Microsoft News You Can Use (October 1, 2014)

Since the last edition of “Microsoft news You Can Use” a lot has happened at Microsoft. Here’s just a few items that will be of interest to the Consumer tech community:


Windows 10 Revealed:

This is a recording of a media briefing held Sept. 30, 2014 in San Francisco, where Microsoft shared details of its new direction and roadmap with Windows 10 for enterprise, along with a demo of an early preview of the new operating system.

New Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

No more huddling around the small screen to share photos! Microsoft introduced its Wireless Display Adapter this week, which connects to an HDTV, monitor or projector, so you can share content from PCs and tablets running Windows 8.1.

Just plug the USB and HDMI from the Wireless Display Adapter into your HDTV or monitor, connect, then mirror or extend your screen and enjoy. The Wireless Display Adapter delivers a reliable connection with up to a 23-foot range.


Edit photos with Afterlight

The Afterlight editing app gives you plenty to make the most of your snapshots: eight adjustment tools, 57 filters and nearly 70 textures. Install Afterlight from the Windows Phone Store for 99 cents.



Microsoft Surface in the NFL

By now, you’ve probably noticed NFL players and coaches using Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines and in the booth during games. In a sport where speed and performance matter, NFL coaches and players trust Microsoft Surface by using it on the sidelines of every game to help them strategize and win. See why Surface is the Official Tablet of the NFL.