Microsoft was hit by controversy this week when claims emerged that some users had had their system automatically upgraded to Windows 10 without their permission. For its part, the software giant denied that it was forcing Windows 10 on users, and claimed that they must have previously selected to receive the upgrade when it became available to download.
Elsewhere, Microsoft finally released the upgrade version of its Windows 10 Mobile platform for a limited set of Windows Phone 8.1 devices, along with a new Windows 10 Build that showcases the first of the promised extensions support for the platform's Edge browser.
Microsoft also announced that its SharePoint Server 2016 has now hit its release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone, although customers may have to wait a few weeks to get their hands on the updated collaboration and content management platform.
Microsoft reportedly upgrading PCs to Windows 10 without user permission
Windows 10 has apparently begun to download automatically on computers running Windows 7 and 8.1 without any user permissions.
Windows 10 Mobile is finally available for existing Lumia devices
Microsoft has finally started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to older Lumia smartphones, four months later than originally planned.
Microsoft releases first Windows 10 Insider Build with Edge extensions support
Microsoft has released its first version of the Edge browser that supports extensions as part of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14291.
Microsoft readies SharePoint 2016 and Project Server 2016 for release as both hit RTM
Microsoft has released to manufacturing (RTM) the latest version of its SharePoint platform for collaboration, file sharing and content management, adding new hybrid cloud capabilities alongside enhancements for users and administrators, as well as the latest version of Project Server that is now fully integrated with it.
Microsoft continues open-source support with Docker storage plugin for Azure cloud platform
Microsoft has added new support to its Azure cloud platform that allows Docker containers to have data volumes that are separate from their host. The move makes it easier to migrate containers between hosts, according to the firm, and further demonstrates Microsoft's new-found enthusiasm for open source technology.
Microsoft to use Minecraft world for AI experiments
Microsoft has announced plans to use Minecraft as a platform for artificial intelligence (AI) experiments.
An AI machine will be taught to play Minecraft as an add-on for the game, allowing interested home users and academics to evaluate the AI engine it is working on.
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Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
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