Windows

Some days ago, on September 30, @tmyerson and @joebelfiore introduced Windows 10 and announced the availability of a Technical Preview. The announcement and some demos are on YouTube. Some interesting new features such as snap for 4 windows and continuum, which switches between the start menu and the start screen based on whether or not a keyboard is connected, are coming to Windows 10.

The preview can be downloaded at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview

Along with the tech preview of Windows 10 came the preview for the next version of Windows Server. A ton of new features will come to the next gen server OS, a notable one might be the SDN controller role, which provides a interface between higher layer applications (think SCVMM) and the software defined networking stack in Windows.

The preview for Windows Server can be downloaded at: http://technet.microsoft.com/evalcenter/dn781243

Delve

The long rumored and previously shown “Office Graph” aka “Oslo” has started rolling out to Office 365 customers under the new name: “Office Delve”.

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To get a chance to test new features before regular users get them, one needs to enable “First Release” in the Office 365 Admin Center.

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Sway

Another addition to the Office family, by the name of “Sway”, started a limited preview a couple of days ago. More information and some demos can be found here: https://sway.com/

Keybase.io

After signing up some time ago, I finally received an invite for https://keybase.io. Keybase is an interesting approach to make public key cryptography more accessible to users, among many other features it provides  a simple way of finding someone’s public key, based on their social media and web identities, in order to be able to encrypt messages for them. It is available as a command-line tool but the website works as client, too.

View my publicly-auditable identity here: https://keybase.io/tomt


So long,
Tom

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