Microsoft made a new build of the Windows 10 platform available to testers this week that is said to be effectively a preview of the first major update of the operating system.
Elsewhere, Microsoft appeared to confirm that Windows 10 is harvesting more data than ever before, while the firm showed more of its love for open source by making Red Hat products available on the Azure cloud service.
Microsoft releases Threshold 2 to Insiders and the rest of us next week
Microsoft has released Windows 10 preview build 10586 to testers, which sources indicate is likely to represent the release to manufacturing build for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Update.
Microsoft confirms Windows 10 is harvesting more data than ever
Microsoft has admitted that Windows 10 is collecting more data than any of its predecessors, and there's not much you can do about it.
Microsoft to make Red Hat Linux available on Azure
Microsoft is making Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Azure customers, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux will become the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on its cloud platform.
Microsoft gives Config Manager the service overhaul
Microsoft is to start delivering more frequent updates to its System Centre Configuration Manager enterprise admin tool to support the 'Windows-as-a-service' lifecycle model for Windows 10.
Microsoft readying Windows 10 Store for Business
Microsoft is preparing to open the doors on the promised Windows Store for Business, a version of the Windows 10 app store designed to suit the requirements of enterprise users.
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
Hubble Space Telescope finds superflares from young red dwarfs could strip away planetary atmosphere
Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
PUBG news and updates: November's Update #23 to bring new Skorpion pistol and changes to blue zone visibility
Genuinely useful side-arm coming to PUBG in Update #23