence of a Surface 3 was peculiar. We know the company was planning to launch a Surface Mini, which was ultimately canceled just days before its planned unveiling. It became clear rather quickly that there was no intention of announcing a Surface 3 at all around that time.
WinBeta has learned that Microsoft is planning to launch a successor to the Surface 2 soon, however it won’t be a Windows RT based device. The device will be fanless and sport a low spec'd CPU, being either an Intel ATOM or Intel Core M based processor (we’re not too sure which one they’ve opted for just yet), meaning it will run a full-version of Windows. This is a first for the non-pro Surface line-up, and further solidifies reports regarding the death of Windows RT.
We expect Microsoft to announce this device sometime before/at BUILD, and will launch soon after, meaning the device will come pre-loaded with Windows 8.1. Of course, the device will be upgradable to Windows 10 when it officially launches, so early buyers need not be worried. We understand that Microsoft will market this new Surface as a non-pro device.
So a quick roundup:
  • Microsoft is building a successor to the Surface 2 (RT)
  • It will be ATOM or Intel Core M based, running full-Windows (not Windows RT)
  • Will be marketed as an non-pro device
  • Fanless
  • Pre-loaded with Windows 8.1, upgradable to Windows 10
  • Announcement before/at BUILD
Microsoft announced earlier in the year that existing non-pro Surface devices would not be getting a full upgrade to Windows 10, so it's good to know that Microsoft hasn't completely killed off the non-pro Surface lineup, considering the new Surface will definitely be upgradable to Windows 10.
With BUILD just around the corner, it'll be interesting to see what new hardware devices the company will show off and announce. With the hopes that Microsoft don't pull this device before announcement, we'll definitely be seeing this new Surface, as well as more Hololense action. Perhaps we'll also see a new Lumia flagship device as well. Stay tuned at WinBeta for more news regarding Surface, Windows 10 and more.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to roll back from Windows 10 Preview to Windows Phone 8.1

It has been a week since Windows 10 Preview for phone was released and you've probably realized that it is far from being finished. While you had fun checking out the Preview, you want to go back to a more stable build. If you want to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has made it really simple. You'll need a computer, your phone, a USB cable, and the Windows Phone Recovery Tool. Watch our step-by-step instructions on video.


Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iv3ojd2G2I

If possible, make sure that your computer and phone are charged. Are you ready? Continue reading for the next steps.
  1. Download and install the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to your computer.
  2. Open the Windows Phone Recovery Tool and connect the phone to your computer with the USB cable. If your phone is not automatically detected, disconnect it from your computer and press 'My phone was not detected' at the bottom and follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. If the phone is detected, tap the phone model on the screen to continue.
  4. The next screen shows software versions. Tap the reinstall button at the bottom
  5. There's a disclaimer that suggests to backup your phone. Tap continue at the bottom.
  6. The recovery tool downloads and installs the firmware. This may take a while depending on your network connection. The installation files are about 1.7 GB. Make sure not to disconnect the cable.
  7. If all goes well, you get a message that says, "Operation successfully completed."
That's it! You should now be back on Windows Phone 8.1. We'll let you know if a new build for Windows 10 Preview for phone shows up.
Source:http://www.windowscentral.com/roll-back-windows-phone-81-windows-10-preview